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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Cecilia walks us through the history of stuff and how it has been created and consumed. Cecilia Tham is the founder of MOB, Makers of Barcelona, a collaborative community and facility for the innovative hipsters, the creative geeks in Barcelona. She has received studies in Biology as well as in design in Emory University and Harvard University and has lived in various different places such as Macao, Hong Kong, United States and now she is currently based in Barcelona. She recently launched the first European FabCafe in Barcelona in 2014, a hybrid of digital fabricated lab within a coffee shop environment. 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)

Co-Founder of FutureFunded, Entrepreneur, Activist, Singularity University Fellow and Ambassador

Fees
  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • US East: Please Inquire
  • US West: Please Inquire
  • Europe: $10,001 - $20,000*
  • Asia: $10,001 - $20,000*

An entrepreneur by heart, a designer and biologist by training, and a maker for life, Cecilia is known internationally as an innovation activist in empowering communities and organizations with exponential technologies. She is founder of several companies such as MOB, Makers of Barcelona, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop. She is currently Singularity University Barcelona Chapter Ambassador and a recent fellow of SU at NASA Research Center at Ames. Cecilia received her Master as an architect at Harvard University as well as biology from Emory University. Cecilia is an adjunct professor at Parsons New School, a product strategy expert at Google Developers Group and a mentor at Google Launchpad and Harvard Innovation Lab.