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Learn more about the class of 2013 Fellows! These 21 trailblazers will be joining us in Long Beach, CA for TED2013: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered..


Alicia Eggert (USA) - Interdisciplinary artist
American interdisciplinary artist whose work primarily takes the form of kinetic, electronic and interactive sculpture.

Antonio Torres (Mexico) - Architect + naturalist
Mexican artist, architect and co-founder of The Bittertang Farm, a small design farm that explores expressions and sensations through media and architecture.

Baile Zhang (China | Singapore) - Electrical engineer
 Chinese electrical engineer and physicist who has created the first macroscopic invisibility cloak.

Ben Burke (USA) - Writer, performer + designer
American interdisciplinary artist, puppeteer, junkyard tinkerer and co-founder of Apocalypse Puppet Theater and the Stars & Garters Theater Company.

Christine Sun Kim (USA) - Sound artist + composer
Korean-American artist and educator who uses the medium of sound through technology to investigate and rationalize her relationship with sound and spoken languages.

Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya) - Found object artist
Kenyan self-taught painter and sculptor who primarily uses junk materials to make his works, including striking eyewear.

David Lang (USA) - Maker + writer
American co-founder of OpenROV, a community of DIY ocean explorers and developers of low-cost, open-source underwater robots.

Jinha Lee (South Korea) - Inventor + interaction researcher
South Korean inventor and interaction researcher who explores new ways to leverage physical space and objects to interface with the digital world.

Kibwe Tavares (UK) - Filmmaker + architect 
British filmmaker and co-founder of Factory Fifteen, a film and animation studio exploring new methods of visual storytellng. 

Kitra Cahana (Canada) - Photographer
Canadian photographer who has spent the past three years researching and documenting nomadic youth identities in the United States.

Tunde Jegede (Nigeria | UK) - Composer
UK-based composer, producer, cellist and kora (African harp) player who fuses Western classical music with African traditions.

Louisa Preston (UK) - Astrobiologist
British astrobiologist and planetary geologist studying life in Earth's most extreme environments, hoping to someday find life on Mars.

Miriah Meyer (USA) - Science visualization designer 
American designer who creates interactive visualization systems that help scientists make sense of complex data.

Mohammad Herzallah (Palestine) - Neuroscientist
Founder of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative, working to create an infrastructure for neuroscience research and to train the next generation of neuroscientists in Palestine.

Negin Farsad (USA | Iran) - Comedian + filmmaker
Iranian-American stand-up comedian and filmmaker currently working on "The Muslims are Coming!", a film that follows Muslim-American comedians on the road as they perform, meet locals and counter Islamophobia.

Paul Wicks (UK) - Medical architect
British medical entrepreneur and lead scientist for PatientsLikeMe, an online community allowing people living with medical conditions to track their illnesses, share their experiences and contribute to research.

Renee Hlozek (South Africa | USA) - Cosmologist 
South African cosmologist working to better understand the initial conditions of the universe – the tiny fluctuations that grew to be the large structures we see today, such as galaxies.

Ryan Holladay (USA) - Musical artist
American artist and co-founder of BLUEBRAIN, a music and technology duo creating site-specific sound installations, interactive concerts and GPS-based compositions for sites across the country.  

Safwat Saleem (Pakistan | USA) - Graphic designer + satirist 
Pakistani graphic designer, filmmaker and artist who uses humor to tell stories of people (and creatures) who have the odds stacked against them. 

Shivani Siroya  (USA | India) - Mobile finance entrepreneur 
Indian-American founder and CEO of InVenture, a mobile technology company creating a text-messaging platform that provides credit scores and accounting tools to anyone with a mobile phone.


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