Here we will post news and information about the event as well as discuss topics, themes, ideas and local events and matters we think you may be interested in. We hope you enjoy our articles and would love to hear your thoughts in the post comments.
When we’re gone, what will we leave behind? For all but a tiny proportion of us, our memory will fade quickly, gone in a generation or two. So, what then can we leave behind? Our genes? Our ideas? Our ethics?
What will have the most impact on the future? Technology? Society? Literature? Will our possessions be a gift to future generations, or a burden? Will our concepts help them live and thrive, or will they be a millstone they have to fight to free themselves from?
Do we even control our own inheritance? Will a political leader’s legacy be carried in the groups that gathered to oppose them? Will those things we neglect have more influence on posterity than those we work on? Many geniuses come from broken homes – and many children of the successful are screw-ups. Will our shadow legacy … Read More »
Toby Moore is the winner of the TEDxBrighton CityCamp Award, read below to find out more about his project and if you want to follow his progress with ‘A Healthy Day Everyday’ you can follow him on Twitter @TobyOnSushi
As a member of the CityCamp project team this year, I strictly told myself not to put a project forward and to stay focussed on running the event. But after the first day I felt so inspired I was up all night dreaming of ways to better the future of the city. My attention was caught in particular by a talk from Tom Scanlon and the statistics that he gave about life expectancies across Brighton & Hove, and that some bordering areas have more than a year 10 difference between them! A more positive statistic he gave was that although the national … Read More »
Migration came about as a lens through which to explore the movement of Brighton’s inhabitants – ever heard the joke that finding a native Brightonian is a little like finding a needle in a haystack? Why is it that this southern haven is full of migrants and what has brought us here?
I’m max and I am one of the many people who make the annual CityCamp Brighton event happen.
If you’ve not come across us before, our event is a weekend of inspiring talks, sharing problems and ideas, collaborating around solutions and pitching back projects, all with one aim: to help make living in Brighton better for everyone.
We bring together people from the local community, digital creatives, the private and public sector, and education professionals. The idea being that we can develop greater social capital by creating new partnerships that last beyond the weekend – we find new ways of innovating, our spread our ideas further, and together we can create positive, and more systemic change.
Much like TEDX, CityCamp is a global movement and open source format. It’s now been run in 29 countries worldwide and this is our third year in … Read More »
… About the theme for TEDxBrighton 2013.
For those of you who follow us on Twitter, or hang out in Small Batch Coffee Co on Jubilee Street, you might have heard that we’ve been busy discussing the potential theme for this year’s event.
With so many great conferences, events and meetups in Brighton, we feel like it’s important for our edition of TEDx to be the meeting space of all those great minds, industries and ideas. On that note, it seemed like a good idea to open up our thematic discussion to you – or whoever else might be reading this – with an open call for theme ideas over Twitter and a Round Table evening in the delightful new NixonMcInnes offices.
So a few weeks ago, the team got together to hash out our initial thoughts; how could we build on last year? … Read More »