VIDEO: World Record Breaking Yoga

October 16, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Andy Garcia

Lisa Jaya Waters broke the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous yoga at TEDxSMU on Saturday, Oct. 16.

Waters world breaking feat was an effort to raise awareness for the charity Baal Dan and their mission to help improvised children in India.

After breaking the record Waters continued with her yoga in order to beat the record time for the women’s longest continuous yoga. Due to the rules of the Guinness World Records, Waters second record will not be added to the book.

Waters on the verge of breaking the world record for the longest continuous yoga:

VIDEO: Interview with Lisa Jaya Waters from on Vimeo.

Waters breaks the record the world record for the longest continuous yoga:

VIDEO: Lisa Jaya Waters Breaks Yoga Record from on Vimeo.

TEDxSMU: Virtual Paint Exhibit

October 16, 2010 by · Comments Off 

Posted By Aida Ahmed

While we were on the sixth floor of the Wyly Theatre we came across an interesting exhibit set up for guests of TEDxSMU. Robert Davidson of Dallas Makerspace showed Andy Garcia how to use a virtual paint canvas, a creation of the inventors at the local laboratory.

Dallas Makerspace is similiar to a hackerspace. The community workshop and laboratory is comprised of local artists, engineers, makers and creators that work together to collect tools and resources for individual and community projects in order to promote science and technology.

The way the canvas works is the “artist” dunks a large paintbrush into a virtual can of paint and begins to draw on the canvas. Check out Andy’s demonstration of the exhibit.

VIDEO: TEDxSMU Dallas Makerspace Exhibit from on Vimeo.

TEDxSMU at the Wyly Theatre

October 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Video: TEDxSMU from on Vimeo.

Join Aida Ahmed and Andy Garcia as they cover the second annual TEDxSMU conference at the Wyly Theatre in Downtown Dallas. The conference brings together innovative minds from the fields of technology, entertainment and design, as well as other disciplines.

This sign, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' stands behind the registration booths at TEDxSMU. (PHOTO BY AIDA AHMED / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

Guests for TEDxSMU fill the Wyly Theatre in downtown Dallas Saturday morning. (PHOTO BY AIDA AHMED / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

Win Free Tickets To The SMU TEDxCHANGE Webcast

September 13, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Aida Ahmed

The Technology, Entertainment and Design forum is coming to SMU. TEDx is made up of local, self-organized events to bring people together. This year the university is hosting TEDxSMU events, starting with an arts salon and exhibit and ending with the TEDxSMU conference in October.

So how can you be a part of TEDxSMU?

TEDxSMU and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth are hosting a live webcast of TEDxChange: “The Future We Make” from New York on Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in the Collins Executive Education Center, and you have a chance to be in attendance. The webcast will focus on the United Nations’ millennium goals of tackling global issues like poverty, child mortality and disease by 2015. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will convene the webcast.

SMU is giving away ten tickets to the webcast for the first ten Daily Mustang readers who e-mail us a picture of themselves holding a sign stating their ideas for a better world. starting with the phrase, “In Our Future…”

For more information on your submission visit the Gates Foundation.

E-mail all submissions to