Social TV: Sharing Stories in the Global Living Room of the Future

Marie-José Montpetit has been studying Social TV for more that 10 years now. Her MIT Media Lab Class on this topic examines television distribution asking the question how is digital technology changing they way television fits into society?

According to Dr. Montpetit, Social TV -a current buzzword in the TV World- is a combination [...]

Sharing, Trust & Reciprocity on the “New” Silk Road

How do we trust each other online? Do you need to see my eyes? Or do we need to touch? How do we trust as networking bodies?

Those are the questions that kickstarted the interactive project Tele_Trust by TEDxSilkRoad speaker Karen Lancel, who together with Hermen Maat, explores how in our changing social ecosystem [...]

Marvelous Music from the Silk Road

The Silk Routes crossed different countries and cultures and aside from commerce, it stimulated the creativity of artists by bringing them together to share their talent. Delight your ears with this video of the Silk Road Ensemble.

The Silk Road Ensemble is a collective of musicians, composers and performing artists from more [...]

The Past, The Present, and The Future of the Silk Road

Mark Norell is a Paleonthologist and has curated the Silk Road exhibit at the American Natural History Museum in New York.

Dr. Norell will talk about the Past, Present and Future of the Silk Road. We will get familiar with the old Silk Route, what it was, how people lived it and travelled [...]

Digital Silk Road: How Technology Helps Activate Communities

Ushahidi builds tech tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories in a way that is disrupting the traditional way that information flows.

Heather Leson is the Director of Community Engagement at Ushahidi and at TEDxSilkRoad she will share how Technology helps activate communities, and how they [...]