TEDx Talk

Stop Doing, Start Pretending: Computing Matters

In April of 2017, I had the incredible experience of giving a TEDx talk. TEDx events are locally-organized events, licensed by the TED organization and following their format. TEDxTulsaCC’s theme was “Subliminal” and included a performance of a specially-commissioned choral piece, a discussion of how biology influences cartoon sketches, a profile of the evolving racial attitudes of Woody Guthrie, talks on deaf culture and racially biased policing, and more: nine speakers in total.

My talk, the first of the night, was titled “Stop Doing, Start Pretending: Computing Matters.” I discussed how computer simulation has revolutionized the way we forecast storms, do science, and build products.