Silicon Valley is home to many of our nation’s greatest high-tech companies, including giant corporations like Google, Apple, and Facebook. But, according to TEDxNavesink speaker Avi Karnani, New Jersey has the potential to rival Silicon Valley as the next epicenter of technological innovation. As the CEO of Thrive (acquired by Lending Tree), co-founder of Churnless,(…)
Not satisfied with your job? Need to reinvent yourself? Struggling to get out of a period of depression? Then take the advice of Microsoft’s east coast entrepreneur in residence, Tereza Nemessanyi. “Just freakin’ show up.” Ten years ago Nemessanyi was a successful management consultant and 15 year veteran of innovation, who found herself a new(…)
When Gabriella Levine talks about the concept of open hardware, where individuals share ideas and knowledge to push technological innovation, she need only point to her life as an example. The COO of the robotics company Protei, and a pioneer in robotics and design, Levine designs modular open hardware toolkits for biomimetic robots, like Sneel, an open source,(…)
We’re thrilled to announce that global “Guitar God” Kaki King will be performing during a twenty minute set between 4-5 p.m. at TEDxNavesink on September 20. You will not want to miss the performance! Purchase tickets at tedxnavesink.com. Currently on tour, King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar and her(…)
Modern day feminist, Kat Lazo believes that “Online feminism is the future of feminism.” On September 20th at the TEDxNavesink event at Brookdale Performing Arts Center, she’s prepared to share the success of how modern day feminists are using the Internet’s massive reach to end gender inequality. 23 year old, Kat Lazo grew up in a South American(…)
Technology has always been innovated based on other people’s successes, from the discovery that the earth was round, to the invention of the telephone, steam engine, or airplane. And scientists have found resources in biological systems for technological innovations, for example the development of VELCRO modeled after a Burr plant, or SONAR inspired by the echolocation in bats.
Ride your bicycle through Asbury Park on a summer evening and succumb to the siren song of this musical seaside city. Whether it’s an Energizer Bunny- like drummer boy who pulls long shifts on the boardwalk for tips, the melodic duo Uke and Drum at The Beach Bar, or a Sublime concert on the summer(…)
On a winding street tucked away in the woods is a quaint little farm. Here one can skirt past a coop of chickens and goats and end up under an apple tree for an afternoon nap. No, this is not western New York or rural Vermont, although at first glance you might think you were(…)
Truth is often stranger than fiction. That’s at the core of TED talks and TEDx events. Ever since we started planning TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave which is about the next generation of shore life, we uncover stranger and sometimes unbelievable stories. Port Ambrose, the planned Natural Gas Exports terminal a few miles off Sandy Hook(…)
A natural disaster like superstorm Sandy can trigger several emotions. One can wax nostalgic and settle for an over-glorified past when “things were better in the good ol’ days”. Or you can press on, embrace uncertainty with an open mind and open heart. Out of darkness comes light. No where is this better expressed than in Roddy Wildeman’s art.