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Chris Anderson

Curator, TED


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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: I am very excited about taking part in the TED prize with my 16 year old daughter who is a keen photographer. We are hoping to photograph some of the homeless people here in Santa Monica and find a central location to post their pictures. This is an issue that is right in front of us every day in this city yet we tend to walk right by. JR's project could help us to start some conversations.
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      Mar 14 2011: Interesting idea. I live in Johannesburg and happened to be in Venice Beach after the TEDActive conference. I must confess, I was shocked to see the number of homeless people at the beach front. I think its a good idea for local communities to start engaging with what is in front of them.

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