WikiStage PantheonSorbonne 1
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    Pantheon-Sorbonne University, also known as Paris 1, is a public research university in Paris, France. The first WikiStage event under its auspices was organized in April 2015 with the theme "Innovation 2.0".

WikiStage SoScience 1
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    The first WikiStage SoScience conference was organized in May 2015. It brought together successful entrepreneurs and researchers to discuss the theme of "Responsible Innovation". Enjoy the WikiTalks below!

WikiStage MEDEF
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    The MEDEF's only objective is to make France a winner and its only obsession is employment. That is why the MEDEF and the enterprises of France are proposing, loudly and clearly, a real ambition for our country. An ambition which gives meaning to the efforts and reforms needed in the next few years.The ambition to create 1 million jobs in 5 years.

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    A WikiStage event organized at the Military School (Ecole Militaire) in Paris with a theme "In France we do not have oil but young people full of ideas".

WikiStage in der Französischen Botschaft in Berlin
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    WikiStage in der Französischen Botschaft in Berlin


Will your future be 3D printed?
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    The talk focuses on the role of the 3D printers, machines that create three-dimensional objects from a digital files, in the close future. Started off as an industrial piece of technology in the 1980s, 3D printing is now adapted to an everyday user. The technique could be found useful in various domains such as medical bioprinting or architecture yet the knowledge about is still not yet developed. Further education about it could unlock its full potential.

    "They will be everywhere, they will print anything, and these fantastic machines are called 3D Printers."

    "Education will really be the key to unlock the potential of 3D printing. Kids are fascinating to watch when they work with this technology."

    "All right, let's do a little bit of sight fight. They will be everywhere, they will print anything, whatever we want to, whenever we want to, and those fantastic machines are called 3D printers. And what they do is that instead of removing material, they build objects from nothing, layer by layer, depositing a variety of material. And so the question I'm asking is will our future be 3D printed? Will we go to a restaurant and have a 3D printed steak? I don't know if you've heard about it, but houses are starting to be 3D printed. And so the reality right now is a little bit different. I don't think that anyone in the room has a 3D printer right now. I have one, I use it quite a lot and it gets me really excited about the potential future of this technology, and fascinated by the current applications. So what is interesting about 3D printing is that it started as an industrial technology in the mid eighties, and the key date is when the patent expired in the middle of the last decade, allowing makers to start building their own machines. They now sell it for couple hundred dollars. You can build it, assemble it yourself, modify it, of course use it and this with minimal technical knowledge. And what is great is that even though I won't be able to print all my footwear or stuff from my kitchen with my 3D printer, I can still print very interesting things with my machine at home. For example this is reduced model of an arm that you can use, if you want, as a cast for immobilizing if you have a wound.This is a toy cat that's shiny and nice. And the one i really like is this musical instrument".(...)




What are the biological challenges of going to space?
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    Space travel is one of mankind's greatest achievements of the 20th century. As we explore our universe more and more thoroughly, we face many challenges, but the biggest might be how to adapt to an environment where there is no gravity.

    "We put the International Space Station up there to remind ourselves of the fact that we as a species can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and that we have the potential to explore space."

    "The international space station allowed us, for the first time, to study the biological affects of staying in space for long periods of time and what we found wasn't pretty."

    "Astronauts can lose up to 20% of their muscle mass just in first two weeks of being in space."

    "We know that we, as a species, will not be satisfied unless we are traveling the stars."



How can I create a vision for my future?
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    Antonio Meza shows how to make our life vision more concrete.

    "The vision is not only visual, it's a sensorial representation of what you want for yourself and for others in life"

    "Life can be great if you dedicate yourself to connect with your purpose and make it happen"




Who is the teacher in the 21st century?
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    When you think about the future of education or the future of learning, there's one question that I think really matters and that is really important - 'Who's the teacher?' Because 'Who's the teacher' ultimately is a decisive factor in what we learn and how we learn. And when I’m talking about teacher I’m not referring to just a school teachers, but in larger sense of the term – ’Who is the person that we learn from?’.

    As you can see, I’m an artist. No, I’m not, but I’m very proud of the drawing. To illustrate a short history of the evolution of sharing knowledge: It all starts with cave men around the fireplace sharing their stories about the best hunting ground. Fast forward: Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press, so you don’t have this one-to-one sharing, but one-to-many, where one author can have many readers, thanks to new technology. Then, Jimmy Wales brings us Wikipedia and with the Internet, we now know that it is possible to not only have one-to-one or one-to-many sharing model, but many-to-many model of sharing knowledge: many contributors writing an article, many people reading it. And, YouTube was invented, and since then, humanity watches cat videos.

    Well, there are not only cat videos, there are educational videos out there. There are platforms such as Coursera edX and MOOC University courses that you can watch online and there are great websites for educational videos such as KhanAcademy or TED Talks. Well, what all these projects that I’ve just showed you on the slide have in common is that they still embrace the old educational model of one-to-many or few-to-many, so you still have this elitist club or few teachers from great universities (e.g. Harvard) or these celebrities at TED who share their knowledge or spread their ideas to the rest of the world. What I think is where we're going towards is the same trend as what happened to books to Wikipedia, to pass on from one-to-many to many-to-many model. And this also in the case of educational videos.

    So, you might say: ’There is YouTube’. Let me ask you a question: ’Who of you has created a YouTube video?’ Please rise your hand. Ok, so there are some hands in the room. Now, think about that last YouTube video that you made. ’What was it?’ ’Was the main purpose of that video entertainment? Did you for example filmed you cat or a holiday video or was it a party video? Or was the main purpose of this video education? Did you pass on a message? Did you share an idea? Did you help somebody to learn with this video? Whose YouTube video was rather entertainment? Please rise your hand. Ok, almost the same. And whose video was education? Ok. I would say that there is a majority of entertainment in this room and that is reflected when you go to YouTube website.

    My point is: YouTube is a collaborative video platform but it is not an educational video platform. You cannot be sure that the content that you find is good quality and you certainly can't be sure that you won't be distracted. What I think that we need is a collaborative video learning platform. In a world where people share super cat jump fail and upload Charlie bit my finger videos, how can we get to a place where people actually share what matters with videos.

    I believe that there is a great place where this is already happening and that is conferences. Conferences such as this one. There are conferences happening all around the world. People are on stage and they are sharing their knowledge with others. This is the map of WikiStage conferences at the moment. We have seen that many people such as volunteers that organized this conference here today are giving a voice, are giving a platform to remarkable people around them and give more speakers the stage. If we can leverage the power of a video where a speaker in the room doesn't only share his knowledge with the people he has in front of him but thanks to the cameras we have in this room shares it with the world on this collaborative learning video platform, we can create the content for such a collaborative video library.

    Who is the teacher in the 21st century? We all are. And the idea that you can have a powerful voice is a very powerful one, that's big, because I believe that not only do we have the right to freedom of speech -„Liberté d’expression“, we were all standing at the Place de la République in January fighting for the freedom of expression- I believe that we also have an obligation to share and to contribute to the debates that are happening in our society. You might say: ‘But I have nothing new to add, all the knowledge is already out there’. I would disagree. You have unique experiences and ideas and you have a unique perspective on things that is not already out there. And it's not just about what is being shared but also about who says it and how. So, tonight I would like to encourage you to think of yourself not just as a consumers of knowledge, but as the creators, as the authors of your unique peace of knowledge. So, let’s all together create a truly democratic society in which we all share what matters. 



How imagination, craziness and naivety can build tomorrow?
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    "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Is that really true today? In the world where access to information is more than easy, knowledge can be reached by anyone. But what about imagination?"

    "Of course technology offers beautiful and wonderful things to see but we forget too often to use our other senses which make work our imagination"

    "Yes, it is very important for a child to invent its own world where he could be the hero."

    "Naivety detaches us from the technique and allows us to invent incredible, impossible, and improbable things."

    "Craziness, naivety and expertise is a combination which could make your idea real one day"

    "What I am telling you today is to be a pioneer. Do not be afraid to imagine impossible things thanks to imagination. That's the reflection I offer you today: do not stop thinking like a child"