TEDxUCSD | 2017 | christopher-lew
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Christopher Lew¬†’18

Computer Science

Speaker Relations

Tell us about yourself!
I like to play video games! My position on this team is that of the Speakers Team, so we have the privilege of inviting people to speak at our event! That is the greatest honour to do so, and I am really grateful for the opportunity to do so.
What is your favorite TED talk and why?

My favorite TED talk is by Amy Cuddy who teaches us the power of body language. Her TED talk is already a favorite among many, but for me, I began to use the techniques taught in that video to bring amazing change to my life.

What enticed you to choose your major(s) and/or minor(s)?
I legitimately just picked it because I liked video games! And here I am now three years later! #noregrets.
What is your interpretation of this years TEDxUCSD theme, Madness and Miracles?
My interpretation of this year’s theme is that nothing comes from the ordinary, but from the extraordinary. People believed Jesus to be a mad for claiming to be the Son of God, and now the religion he is the figurehead for has the largest following of all world religions. JFK once said, “We choose to go to the moon. Not because they are easy – but because they are hard”. Einstein blew open the gates of newtonian mechanics with his revolutionary theory on relativity. Miracles only happen when we encourage the madness in us all.
Who/What inspires you?
One of my friends inspires me because they exemplify what it means to be of good character. This person puts his head to the grindstone and powers through difficulty. He laughs in the face of danger. He brings out the best in other people. He’s like Naruto – just not as obnoxious as Naruto.
If you could have a super power what would it be and why?
The power to see 2 minutes ahead in time, so I can maximize my profits on the stock market.
What's one thing you can't live without?
My laptop.
What is one life goal that you have?
To be happy!
Choose a song to describe you and explain why you chose this song.
“Hey Young World” by Fashawn! This song describes me because it tells me the story of my life, and the future it entails for me, as long as I work hard and believe in myself. I don’t normally think rap music describes me, but in this instance, I can’t think of a song more fitting.