TEDx Constitution Drive – Lectures on “Identity”

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Ron Fredericks writes: The videos and references presented here offer the viewer a wide spectrum on the theme of identity. They also demonstrate the LectureMaker® live event service: global unity through real-time streaming, high quality reusable video recording, and web tools for an enhanced viewer Internet learning experience.

I would like to thank Tam Thao Pham, and Tam Thanh Pham, and Theresa Pham for organizing another informative event from their Menlo Park TEDx Constitution Drive franchise this year. More information on each speaker can be found on the TED/TEDx site. Also, the event team captured some great photo’s published on Flickr

I would like to thank my film crew for their hard work and contribution to this production:

  • Dr. Thomas J. Buckholtz, blog, for event floor operations
  • Doug Kreitz, LinkedIn, for sr. camera operation
  • Audrey Ray Daniel, aray studio, for camera operation
  • Lisa Tesler, @LiTesler, for camera operation
  • Chris Miloslavich, MiloMix, for final edits on Freddy Clarke’s “It’s a Wobbly World”

Introduction to LectureMaker’s Live Event TEDx Filming Process

LectureMaker filmed each presenter using multiple Hi-Def video cameras, portable broadcasting system, lights, speakers, and microphones to stream the event to a global audience and record hi-def video for post production. Custom Javascript provides control over initial image for videos, start time for playback, reference table, and inclusion of other supportive YouTube or Vimeo videos. See LectureMaker’s live event service to produce media like this for your next event.

Here are the resulting videos:

Brian Christian

The Imitation Game: What Anonymity Teaches Us about Identity
An interdisciplinary look at identity from the intersection of language and technology.

References to Brian Christian’s video (select topics from both internal video times -> external web links):
00:20 -> Phonagnosia 01:24 -> David Kernell 02:28 -> Speed Dating
06:15 -> Diction and Syntax 08:05 -> Turing Test 10:25 -> Autocomplete
13:24 -> Walt Whitman 14:09 -> Collective Conscience 14:51 -> Tower of Babel
15:26 -> Penguins Back story -> The Most Human Human Credits -> Brian’s Website


Freddy Clarke

Until then it’s a Wobby World

References to Freddy Clarke’s video:
Introduction Pagan Prayer Ear Responsible FreddyClarke.com


Danil Kozyatnikove

Distinctiveness as a Tool for Success

References to Danil Kozyatnikov’s video:
Le Web tech conference TechCrunch.com Optimal distinctiveness theory Danil Kozyatnikov


Duleesha Kulasooriya

Identity as a Barrier to Growth
The problem with a static identity in a dynamic world where increasing topple rates and competitive intensity create new community building opportunities.
References to Duleesha Kulasooriya’s video (select topics from internal video times -> external web links):
00:00 -> Introduction 02:05 -> The Shift Index 03:23 -> New Opportunities
05:08 -> Trust vs Stereotypes 07:39 -> Authenticity 14:05 -> Summary


Beau Lewis

The American Hipster


Eric Drooker

Native New York Artist

References to Eric Drooker’s video (select from internal video times -> external web links):
00:00 -> Early Years 01:40 -> Coming of Age (harmonica) 03:33 -> X-Ray Vision (banjo)
05:44 -> Street Art 07:58 -> Flood (banjo) 10:07 -> The New Yorker
13:30 -> Howl: Allen Ginsberg 17:48 ->Credits  


Rolf Rando

Ways Teen Girls Forge Online Identity


Douglas Kenrick

Sex, Murder and Self-Actualization

References into Dr. Douglas Kenrick’s video:
Who am I 7 separate subselves Research methods Behavioral economics Subselves and economic bias
Differential parental investment Social influences Creative judgement Subselves in evolutionary terms Evolutionary psychology


Luke Griswold-Tergis

Smokin’ Fish


Martin Steinert

Engineering Design: Creativity AND Analysis

References into Martin Steinert’s video:
Engineering Design The Hunter Model Pivoting Kudos


Kaliya Hamlin

The Social Construction of Identity and the Need for Limited Liability Personas

References into Identity Woman Kaliya’s video:
About me Overview of identity History behind ‘Identity Woman’ Anonymous identity
Verified identity Pseudonymous identity Self-asserted identity Socially validated identity
The identity spectrum Example: verified anonymity Example: pseudonym verified Proposal: Limited Liability Persona


John Murray

The Future of Identity: New Research Ideas at SRI

References into Dr. John Murray’s video:
Job seeker advice About SRI Apple’s Siri Identity in video games
Biometrics Identity through movement Active continuous authentication Ethics guidelines for research


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