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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 9 2011: I have been considering two options

    1- Some collaborative effort between TEDsters in Pakistan and India using the power of imagery as a suggestion to peace in the region, maybe the pictures of eyes sprayed across the border, the most accessible border crossing being the Wagah border can be used to make a statement of peace in the region, this needs a collaborative effort between the two nations and will also send a strong message as well

    2- Another suggestion would be to launch a massive effort in Pakistan using the pictures [eyes] of victims of terrorism [bomb blasts and other heinous attacks on peace loving people] and using their images to plaster them across Pakistan as if to suggest that these people are looking back at you.

    Both ideas are workable solutions, and a few friends are already working with the hope of starting this effort on a wider scale, possibly hope to orchestrate this during an upcoming TEDx event in Karachi or likewise

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