- About Marc Mertens -Marc is passionate about creating experiences that deeply connect with audiences and playfully move them into action. As founder of the experience design firm Seso, Marc has led the creation of digital experiences for organizations such as Nasa, The Smithsonian, UCLA Health Systems and LACMA.In his TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 TEDxTalk, Marc shares his ideas and experiences on humanizing technology, and designing for human connection as a way to make the world a better place. Marc also shared a special moment with the TEDxPhoenix audience by proposing to his fianc?e on stage - you can catch video of the proposal at: http://vimeo.com/32004243Website: http://www.seso.netOn Twitter: http://twitter.com/SesoMediaGroup- About TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 -The theme for TEDxPhoenix 11.11.11 was "_______ for a Change" and featured speakers from around the US who are exploring unique ideas that have brought about unexpected, interesting, and positive changes. Five hundred people from all over Arizona and the western US gathered at the Mesa Arts Center for an evening of thought provoking and entertaining talks. The opening title (http://vimeo.com/31961584) and speaker video intros were created under the design and direction of TEDxPhoenix Art Director, Safwat Saleem (@safwat). Motion graphics and animation provided by TEDxPhoenix volunteer Qa'ed Tung (@qaedtung).Video editing of this TEDxPhoenix TEDxTalk was done by UAT Digital Video student, Annie Winn, under the guidance of UATDV Program Champion, Professor Paul DeNigris (@UATDV).Filming of TEDxPhoenix 2011 was conducted by UAT Digital Video students Dylan White, Kennedy Gray, Ty Bitterolf, Nic Vereen, Neil Sparks, and Annie Winn. Additional guidance and assistance was provided by UATDV Associate Professor, Todd Schoenberger, and UATDV Teaching Assistant, Jared Oppie.- About TEDx -In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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