Wednesday 26.5 at 6pm: TED talk with futurist Jane McGonigal and game designer Will Wright

 Dear friend of Arkadia, You are warmly welcome to a TED salon Wednesday 26.5 at 6pm !Are you interested in being a part of the conversation about ideas that are changing the world? Then, TED Salon@Arkadia might be the place for you! Welcome to May’s edition of the salon! Read on!   An evening of watching and discussing two short, impactful, and thought-provoking video lectures on topics related to massive multiplayer online gaming (MMOG) by the gamer and futurist Jane McGonigal and the famous game designer Will Wright. The lectures, originally delivered at past TED conferences (, deal with the great potential that games have in making the thinkers and doers of tomorrow! You are welcome to join us and express your thoughts and opinions! Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be welcome. – Important: The talk is open to everyone and will be in English. TED Salon @ Arkadia Host: Pavan Ramkumar Background: TED (Technology Entertainment Design) is a highly-exclusive conference from Long Beach, California that started in 1985 for bright and successful thinkers from various disciplines to interact in a stimulating environment and inspire each other. In 2002, TED was taken over by a non-profit that dedicated itself to “ideas worth spreading”. Since then, TED is still an annual conference for diverse, passionate thinkers and doers, but with a key difference: the talks are extremely well-curated in an online video library. Further, TED allows and encourages free screening of talks in public for non-profit purposes. Why: I am a TED fanboy and a researcher at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology. Last fall, with some friends, I organized a TED Salon at the university, screening and facilitating discussion around some talks from the recently-concluded TED India conference ( I now wish to share my passion for novel and though-provoking ideas with a diverse audience. Do find us on the Facebook Group if you haven’t already, to keep in touch with the TED Salon community and hear about future events!!/group.php?gid=101949023175065 Important: Disclaimer: Kindly note that this informal evening of TED talks is different from a licensed, independently organized TEDx event: The organizer’s views do not represent those of TED or TEDx, nor does he represent any commercial or political agenda.