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Uploaded on Dec 12, 2011

Thomas Negovan, gallery director of the Century Guild, shares how unearthing obsolete technologies teaches us about our future.

A self-proclaimed symphonic connoisseur and master of intrigue, he is also a writer, musician, and art historian who lives and works in Chicago. He was the frontman of the eclectic rock band Three Years Ghost, and regularly lectures on Art Nouveau and Weimar era Berlin cabaret. He is also the founder of Century Guild, an art gallery specializing in late 19th, early 20th century artwork with styles ranging from Art Noveau to Silent Cinema and Opera. His passion for archaic musical forms has lead him to do many fascinating experiments on antique musical and recording devices.

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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