Professor Robert Meganck, prolific illustrator, author, consultant and digital pioneer, believes creative problem-solving thrives when we're willing to make mistakes, re-evaluate possibilities, and most of all, have fun. Associate Professor Matt Wallin has worked around the world as a visual effects artist for more than 15 years. His portfolio of work spans numerous feature films and fine art projects, and he has worked along such notable figures in film as George Lucas, Matthew Barney, Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen. 

Together with their peer Dr. Peter Martin, a scientific consultant and adjunct faculty of the VCU Physics department, Robert and Matt are developing a revolutionary digital platform for re-imaging and understanding color — their project will present color in 3D. The design will reflect our dynamic natural experience of color, with variations that reflect movement, light and density.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)