Raghava KK, named by CNN as one of the 10 most remarkable people of 2010, is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is shown in galleries and museums around the world. After he quit formal education at the age of 17 to start his career as a newspaper cartoonist, he is today considered one of India's most successful young artists. Raghava applies his artistic practice outside the gallery space. He is actively involved in a radical education initiative, NuVu Studios, to an offshoot of Harvard and MIT, to redefine creativity in education. He has lectured at several universities and art institutions, including NYU, Carnegie Mellon, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, etc. He serves on the NuVu advisory and has also advised the INK Conference, Singularity University, Innoz, Startup Village, Nytric, and Banto.
In 2011, Raghava's radical iPad book "Pop-it" shook up the concept of the ideal family and won a Kirkus Book Award for Best of 2011. He often collaborates with other artists, and has recently collaborated with Erykah Badu, Paul Simon, and Yann Vasnier, a FIFA Award winning perfumer. Raghava has given three TED talks and this year, will be presenting his brainwave art at TED. He lives and works in New York and India.
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Areas of Expertise
Brainwave Art, interactive art, Creativity & Innovation Specialist, Education Reform, Creativity & Curiosity, Entrepeneurship
An idea worth spreading
I can't promise my children a life without bias. We are all biased, but I promise to bias my children with multiple perspectives.
I'm passionate about
Creativity, Empathy, and new ways of knowing!
Talk to me about
What drives you.
People don't know I'm good at
cooking, training dogs, playing the piano(by ear) and baby sitting!
My TED story
I don't know where to begin. TED has been a tour de force in my life! I love the community and everything it stands for!