On the morning of TED2017’s first day, our TED Fellows continue to blow minds in session 2 of the TED Fellows Talks — including a science demo featuring carnivorous plants, some gorgeous cultural mashups, and an introduction to the fish who won evolution. Do plants have brains? Well, no, but they’re certainly not dumb. And, […]Continue reading
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Uldus Bakhtiozina is a photographer and visual artist who lives and works in Russia. Born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Bakhtiozina studied and worked in graphic design and photography (and even politics, briefly) before settling on her particular style of absurd photos. Whether depicting a young boy in a tutu and Stormtrooper helmet or a hulking man wearing a collar of Barbie dolls, Bakhtiozina challenges gender and cultural norms with humor and magic, creating a fairytale world for the viewer.
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A 12-year-old boy in a Stormtrooper helmet – and a tutu. A hulking man wearing a pre-Raphaelite collar of Barbie dolls. A bride standing wistfully in a garden, her face obscured by a wrestling mask. Russian photo-based artist Uldus Bakhtiozina’s whimsical and surreal images — which feature models as well as herself — raise an eyebrow at identity, gender and cultural stereotypes […]Continue reading
From an eye exam on your phone to bioluminescent sculpture that looks alive: A recap of the TED2014 Fellows Talks, Session 2
Session 2 of Fellows talks at TED2014 was just as unexpected as Session 1. Here, read a recap of each talk in the session. Somi, singer + cultural activist East African songstress Somi brings her smoky voice to the TED Fellows stage, with “Brown, RoundThings for Sale” from her album The Lagos Music Salon. Often […]Continue reading