As part of a TEDxKonstanz conference from March 2-5, 2021, Princeton Professor of Engineering Naomi Leonard gives a talk on “Flock Logic: How Groups Move in Nature, by Design, and on Stage.” Leonard collaborates with artists and contributed to the making of the 2016 dance piece “There Might Be Others” in collaboration with dance faculty member Rebecca Lazier and music faculty member Dan Trueman. The live talk will be archived for later viewing.

TEDxKonstanz is an event organized by students and members of the University of Konstanz and the Max-Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. This event theme is “Kaleidoscope: Patterns in Nature and Society”. A kaleidoscope evokes the image of shifting patterns. It communicates the idea that patterns can arise from and be influenced by many things, varying with our perspective and changing over time. View the full schedule of events

The format will be fully virtual and will be live broadcasted, giving the opportunity to open a discussion to anyone interested in the topic. Talks are available in both English and German.


The conference events are virtual and free for all to attend. Register to get the livestream link or to reserve tickets for live audience Q&A discussions with speakers following the talks.