Galaxy collisions, the philosophy of the mind and pop Orientalism are among the topics that will be explored during the college’s first-ever TEDx event, to take place Jan. 25, 2014.
Six Williams faculty members and three students will present nine short talks, many of which have been inspired by or developed from ideas explored in semester-long Williams tutorials. In these courses, two students are guided by a professor in an in-depth examination of a subject. Students develop independent work–alternately creating and critiquing–and sharpen their critical thinking skills as they acquire comprehensive knowledge of the subject.
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.
Williams’ event, titled TEDxWilliamsCollege, will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on the CenterStage of the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance. A reception will follow in the CenterStage lobby. Videos of the talks will be posted after the event. For more information, please visit http://tedx.williams.edu.