Funky Signs: Mythbusting at TEDxCluj

Text & photos © Estrella Azul

In February 2016, there was a TEDxCluj event organized at the Florin Piersic cinema in downtown Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The theme was myth-busting.

A sign stuck on the washroom door urged people to lock it after going inside. Or they’ll be like a myth—busted!

The event consisted of five sessions: Me & Myths, Me & Work, Me & Tech, Me & My Body and Me & Society.

Some of the topics busted during these sessions were:

Data is boring
Is one really more efficient if multitasking
Only rich people can afford a chauffeur
We all see the same reality
Good parents sacrifice themselves

There was also a Tech & Innovation expo which I found very interesting. There were booths with several 3D printers, wooden watches, 3D glasses and roller-coaster simulators (which I tried!), and really cool headphones.

Even though I think the organizers could have approached better-prepared speakers for several of the topics, it was all-in-all a fun day!


Estrella in the Greek Amphitheatre ruins, Taormina, Sicily

Estrella Azul is a young emerging writer, passionate about reading, floral art and photography, with an artistic personality and a soulful outlook on life. She is a Hungarian girl living and writing from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the capital of historical region Transylvania. Estrella is our European correspondent, she currently serves as the photo editor here at Milliver’s Travels, and she dreams of embarking on a round-the-world trip. To read more of her creative writing, her thoughts and daily happenings, visit Life’s a stage – WebBlog©. Read more of her stories on Milliver’s Travels by visiting Estrella’s story index.


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