USC Games director Tracy Fullerton pushes boundaries, touts range

May 13, 2014

Social Guidance Film

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Social guidance film
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The 4th TEDxJakarta was held on Saturday, May 15th, at Kementerian Pemuda dan Olahraga (Kemenegpora) Theatre, 1.30 to 6 PM. And here’s our amazing speaker lineup:

Beginning with the business of selling donuts during his high school years and experimenting with selling cooking oil, shoes, and lamps, Elang Gumilang, the 25-year-old entrepreneur, is now in the thriving business of property development. Unlike the prevalent high-end targeted market however, Elang boldly took the challenge of providing housing for the lower-end market with a socially conscientious drive. Seeing that most Indonesians, young and old, are deprived of the privilege of owning a house, he creates a new benchmark of low-income housing that is both commercially competitive and socially responsible.

Named as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine along with the likes of Al Gore, Muhammad Yunus, and Thomas Friedman, Anies Baswedan has long been devoted to public policy and education ever since his college days where he headed the student senate. Apart from being one of the youngest university rectors in Indonesia, he was also chosen to be one of the Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum 2009 as well as named to be one of the 20 influential people in the world that would bring about global change in 20 years by Foresight Magazine for his outstanding dedication in empowering the people through education, hence contributing to the nation.

Wahyu Aditya, considered by Businessweek as one of Asia’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2009, is an animator activist who is not only exceptionally talented in creating animation, but also seeks to empower existing as well as potential animators to further expand the animation industry by starting an animation film festival, open an animation school called HelloMotion Academy that currently teaches 900 students, and help create business opportunities in the creative industry. Winner of British Council’s International Young Screen Entrepreneur Design and Screen Award 2007 in London, Wadit dreams of having his own animation film and a theme park of animation characters of his own creation.

Acknowledged in President Obama’s speech as a great social entrepreneur for rural electrification at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in April 2010, the Ashoka Fellow Tri Mumpuni is an activist who has helped countless number of villages in being electricity-independent by building community-based micro hydroelectric power plants. Her ultimate goal is for this self-sufficient supply of electricity to maximize the potential of these villages so that they may be comprehensively sustainable. Also a WWF Climate Hero in 2005 and one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Asia named by GlobeAsia magazine, Tri Mumpuni is involved in various areas of government policymaking in the electricity sector to further the cause of the marginalized people of Indonesia.

Realizing the absolute richness of the body of Indonesian traditional musical instruments, KunoKini beautifully and innovatively plays these age-long instruments with a modern and youthful edge, hence the name that means combining the old with the now. Formed incidentally in 2003 while being completely unfamiliar with the odd-looking traditional percussion, KunoKini’s musical prowess have taken them to perform at places like Germany and Australia as they are driven by their unique passion of music and curiosity about the breadth of Indonesian cultural diversity. With their goal of popularizing ethnic music, KunoKini is also nominated in this year’s pop-culture Indonesian Cutting Edge Music Awards.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

All pictures are taken by Lalitia Apsari (twitter.com/lalitia).

USC Games director Tracy Fullerton pushes boundaries, touts diversity
“If you think about how games will be used in medicine, healthcare, education, politics and social activism, we need to open up a lot more in our view,” said Fullerton, who is far more T-shirt-casual than professorial in style and demos games with a …
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