Press Coverage of TEDxNavesink PLAY

Press Coverage of TEDxNavesink PLAY

On May 10, 2014, TEDxNavesink PLAY was held at the Two River Theater in Red Bank. It featured two dozen live talks and entertainments on the surprising ways that play is a positive force in our lives. Here is some of the press coverage from the event.   TEDx shows locals that it pays to(…)

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Flaky Tart’s Marie Jackson Found the Hard Way: Play IS the Answer

Flaky Tart’s Marie Jackson Found the Hard Way: Play IS the Answer

Driving past the Flaky Tart in Atlantic Highlands is damn hard.  A pal and I know we aren’t the only ones to grab a post-workout maple walnut scone at this rock star bakery.  Life is unpredictable and difficult and splitting a delicious treat with a sweaty friend is what makes us human and whole.  Owner(…)

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Red Bank: Putting TEDx into Play Again

Red Bank: Putting TEDx into Play Again

RED BANK: PUTTING TEDx INTO PLAY AGAIN (via redbankgreen) What is TEDx Navesink? Among other things, it’s “nonfiction theater” in which “every talk is a dramatic arc about ideas.” Or so said Rumson-native, software entrepeneur, actor and venture capitalist Brian Smiga speaking to redbankgreen last…

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Lois Holzman: What Does it Mean to Be Alive?

Lois Holzman: What Does it Mean to Be Alive?

TEDxNavesink presenter Lois Holzman will be talking about the role of play in psychology. Here’s a taste of her thoughtful take on our themes this year. As a developmental psychologist, I have to keep up with discoveries and emerging movements in a host of fields outside of psychology—after all, human development is emotional, cultural, political,(…)

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Talk Turns to Play at TEDx

Talk Turns to Play at TEDx

Republished from The Two River TImes. By Mary Ann Bourbeau RED BANK – Planning the TEDxNavesink event was a lot of work for Brian Smiga, in addition to his two full-time jobs, one as a venture capital investor in New York and the other as a video producer. But Smiga isn’t afraid of hard work(…)

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Femgineer Founder Teaches Women How to Launch Their Careers in Tech

Femgineer Founder Teaches Women How to Launch Their Careers in Tech

As a software engineer and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Poornima Vijayashanker’s gift for technology isn’t as much an asset as it is a requirement. But it’s the way she uses her talent and ambition to help others that makes her work so exceptional. While many of us were busy with crayons and blocks, Vijayashanker spent(…)

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