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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 26 2011: I'm trying to decide what would be an effective image to place on both sides of the border wall - between Mexico and the US.

    Also, Juarez, Mexico and El Paso have several views towards each other.

    Again, cannot decide what an effective image would be. Ideas? Sparks?

    Inspired to create a lesson around this for my class. I'll review border issues and show/explain the project. It will be interesting to see what my middle school students come up with. Our community is less than 15 miles from the border. I'll post outcomes if time allows.

    Thank you for starting this thread, Marisa
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      Mar 28 2011: That's an awesome idea! I wish my middle class teacher had been that cool XD

      Sadly, I'm coming up light on ideas for your image though...I would try and do something that kind of satirizes the anti-immigrant hysteria in the US maybe, but idk what a good image would be either :/

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