A new STEAM age at TEDxYork

Kristin: In early July, I was privileged to speak at TEDxYork in the UK. The invitation came through organsier Marcus Romer of Pilot Theatre, with whom I worked on the TEDActive Social Network Project. Marcus was keen to include global perspectives in a way that was more environmentally sustainable than flying people half-way across the world, so fellow TEDActive attendees Marieme Jamme, Julien Smith and I all contributed via Skype. The theme for TEDxYork was “A New STEAM Age” looking at how the Arts can make a creative impact within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subject areas to deliver a new STEAM Age of innovation and creativity.

I spoke about emergent innovation, specifically referring to the design behind our XTK projects (peer-sourced funding for cross-disciplinary ideas that don’t make sense). I mentioned recent projects such investigating advanced manufacturing R&D capability and I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here! as well as The Australian Centre for Social Innovation’s Family by Family, the Format Festival and Renew Adelaide, and the Institute of Photonics and Sensing at the Univeristy of Adelaide.

The video of the presentation is available here:

Accompanied below by the slides James designed to illustrate the types of processes we wanted to emphasise.

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