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TEDxDubai 2010| James Piecowye | Freezing Ideas from the

James Piecowye | Freezing Ideas from the desert. Why is it that some people breath great ideas and others seem to have none? The reality is we all have ideas, and great ideas at that, but we seem to have forgotten how to get the ideas from our mind to the forum of public action. Part of the problem with ideas is that by the time you are ready, or want to share them, they have become part of you and few people really want to cut off an idea finger! So maybe we need to rethink how we deal with ideas and our personal role with them. From near death to delirium James takes us on his journey with an idea virus. James Piecowye is an associate professor of communication and media sciences at Zayed University in Dubai. James is a self styled idea maverick who believes that we all have world changing ideas waiting to be shared but, we don't know how to get them from our mind to the open air. Through his experience in the classroom, online and on the airwaves ,with Nightline on DubaiEye, James is the embodiment of optimism and the words, "Can Do." ------------------ The theme for TEDxDubai 2010 is REBOOT. But what does it mean? For the technology addicts, it is a way to prompt a fresh start. Sometimes there is nothing else one can do other than start again. REBOOT is sometimes forced upon us, so we should celebrate and share the events that prompt a fresh start, the failures that inspire new ventures and the ideas worth spreading from that journey. When we Reboot we embrace failure and celebrate it as an opportunity to Re-think, Re-start. ------------------------------------------------------------------ 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) Our event is call TEDxDubai, where x=independently organized TED event. ------------------------------------------------------------------ TEDxDubai is produced by Zer0 | [email protected]
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