We're proud to introduce the 2013 class of Senior Fellows! These 12 thought-leaders will be joining the TED community for the next two years starting in 2013.
Julie Freeman (UK) - Artist
UK based artist combining science, technology, and natural systems, in order to create work that questions how we translate nature.
Ayah Bdeir (Lebanon | USA) - Engineer + artist
Lebanese artist, inventor and founder of littleBits, an open-source system of pre-assembled circuits that snap together with magnets – making learning about electronics fun, easy and creative.
Asha de Vos (Sri Lanka) - Blue whale scientist
Sri Lankan cetologist, oceanographer, and PhD candidate studying the unique and unusual population of non-migrating blue whales found only in the Northern Indian Ocean.
Angelo Vermeulen (Belgium) - Artist + scientist
Visual artist, biologist, space researcher and community organiser who creates large-scale collaborative art installations. Currently crew commander of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars simulation in Hawaii.
Genevieve von Petzinger (Canada) - Cave art researcher
Canadian doctoral candidate studying ancient geometric signs from the Ice Age.
Greg Gage (USA) - DIY neuroscientist
DIY neuroscientist and co-founder of Backyard Brains, an organization teaching kids neuroscience through experiments with robotic control of ordinary cockroaches.
Kaustuv de Biswas (India | US) - Digital community builder
Indian design entrepreneur and creator of Sunglass, a cloud-based 3D platform that enables artists and engineers to build things together, regardless of location or device.
Boniface Mwangi (Kenya) - Photo activist
Kenyan photojournalist and founder of Picha Mtaani, a youth-led national reconciliation initiative in Kenya, and Pawa254, a collaborative space for creatives in Nairobi.
Myshkin Ingawale (India) - Medical device innovator
Founder of Biosense Technologies, an Indian medical device company that has created a low-cost instrument that tests for anemia using light, without the need to draw blood.
Camille Seaman (USA) - Polar photographer
Native American photographer whose work captures the harsh beauty of remote Arctic landscapes.
Lars Jan (USA) - Director + media artist
Founder of Early Morning Opera, a genre-bending art lab creating works that chart constellations of ideas using technically innovative live performance, as well as through traditional and emerging media.
Lucianne Walkowicz (USA) - Stellar astronomer
Postdoctoral fellow studying the effects of stellar activity on exoplanets with the Kepler Mission.