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TEDxGangnamSalon event 2011: My first TEDxSalon event in Korea

My first TEDxSalon event was  TEDxGangnamSalon held at Samsung d'light Shop, Gangnam. TEDxSalon event is short version of TEDx event where you can invite  passionate people to experience TEDx environment, share 1-3 TED talks and one speak local speaker, make a theme, and party later on!

theme and event breakdown!

I was thrilled to join it because I never experienced a TEDx event (other than Live event in Seoul), though language can be barrier at times! The important thing was to understand the theme and contents of event, rather than just attend!

The event was curated by TEDxGangnam Licensee HongSeok Kim. The invited speaker for the day was "Kim Seon A" a designer who made her Gallery near Yongsan.

김선아 "Design the World" -> Twitter Art Festival
김선아 started her talk with saying that may people have Gallery Phobia. She realized that and made her own gallery near Yongsan, Seoul. She mentioned about Twitter Art Festival. I am wondering what really it is!

few thoughts shared by viewers about Design!
There were three interesting TED talks shared during the event.  First one was by Eames Demetrios titled " The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames" . The second one, which I found more interesting was '3 ways gppd design makes you happy' by Don Norman. and what are those three ways -> Visceral, Behavioral and Reflective . The sentence of his talk I liked most was " Cognition helps us to understand the world, emotion is about interpreting it"  The third was by Korean famous author "Kim Young-Ha" about "Let's be an artist, right now" delivered at TEDxSeoul

Some of the attendees shared their thought about nature and Design!
This image was shown by a Young Korean artist. It represents Greediness, Curiosity, pleasure and purity (Drawn by Hyejin Kim)

TEDxGangnamSalon event provided me a good oppununity to meet few TEDx organizers in Korea. I would like to thank TEDxGangnam organizers Kim HongSeok, JinSook Ha, and Kierstin Jun for the invitation!


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