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Data researcher Jean-Baptiste Michel made his first piece of art … and the Whitney Museum acquired it

Jean-Baptiste Michel has sold a small sculpture to the Whitney Museum of American Art. A major museum acquiring a piece—that’s a big moment for any artist.  829 more words

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Of masks & magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images that poke fun at stereotypes

A 12-year-old boy in a Stormtrooper helmet – and a tutu. A hulking man wearing a pre-Raphaelite collar of Barbie dolls. A bride standing wistfully in a garden, her face obscured by a wrestling mask. 1,431 more words

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How data constellations tell a story: MAPPing the TED Fellows network and the conflict in Syria

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What’s this galaxy-like cluster of dots and lines? It’s the TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP, a rich and interactive web that shows the patterns of cross-disciplinary collaboration among TED Fellows over the past four years. 833 more words

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A jewel of the city: Aziza Chaouni on restoring the Fez River

The Fez River winds through the city’s medina – Fez’s historic medieval center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Heavily contaminated, almost an open sewer, it was covered over with concrete to contain the smell; it was all but forgotten in recent decades.  2,907 more words

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A TED Fellows tour of Vancouver

With 12 mainstage sessions and 5 sessions of All-Stars, there wasn’t much time for exploring Vancouver during TED2014. As a great prequel to the conference, … 99 more words

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We Are Many: Filmmaker Taghi Amirani talks about his new documentary, 7 years in the making, about the largest protest in history

As the Fellows program turns five, we catch up with Iranian filmmaker Taghi Amirani – a member of the Fellows inaugural class and the first recipient of the  917 more words

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Tiny and beautiful worlds: Talking molecular animation with TED2014 Fellow Janet Iwasa

At the TED2014 Fellows talks, Janet Iwasa’s astonishing video — which showed the process of molecular self-assembly — went by very quickly, a flurry of green strands and fragments fluttering, before flying into the shape of a soccer ball. 700 more words

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