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Thursday 31 July 2014


Crime Author Peter James First Confirmed Speaker For Tedxbrighton 2014

Bestselling crime author Peter James has been confirmed to speak at TEDxBrighton 2014. James will explore the formation of his Brighton-based character Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.


The title of this year"s TEDxBrighton - which will take place on Friday the 31st of October 2014 at the Dome Concert Hall.- is Many Hands, and will explore ideas around connectivity, convergence and community. 

The talks will take a look at the prevalence of technology in the networked age, how our social networks can leave us feeling more isolated than ever and how, in our world surrounded by screens, we are driven to desire the physical. 

They will also explore how intimacy looks in the modern age along with ideas of connectivity across distance, flash mobs, subcultures, the maker movement and how skills once commonplace within our locale, have become rarities akin to art. 


Karl Mattingly, founder of slowXchange a London based internet platform that crowdsources forecasts on financial performance, is the second confirmed speaker. 

He will take a look at how better transparency and greater accuracy in information can lead to innovative ways of sharing power and wealth.
  
The Ideas Lab, which is free to attend, will also run in the Dome foyer throughout the day and aims to be an interactive soap box for the very best ground breaking inventions, designs and new technologies from the South East and beyond.
 
Sam Orams, producer for TEDxBrighton, said: 

"The day is shaping up to be the biggest and most innovative TEDxBrighton ever. 

"I'm particularly excited about Peter James coming to the event with his unusual perspective on the local community, and Karl Mattingly will reveal some very strange truths indeed!"

You can buy tickets by visiting www.TEDxBrighton.com 
 


by: Mike Cobley



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