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Chris Anderson

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How will you take part in JR's TED Prize wish?

First, if you haven't seen it yet, watch the amazing TED Prize speech given by French street artist JR. He's initiating a spectacular global art project that anyone can participate in. But how? This is up to the creative imagination of people around the world.
- Is there an amazing "invisible person" you know of, whose portrait should be shared with the world?
- Is there a tough issue you'd like to stand up for in public with your own portrait?
- Can you imagine energizing a local community around either of these?
- Can you imagine finding a spectacular local site to post giant portraits?
- Other thoughts? (You may spark something for someone else!)

Topics: TED Prize art
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    Mar 7 2011: uploaded a photo last night to http://www.insideoutproject.net/ . now considering how Seattle photographers and attendees of TEDxRainier can engage. I think we may have a portrait-taking salon one evening, where we meet and hold a discussion about what we stand for, then do a photo shoot. My personal stand is for safe neighborhoods where anyone can walk unthreatened at any time. Neighborhoods and cities can be safe places for all people.
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      Mar 7 2011: Phil, I don't know your time-frame, but my wife and I are moving from North Idaho to Seattle this summer (August-September) and I'd be very interested in learning more about your project.

      Thom George
    • Mar 7 2011: Phil, Great idea! I am interested in portrait photo "messages" about public health issues, such as smoking, vaccines, homelessness. A great venue would be Seattle Center--the 50th Anniversary of the World's Fair is coming up April 21, 2012.

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