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ted fellows | Mar 23rd, 2016

Prison to the Pen: Introducing New Speaker Mitchell S. Jackson

When the story’s all but written, how do we change the ending? When the cycle of poverty, drugs, and incarceration seems etched in stone, what can we do to break it? Award-winning author and 2016 TED Fellow Mitchell S. Jackson tells audiences firsthand. Jackson grew up in hardscrabble Northeast... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Apr 28th, 2015

How To Control Someone Else With Your Brain: TED Fellow Greg Gage

Many TED talks are, in some way, about the power of the human mind—whether they’re showcasing incredible new innovations, presenting bold new developments in the design world, or talking about the changes people can make in the world. But at this year’s TED 2015, Lavin speaker and TED Fellow Greg... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Feb 5th, 2013

Neighborland, a New Digital Tool by Candy Chang, Improves Public Spaces

There are undoubtedly things about your neighborhood that you wish you could change. As public space artist Candy Chang explains in a recent talk at a Creative Sante Fe event, there are people in your community who probably share your vision. The problem is that they don't have the means to team up... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Dec 17th, 2012

Before I Die by Candy Chang: A Spreading Phenomenon

Candy Chang's Before I Die started in a local New Orleans community—and now it's begun to spread across the country. The project by Chang, a Senior TED Fellow, used public space as a real-life message board where residents were encouraged to share what they wanted to accomplish before their time on... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Dec 6th, 2012

Environmentalism Through The Lens: TED Profiles Camille Seaman [VIDEO]

"At the age of 32, this little switch came on inside me and I knew I wanted to be a photographer," Camille Seaman says in an interview on the TED blog. "That was what I was going to use to make a statement about life on this Earth and the importance of appreciating what we have here. With that... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Nov 6th, 2012

Your Deepest Secrets, Made Public: Candy Chang's New Project

Candy Chang's latest project, Confessions, is taking the mantra "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" to a whole new level. As the artist in residence at The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas this past summer, the TED Senior Fellow transformed the hotel's gallery space into a living, breathing... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Nov 1st, 2012

On Campus: TED Fellow Candy Chang Brings 'Before I Die' To Doane College

TED Fellow Candy Chang, the international public spaces artist, is bringing her popular 'Before I Die' installation to Nebraska. Candy will help Doane College students recreate the interactive exhibit—which The Atlantic called "one of the most creative community projects ever,”—and will give a free,... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Oct 14th, 2012

Lavin's TED Fellows: "Radically Transforming the World Today" [VIDEO]

Lavin is pleased to represent some of the most fascinating TED fellows around—speakers who are, as David Lavin, president of The Lavin Agency, says "radically transforming the world today." "If you're looking for an inspirational speaker, rather than have someone that says 'Hey, you can do anything... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Oct 10th, 2012

Teach Students to Design Solutions: TED Fellow Juliette LaMontagne [VIDEO]

"Why [aren't] we asking students to do more than learn about the problem? They need to be part of designing the solutions," says TED Fellow Juliette LaMontagne in her TEDx talk. After teaching for many years, LaMontagne discovered that the traditional style of learning practiced in most schools... Continue Reading →
ted fellows | Sep 24th, 2012

Looking Up: Astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz Searches the Stars

Lavin's new exclusive speaker is Lucianne Walkowicz, a TED Fellow and Astrophysicist working on NASA's Kepler mission. She studies the inscrutable faces of the stars for clues to their inner workings, with a particular interest in how their high energy radiation influences the habitability of... Continue Reading →
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