TEDActive 2012: Day 1 wrap-up

Hooray! Soiree!: The gloomy weather didn’t damper anyone’s moods; TEDActive opened its first official night with a psychedelic welcome reception, fit with holographic glasses, miracle berry cocktails used from desert plants, and a set by TEDActive resident DJs dublab, with a special appearance by LA-based Daedelus.

(Photo: Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 Palm Springs, CA.  Marla Aufmuth / TED)

TEDYou Session 1  Amy Krouse Rosenthal urges us to rethink “Wandering” as attendees take the stage to give their TEDYou talks.

(Photo: Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 Palm Springs, CA. Michael Brands / TED)

TED begins: TEDActive attendees watch TED live on comfortable bean bags and ergonomic chairs as they listen intently to Atul Gawande’s talk on medical safety practices.

(Photo: Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 Palm Springs, CA.  Marla Aufmuth / TED)

Projects Picnic Lunch: Between sessions attendees gather over a sunny outdoor picnic to connect and reflect on six questions related to giving, urbanization, health, color, progressive ideas, and community and commerce.

(Photo: Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 Palm Springs, CA.  Marla Aufmuth / TED)

“Before I Die”: Attendees are encouraged to contribute their thoughts to the “Before I Die” project, started by TED Fellow and artist Candy Chang, in order to share with one another our hopes and aspirations.

(Photo: Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 Palm Springs, CA.  Marla Aufmuth / TED)

Bing Hack Lab: While everyone else is asleep, the Bing Hack Lab is wide awake from 9pm-7am with one mission in mind: to create a prototype mobile app for individuals with asthma. How will they do it? Only time will tell! Tune in on Thursday to see how it all unfolds.

(Photo: Feb. 27–March 2, 2012 Palm Springs, CA. Michael Brands / TED)

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