TED TALKS ARE BACK!
We know you've been waiting for this night for a long time (so have we). ACE is happy to announce that TED Talks are back! This hugely popular event is free, open to the public, and will be broadcast to off-campus sites as well.
We hope to see faculty, staff, students, and community members joining in on the intense and well thought out discussion that seems to occur at this event. Cant' wait to see you there!
Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Location: Great Basin College, Elko - GTA 130, Battle Mountain - GBC BM 4, Ely - GBC 118, Pahrump - GBC PVC 120, Winnemucca - GBC 124
When: 7-9 PM
Tickets: Free to the public
Featured talks include:
"The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you"
A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over.
"Online social change: easy to organize, hard to win"
Today, a single email can launch a worldwide movement. But as sociologist Zeynep Tufekci suggests, even though online activism is easy to grow, it often doesn't last. Why? She compares modern movements — Gezi, Ukraine, Hong Kong — to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and uncovers a surprising benefit of organizing protest movements the way it happened before Twitter.
"Here's how we take back the Internet"
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he says, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
View the poster here!
Sponsored by the GBC Arts & Cultural Enrichment Committee.