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TEDxSantaCruz: Jay Silver - World as Construction Kit

Jay Silver is a PhD Researcher in the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab, and he is currently working at Intel Research helping them develop a Maker Culture. He cofounded Joy Labs, Experiendipity, and Beginners' Mind. Time named one of his inventions "Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses," and he has put out many creative platforms including Drawdio, Singing Fingers, and Scratch, collectively in the hands of millions. Jay studied electrical engineering at Georgia Tech where he was named Engineer of the Year. He was awarded a Gates Scholarship to earn a master's in Internet Technology from Cambridge University. He also holds a master's in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab where he invented "Camera for the Invisible."Jay has faith that being a romantic is of the utmost importance. Some other names for romance are: spontaneity, silliness, civil disobedience, oneness, empathy...This TEDxSantaCruz talk is part of over 2 dozen surrounding our theme of "Engage!" This inaugural TEDxSantaCruz event was held June 11, 2011 at the Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall in Aptos, CA (Santa Cruz County). x=independently organized TED event.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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