TEDx, a program that allows schools, businesses, and organizations to participate, at their own level, in the sharing of ideas and a beautiful human experience, will hold its next forum on Saturday, June 11th from 2:30 to 8:00 pm at the Université Panthéon Sorbonne on the theme "E-real Humanity". UP' Magazine will be present on stage with its publication director, Gérard Ayache, guest speaker.
Aoday, technology, computing and the proliferation of networks allow us to be connected anywhere and anytime. Paradoxically, the advent of NICTs is causing a physical distance between individuals that weakens the relationship between human beings and their environment. At the same time, we are witnessing the rise of a "digital society" driven by the desire to use computing and technology to bring our dreams to life and improve our daily lives. This new society is redefining our way of life and pushing the reality of our borders.
At the dawn of the 21st century, are we redefining the human condition? Are we becoming e-real humanity?
"Through this TEDx, we, students of the Sorbonne, wish to meet the actors of these changes. By decoding the evolution of human relationships under the impulse of new technologies, we want to discover their solutions to integrate this transformation and thus enter this new era. How can we become a responsible e-real humanity capable of anticipating and taming these new tools in a useful and positive way? »
How can we become a responsible e-real humanity capable of anticipating and taming these new tools in a useful and positive way?
Go and meet the actors of the change in human relations due to the omnipresence of digital technology. By decoding the evolution of human relations under the impulse of new technologies, we want to discover their solutions to integrate this transformation and thus enter this new era.
Through the TEDx Panthéon Sorbonne, the important thing is to stage the humanistic character of the university and to place it in this environment of sharing and innovation specific to TED. TEDx is about bringing people to think differently, thanks to speakers who are passionate about their field and increasingly determined to change our world.
It seems obvious that the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne organizes such an event because it shares with TED this desire to spread and perpetuate knowledge around an exceptional experience. The humanist spirit that TED embodies today at the international level echoes this Université Panthéon-Sorbonne; historical institution and cradle of great thinkers at the source of many current conceptions, movements and theories.
The key players
Claudie Haigneré, rheumatologist, doctor in neurosciences, astronaut of the European Space Agency ESA (2 space missions: 1996 on Mir and 2001 on ISS), she is the first French woman in space. Former Minister Delegate for Research (2002-2004) then for European Affairs (2004-2005), former President of Universcience from 2009 to 2015 (Palais de la découverte, Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie). Advisor to the Director of ESA.
Member of the Académie des Technologies, the Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace, the Académie des Sports and the Académie des Sciences d'OutreMer. Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.
Mathieu Nebra. Mathieu Nebra is at the origin of a revolution in education, he is one of the "MIT innovators under 35" and is the co-creator of OpenClassrooms, an e-learning platform with more than 3 million users in Europe.
Mathieu initiated his project in 1999, when he was 13 years old and wanted to encourage young people to learn the code. He then developed, with Pierre Dubuc, a website offering tutorials known for their innovative, accessible and user-friendly pedagogy.
For a few years, this activity was just a hobby for the two young co-founders.
Presenting the arrival of a revolution in education, it is in 2007 that they decide to devote 100% to the deployment of the online course platform.
Today, OpenClassrooms offers more than 1,000 courses and is positioned as a major player in digital training.
Gabriella Kern. Gabriella was adopted in Colombia at the age of 4 months by a Franco-Colombian couple. For 18 years she questioned herself about her past and her origins. Where do I come from? Who do I look like? So many questions that nourished her daily life. Today, at the age of 20, she is studying law in Paris. Two years ago, she realized one of her dreams thanks to social networks. She was able to find her biological family and especially her older sister. From the church of Monserrate in Bogota to the banks of the Seine in Paris, her goal today is to transmit a message of strength and hope, to bear witness to a beautiful story that would not exist without social networks: they do not only deal with calculations and data, they also make it possible to bring together people destined never to see each other again.
Carlos Moreno. International Expert in Smart Cities. In this era of digital revolution, we see an infinite number of urban possibilities opening up before us. The city of tomorrow is being invented today, and we all dream of it being smarter, more efficient and more fluid. But the power of the ubiquitous world, now at our disposal, must not, however, distract us from what is essential in our cities: improving the quality of life. Only a Human Smart City, which places the citizen at the centre of its concerns, can meet the many challenges of our urban future. The smart and sustainable city only makes sense if it is put at the service of its inhabitants. Urban hyper-connectivity must above all enable the citizen to be socially innovative by weaving new forms of social ties. Our challenge is to bring together the digital revolution, urban reinvention and social inclusion if we want to live differently in our cities.
Gérard Ayache UP' Magazine's managing editor is an expert in information and technological change. He began his career in the information directorate of France 2, then for several years held the position of programme adviser and director of studies at France 3. He founded and directed the Institut Infométrie until 2004, created and managed a group of global communication agencies and one of the first European e-commerce sites. He co-founded and manages a Franco-American high-tech company.
Gérard Ayache has taught communication and information at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and at the Institut Français de Presse (University of Paris II). He is the author of :
"Creative Politics! "UP' Editions, 2014
"Homo sapiens 2.0 - Introduction to a natural history of hyperinformation " Edition Max Milo, 2008
"La grande confusion - Appel à la révolution humaine " France Europe Éditions, 2006
Alison Berman. Alison Berman received her BA in Philosophy and Economics from Sarah Lawrence College. It was there that she first discovered the work of Joseph Campbell. Formerly a professor at the university, his work had and continues to have a significant influence on Alison's work.
Today she is an editor at the University of Singularity, founded by Dr. Ray Kurzweil and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis. Her articles expose her work on emerging technologies, their influence on our society and their applications to the major problems of our world. Alison has interviewed technology pioneers such as Alex 'Sandy' Pentland of the MIT Media Lab, Hod Lipson of the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University, and a host of social entrepreneurs.
Alison, Anchor & Leap's site tells the stories of these leaders who are guided by their desire to change the world.
Claire Cambier. Independence and challenge are Claire's watchwords. Being deaf and always sailing towards new adventures has never been a problem for her thanks to new technologies. This master's student in European affairs owes knowledge to the internet, communication to smartphones and well-being to innovations, which give a positive vision of difference.
Mark Antony Colaciuri. Yes, technology connects us. And every day, millions of users experience it. But what about the influence of this technology in the exchange with the other? And more broadly, in our perception of existence?
Absolutely... what do you "connect" to?
In search of answers, Marc Antoine, 25, lived 90 days in New York City without internet, computer or mobile phone. The goal? To experience the "digital disconnection" in a "hyper-connected" world, to question his relationship to the present in the face of the instantaneous and... to let himself be surprised by the unexpected. The verdict?