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October 8, 2019 0

A change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one. This is a metamorphosis.
When we chose it as the theme for our 11th event, we had you in mind: our multi-generational community of participative seekers, thinkers, and doers. It’s been more than a decade since we’ve been sharing ideas worth spreading. From 1 to 11, we have changed. Now it’s time for a collective metamorphosis heralding the start of a new decade together.

We took stock of how far we have come while shining a spotlight on new luminaries, able to guide us further on the road to evolution. So there you go, you’ll meet 24 speakers and performers bringing on stage a multitude of topics: contemporary dance, AI and VR, executive coaching, architecture, wellness and leadership, hacking, sustainability, creativity and many more.

Until we meet, we’re excited to share with you the new speakers and performers have joined our line-up!

We also launched day tics and student passes, now available for purchase on tedxbucharest.roiabilet.ro and bilete.ro.

Jorge Castellanos
Director of Technology at Rocket Insights
The audio wearables inventor & designer is an insightful leader, passionate about innovative products that can enhance people’s senses beyond the ordinary.

 

Paul Bulencea
Co-founder and CEO of The College of Extraordinary Experiences
The award-winning author, educator & entrepreneur focuses on producing uncommon experiences that trigger human transformation.

 

Silent Strike
The creative soul behind the soundtrack of Hackerville
Known for his Silent Strike x Deliric collabs, he is a catalyst for our music scene. The electronic/ film music composer won a Grimme Award & opened for Faithless, Bonobo and many more.

 

Bandersnatch inspired performance
You have the power to choose how your story goes. You are going to be the one to decide the fate of Cosmina Stratan (Best Actress 2012 at Cannes Film Festival) & Tudor Istodor (theatre performer & winner of 2017 EFP Shooting Star Award).

 

Alex Dima
Journalist @Romania, te iubesc!
The well-known journalist and activist, always promoting ideas genuinely worth spreading. Alex works on various investigations for a greater good. He started with theology & now brings awareness all around, while continuously striving for a better world.

 

Charles Michel
Culinary Artist/ Researcher/ Food Philosopher
He’s run a multidisciplinary community of artists creating immersive cultural events in abandoned urban spaces of Bogotá. Charles starred in the Netflix’ food show “The Final Table”, gave 2 TEDx Talks and presentations at Burning Man & The Royal Institution of Science in London.

 

RECUL
Live Sketch Performance
RECUL is a creative environment, a theatre, a school & a space, focused on performing arts. Experience an exclusive live sketch performance with the cast: Vlad Dragomirescu, Bogdan Unitlă, Adina Maria Sandu, Adriana Bordeanu, Alexandra Băjan, Florin Lungu, Dan Miron, Dan Codreanu.

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This world has lots of very talented people.

Jorge Castellanos

October 1, 2019 0

Jorge Castellanos is the guy to meet if you love music. Check his answers to our 30/2 questions, #JoinMetamorphosis Day 2 and meet the man who masters everything you need to know about the past, present & future of your favorite device to listen to “La Bamba”.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

I’m most grateful for having had very loving parents that allowed me to have a life full of opportunities and marvels.

If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?

I wouldn’t know what to ask.

What makes you feel powerful?

Love.

Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you tried it?

No, nothing.

Is there anything you wish your parents did not tell you when you were a kid? If so, what?

Nothing.

If you could have all the money in the world to invest in your business, how would you spend it? What top priorities would you have?

Talent. This world has lots of very talented people. The right people under the right environment and with the right resources can do amazing things.

If you had to give away 5 years of your life, which years would you choose? From the past or the future?

Future… the last years of my life.

In 30 years, what will you be nostalgic for?

Probably my daughter.

What would be the worst “buy one and get another one free” product for sale?

Something worthless even if it’s one, as it’d just be double the waste.

What is something people do not worry about but they should?

Other people. We tend to only worry about ourselves and not others.

What could, under no circumstances, be art?

Anything can be presented as art, as pointing out the most mundane and unintentional thing gains a status once noticed and surfaced. That said, there are plenty of things that are not and won’t be until they are named, and hence must remain anonymous in here.

What do you think was cool then, when you were a kid, but isn’t cool now?

Smoking – although this might still be cool for some, it’s seen in a very different way now.

What does your house remind you of? 

Nothing in particular.

What scares you the most about the way technology is evolving?

There are many things, the obvious one being our growing dependency and reliance on machines to do everything, but beyond this, I often think of the move from physical objects and communication towards a world where everything lives in a single, nimble, cryptic format.

What old story about yourself are you still believing?

When I was 7, I broke my leg while skiing. I was racing down the slopes when that happens, and my father told me how I did a backflip in the air before falling on my feet again, causing the fracture.

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