Virtual Reality is a work in progress, says Sandy Cioffi, and she outlines exciting ways VR is being used to experience “the other,” to virtually “walk in someone else’s shoes.” Artists as using immersive media, to create new narratives that would allow you to put on a high-tech headset and feel what it’s like to […]
Steve Davis is working to bring an extraordinary vision to reality—the global elimination of some of the world’s most deadly and debilitating diseases. Davis is the president and CEO of PATH, a 40-year-old, Seattle-based, global health-focused, non-governmental organization which works on vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system/service innovations. In this talk, Davis lays out the […]
Artificial Intelligence advocate Oren Etzioni makes a case for the life-saving benefits of AI used wisely to improve our way of life. Acknowledging growing fears about AI’s potential for abuse of power, he asks us to consider how to responsibly balance our desire for greater intelligence and autonomy with the risks inherent in this new […]
Access to the internet has changed the world, but with expectations in the next 15 year of 30 billion connected devices, we are facing a connectivity crisis. The ONLY option for meeting the increased demand for bandwidth is to go to space and we have the technology to get us there.
Alexis is a research biologist, but her experience in engineering school and social justice issues has made her a scientist who looks at social and economic constraints as a path to creativity.
The fun begins bright and early with a STEM seminar, discussion of the science behind iFLY, and then take flight in wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour!
The history of spaceflight and and the possibility of future space adventures for everyone.
In a time of internet dating and reduced physical connection, what makes us more human and less like computers?
An invitation into the epicenter of a new musical revolution engaging millions – video games.
Speaker Deep Dhillon introduces us to how data can be an empowering asset for every city. Deep Dhillon is the chief Technology Officer of Socrata, Inc., a privately-held cloud software company headquartered in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square with offices in Washington, D.C. and London. He is an accomplished technologist with over 18-years of experience conceptualizing, […]
The space between theory and reality in space travel just narrowed dramatically for humankind. Mere days after Erika Wagner spoke at TEDxRainier 2015 about space travel for the everyday person, we can now celebrate an historic feat in rocket science taking us one step towards commercial space travel!
See how engineers are learning from biological systems to solve problems beyond what our current technologies have been able to achieve.