Awe-inspiring Jason Silva to keynote Microsoft TechEd Australia 2012

Lala Ninja, Microsoft Australia’s “unofficial” website has just announced Jason Silva, “a part-time filmmaker and full-time walking, talking TEDTalk” is now scheduled to keynote at the Microsoft TechEd Australia 2012 conference on the Gold Coast from September 11 to 14.

Although I wasn’t aware of Jason Silva before, the TEDTalk blog prominently features him as

a “performance philosopher” driven by the concept of awe. Inspired by Buckminster Fuller and Timothy Leary, his background of film and philosophy has given him the tools to create movie trailers for ideas — what he calls “philosophical shots of espresso.”

At the Gold Coast Convention Center, Jason wants to deliver “an absolute mind-meld” and |explore the shrinking of the lag time between what we can imagine and what we can create”. To give you a taste of what Jason is capable of, here’s his short movie on “The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck”. It’s pretty good.

Jason is also scheduled to participate in a Reddit Ask Me Anything tomorrow.

One insightful thought

  1. Wish I could be there. Didn’t know him before either, but from the TED talks from Youtube he looks way more inspiring than the Keynotes we had last month on TechEd Amsterdam. But unfortunately no way I’m gonna be there.. Anyway hope the keynote gets recorded, as usual.

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