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TEDxBerkeley 2019

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I was invited to live paint the entire day of wonderful, inspiring and fascinating presentations and performances at the TEDxBerkeley 2019: Infle(x)ion in the Zellerbach Auditorium of the UC Berkeley campus on March 9th, 2019 where they were celebrating their tenth anniversary. See the TEDxBerkeley YouTube channel to see video of all the presentations and performances and the TEDxBerkeley 2019 List of Speakers & Performers for their social media handles, links and web sites (I’ve also included their web site links below).

I created a single painting throughout the day using the latest iPad Pro 12.9 with Apple Pencil 2 and the Procreate app. In the video (above) you can see the time-lapse replay of the entire painting process, accompanied by Andrew Chen’s beautiful rendition of Schubert’s Piano Sonata in G Major which he played as everyone gathered in the morning, and see the moment when Royce Lovett had everyone light up the hall with their phones as he sang his beautiful and moving song Ballad (Fly).

I am absolutely AMAZED by how you brought our talks to life in your art. Thank you for all of your incredible work and support for our event.
Saher Daredia, TEDxBerkeley Co-Curator

Thank you so much for joining us this year! Our team, speakers, and audience really appreciated your beautiful artwork and presence at the event!
Madhav Nekkar, TEDxBerkeley Co-Curator

Below are the various stages of the painting, representing all the presenters and performers in chronological order as they appeared on stage.

Andrew Chen, Piano

Opening Remarks: Saher Daredia and Madhav Nekkar (TEDxBerkeley Co-Curators), and Jenny Flores (Bank of the West – a key sponsor for event)

UC Berkeley Raas Ramzat

Jeremy Richman – My deepest condolences to Jeremy’s family and friends on his tragic passing.

Adrianna Quintero

Miko Fogarty

Tim Freke

Heather Bowerman

Scott Stephens

Shontina Vernon


Nanxi Liu in conversation with Aaron Cheiliah

Haroon Moghul

Amberly Lago

Ben Goertzel

Niloufar Talebi

Dan Mulhern

Royce Lovett

UC Jazz

David J. Peterson

Fernando Perez

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Zhen Dao

Eoin Harrington and Lucinda Belle

My time-lapse replay was shown during breaks in the Zellerbach Hall lobby area and then afterwards at the reception. Here are some photos:

Watching replay in the lobby

With Niloufar and my painting of her on stage

With Amberly and a print of my painting of her on stage

Thanks and congratulations to the fabulous TEDxBerkeley team (including all the amazing volunteers) on a great event and on their tenth anniversary! Thanks also to all the Zellerbach Hall and UC Berkeley staff who helped.

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