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May 31, 2020 0
You don’t need to go to a far away location to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough, especially in these times of social distancing. Tech also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool to enhance their awe, says science communicator Scott Sampson.

Over the past generation, we have witnessed a massive indoor migration. The average child now spends seven to ten hours a day gazing at screens and closer to seven minutes playing outdoors. This new reality has been labeled “the extinction of experience.” Abundant research demonstrates that indoor, sedentary lifestyles threaten the health of children and youth, with runaway rates of conditions like obesity, attention deficit disorder, and Type II diabetes. In contrast, unstructured outdoor play turns out to be critical for children’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Also threatened time are the places we live, with sustainability depending upon people understanding and caring about nearby nature. In this presentation, Scott Sampson offers three simple tools that any caregiver can use, starting today, for free, to connect the children in their lives with nature and reawaken a deep sense of amazement. Scott Sampson serves as President and CEO of Science World British Columbia in Vancouver, where much of his work focuses on rethinking and catalyzing the kind of education we need for the 21st Century. He is a dinosaur paleontologist and science communicator who has appeared in many television documentaries and served as science advisor for a variety of media projects. He has published numerous scientific and popular articles and authored multiple books, including “How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature”.

Happy June 1st, young TEDsters!

Roxana Marin


May 29, 2020 0

Introducing Annastiina Hinsta in this new Behind Metamorphosis Series episode. She is the one who knows how to offset high performance, holistic well-being and happiness. During her career, Annastiina has closely observed – and also personally experienced – the challenges relating to sustainable performance in an uncertain, high pressure, fast paced global context. After working in top management consulting and experiencing burnout, she was faced with profound questions of balance and meaning. She found answers in a transformation that involved running 250km ultra-races in deserts, and later joined Hintsa Performance as an entrepreneur, helping people unlock a life of meaning and sustainable high performance. She has worked with a clientele ranging from Formula 1 drivers to female entrepreneurs in rural Guatemala, top CEOs, and leading politicians. She speaks and facilitates workshops around the world, including hosting the Hintsa Performance session in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2018. She is particularly interested in what it will take for companies and individuals to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, the role of women and millennials in shaping the future of work, and the business case for wellbeing. A better life leads to better performance. Hear her out!

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

Roxana Marin


May 23, 2020 0

Meet Dex Torricke Barton, the Silicon Valley communications leader and brain behind nowadays masterminds’ speeches. Over the last decade, Dex has advised CEOs and major US and UK political leaders on strategic communications and thought leadership. He served as a speechwriter for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, playing a key role in the development of the UN’s digital strategy. Following this, he joined Google as the company’s first executive speechwriter, where he managed communications for Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Dex was also head of executive communications for Facebook, where he served as speechwriter to Mark Zuckerberg. Following this, Dex led communications for SpaceX, reporting to Elon Musk. As an immigrant and the son of a refugee, while being passionate about tech, public policy, and storytelling, Dex shifted his goal. He moved to London, became the Director of Brunswick Group, the leading critical issues advisory firm, and started working on issues around global connectivity and emerging technologies.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

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Roxana Marin


May 22, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 12 now ON. Meet PAUL BULENCEA, BARBARA NEUHOFER & THE EXTRAORDINARY CREW from the Global State of Awe experiment.

Paul Bulencea is an experience designer, entrepreneur, and author. He is the co-founder and CEO of The College of Extraordinary Experiences, one of the world’s top experience design conferences and a community of global immersive experience designers. Dr. Barbara Neuhofer is a Professor and Head of Experience Design at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. As a scientist, educator and keynote speaker, Barbara researches, writes, teaches and speaks about experience design as a philosophy, mindset and toolset to guide human and business transformations across the physical and digital realms. Thomas Mertlseder is a composer, educator and sound artist working in film, games, and media-based in Austria. Michael Riemer fell in love with music listening to the works of Johannes Brahms, AC/DC and Metallica. He learned to play the violin and electric guitar before studying classical guitar in Berlin. Getting influenced by the music scene there, he also started playing the double bass and produced electronic music with various analog gear. Bartosz Nowak was born in Wrocław, Poland in 1995 and began his musical training at the age of 7 at the Karol Szymanowski Music School, from which he graduated with highest honors in 2014. At the age of 12, he began concurrent studies at the University of Music in Würzburg, Germany in a pre-college class under the tutelage of Prof. Michal Szykulski. Bartosz is currently in the final year of his master’s degree in Würzburg.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

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Roxana Marin


May 20, 2020 0

“Relationships are not about committing to someone else but staying true to your own values”. Dr. Tammy Nelson defines what monogamy means in the modern world while giving tips on how to have a strong relationship.

Tammy Nelson is a PhD Board Certified Sexologist, Licensed Relationship therapist and a Psychology Professor. As a sex and relationship expert and prolific author, she is internationally recognized as a top expert, with almost thirty years of experience working with individuals and couples. She authored the books “The New Monogamy”, “Getting the Sex You Want”, “What’s Eating You” and the upcoming “When You’re the One Who Cheats”. Dr. Tammy Nelson also blogs for the Huffington Post, Medium, Thrive Global.

#relationships #newmonogamy #tedxbucharest #ideasworthspreading

Roxana Marin


May 17, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 11 now ON. Meet Charles Michel, a nomad philomath studying the convergence of art, science and multisensory aesthetics.

He recently starred in Netflix “The Final Table”. He now works as an experience designer in a variety of fields, as a Creator on Patreon, as a food educator, flavour expert, and an artist using food and ritual as medium. At the intersection of science, art, community and entrepreneurship, Charles aims to inspire solutions for important challenges in the ways humans relate to each other, and to nature. Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

#behindmetamorphosisseries #communitybuilding #innovation #collaboration #experientialart #ideasworthspreading #tedxbucharest

Roxana Marin


May 17, 2020 0

We live in a world of liquid modernity. Our workplaces are dynamic, fluid and ever-changing. But the fast pace we have to keep everyday is not sustainable anymore in the long run. Are you overwhelmed with busyness? In this insightful TEDxBucharest talk, award-winning author and coach Steven D’Souza presents a paradoxical way out from constant stressing and striving: the Not Doing – taking action in a way that is sustainable as well as effective. Throwback to TEDxBucharest Crossing Boundaries 2018 and a glimpse of what’s to come over the next days.

Roxana Marin


May 14, 2020 0

In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 10 now ON. Meet Antonia Bonello, ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR BUZZFEED UK. Antonia works with brands to create engaging content on BuzzFeed’s platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, leading the design, animation, illustration, photography, and interactive game content. Her work in advertising has led her to be named in Forbes 30 Under 30 2019, Media Week 30 Under 30 2018, The Drum’s 50 Under 30, and one of 100 Significant Women In Native Advertising 2018. She’s also been shortlisted for Design Week Awards Rising Star 2016, The Drum Content Awards for Best Branded Content Campaign 2017, and won Silver at the Media Week Awards for BuzzFeed’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society charity group. Oh, she’s also a black belt in karate and loves Batman. More in this behind the scenes interview for TEDxBucharest.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.

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Roxana Marin


April 26, 2020 0

Australians call them “runners.” The British know them as “trainers.” Americans refer to them as “sneakers.” Whatever you call them, these casual shoes are worn by billions of people around the world. Today, roughly 23 billion shoes are produced each year. So, how can we balance our love of sneakers with the need for sustainability and Planet protection? Here’s a TED-Ed short docu.

Roxana Marin


March 11, 2020 0

Episode 6 brings off stage inspo with Mihai Toader Pasti, Co-founder and CEO @EFdeN | Co-Founder & Strategist @energiaTa. Mihai believes in social change through smart design—incorporating architecture, design, engineering and sustainability. Someday he aims to create the best homes in the world while improving cities and communities. Learn drive, dedication, real sustainability + more in the special interview behind the scenes.

Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer.
Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican

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