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Jimmy Nelson: Hail the People

Jimmy Nelson’s LEVE DE MENS! (HAIL THE PEOPLE!) is currently being exhibited at the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde (Leiden). Nelson was a TEDxAmsterdam 2013 speaker. With this exhibition the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden is hosting a world first and is challenging you to think about…

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What else is new?

TEDxAmsterdam brought together a selection of speakers with ideas worth spreading. Almost two months later, we want to share some updates on their work. Jimmy Nelson’s talk about his work photographing tribes across the world is the most viewed talk of this year. Before they pass away was viewed over…

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Behind the Voices

Physical telltale signs that expose 'real' emotions or underlying secret motives have always been relied upon to figure out what's really going on, to tell what someone is truly feeling. From there we decide how to react or what to think. So what happens when all you need is someone's…

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Rene Gude: Human Kindness

Philosopher Rene Gude, of the International School of Philosophy, shares his views on the emotional battles we each struggle through, how philosophy can help us, and how human kindness is essential. Tiny Coachmen, Satellites and Humanity After a beautiful introduction from Monique van Dusseldorp about…

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Heaven or hell? Diespace!

For the past ten years, the Amsterdam based group PIPS:lab has been producing raw, expressive, visually stunning and interactive multimedia performances. Today, by using lighting, theatrical performance  and provocative concepts, PIPS:lab swept the crowd off their feet (and we were all seated!) via their interactive…

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Andrew Hessel: The man-made promise

[caption id="attachment_12787" align="aligncenter" width="199" caption="Photo: Maurice Mikkers & Jan-Jaap Heine "][/caption] Andrew Hessel has 10 trillion friends. They taught him everything about life, the universe and everything else. Meet Hessel's friends: the microbes. They are the perfect friend; as long as they have food they…

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Louise Vet: Poop is gold

During TEDxAmsterdam 2009, Louise Vet, professor of Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University and director of the Netherlands Instute of Ecology (NIOO), told us what lessons economy can learn from ecology. She also told us about the new NIOO building, which puts these lessons into practice.…