My 180º Rule: Our World of Opposites | Ben Shedd | TEDxNTU
In the last few decades, technological advancements have rewritten the rules of filmmaking. From 16mm films to IMAX formats, the cinematic industry and experience has undergone massive changes. Now more than ever, to be able to picture differently, one needs to view filmmaking and indeed life, from a completely opposite frame of reference. Digital Filmmaking Professor Ben Shedd, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, is an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Prof Ben has produced and directed 33 films and videos, including three OMNIMAX giant screen dome films. Prof Ben’s first independent science documentary THE FLIGHT OF THE GOSSAMER CONDOR about history’s first successful human-powered airplane, received the 1978 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Along with his production work, Prof Ben has taught film/video production and business courses at six universities including his alma mater, the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and Princeton University. He continues developing and using a new cinematic language for immersive media space he calls EXPLODING THE FRAME, describing giant screen dome media and 360° VR as “first person cinema experiences” flipping the rules of filmmaking on their head. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Opening Universities for Refugees | Gül İnanç | TEDxNTU
There are more than 22.5 million refugees worldwide. Half of them are young adults, with limited access to post-primary education, without the right to work and unable to plan their futures. Education is a basic human right, alongside food, shelter and safety. Hence, it is our responsibility as a society to provide them with the opportunity to obtain the necessary education to improve their conditions. Gül İnanç is a lecturer at School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her areas of interest and expertise include: modern diplomatic history of West Asia, intercultural education for peace, contemporary religious art and architecture. She has been teaching art history since 2013 and has been awarded Koh Boon Hwee Scholar in 2016. She is the founder of Opening Universities for Refugees. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.