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TEDxVancouver - Seth Cooper - Play Games, Solve Disease

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Published on Jun 1, 2012

Seth Cooper is the creative director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, where he received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering. His current research focuses on using video games to solve difficult scientific problems. He is co-creator and lead designer and developer of Foldit, a scientific discovery game that has allowed video gamers to advance the field of biochemistry. He has also done research in real-time animation and motion capture for games, and has previously worked at Square Enix, Electronic Arts, Pixar Animation Studios, and the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory (on BOINC).


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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