Aanmelden kan tot 18 april 2014

Het TED Fellows Programma zoekt twintig multidisciplinaire wereldverbeteraars, om bij ons aan te sluiten op TEDGlobal 2014, van 2 tot 11 oktober 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazillië.

Meld je vandaag aan! www.ted.com/fellows/apply

Aanmelden kan tot 18 april 2014

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Wie kan aanmelden?

We zoeken naar andere deelnemers dan vele andere leiderschaps-geörienteerde programma’s. In plaats van zakenmensen, professionals, beleidsmakers en overheidsambtenaren, focust het TED Fellows-programma op doeners, makers, uitvinders, pleiters, filmmakers en fotografen, muzikanten en artiesten, wetenschappers, ondernemers, ngo-leidinggevenden en mensenrechten-activisten. We selecteren personen voor het TED Fellowship uit alle disciplines, gebaseerd op hun eerdere prestaties, op het potentieel van hun werk om een positieve impact te hebben en op basis van hun karaktersterkte.

Kandidaten moeten ouder zijn dan 18 en vloeiend Engels spreken. Het TED Fellows-programma is familie van de hele wereld en we moedigen vooral Latijns-Amerikaanse kandidaten aan om zich aan te melden voor het TEDGlobal 2014 fellowship.

Over TEDGlobal 2014

Voor het TEDGlobal 2014 fellowship sluiten Fellows aan bij de TED community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilië van 6-10 oktober 2014, waar ze aan de volledige conferentie van TEDGlobal 2014 zullen deelnemen. Voorafgaand vindt een driedaagse Fellows-conferentie plaats, speciaal ontworpen om hun werk te inspireren, te bekrachtigen en te ondersteunen. Op de conferentie zullen Fellows waardevolle vaardigheidstrainingen krijgen en een korte talk geven aan de TED community. Deze wordt gefilmd en in beschouwing genomen voor publicatie op TED.com. Fellows krijgen toegang tot de conferentie, transport naar en logies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilië van 2 tot 11 oktober 2014

Het TED Fellowship-programma

Het TED Fellowship brengt jonge vernieuwers uit de hele wereld samen om hun werk te delen, om deel te nemen aan de TED community en nieuwe vaardigheden te leren. Elk jaar selecteert TED 40 prominente mensen van over de hele wereld via een uitgebreid aanmeldingsproces om deel te nemen aan ofwel de TED of TEDGlobal-conferentie. Op de TED-conferentie nemen Fellows deel aan een exclusieve voor-conferentie waar ze elkaar ontmoeten, ideeën delen en hun vaardigheden aanscherpen op workshops waar hen een paar verrassingen te wachten staan. TED Fellows presenteren hun eigen TED Talk of de conferentie – een ongeëvenaarde kans om hun ongewone ideeën te delen.

Met een wereldnetwerk van 328 personen uit 83 landen is het TED Fellows-programma een centrum voor samenwerking en innovatie over vele disciplines.

Programma voordele

Gedurende hun fellowship, hebben Fellows toegang tot onze lopende programma’s: zoals SupporTED, een kosteloos professioneel coaching- en mentoring-programma. Ze kunnen werken met een PR-expert die hen helpt hun laatste prestaties te delen en hebben de mogelijkheid om te tekenen bij een agent of boekagent. TED Fellows zijn uiterst actief in een speciaal afgeschermd online netwerk, waarbij samenwerking tussen disciplines mogelijk wordt gemaakt. Ze organiseren regionale ontmoetingen of retraites, voortbouwend op het vuur ontwikkeld op de TED Conferentie. TED Fellows hebben ook de kans om zich aan te melden voor een Senior Fellowship voor nog eens twee jaar engagement in de grotere TED community.

Meer informatie:
Bezoek: www.ted.com/fellows
Volg: @tedfellow
Bekijk: www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks
Word lid van: www.facebook.com/TEDFellow
Lees: http://tedfellows.posterous.com

Translation credit: Christel Foncke, Valérie Boor

Off-track explorations: post-TED Vancouver with Jorge Mañes Rubio

Artist and perpetual tourist Jorge Mañes Rubio makes art inspired by the unexplored, ignored, and abandoned places on Earth. (Read more about his current project to create a micronation in an underprivileged Amsterdam neighborhood here.) After TED2014, he stayed on in Vancouver to explore, and found a few spots you wouldn’t likely see on the beaten path, from a derelict floating McDonald’s to a Sikh temple.

“I was lucky to be able to spend some time in Vancouver after TED2014,” says Rubio. “I didn’t want to leave without having the chance to get to know the city a little bit better, from well known spots in downtown to hidden gems outside the city. During the very busy week at TED it’s hard to find time to explore the city, so if you didn’t have the chance, here are a few interesting places I came across in a post-TED state of mind…”

The McBarge was the first floating McDonald’s location in the world, built for Expo ‘86 in Vancouver. It was moored on Expo grounds in Vancouver’s False Creek, showcasing the newest technology and architecture. The restaurant was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and was one of five McDonald’s locations on the Expo grounds. Although the floating design allowed for the barge to operate in a new location following the exhibition, the derelict McBarge has since been abandoned and anchored in Burrard Inlet. This abandoned floating restaurant reminds me of many other great structures and buildings built for very specific events – Expos and Olympics – all over the world, which a few years later fail to find a second purpose and end up forgotten in decay.

The McBarge was the first floating McDonald’s location in the world, built for Expo ‘86 in Vancouver. It was moored on Expo grounds in Vancouver’s False Creek, showcasing the newest technology and architecture. The restaurant was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and was one of five McDonald’s locations on the Expo grounds. Although the floating design allowed for the barge to operate in a new location following the exhibition, the derelict McBarge has since been abandoned and anchored in Burrard Inlet. This abandoned floating restaurant reminds me of many other great structures and buildings built for very specific events – Expos and Olympics – all over the world, which a few years later fail to find a second purpose and end up forgotten in decay.

 

The gigantic Chevron Gas Refinery Substation is probably the most impressive industrial landscape you can find in Vancouver. It has been operational since the petroleum company set up operations in Canada in 1935. Here, crude and synthetic oils, condensate and butanes are transformed into 50,000 to 55,000 barrels of motor gasolines, diesel, jet fuels, asphalts and propane every day.

The gigantic Chevron Gas Refinery Substation is probably the most impressive industrial landscape you can find in Vancouver. It has been operational since the petroleum company set up operations in Canada in 1935. Here, crude and synthetic oils, condensate and butanes are transformed into 50,000 to 55,000 barrels of motor gasolines, diesel, jet fuels, asphalts and propane every day.

 

While the roots of Vancouver's Chinese community go back a long way, there have been large migrations from Hong Kong and China in the past 30 years. I’m always very interested in ancient Asian culture, temples and rituals, and the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden was definitely worth the visit. Vancouver’s Chinese Garden was built in 1985 and 1986, inspired by the principles and techniques of the original Ming dynasty garden, creating a huge contrast with the city’s landscape. Even though this is a public garden, it was surprisingly quiet compared to the much busier Chinatown, right on the other side of the walls.

While the roots of Vancouver’s Chinese community go back a long way, there have been large migrations from Hong Kong and China in the past 30 years. I’m always very interested in ancient Asian culture, temples and rituals, and the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden was definitely worth the visit. Vancouver’s Chinese Garden was built in 1985 and 1986, inspired by the principles and techniques of the original Ming dynasty garden, creating a huge contrast with the city’s landscape. Even though this is a public garden, it was surprisingly quiet compared to the much busier Chinatown, right on the other side of the walls.

 

A few stops on the Skytrain and you’ll go from downtown’s high skyscrapers to real suburban neighborhoods. This was the most unique and authentic house I found, right across my friend’s place. It reminded me of many other pictures I’ve seen in suburban American neighborhoods such as in Detroit. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to talk to the owners to find out more about this house and its story, because there must be something special about this place. By the way, even if they might seem small, most of these houses are divided, with different tenants on the ground and first floors.

A few stops on the Skytrain and you’ll go from downtown’s high skyscrapers to real suburban neighborhoods. This was the most unique and authentic house I found, right across my friend’s place. It reminded me of many other pictures I’ve seen in suburban American neighborhoods such as in Detroit. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to talk to the owners to find out more about this house and its story, because there must be something special about this place. By the way, even if they might seem small, most of these houses are divided, with different tenants on the ground and first floors.

 

After taking a wrong turn on the highway in Richmond, I ended up in the Nanak Sar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple. This is a place of worship for Sikhs, but its location and architecture adds a great deal of uniqueness to the temple. Its bright colors, flags and plaster animals got my attention as soon as I drove by. Located pretty much in the middle of nowhere, it features all kinds of decorative elements such as lions, elephants, fountains…  My first thought was that it might be an exotic theme park, till I drove into the parking lot and saw the elegant and colorful clothes people were wearing. Turns out that it was Sunday morning, probably the busiest time for a Gurdwara. At that time I didn’t know, but Gurdwaras are open to everybody, despite your religion, age or sex. I didn’t dare go into the building, but I had time to take a few pictures and enjoy what ended up being one of the most unexpected sceneries during my trip.

After taking a wrong turn on the highway in Richmond, I ended up in the Nanak Sar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple. This is a place of worship for Sikhs, but its location and architecture adds a great deal of uniqueness to the temple. Its bright colors, flags and plaster animals got my attention as soon as I drove by. Located pretty much in the middle of nowhere, it features all kinds of decorative elements such as lions, elephants, fountains… My first thought was that it might be an exotic theme park, till I drove into the parking lot and saw the elegant and colorful clothes people were wearing. Turns out that it was Sunday morning, probably the busiest time for a Gurdwara. At that time I didn’t know, but Gurdwaras are open to everybody, despite your religion, age or sex. I didn’t dare go into the building, but I had time to take a few pictures and enjoy what ended up being one of the most unexpected sceneries during my trip.

 

 

 

 

 

Подача заявок открыта до 18-го апреля 2014 года.

В рамках программы «Стипендиаты TED» мы приглашаем двадцать мультидисциплинарных инноваторов, меняющих мир, присоединиться к нам на TEDGlobal 2014, 2-11 октября 2014 года, в Рио-де-Жанейро, Бразилия.

Подай заявку сегодня! www.ted.com/fellows/apply

Подача заявок открыта до 18-го апреля 2014 года.

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Кто должен подавать заявку?

Мы ищем кандидатов, отличающихся от тех, которых ищут другие программы развития лидеров. Вместо бизнесменов, профессионалов, фанатов большой политики и государственных служащих, программа «Стипендиаты TED» сосредоточена на тех, кто создаёт, изобретает, агитирует: на изобретателях, правозащитниках, режиссёрах и фотографах, музыкантах и артистах, учёных, предпринимателях, главах общественных организаций и защитниках прав человека. Для стипендий TED мы выбираем людей из любых областей, основываясь на истории их достижений, на потенциале их работы изменить мир к лучшему и на их личных качествах.

Кандидаты должны быть старше 18 лет и должны бегло говорить по-английски. Программа «Стипендиаты TED» — это глобальная семья, в которой особенно ждут заявок от кандидатов из Латинской Америки в рамках текущего набора на TEDGlobal 2014.

О TEDGlobal 2014

В рамках стипендии TEDGlobal 2014 стипендиаты присоединятся к сообществу TED в Рио-де-Жанейро, Бразилия, с 6-го по 10-ое октября 2014 года. Они посетят конференцию TEDGlobal 2014 в качестве полноценных участников. Основной конференции будет предшествовать трёхдневная конференция для стипендиатов, специально разработанная для вдохновения и поддержки их работы. На конференции стипендиаты примут участие в ценных семинарах по развитию навыков и выступят с кратким докладом перед сообществом TED. Этот краткий доклад будет записан и рассмотрен для публикации на сайте TED.com. Стипендиатам оплачивается вход на конференцию, поездка в Рио-де-Жанейро и проживание в рамках конференции TEDGlobal 2014 со 2-го по 11-е октября 2014.

Программа «Стипендиаты TED»

Программа «Стипендиаты TED» собирает вместе молодых инноваторов со всего мира, чтобы поделиться их творениями и идеями, принять участие в работе сообщества TED и получить новые навыки. Каждый год TED тщательно отбирает 40 выдающихся личностей со всего мира и приглашает их на конференцию TED или TEDGlobal. На конференции TED стипендиаты принимают участие в эксклюзивной предварительной конференции. Они встречаются, обмениваются идеями, развивают свои навыки на семинарах — и всё это не обходится без приятных сюрпризов! Стипендиаты TED также представляют своё собственное выступление TED Talk на конференции — несравнимая ни с чем возможность распространить свои необычные идеи.

Будучи глобальной сетью, включающей 328 людей из 83 стран, программа «Стипендиаты TED» является центром междисциплинарного сотрудничества и инноваций.

Преимущества программы

На протяжении всей программы стипендиаты могут принимать участие во всевозможных мероприятиях. В них входит, например, SupporTED — бесплатная программа-тренинг профессионального обучения и консультирования. Стипендиаты могут поработать с экспертом по связям с общественностью, который поможет им поделится своими последними достижениями, а также могут начать сотрудничество с импресарио или с литературным агентом. Стипендиаты активно обмениваются идеями и поддерживают междисциплинарное сотрудничество в рамках закрытой интернет-платформы. Они организуют региональные встречи и собрания в духе конференций TED. Участники программы «Стипендиаты TED» также могут подать заявку на стипендию «Выпускник TED», которая даёт возможность продолжить работу с сообществом TED на целых два года.

Для дополнительной информации:
Посетите: www.ted.com/fellows
Подписывайтесь: @tedfellow
Смотрите: www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks
Присоединяйтесь: www.facebook.com/TEDFellow
Читайте: http://tedfellows.posterous.com

Translation credit: Aliaksandr Autayeu, Olga Dmitrochenkova

เปิดรับสมัครตั้งแต่บัดนี้จนถึงวันที่ 18 เมษายน 2557

โครงการ TED Fellow กำลังมองหานักสร้างสรรค์นวัฒกรรมเชิงสหสาขา 20 ท่านที่สร้างอิทธิพลไปทั่วโลก เพื่อมาร่วมงาน TEDGlobal 2014 กับเราในวันที่ 2 ตุลาคม ถึง 11 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2556 ที่ริโอ เดอ จาเนโร ประเทศบราซิล

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สมัครได้วันนี้! www.ted.com/fellows/apply

เปิดรับสมัครตั้งแต่บัดนี้จนถึงวันที่ 18 เมษายน 2557

ใครที่ควรสมัคร

เรากำลังตามหาผู้สมัครที่แตกต่างไปจากโครงการฝึกฝนความเป็นผู้นำอื่นๆ โครงการ TED Fellow มุ่งเน้นค้นหานักปฏิบัติ นักสร้าง นักประดิษฐ์ ผู้ให้ความช่วยเหลือ นักสร้างภาพยนต์และนักถ่ายภาพ นักดนตรีและศิลปิน นักวิทยาศาสตร์ นักลงทุน ผู้มีแนวคิดแบบองค์การนอกรัฐ
และนักรณรงค์เพื่อสิทธิมนุษยชน มากกว่านักธุรกิจ ผู้เช่ียวชาญ นักบริหารโครงการ และพนักงานในกำกับของรัฐ เราคัดเลือกแต่ละบุคคลเพื่อรับ TED Fellowship จากทุกสาขาอาชีพ โดยยึดเอาประวัติของความสำเร็จ ศักยภาพในผลงานที่จะก่อให้เกิดพลังในด้านบวก และความโดดเด่นในบุคลิกภาพ

ผู้สมัครต้องมีอายุมากกว่า 18 ปี และเชี่ยวชาญในการใช้ภาษาอังกฤษ โครงการ TED Felllows เป็นเหมือนครอบครัวในระดับสากล และเราอยากจะขอเชิญชวนผู้สนใจชาวลาตินอเมริกัน ให้สมัครเข้าโครงการ TEDGlobal 2104 fellowship เป็นพิเศษ

เกี่ยวกับ TEDGlobal 2014

ในฐานะที่เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ TEDGlobal 2014 สมาชิกภาคีจะเข้าร่วมสมาคมของ TED ใน ริโอ เดอ จาเนโร ประเทศบราซิล ตั้งแต่วันที่ 6-10 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2557 ซึ่งพวกเขาจะได้เข้าร่วมงาน TEDGlobal 2014 ในฐานะผู้ร่วมงานสัมมนาแบบสมบูรณ์ ตามด้วยงานสัมมนาที่ได้ออกแบบมาโดยเฉพาะสำหรับภาคีเป็นเวลาสามวัน เพื่อสร้างแรงบันดาลใจ ให้ความช่วยเหลือ และสนับสนุนงานของเหล่าสมาชิก ณ งานสัมมนา เหล่าสมาชิกภาคีจะได้รับประสบการณ์อันมีค่าในการเข้าร่วมการประชุมเชิงปฏิบัติเกี่ยวกับการพัฒนาความสามารถและบรรยายสั้นๆ ให้กับทางสมาคมของ TED ซึ่งจะมีการถ่ายทำและรับการพิจารณาเพื่อนำขึ้นเผยแพร่บนเว็บไซต์ TED.com ภาคีสมาชิกจะได้รับค่าลงทะเบียนเข้างาน ค่าเดินทางไปและกลับจาก ริโอ เดอ จาเนโร ประเทศบราซิล และที่พักตลอดช่วงเวลาของ TEDGlobal 2014 จาก 2-11 ตุลาคม พ.ศ. 2557

โครงการ TED Fellowship

โครงการ TED Fellowship เป็นการนำเอานักนวัฒกรรมรุ่นใหม่จากทั่วโลกมารวมตัวกันเพื่อที่จะแบ่งปันผลงาน เข้าร่วมกับสังคมของ TED และเรียนรู้ความสามารถใหม่ๆ
ในแต่ละปี TED ทำการเลือกผู้ที่มีความโดดเด่น 40 ท่าน จากทั่วโลกผ่านกระบวนการสมัครที่ครอบคลุมทั่วถึง เพื่อที่เข้าร่วมงานสัมมนา TED หรือ TEDGlobal ที่พวกเขาจะได้พบปะแลกเปลี่ยนความคิด เข้าร่วมในปฏิบัติการเชิงปฏิบัติเกี่ยวกับการพัฒนาความสามารถ และพบกับเรื่องน่าประหลาดใจ TED Fellow จะนำเสนอ TED Talk ของพวกเขาเองที่งานสัมมนาอีกด้วย ซึ่งนับว่าเป็นโอกาสที่หาที่เปรียบไม่ได้แล้วในการแบ่งปันความคิดที่ไม่ธรรมดาของพวกเขา

ด้วยเครือข่ายระดับสากลที่มีสมาชิกภาคี 328 ท่าน จาก 83 ประเทศ ทำให้โครงการ TED Fellow นี้เป็นศูนย์รวมความร่วมมือและการสรรค์สร้างแบบข้ามสาขา

ผลประโยชน์จากโครงการ

ตลอดระยะเวลาที่เป็นสมาชิกโครงการ ภาคีสมาชิกสามารถเข้าร่วมโครงการใดก็ได้ที่เราจัดขึ้น ภาคีสมาชิกจะได้เข้าร่วมกับ SupporTED ซึ่งเป็นโครงการฝึกฝนความเชี่ยวชาญและให้คำปรึกษาโดยไม่ต้องเสียค่าใช้จ่าย พวกเขาสามารถทำงานกับผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านประชาสัมพันธ์ ที่จะทุ่มเทในการเผยแผ่ผลงานความสำเร็จล่าสุดของพวกเขาและมีโอกาสที่จะได้ทำสัญญากับตัวแทนของสำนักพิมพ์ เหล่า TED Fellow นั้นมีความคล่องแคล่วตื่นตัวมากในเครือข่ายออนไลน์เฉพาะสำหรับกลุ่ม ซึ่งทำให้เกิดความร่วมมือข้ามสาขามากมาย พวกเขาจัดงานพบปะและประชุมแบบกันเองภายในภูมิภาค โดยต่อยอดจากการจุดประกายที่พัฒนามาจากงานสัมมนา TED นอกจากนี้ TED Fellow ยังมีโอกาสที่จะสมัครเป็นสมาชิกภาคีอาวุโสเพื่อแสวงหาโอกาสอีก 2 ปี ในการมีปฏิสัมพันธ์กับสมาคม TED ที่มีขนาดใหญ่ขึ้น

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แวะได้ที่: www.ted.com/fellows
ติดตามได้ที่: @tedfellow
ชมได้ที่: www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks
ร่วมเป็นแฟนเพจได้ที่: www.facebook.com/TEDFellow
อ่านได้ที่ : http://tedfellows.posterous.com

Translation credit: Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut, Unnawut Leepaisalsuwanna

¡Ya está Abierta la Inscripción para las Becas TEDGlobal2014!

The program TED Fellows seeking 20 innovative multidisciplinary international repercussions to attend TED Global2014 of 2 to October 11, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Enter Now! www.ted.com / fellows / apply

Registration open until April 18, 2014.

Who should be involved?
In contrast to other leadership oriented programs, we look different participants. Instead of business people, professionals, policy experts and government officials, the program TED Fellows addresses makers, manufacturers, inventors, activists, filmmakers and photographers, musicians, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, managers of non-governmental foundations and activists Human Rights. TED select candidates for scholarships in all disciplines, based on their history of accomplishments, their potential for positive impact and character. Participants must be over 18 years and speak fluent English.

About TEDGlobal 2014
As part of the TEDGlobal scholarships 2014, Fellows will join the TED community in Rio de Janeiro, from 6 to 10 October 2014, where they will attend TEDGlobal 2014, as full participants to the conference, preceded by Fellows conference 3 days, specially prepared to inspire, empower and support their work. The conference participants will engage in workshops to develop important skills and present a short talk will be filmed and put into consideration to be on TED.com . Fellows receive admission to sessions TED Global , round trip back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and full accommodation from 2 to 11 October 2014.

The scholarship program TED
The TED Fellowship meet young innovators from around the world to share their work, participate in the TED community and develop new skills. Each year, TED selects 40 outstanding people from around the world, through an extensive selection process, to participate in TED or TEDGlobal. Fellows participate in exclusive activities during the 3 days prior to the main event, where known, share ideas, participate in workshops to develop skills and discover some surprises. Fellows also have their own TED talks at the conference, a unique opportunity to spread their extraordinary ideas. With a worldwide network of 328 people from 83 countries, the TED Fellows program is a confluence of interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.

Program benefits
during the duration of the fellowship, fellows can access our current programs: Supportted participate in a professional program of coaching and mentoring at no cost. They can work with a public relations expert to share their latest achievements and have the opportunity to sign up to speak with a publishing agent. The TED Fellows are extremely active on a private network online, and there are many interdisciplinary collaborations. Themselves organize regional meetings and retreats, from the initial spark that emerged from the TED Conference. Besides the TED Fellows have the opportunity to participate by a Senior Fellowship to continue for 2 more years in this connection to the broader TED community. 

For more information :
visit: www.ted.com / fellows
follows: @ tedfellow
look at: www.youtube.com / user / TEDFellowsTalks    
Sumate: www.facebook.com / TEDFellow
reads: http://tedfellows.posterous.com 

Translation credit: Francisco Gnecco, Sebastian Betti

Intoxicating city: A conversation with 2014 TED Fellows Hero Gabriella Gomez-Mont

Gabriella Gomez-Mont receives the 2014 TED Fellows Hero Award. Photo: Ryan Lash

Gabriella Gomez-Mont receives the 2014 TED Fellows Hero Award. Photo: Ryan Lash

At TED2014, Fellows director Tom Rielly presented the 2014 Fellows Hero Award to 2009 inaugural Fellow and Senior Fellow Gabriella Gomez-Mont, arts-and-culture curator turned Chief Creativity Officer for Mexico City. The award recognizes outstanding service to the Fellows community, an exemplary member who takes the time to work with, create opportunities for and build collaborations with other Fellows. We were delighted to catch up with Gomez-Mont at the conference to congratulate her, and to find out how she’s settling into her new role as director of Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Mexico City`s brand-new creative think tank that is revisioning the city as an international vortex for creative and multidisciplinary urban thinking.

Were you surprised to receive the TED Fellows Hero Award?

I was completely surprised and blown away. I really did not see it coming this time around. I’m grateful and touched and inspired and all sorts of other things. Taghi Amirani [who won the award at TED2013] and I were saying we now have to go buy a billowing cape and get ourselves into all sorts of heroic adventures.

How is your new job unfolding for you?

It’s unfolding very quickly and at an amazing pace. I’m very excited about getting a better and better sense of everything that’s possible working from within government structures–structures that cover the whole city–creating collaborations across borders and disciplines. In these last months, I’ve been transitioning into a completely new space; before TED I was very much interested in multidisciplinary work within arts and culture, but now the conversations, tools, methodologies and input come from an even wider array of disciplines. And now it is the city itself that must become a surface for ideas, for experimentation, and Mexico City’s creative ethos must be let loose into other areas, beyond those usually thought of as “creative fields.” I also find it fascinating to think of government as a place to catalyze all of this. It is both seemingly a counterintuitive yet also very powerful idea. Imagination is not a luxury, I will say over and over again.

Many of the things that are coming into play have been inspired by the conversations I have had in recent years with people from all sorts of fields and walks of life. When I got Senior Fellowship, for example, I kept meeting such inspirational amazing people at TED — both the speakers but also the Fellows themselves and the people that attend the conference. As a result, I’ve become more interested each time in blowing open what “multidisciplinary” means and starting to work in new ways.

It’s been a very interesting exercise, extrapolating all the lessons that there are in the arts and culture space, working with narrative and metaphor and creative methodologies, but now applying them to the urban space itself, to social practices, and to this hybrid world in the making–between government and civil society–which is our lab. So now instead of it being a museum or an art project, the city — the whole delirious and intricate megalopolis — becomes the site for invention, the space to infiltrate our questions.

Tell us about some of the initiatives you’ve been working on.

I was hired about a year ago, but it took awhile for me to get a team together and figure out the administrative and legal structure, as well as the funding. It comes with inventing a non-existing government office from scratch, I guess. So, in fact, the Lab has only been operating for the last six months, and we had our first budget allocated in December 2013. Momentum has really sped up since then. My team is multidisciplinary in nature. I have architects and artists, designers, urban psychologists, historians, writers, internationalists — a motley crew for sure. It’s lots of fun.

We have very wide mandate, and so we decided we had to design constraints for ourselves (a beautiful problem to have) and to work in the framework of what we are calling “provocations”: open-ended questions that spin off events, interventions, pilots, workshops, and so on. Our Provocation no. 001 is “Government as Platform”; Provocation no. 002, Walkable Megalopolis; Provocation no. 003: Urban Imaginaries and Residual Spaces; Provocation no. 004: Sharable City. I could go on. I won’t. There are around 10 of them, and we’re opening them up slowly.

I must say we have had a fantastic response from civic society and press, as well as huge government support, specially from our mayor. Our first civic hackathon filled up in 4 days: we hosted 500 young programmers, with more than 200 people on the waiting list. We’ve just had our first conference on the walkable city, which was filled to the brim with 500 people — standing-room only, projects and pilots to follow. Our international guests were really surprised with the civic energy in Mexico City. In terms of open government, we are already working with 13 ministries, and the legal department just jumped on board. It told us it wants to put Mexico City on the map with the most progressive legislation on the subject. Very exciting.

The core question is, how do you put out these themes that can be very complex but also make them engaging, and gather passionate communities around them, within and outside of government? How do we create a culture of great ideas and swift implementation?

One of our next experiments will be “Mexico City: The Largest Dance Floor in the World,” for which I received a grant from the TED City 2.0 Prize. It’s a citywide happening and competition that will bring together Mexico City’s love for public space and crazy street dancing, and will offer a different way of thinking about health-related urban culture, taking advantage of the natural energy and effervescence that the city has while tackling the obesity related problems we are also facing.

It sounds like you’re trying to get conversations started, circulating ideas so that the ideas create momentum for change to happen.

Absolutely. One of the most important experiments coming from the lab is how to start marrying interesting public policy with unbound social energy, articulating common efforts. How can we start identifying the interesting things that are happening within government — such as its interest in making the city more walkable, or more healthy or so on, and surround these initiatives with active communities and provocative accomplices? Projects and themes must function as strange attractors and form multilayered realities. Government lays the groundwork. Social energy gives public policy a grounding in reality instead of it hovering above our heads as law. Academia gives it depth, a framing device and a language. Private initiative funds, promotes, shares values. Instigators drive the questioning two notches further, into more unexplored terrain. We at the Lab bring together, articulate, pilot, experiment, rethink, provoke.

It’s truly a collaborative process, very much about co-creating the reality of the city. It’s different type of city, beyond the pragmatic precepts of modernism and into the experiential city, the human-scale city, the creative city. At the Lab, we truly believe that cities nowadays should not only house the human body but also the human imagination.

You’ve often talked about involving people from all over the world in this project, including TED Fellows. What about all the creative people in Mexico City who want to be involved?

The thing is, this is not about an either/or in terms of local versus global. Nowadays, the city cannot necessarily be defined by its borders. On the contrary, it’s about how many bridges, how porous and intensely connected it is within itself and with other cities.

One number that doesn’t often get thrown out often is that 90% of the new cities and the megacities of the future are going to be in the emerging world, so many of them are going to be a lot like Mexico City. We are an emerging-world city–with all the challenges that entails–yet Mexico City is also the eighth largest economy in the world, plus it is truly one of the most fascinating places on Earth. So it’s the perfect ground to pilot futures — to instigate international conversations that are very relevant not only to ourselves, but to a whole populous worldwide.

One of the changes we’ve been seeing in the last decade is this contagious effect between cities. For example, you have a successful bike sharing program in Paris and suddenly we have it in Mexico City and we have it New York. It starts creating this worldwide momentum. So one of the things that we’re doing is actually marrying the most creative minds of Mexico City with the most creative minds that the world has as well–this new generation of provocative city thinkers from different disciplines–and then see what happens in that space of interaction and friction. It’s not necessarily about people coming to Mexico City to stand on the podium tell the people about the truth with the capital T, but creating a space for questions and passions, collaboration and mutual intoxication.

 

As inscrições estarão abertas até 18 de abril de 2014. Inscreva-se hoje!

O Programa TED Fellows (Bolsistas do TED) está em busca de vinte pessoas inovadoras e multidisciplinares que estejam fazendo a diferença ao redor do mundo para se juntarem a nós no TEDGlobal 2014, de 2 a 11 de outubro de 2014, no Rio de Janeiro.

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Inscreva-se hoje! www.ted.com/fellows/apply

As inscrições estarão abertas até 18 de abril de 2014

Quem deve se inscrever?
Não buscamos os mesmos candidatos que muitos dos outros programas sobre liderança. Em vez de empresários, especialistas, experts em políticas públicas e autoridades de governo, o programa TED Fellows tem seu foco em realizadores, criadores, inventores, defensores, cineastas e fotógrafos, músicos e artistas, cientistas, empreendedores, diretores de ONGs e ativistas de direitos humanos. Nós selecionamos pessoas de todas as áreas do conhecimento para o TED Fellowship (programa de bolsas do TED), com base em seu histórico de realizações, no potencial de seu trabalho para causar impacto positivo e em sua determinação.

Os candidatos devem ser maiores de 18 anos e fluentes na língua inglesa. O programa TED Fellows é uma família global e incentivamos especialmente os interessados latino-americanos a se candidatarem às bolsas do TEDGlobal 2014.

Sobre o TEDGlobal 2014
Como integrantes do grupo selecionado para o TEDGlobal 2014, os bolsistas vão se juntar à comunidade TED no Rio de Janeiro, de 6 a 10 de outubro de 2014, onde vão participar do TEDGlobal 2014 como participantes plenos da conferência, que será precedida de três dias de conferência para os bolsistas, preparados especialmente para inspirar, capacitar e dar apoio ao seu trabalho. Na conferência, os bolsistas vão desfrutar de valiosos workshops para construção de competências e apresentar uma pequena palestra à comunidade TED, a ser filmada e considerada para o site TED.com. Os bolsistas poderão participar da conferência, receberão transporte de ida e volta para o Rio de Janeiro e hospedagem completa para o TEDGlobal 2014, de 2 a 11 de outubro de 2014.

O programa TED Fellowship
O TED Fellowship reúne jovens inovadores de todas as partes do mundo para compartilharem seu trabalho, participarem da comunidade TED e aprenderem novas habilidades. A cada ano, o TED seleciona 40 pessoas notáveis de todas as partes do mundo, por meio de um extenso processo de seleção, para participarem das conferências TED ou TEDGlobal. Na conferência TED, os bolsistas participam de uma pré-conferência exclusiva, onde eles se encontram, compartilham ideias, participam de workshops para construção de competências e se deparam com algumas surpresas. Os bolsistas TED também apresentam sua própria palestra TED na conferência – uma oportunidade única de divulgar suas ideias inusitadas.

Com uma rede global de 328 pessoas de 83 países, o programa TED Fellows é um centro de colaboração e inovação interdisciplinares.

Benefícios do programa
Durante a vigência de sua bolsa, os bolsistas podem ter acesso a qualquer evento da programação: os bolsistas participam do SupporTED, um programa de aconselhamento e tutoria profissionais totalmente gratuito. Eles podem trabalhar com um especialista em Relações Públicas com a função de compartilhar suas realizações mais recentes e têm a possibilidade de fechar um contrato com um assessor ou um editor. Os bolsistas TED são bastante ativos em uma rede online particular especial, o que resulta em muita colaboração interdisciplinar. Eles organizam encontros regionais e retiros, fazendo crescer a chama inicial criada na conferência TED. Os bolsistas TED também têm a oportunidade de se candidatar a uma Bolsa Sênior, para mais dois anos de participação com a grande comunidade TED.

Para mais informações:
Visite: www.ted.com/fellows
Siga: @tedfellow
Assista: www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks
Participe: www.facebook.com/TEDFellow
Leia: fellowsblog.ted.com

Translation credit: Leonardo Silva, Gustavo Rocha

Uldus confronts her social soul at TED2014

Above: A video selfie of Uldus in the immersive digital experience Social Soul, TED2014.

Russian artist photographer Uldus often makes herself the subject and object of her own work, both poignant and ironic as it explores the contrasts and contradictions inherent in being an individual within Russian culture. We’re working on a full-length interview with Uldus, but in the meantime asked her to share a snippet of her experience at TED. True to form, she sent us this video self-portrait…

How was your TED2014 experience?

My TED experience was awesome. Things happened in easy ways – like meeting Cameron Diaz, who said she loved my work and my talk. I met creator of Siri (for iPhone), which I use a lot, the creator of Kickstarter Perry Chen, and many people I wouldn’t have expected to meet! I also experienced meeting my social soul in the Social Soul exhibition. That’s a funny one: you log in to your Twitter handle, and when you enter the room, all your Tweets and your friends’ tweets come to life – you hear them and see them. After you exit you get your social soul mate profile, someone who is supposed to match you perfectly.
 
Did being at TED change your perception of your own work? 

Not really, but it proved to me that my work is more understandable outside of my own country, at least at the present time.
Uldus with TED2014 roommate, fellow photographer Kitra Cahana.

Uldus with TED2014 roommate – fellow photographer Kitra Cahana.

Fellows through a Fellow’s lens: Eman Mohammed

TED2014 Fellow Eman Mohammed became the Gaza Strip’s first female photojournalist at the age of 19. Now, six years later, she still holds the distinction. A feature-length interview with Eman about her life and work is forthcoming. Meanwhile, she shares with us some of her portraits of Fellows from this week. We asked her – on this last day of an exhilarating week – how she feels.

“It has been an overwhelming fairy tale to be among the TED fellows in such an empowering atmosphere. It’s definitely going to take some time to process my journey from Gaza to Vancouver. I’m very happy and proud to be here. Meeting the Fellows and bonding like we are best friends is definitely a precious feeling I’ll carry with me.”

Collaborative constellations: MAPPing the TED Fellows network

The TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP

The TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP

What’s this galaxy-like cluster of dots and lines? It’s a still shot from the TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP, a rich and interactive network map documenting the patterns of cross-disciplinary collaboration among TED Fellows over the past four years. Presented by Eric Berlow at the TED2014 Fellows talks, the visualization was created using MAPPR, a new cloud-based network mapping tool – launched here at the conference – that allows anyone to author shareable interactive network visualizations.

The TED Fellows program began as a way to support and amplify the work of original young thinkers and innovators. But then something unexpected happened – the professionally diverse community, which includes scientists, makers, civil rights activists, artists, technologists and beyond – became its own living, breathing organism. Fellows began reaching out to each other for all manner of cross-disciplinary collaboration far beyond original expectation. Some unusual examples include a sitar player collaborating with an open hardware maker to incorporate Arduinos into a new carbon-fiber sitar, and a microbial ecologist collaborating with a journalist and a filmmaker to create a sci-fi graphic novel about the human microbiome set in Paris. A whopping 84% of the Fellows documented in the collaboration network had at least one cross-disciplinary collaboration.

MAPPR itself is a creative collaboration between three Fellows: ecologist and network scientist Eric Berlow, artist/designer David Gurman and computer scientist Kaustuv DeBiswas, who have launched Vibrant Data, a data storytelling boutique located in Chinatown, San Francisco. They’re currently focused on building MAPPR to enable collaborative understanding of complex networks. Current custom projects include mapping the collaboration network of faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, and visualizing the ecology of human creativity – all built on top of the MAPPR architecture.

We asked Berlow to tell us more.

What is MAPPR, and what does it do?

MAPPR is a cloud-based tool that lets you create interactive visual data stories about how things are connected. These network stories can be about anything – from MAPPing the network structure of collaborations among the TED Fellows, to identifying patterns of funding among donors and grant recipients, to unraveling the Goridan Knot of regional interests in the Syrian Civil War.

How does it work?

MAPPR allows anyone to upload custom datasets of relationships and publish them as online custom network visualization stories. Each node and link in the network can be its own multimedia microsite. For example, in a network of who collaborates with whom –such as the TED Fellows collaboration network — each node can contain people’s bios, images, videos, and so on, and each link can display multimedia information about that specific collaboration.

Who can use it?

Network visualization isn’t new, but it has remained relatively inaccessible to non-experts. But anyone can use MAPPR. It’s designed to make network science accessible to anyone interested in visualizing and sharing a story — or Network MAPP — about how things are connected.  MAPPR is currently in private beta, and people can sign up at Mappr.io. We’ll notify them when it’s ready, likely the end of April 2014.