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[HYPERCUBE] TEDxSkolkovo.NewVision in hypercubes in Skolkovo.

Sat 3:30 PM
Sat 15 Dec 2012 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg

TEDx@Skolkovo NEW VISION will take place on Saturday, December 15th in Skolkovo Hypecube (Moscow, Russia). The independently organized event is licensed by TED.

December 15, 2012
3.30pm – 8.30pm

Skolkovo Hypecube
(Moscow, Russia)


Members of the press are not allowed to take pictures and/or film during the TEDxSkolkovo event. The one in-house photographer is the one who is allowed to film or take pictures. However, we encourage you to blog and Twitter during TEDxSkolkovo event. 


In the modern world technologies are booming but the future is still unclear. Despite the dominance of fearful discussions on the scarcity of natural resources - the main asset that our future depends on is the Vision.

What we mean by New Vision is the ability of people and of each person to find something new and to get surprised and changed by that.

New can be something that has never been seen before but now became visible through new knowledge and technologies. Or it can be another type of new - something that has already been there in our sight but we had to change our point of view to make it visible. We want to talk about technologies, science, art, social issues - anything can be discussed at TEDxSkolkovo if it's seen with the New Vision.





AES+F is a group of four Russian artists: Tatiana Arzamasova (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (1956). The group was formed in 1987 as AES by three artists: Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich and Evgeny Svyatsky. Photographer Vladimir Fridkes joined the group in 1995, and the name of the group had been changed to AES+F. They live and work in Moscow. AES+F group focuses on photography, photo- and computer-based art, and video art, as well as using other traditional media such as drawing, painting and sculpture. Works of AES/AES+F was widely shown on many biennials (Venice, Lyon, Sydney, Gwangju, Moscow, Gothenburg, Havana, Tirana, Istanbul, Bratislava, Seoul etc).

Maxim Avdeev

Freelance photograper, photojournalist. His works were published in The New Republic, Guardian, Newsweek, Das magazine, Le Monde and Forbes.

Vasiliy Barkhatov

Russian theatre director, he staged more than 10 operas, including performances at Bolshoi and Mariinskom  Theatres. Vasily also tried himself in staging drama, cinema and TV production.

Victor Zhivov

Doctor of philological sciences, professor. Deputy Director, Institute of Russian language n/a V.V. Vinogradov, Russian Academy of Sciences. Victor is also professor of Slavic languages and literature of Californian University Berkley. Victor worked on structural typology of languages and phonology. Area of scientific interests - history of Russian literature language, role of Christian Slavic traditions at different stages of development, and history of Russian culture of Middle Ages and early New Ages, history of Russian Church and Russian Literature (Middle Ages and 18th century).

Alexander Kaplan

Professor, D.Sc. (psychophysiology and psychopharmacology), Ph.D. (neurophysiology). Head of the Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Neuro-Computer Interfaces. In 2003, he received Russian Government Science and Technology Prize (the top governmental science award).

Sergey Kuzmin

Sergey Kuzmin is vice president, Business Development for Bazelevs. As a new media business development executive, Kuzmin created one of the first visual effects studios in Russia. He has media strategy and development experience working for NBC Universal, Comcast and 20th Century Fox. He has an MBA in entertainment and media management from the University of California in Los Angeles

Alexander Manotskov

Сomposer, author of instrumental pieces, vocal cycles, choir music and operas. Among Alexander’s last opera works – Gvidon at School of Dramatic Arts, Moscow, Golden Mask prize for best experimental staging, Haugtussa, Stavanger (Norway) 2011, The Four Quartets (Waterfod, USA - Moscow), 2012. Alexander composed a number of music pieces to performances in leading theatres of Russia and Europe, cinema films (winner of Tariverdiev prize for best cinema music at Kinotavr festival in 2011 and 2012). He also works as a director, teacher, author of educational courses and master-classes in Russia and abroad.

Konstantin Severinov

Professor of Biology at the Waksman Institute, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University, USA. He is also the Head of Laboratory of genetic regulation of prokaryotic mobile genetic elements at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has also produced over 169 peer-reviewed publications and holds 6 patents in the U.S.

Ivan Sobolev

Ivan Sobolev is a developer of The Selenokhod (“Moon Walker”) the Russian moon rover competing for the Google Lunar X PRIZE. The Selenokhod. Sobolev works at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets.

Anna Bitova

Anna Bitova is the founder and Director of the Center for Curative Pedagogics – one of Russia’s first organizations that helps children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Since 1989 Anna is in charge of Center’s activities helping thousands of families of children with development disorders. Anna is involved in implementing educational programs and internships for professionals of specialized organizations in multiple regions, initiating founding of similar organizations throughout Russia, leading scientific research, publishing and human rights activities. 



With the support of TEDx event partners, the Skolkovo Foundation and Open University Skolkovo, the webstream will be available on the TEDxSkolkovo webpage.



Skolkovo Foundation

Foundation for development of the New Technologies Development and Commercialization Centre is involved in creating Skolkovo centre, a unique one in Russia.

The project aims to create favourable conditions for the innovative process. Scientists, designers, engineers and businessmen will work together with participants of education projects, on the implementation of new technologies in the Russian economy and the generation of world-class competitive developments


Open University Skolkovo (OpUS)

The mission of OpUS is to create a system of distribution of scientific and technological knowledge and competencies, to develop a mechanism for creating and supporting a network of active and talented young people at the orbit of the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Key OpUS processes are education and support of network interaction.


About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.

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Members of the press are not allowed to take pictures and/or film during the TEDxSkolkovo event. The one in-house photographer is the one who is allowed to film or take pictures. However, we encourage you to blog and Twitter during TEDxSkolkovo event.