Into the Machine
Today we are in the infancy of a second Machine Age, one with profoundly disruptive potential.
Man and machine have melded. Artificial intelligence is real. Virtual communities feel authentic. We enjoy near-boundless access to information that enriches our lives, in exchange for allowing invisible machines to decrypt our every impulse and keystroke.
Our perceptions of reality, our structures of meaning, our sense of identity — all are touched and transformed by the machines we have built to mediate between our world and ourselves.
But whether it’s the public relations machines curating our culture, or the therapeutic implants transforming our biological limitations, or the social machines crowdsourcing solutions to intractable problems, we are right to wonder which of us — man or machine — is truly in control.
Fatène Ben-Hamza | Collaboration: Venturing Further With Safe Spaces
2015 Speakers, Arab Spring, Fear, Human Rights, Safe SpacesWatch
Jennifer Adler | Illusions: A Lens into Our Fragile Freshwater
2015 Speakers, Climate Change, Photography, Sustainability, WaterWatch
Peter Rummell | Placemaking Meets Healthmaking
2015 Speakers, Collaboration, Health, Placemaking, Urban PlanningWatch
Tessa Duvall | Learning the Truth About Bad Schools
2015 Speakers, Education, Equity, Food Insecurity, Innovation, Poverty, Stereotypes, YouthWatch
Kevin Hyde | Ban the Box
2015 Speakers, Discrimination, Incarceration, Job Training, StereotypesWatch
Jim Barbaresso | Driverless Cars and Connected Infrastructure: The Future?
2015 Speakers, Data, Smart Cities, Transportation, Urban PlanningWatch
Peter Carney | Designing Curiosity
2015 Speakers, Education, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Music, Technology, YouthWatch
Jordan Edelheit | Breaking Stereotypes, Building Empathy
2015 Speakers, Human Rights, Incarceration, Innovation, Prison Reform, StereotypesWatch
Kevin Gover | (Re)Making History: The Real Story Is Bigger and Better
2015 Speakers, History, Native Americans, Race, StereotypesWatch
Mark McCombs | Why Every Kid Should Build a Robot
2015 Speakers, Education, Robotics, Science, STEM, Technology, YouthWatch
John Phillips | America’s Greatest Enemy: The Virus of Prejudice
2015 Speakers, Discrimination, Fear, Human Rights, Justice System, Race, Social Justice, StereotypesWatch
What to Expect at a TEDxJacksonville Conference . . .
Expect to be blown away by the musical performances. Did you know that the E in TED stands for entertainment? Some of the most magical moments at TEDxJacksonville come when the performers grace the stage. Mama Blue and JJ Grey at the 2014 conference. The incredible closing set in 2015, where all the performers jammed to Lynyrd Skynyd’s Free Bird. And don’t even get us started on the masterful performances by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2018 — it brought down the house and still gives us chills.