Its been an amazing experience the past two days, here's why:
BITS Pilani Goa Campus, as part of QUARK 2010 has organized a live webinar called TEDx BITS Goa. For those who are not aware of TED, its the coolest platform where ideas from all aspects of life are discussed and spread by awesome people. I could attend only a single session of the many sessions which you check out here.
Pranav Mistry with his 'Sixth sense' device, which can make your daily newspaper into the 'daily prophet' from harry potter where you can actually see the pictures in motion and that too just on your normal newspaper. You could even just make an action of clicking pictures with your fingers and the image would be automatically clicked and stored somewhere on your home PC. Integrates computing into our daily life.
Pawan Sinha, Visual Neuroscientist, has done great work in identifying relationship between blindness, visual learning and autism and his project has done wonders to several people in India. Romulus Whitaker with his conservation efforts for the king cobra and gharial, two of India's most magnificent creatures in the wild, showed how our daily lives could affect our very own survival.
The other big thing was WAVES Winter 2009 organized in a span of 7 months after the shift to semester 1 of the academic calender, has proved that 'We BITSians can make waves wherever we go' (Quoted from Anu Hassan's innaugral waves speech, more content from DoJMA).
The Sand sculpture made by the Internationally acclaimed Sand Artist, Mr. Sudarshan Patnaik based on the theme of global warming was an amazing display that enthralled one and all.
Numerous events, worshops, amzing participation from all over the country with sponsors lik Chings, Ibibo, NetCOre and the like with prizes like offers to acts in Pritish Nandy Communications productions for two, 150 hours of recording in Xion labs, delhi, acting school admit to Kishore Namit Kapoor acting school which has alumnus like Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra and judges like Vidya Balan for the Fash P, this is truly India's hottest cultural festival.
A piece of work from Arts and Deco among the numerous that dot the landscape during WAVES, a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The Legacy- BITS Pilani Goa Campus, WAVES Winter 2009 and Marco \m/. Make sure you don't miss any edition of this event!
Grooving to DJ Suketu today, KK tomorrow and Parikrama and Sea Rock on Sunday night. Not to forget the dance worshops, the prom night, mocktail, 3D photography, ambigram and other cool workshops..this is an amazing week of our live :)