It is possible that you are afraid of something. How to tame this thing and to transform it into a positive and useful energy? Sebastian Fleiter is an artist and a designer who won the "gold" prize of design in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2012. He suggests us replacing the fear by the amusement by engaging and involving people in something that is nice.
What can baby robots tell us about ourselves? Mysteries of human cognition, like the mechanisms of curiosity or the origins of languages, are starting to be unveiled through experiments with robots that can learn by themselves. Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, research director and laureate of the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) program, introduces the Poppy open-source 3D printed humanoid robot made at Inria, allowing every lab, school or FabLab to join this open science exploration.
"Dying is not a serious thing, but it is important", says Anabelle, the clown-therapist character of Sandra Meunier from the "Neztoiles" palliative care organisation, who defines herself as being an assistant in helping morale, a travel consultant for great journeys… or even a poet! She suggests us remembering the best moments of our life because it is with them that we shall leave. So, let’s live our lives to the fullest, all the time!
What is happiness? Can it give meaning and passion to activities too often lived in stress and fear? In this talk, philosopher Vincent Cespedes redefines happiness as a quality of energy, life and enjoyment, which enters in conflict with robotised routines required by certain types of management. What if a revolution by a charm wave was the key?
Brother Marie-Pâques is a monk, priest and business manager of the Abbey of Saint-Honorat, on an island off Cannes. He speaks to us about the search for the enjoyment, connected with the search of peace, in particular with the others, which is embodied by the free gift of one. The Closed wineyard of the Charity is one symbolicinitiative which makes the pedagogy of the gift. Discover the secret of the happiness by Brother Marie-Pâques!
Sea transport represents 90% of the world trade and is the 5th largest producer of CO2 emissions, with diesel engines releasing fine particles as much as half of all the vehicles on earth! In this didactive talk, Marc Van Peteghem, a worldwide renowned naval architect (America's Cup…) shows us that alternative solutions to fuel already exist and might deeply change the future of sea transport.
Robots, the kind that once sprung from the minds of artists, are more and more helping to look after us. In this informative talk, Bertin Nahum, who is ranked 4th among the ten most revolutionary and innovative high-tech entrepreneurs — awarded by Canadian publication Discovery Series — presents the latest innovations in medical robotics, particularly in the field of the brain.
Through an emotional and inspirational talk, Sandra Meunier, art-therapist at multiple hospitals' palliative care departments, is questioning us about our ability to focus on positivity and being alive, facing illness and end of life. Without denying the suffering that comes with, painful experiences can be truly inspiring. Let's practice happiness every day and enjoy every moment, before it's too late!
Through several examples of managers which mobilize at the same time the internal talents and the outer partners to co-create innovative solutions, Navi Radjou encourages us to express our authentic self and to look for our "North Star". The objective: to free all of the energies around us, giving free reign to creativity and passion in order to ultimately find a bigger purpose in our lives.
With more than 10.000 references of "design" to his credit, Fabrice Peltier delivers us his reflection about this universe in which the experience of the thing matters and not its beauty, as we could wrongly believe it. People especially want to have objects and services which make their life simpler and happier.
We are surrounded with sounds and nevertheless we are not still conscious of the way they influence our life. The noise constitutes the n°1 complaint of people at work, due to the absence of consideration of the very different situations we are facing during a day. Julian Treasure invites us to take the power on our sound environment to be happier.
Through this passionate talk of a very pragmatic dreamer, Jacques Rougerie invites us to become aware of the importance of the oceans for our future, for the development of the society and the blue economy as the source of innovation and of progress. He presents us SeaOrbiter, symbol of a new generation of vessels of maritime exploration, real sentinel of seas.
Graduated from Rice University in the United States and from the Academy of Lausanne, Zhang Zhang shows us with enjoyment and dignity, that over the events of our lives, music is a tremendous universal tool in the service of the positive change. Besides, if we want to save our classic musical heritage, it can pass by a generalized evolution of its business model.