In the week leading up to Thanksgiving break, Reads beat writers gathered together to share a read they are grateful for having in their lives and to reflect on its significance. Sofia Schlozman, Contributing Writer (sschloz ‘at’ stanford.edu) “If I Should Have a Daughter” by Sarah Kay: For a long time, I thought that…
On Monday afternoon in Memorial Church, renowned broadcast journalist Ted Koppel M.A. ’62 addressed the current state of journalism, education and politics in a “Leading a Meaningful Life” interview with Dean for Religious Life Jane Shaw.
The fourth annual TEDx Stanford event, which will take place on Sunday, May 17, sold out within ten minutes of the tickets becoming available last Wednesday.
The CEMEX auditorium, where the event will be held, has a capacity of just under 600 people, and owing to the high demand for tickets, Executive Producer Melinda Sacks, who is also the director of media initiatives for the Stanford University Office of Public Affairs, said she will be looking at possibly moving the event to a bigger venue next year.
In the realm of video games, there has historically been little distinction between medium and content–a “video game” is a type of content expressed through the medium of “video game”. I propose to make this distinction more explicit. Let “interactive media” refer to the medium as a whole. This accurately reflects the primary characteristic that distinguishes video games from everything else: they require the active participation of at least one person.
The process of success, once idealized in the American dream, has been divorced from its goal: It is empty, and has instead become an amorphous idea of being a somebody.
Since our lust for progress and innovation is beginning to break the system, let us not fight the future but rather seize the chance to embrace a better system with more fulfilling occupations.
Approximately 700 people gathered at Cemex Auditorium on Saturday for the second annual TEDxStanford event, which featured Stanford-affiliated speakers and performers including football coach David Shaw ’94, Indian folk dance group Basmati Raas and Rhodes Scholar Rachel Kolb ’12 M.A. ’13.
Following the positive response to last year’s TEDxStanford conference, the University’s Office of Public Affairs will offer a second installation on May 11 in Cemex Auditorium.