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Our Collective Metamorphosis: Victoria Vesna at TEDxChelsea

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Published on Aug 1, 2012

Victoria Vesna's talk at the TEDxChelsea conference, held June 1, 2012 at the School of Visual Arts. The conference theme was "The true value of art is seldom what someone is willing to pay for it." For more information or to apply for 2013, please go to TEDxChelsea.org.

Victoria Vesna, Ph.D., is a media artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). She is currently a Visiting Professor at Parsons Art, Media + Technology, the New School for Design in New York and a senior researcher at IMéRA -- Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées in Marseille, France. Her work can be defined as experimental creative research that resides between disciplines and technologies. With her installations she explores how communication technologies affect collective behavior and how perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation. victoriavesna.com

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)

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