TedxNovaScotia kicks of in Halifaxf with curator Greig Oldford welcoming host Leo Artalejo.
Artalejo: Our society is busier than ever. Asks audience how many ppl. Launch an iPhone app before getting out of bed. 35% of audience does. What are they doing with the rest of the day? How do we design or lives with that much attention to data?
First speaker for the "Design Your Life" section is Johnny White.
White, talking about media psychology; two of the most powerful forces shaping our lives are (1) the way we tell our own story and (2) the stories we experience through media (including the Web, TV, ads.. Mobile device).
White: It used to be that we were fed media, but now we're creating it ourselves.
White: Try to understand media and how it affects us.
TEDx events rely on both live speakers and previously filmed speakers from TEDTalks. On screen now: Kate Orff explaining the revival of New York's rivers with oysters. Who would have thought?
Orff on climate change and saving the environment: Start working for a solution with what you have around you.
Imagine community oyster gardening to save our rivers: A sustainible and delicious future.
Now up: Psychiatrist Ian Slayter on giving life to people living with mental illness in our community.
Slayter: Hoping the days of patients saying "He won't listen to me" are over.
Slayter: Collaboration is important for all of us.. We all live and work with other people.
18 minutes goes by fast. Amazed how much speakers can share in such a short time. Evan Jones from stich media sharing the idea that "belief is not binary.)
Jones exploring alternate reality games as reality.