Entries by Agaath Diemel

TEDxDelft 2016 | Max van Duijn | Why we tell stories

“There is something spectacular about stories from the perspective of my research,” said Max van Duijn. Through talking, people send out various verbal and non-verbal signals. But something changes when stories are told. Van Duijn started talking around his first birthday, and he has been fascinated by language ever since. His current research focuses on […]

TEDxDelft 2016 | Jenny Dankelman| Worldwide access to quality surgical services

“There are currently gross disparities in access to safe, essential surgical care worldwide, and an alarming lack of global focus on widespread provision of quality surgical services,” says Jenny Dankelman, professor. “I was astonished that after developing surgical tools for years, I did not know about the size of this problem.” The emergence of minimally […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Drum Cafe | Creating synergy through sound

  There were reportedly some issues with the heating system at the start of the event, but if anyone was still feeling cold after the performance of Drum Cafe, it was not for lack of trying by the band. Drum Cafe had the audience clapping, drumming, shouting and shaking to their hearts’ content. Stretching exercises were […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Peter Mooij | Survival of the fattest

“Every breath you take, half the oxygen you exhale was produced by micro algae,” say Peter Mooij. He calls them global players, who have been here before all of us and even before the dinosaurs. “And all this time they have been engaging in photosynthesis. In fact, without them, we would not be here. Because […]

TEDxDelft 2015 Speaker | Edward Valstar | Joined at the hip

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” This pearl of wisdom describes Edward Valstar to a T. Valstar is a professor at the Department of Orthopaedics of the Leiden University Medical Center. He is also an Antonie van Leeuwenhoek professor at the Department of Biomechanical Engineering at TU Delft and this double appointment makes him […]

TEDxDelft Event | TEDxYouthDelft 2015 | You own the future!

A three hundred-large audience gathered for the third TEDxYouthDelft at Theater De Veste on January 27, 2015. It was a day filled with music, ballet, cabaret and TED films, featuring talks from eleven speakers ranging in age between 13 and 30. Here’s a recap of their stories: Data journalist Winny De Jong works for OneWorld, which, according […]

TEDxDelft 2015 | Meer TEDxDelft | TEDxDelft On Ice

Al meer dan 25 jaar is TED voor velen internationaal een bekend begrip. Ooit begonnen als vierdaagse conferentie in Californië, is TED nu een wereldwijde non-profit organisatie die zich richt op ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Tijdens TED bijeenkomsten krijgt iedere spreker met een ‘Idea Worth Spreading’ maximaal 18 minuten om z’n idee te presenteren en om anderen […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | Professor Maarten Frens tickles your brain

Professor Maarten Frens is not just brainy, he is a brain professor, and a specialist on the subject of brain enhancement. At TEDxDelft 2013 he tells us all about Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation or TDCS. Transcranial what? Basically, it is low voltage electricity applied to the skull. It is supposed to increase the speed at which […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | Boyan Slat back on stage

A very special moment for the audience: after a year of virtual media silence, Boyan Slat is back on the TEDxDelft stage to be interviewed by host Sipke Jan Bousema. His talk from last year – “How the oceans can clean themselves” – passed a million views on YouTube an hour before he comes on […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | One Chance To Sea: Boyan Slat

At TEDxDelft 2012, Boyan Slat captivated the audience with his idea for cleaning up marine litter. In a nutshell, he proposed to remove plastic from the oceans with the help of floating booms that run on natural energy. A green solution in more ways than one: no fossil fuels needed, no by-catch, and with clean […]

TEDxDelft 2013 | Sipke Jan Bousema to host TEDxDelft 2013

Best-known for his work as a presenter, Sipke Jan Bousema (@SipkeJanBousema) is a man of many talents. Over the years, he has starred in film and television shows, worked as a voice-over and voice actor, developed his own television formats, directed and produced television and theatre productions, and much more. From crime reconstruction show ‘Opsporing […]