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Tom Rielly, the Community Director for the TED Conference leads the new TED Fellows program, which sponsors fifty remarkable individuals from technology, science, the arts and business every year. He is also making a feature length documentary about TEDAfrica Fellow William Kamkwamba. Previously Rielly was founder and CEO of PlanetOut.

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Best of TEDTalks 2011, #13: Addicted to Risk

Posted December 8, 2011 | 11:00:14 (EST)

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Introducing the TEDActive Projects: Travel

Posted March 5, 2011 | 02:20:41 (EST)

For our final edition of TEDActive Projects, we spoke with Bryan Yuji Walker, an associate partner at IDEO, a global design and innovation consulting firm. Walker's projects group examined the theme of travel and the customer experience both on the plane and beyond the terminal.

What brings you...

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Introducing the TEDActive Projects: Social Networks

Posted March 4, 2011 | 11:31:24 (EST)

On our final day of TEDActive 2011, we chat with Amanda Rose, founder of the Connect the Dots Foundation, about her involvement in the TEDActive Projects: Social Networks group.

What brings you to TEDActive this year?

I was lucky enough to be invited by...

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Introducing the TEDActive Projects: Mobility

Posted March 1, 2011 | 22:45:38 (EST)

TEDActive 2011 is well underway, and the open-source nature of the conference is already inspiring collaboration and the exchange of ideas. This year, TEDActive launched a new initiative: TEDActive Projects, shared opportunities to come up with creative "microactions," or easy things we can do to begin...

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Meet TED Fellow Luke Hutchison, Computational Biologist

Posted February 23, 2011 | 08:38:20 (EST)

Luke Hutchison is seeking the blueprint of an organism in its DNA: the pattern language that biology uses to compress large-scale complexity into simple sequences that are robust to mutational noise. Understanding these mechanisms will eventually enable us to grow replacement organs, control cell division in cancer, and mitigate the...

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Meet TED Fellow Prumsodun Ok, Interdisciplinary Artist

Posted February 22, 2011 | 19:58:16 (EST)

The next TED Fellow is Prumsodun Ok. Prumsodun (or "Prum") works to engage diverse communities in his practice as an artist, critic, teacher, writer, and organizer. His art contemplates Rene Daumal's idea of the "avant-garde in antiquity," reinterpreting the gestural vocabulary and ritual function of Cambodian classical dance as a...

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Meet TED Fellow Sey Min, Founder of randomwalks Media Art Studio in Korea

Posted February 22, 2011 | 19:52:13 (EST)

The TED Fellow of the day is Sey Min, a multidisciplinary interactive designer and founder of randomwalks, a media art studio in Seoul. Sey works with live data sets in various media formats to create projects that reimagine how humans relate to technology, society, cities, and environments. Combining elements of...

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Meet TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski, Groundbreaking Farmer and Technologist

Posted February 17, 2011 | 15:54:08 (EST)

Meet Marcin Jakubowski. In 2003, Marcin founded Open Source Ecology (OSE) -- a movement dedicated to the collaborative development of tools for creating off-grid communities using open source tools, permaculture methods, and digital fabrication. The idea is to decentralize technology so that all people can build their own high-quality, sustainable...

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Meet TED Fellow Joshua Roman, 26 year-old Virtuoso Cellist

Posted February 16, 2011 | 21:44:20 (EST)

With TED2011 less than two weeks away, we want to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of the amazing TED Fellows who will be joining us in Long Beach. The TED Fellows program handpicks world-changing innovators from around the globe, and brings them to the TED stage --...

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A Fellowship Program for Young World Changers

Posted February 9, 2009 | 13:49:20 (EST)

How do you help someone who might change the world? You nurture his or her ideas. Then you spread them.

Imagine a party. Now imagine a room in which you find:

- The founder of Africa's first online ad network
- A physicist who uncovered the mathematical patterns...

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