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War and life in the Gaza Strip, documented by a female Palestinian photojournalist

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Meet TED2014 Fellow Eman Mohammed who was born in Saudi Arabia and educated in Gaza City, Palestine, where she started her photojournalism career at the age of nineteen.

Her work focuses on documenting the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, including invocations and wars that frequently occur in the area, and the formation of armed militant groups in the strip.

She’ll be joining 21other outstanding innovators as part of the TED Fellows program at the TED2014 Conference. Explore the entire class of TED2014 Fellows, and learn more about Eman’s work, and see her striking images at www.emanmohammed.com.

And the 2014 TED Senior Fellows are…

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We’re thrilled to announce the new class of 2014 TED Senior Fellows! These 12 thought-leaders will be joining the TED community for the next two years starting in 2014.

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo (USA) – Artist
New Media artist creating works about memorialization in the form of living video sculptures, digital urns and vending machines that sell human DNA.
View Gabriel’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @gabebc

Laurel Braitman (USA) – Science historian + writer
American historian and anthropologist of science writing about the mental health of animals and what it means about humans. Her upcoming book Animal Madness, posits that other animals can suffer from mental illness too. And that all of us can recover.
View Laurel’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @LaurelBraitman

Yana Buhrer Tavanier (Bulgaria) – Activist and social entrepreneur
Human rights activist protecting and promoting the rights of children and adults with intellectual and mental health disabilities; while building do-more-good culture in the Balkans.
View Yana’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @yanska

Renée 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.
View Renée’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @reneehlozek

Susie Ibarra (USA | Philippines) – Composer, Percussionist + Educator
Filipina-American composer/performer and co-founder of digital music company Song of the Bird King, creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm in Indigenous practices and the natural world.
View Susie’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @susieibarra

Christine Lee (US | China) – Bio-archeologist
American bio-archeologist working to uncover and better understand Mongolia’s and China’s ancient civilizations.
View Christine’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: n/a

Jon Lowenstein (USA) – Photographer
Photographer/filmmaker specializing in long-term, in-depth projects confronting the realms of  power, wealth inequality, and violence — also working to create a foundation committed to social justice through visual communication.
View Jon’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @loweyluvz

Alexander McLean (UK | Uganda | Kenya) – African prison activist
Founder of African Prisons Project, an organization working to improve the lives of people living in African prisons through healthcare, education, access to justice and community reintegration. APP identifies, develops and equips prisoners and prison staff to transform their communities.
View Alexander’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @africanprisons

Sarah Parcak (USA) – Space archaeologist
Archaeologist who uses high resolution and NASA satellite imagery to discover new archaeological sites and “long lost” cities in the pyramid fields, Nile Valley and Delta of Egypt, most of which remain undetected and unexcavated.
View Sarah’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @Indyfromspace

James Patten (USA) – Inventor
A US-based inventor who is working to bring our interactions with computers off of the screen and into the physical world.
View James’ TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @jamesmpatten

Usman Riaz (Pakistan) – Composer + artist
Multi-instrumentalist and fine artist passionate about the creative process and using technology as a learning tool to rapidly further our talents.
View Usman’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: @usmanriaz1990

Camilo Rodriguez-Beltran (Chile | Benin | Philippines) – Arts + science collaborator
Mexican scientist, filmmaker and art gallery founder focusing on human health, biodiversity and cross-cultural collaboration.
View Camilo’s TED Fellow Network Profile to learn more.
Twitter: n/a

Making Kickstarter History: TED Fellow Jen Brea is on the way to more backers than any Kickstarter documentary. Ever.

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Several years ago, TED Fellow Jen Brea was diagnosed with a little know, little understood disease commonly referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). Today, she’s embarked on a mission to bring this disease to light, share its challenges, and ask you to help her raise awareness for both those that suffer from the debilitating affects of CFS and doctors that frequently misdiagnose it.

Unexpectedly, and In just 3 days, her Kickstarter campaign raised the $50,000 she was asking for. Now Jen has set her sights higher, aiming to make Kickstarter history by having more backers than any documentary film ever, and in doing so, she hopes to fully fund the making of her CFS film, Canary in a Coal Mine.

Can you help Jen raise the $200,000 she needs to complete her film?

View the trailer here:

And check out her campaign updates here:

To learn more about Jen, and CFS, read here full interview here.

Never stop running: Fellows Friday on the release of Saeed Taji Farouky’s new film, The Runner

TED Fellow Saeed Taji Farouky’s first feature film, The Runner, documents the life of an activist and runner from Western Sahara, shedding light on the little-known conflict in the region. As the film makes its world premiere July 13 at the Galway Film Festival, Taji Farouky tells us how this documentary came to be, and speaks of his vision for a more inclusive Africa.

Tell us about your film — the subject, how long you’ve been working on it, and how you got involved in telling Salah’s story.

I started filming The Runner in 2009, so it’s been a four-year documentary project from beginning to end. The film tells the story of a remarkable man, Salah Hmatou Ameidan, who uses his talent as a runner to protest against the occupation of his homeland, Western Sahara. Salah is one of the most well-known independence activists from this relatively unknown territory, and his physical endurance is his weapon. The film covers three crucial years in his life that include his 30th birthday, the largest ever protest in Western Sahara and the birth of the Arab Spring — I use this term reluctantly as shorthand even though I don’t think it’s accurate — and it’s ultimately an intimate dialogue with Salah that tries to understand what drives him to do what he does. But Salah’s story also tells the story of the conflict in Western Sahara. It’s through this conflict that I first got involved in the film.

In 2006 I was invited, as a more mainstream journalist, to cover the 30th anniversary of the Sahrawi Republic — a state that was founded during the struggle for independence from Moroccan occupation but isn’t yet fully recognised by the international community. I’d barely heard of Western Sahara before that invitation, and the anniversary celebration told a crucial but largely overlooked story. The Sahrawi people have been resisting Moroccan occupation since 1975, but with almost none of the recognition of other independence movements. They’re living under a brutal occupation, or in refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara, trapped in a conflict that’s virtually unknown even though it’s staring everyone in the face. It’s right on Europe’s doorstep and covering an area larger than the United Kingdom. I knew I had to make a film about it, both to examine it personally (that’s the inspiration for all of my films), but also to generate more awareness of it. I didn’t know how to approach the subject on a personal level, though, so I kept it in the back of my mind.

Three years later a friend introduced me to Salah, and I knew the film would be about him. He was challenging, inspiring, vulnerable, complex, unrelenting: just the type of person I like to make films about.

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The runner himself, Salah Hmatou Ameidan.

What story did you set out to tell?

I wanted the film to be Salah’s story, but through that very personal approach we understand more about Western Sahara as a whole. Not as a history of the territory, but as a narrative of the struggle as experienced by its people. It’s an oral history approach. This is the only way I know to make films — I’ve never been able to make films about “a cause” or “a conflict.” They have to be about someone, someone who offers a surprising and revealing perspective on a subject. Salah is a radical, a guerrilla, a fighter, but he takes his fight to the people through a unique medium — a very creative and physical medium.

Now, I hope this doesn’t come across as narcissistic, but the film also reflects many elements of my own life. I have a lot in common with Salah — we’re both refugees, children of occupation. We both acknowledge that, under different circumstances, we might have joined the armed struggle. But, crucially, we both found creative outlets for our fights and transformed them into something constructive and nonviolent. We both wonder if that’s enough to achieve anything, and we’re both consumed by our forms of expression and resistance.

Do you feel that the process of filming the documentary in any way changed the outcome of or influenced the story? And how did the unfolding of the Arab Spring reshape this film?

The making of the film undoubtedly influenced the events in it. I think this is unavoidable when making documentaries, and quite honestly it makes me cringe to see documentaries that try so hard to pretend the filmmaker isn’t there. That’s impossible. So my voice is there in the film, I interact with Salah, and so the film becomes also about the creation of documentaries in general. I don’t think my presence majorly affected the actual trajectory of Salah’s life, but now Salah and I are in constant contact and we both appear at screenings as much as possible, so at the minimum we can say the film offers him another opportunity to express himself, as it offers me, too.

The Arab Spring actually began in Western Sahara, in a protest camp called Gdeim Izik in October 2010. It began with the demand for basic services for Sahrawis usually treated like second-class citizens, but by November it had become a massive encampment with 20,000 people, and had transformed into an independence movement. At that point the Moroccans lost their patience. The camp was violently raided and destroyed by hundreds of Moroccan policemen, and 11 people ended up dead, including 9 Moroccan policemen. By January 2011, we were all hearing about Tunisia in the news — but no one was talking about Gdeim Izik. It had been crushed. So for Salah and other Sahrawis, the Arab Spring brought with it a painful sense of disappointment and unfairness. They had something within their grasp, but it was torn from their hands. Then they could only watch as other people overthrew their dictators and achieved at least the first few steps towards freedom.

So in our film the Arab Spring appears just like that — as the potential for something huge, but a potential that ultimately becomes the sound of news reports from other countries in the background of Salah’s life. He could only watch as other countries achieve what Gdeim Izik didn’t.

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Saeed Taji Farouky making “The Runner.”

How does this film reflect your own experiences, views and concerns about Western Sahara?

The Runner isn’t a propaganda or campaigning film by any means, but it’s also not an “objective” reportage about Western Sahara. I tried to make it as a skeptical but engaged filmmaker, so it reflects my belief in self-determination for all people, my support for the independence of Western Sahara (if that’s what the Sahrawi people want), an end to the occupation and a just solution to the massive displacement of refugees. At the same time, the film reflects the fact that this goal seems further than ever because the conflict is in a stalemate. There’s a ceasefire in place, but the violence and oppression continue and for many it seems hopeless and stagnant, and this is a feeling I tried to evoke in the documentary — continued resistance in the face of seeming intransigence.

My fear is that the conflict in Western Sahara has been so marginalised there’s virtually no pressure from anyone to resolve it, and the selfish priorities of European and American politicians will keep it this way for a long time unless it’s constantly challenged. So the film also aims to keep the narrative moving and serve as a provocation, a constant reminder of this injustice.

But the film really isn’t about Western Sahara, it’s about Salah, so it reflects my fascination with his life, his singular drive and his status as a somewhat reluctant hero to his people; a status that actually makes him — in my opinion — a very lonely man. I wanted to ask what happens as a rebel grows older and has to make difficult decisions about his priorities. So in this way, it also speaks more broadly about the development of all liberation movements. The central question I kept asking during the making of the documentary was “How long before you stop running?” It’s a question I think many of us can ask about our own struggles.

You live in the UK now, but identify as African. Can you tell us about this?

I identify as African because my mother was Egyptian. I also identify as Palestinian because my father is Palestinian. And I identify as British because I was born there and I hold the passport. I think it’s important that we recognise North African Arabs as part of Africa — a part that’s often either fully rejected, or at least marginalized in the narrative of Africa. We are African, and we reflect the diversity of Africa even though we don’t always fit people’s preconceptions of Africans. I think this reflects a fundamental racism, to be honest, and I think that needs to be challenged. But it’s complex because I’m talking about racism from both sides — non-Africans who don’t consider Arabs as Africans, but also Arabs who don’t want to consider themselves African. The more we can broaden the concept of what it means to be African, the better we can understand the cultures of the continent that are still so obscenely reduced to generalities and stereotypes in ways that would never be tolerated if we were talking about North America, or Europe.

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Where and how is Salah now? Or do you not want to give an ending away?

Salah is still living the resistance. He’s still living in Avignon as a stateless refugee, still competing as an athlete and still an activist who’s slowly gaining more recognition. Unfortunately, he continues to face tragedies in his already difficult life. Our film references his most recent tragedy, and I only hope the film can act as an adequate memorial without seeming exploitative. Salah finds it appropriate, and that’s enough to reassure me.

What’s next?

Good question. Well, The Runner actually took so long to make that we shot, edited and released another film while we were still editing it, and both films are now out at the same time. We made an experimental ecological documentary in the Norwegian Arctic called There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void. It’s been called “a documentary film from the future,” which I think is a perfect summary, so hopefully that’s enough to intrigue people.

After that, I’m looking at co-directing a long-term documentary on a group of men in the Afghan National Army, but it remains to be seen if that will really be my next feature documentary. Is it something I’m willing to spend the next three years on? I guess that’s the question. I’ll let you know in a few months.

Finally, I’d like to acknowledge the incredible dedication and sacrifice of everyone who’s in the documentary, and the tireless work of the team who made the documentary with me. It’s our film, not mine.

The Runner is Saeed Taji Farouky’s first feature documentary and will premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 13th.

Why become a TED Fellow?

Wondering why you should apply to be a TED Fellow? Get an insider’s view with MyFellowsStory. Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday we’ll feature Fellows that will tell you what the program has done for them, the lasting relationships they’ve formed and those serendipitous moments that make all the difference.

MyFellowsStory :: Taghi Amirani

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Iranian physicist turned filmmaker
TED2010 Senior Fellow
Amirani Media
London
Learn more about Taghi’s work here.

Coup 53 is “The true story of Operation Ajax, the coup d’état staged by America and Britain in Iran in 1953 that overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah.”

Describe your work in 6 words (or less):
East meeting west through political cinema.

Describe one relationship you’ve made because of the Fellows program:
Too many amazing connections to pick one; the most precious is with some of the Fellows from my class of 2009 and the TED Fellowship team itself.

How is your life different today because of the program?:
Access to people and places that have made a huge difference to my work.

Describe the program in three words:
Connections connections connections

Most surreal TED conference moment?:
The whole TED thing is surreal. You step into a bubble. Winning the TED Fellows Hero Award tops the surreal moment list.

Why would you recommend the program?:
If TED enters your life at the right moment in your career, and you are prepared and willing to work at it, then it can have a significant impact on your work and life. As long as you remember it is just a conference, and as such, a microcosm of the real world.

Application tip?:
Be yourself and be true to yourself.

 

MyFellowsStory :: Anita Doron

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Filmmaker
TED2010
Avalanche Films + Mashina Arts
Toronto
Learn more about Anita’s work here.

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Describe your work in 6 words (or less):
I make people feel through stories.

Describe one relationship you’ve made because of the Fellows program:
J. Adam Huggins, a fellow Fellow and I were connected by the Fellowship team for having similar creative sensibilities in our work. Well, we discovered that those sensibilities spilled into every aspect of our lives and we became inseparable, living a semi-nomadic, joyfully uncertain life while creating, writing and co-organizing a TEDx conference in Brazil. Our greatest collaboration is Tian Huggins, a small human being of two years.

How is your life different today because of the program?:
No longer an armchair warrior, I’ve unlearned, absolved cynicism and came to see an absolute possibility and need to instigate massive shift.

Describe the program in three words:
Surpass your potential.

Most surreal TED conference moment?:
Spontaneously drawing a two-headed monster with architect Mitchell Joachim and musician Susie Ibarra while our hands were intertwined and then dancing with the incredible Saeed Taji Farouky and Daniel Zoughbie, forming three degrees of Shleparation, as Saeed coined it, a full Jewish / Palestinian spectrum.

Why would you recommend the program?:
If you have a deep desire to change the world and you no longer want to be inhibited by your own, misperceived limitations, become a TED Fellow.

Application tip?:
It is better to show your passionate, lunatic side than keeping it sensible.

Surreal moments and life-long relationships: TED Fellows tell their stories to Fellowship applicants

Wondering why you should apply to be a TED Fellow? Get an insider’s view with MyFellowsStory. Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday we’ll feature three Fellows a day that will tell you what the program has done for them, the lasting relationships they’ve formed and those serendipitous moments that make all the difference.

MyFellowsStory :: Nina Tandon

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Tissue Engineer
TED2012 Senior Fellow
Colombia University / Cooper Union
NYC
Learn more about Nina here.

 

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Cells that beat, grown my Nina Tandon and her team

Describe your work in 6 words (or less):
I grow human tissues from cells.

Describe one relationship you’ve made because of the Fellows program:
I met my best friend.

How is your life different today because of the program?:
I met the family I never knew I had.

Describe the program in three words:
paradigm exploding.

Most surreal TED conference moment?:
I met Roger Ebert (who had lost his jaw due to cancer) the week we found out we received funding to grow bones for craniofacial reconstruction.  I got a chance to hug him and his wife and let them know we were “working on it.” so sad to see his recent passing since, but we continue to work.

Why would you recommend the program?:
It will shift your paradigms while connecting you to the people who can help your dreams come true, because they share them.

Application tip?:
See if you can think of yourself as having a strong track record of success but are at the cusp of something huge–what could that something be?

MyFellowsStory :: Mohammad Tauheed

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ArchitectTED2010 Senior Fellow
ArchSociety
Bangladesh
Learn more about Tauheed’s work here.

 

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ArchSociety.com’s goal is to open up design-knowledge and information to support architects and urban designers through collaboration and information sharing.

Describe your work in 6 words (or less):
Designing, consulting and running a non-profit.

Describe one relationship you’ve made because of the Fellows program:
I’ve made really good friends across the world through TED Conferences and its initiatives like TEDx and OTP communities. It’s like having at least one trusted person in almost every big cities in the world, that encourages me to be conceiving works that run globally.

How is your life different today because of the program?:
I am more confident and resourceful than ever before!

Describe the program in three words:
The family of geniuses.

Most surreal TED conference moment?:
Hanging out with TED Fellow and TEDster friends in Oxford late in the nights, if something is called surreal, those were my TED moments.

Why would you recommend the program?:
If you believe in serendipity, the TED Fellows Program is the thing you should try for. It will put you in an ocean of unprecedented unexpected opportunities. You never know who you’ll end up meeting there and some of those extraordinary people may end up being your lifelong friends who might make a big difference in your life.

Application tip?:
Being original and honest is the key.

MyFellowsStory :: Chistine Sun Kim

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Sound Artist + composer
TED2013
ChristineSunKim.com
NYC
Learn more about Christine’s work here.

 

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Christine Sun Kim uses sound to explore her artistic voice.

Describe your work in 6 words (or less):
Attempts to legitimatize my voice.

Describe one relationship you’ve made because of the Fellows program:
Bill Bragin (music advisor) contacted me about performing a piece during one of the night programs at TED and we became instant friends! For my recent performance in NYC, I had trouble conceptualizing and decided to ask him for his advice. His insights (and humor, obviously) were a huge help and I managed to pull it off with flying colors. This is one of many new relationships I’m deeply grateful for.

How is your life different today because of the program?:
I finally made up my mind to quit my day job and go full time with art.

Describe the program in three words:
So much generosity.

Most surreal TED conference moment?:
Matt Groening drew a cartoon of me. I grinned like an idiot.

Why would you recommend the program?:
You have access to amazing resources and connections, enough to make all your ideas possible. That’s the rare type of freedom you don’t get from other places.

Application tip?:
Give yourself plenty of time, don’t rush it!

Le candidature sono aperte per TED2014 Fellowship!

Le candidature sono aperte per TED2014 Fellowship!

Una chiamata per tutti gli innovatori! Il TED Fellows Program sta cercando TE! La ricerca è cominciata per trovare i nuovi TED Fellows. Cerchiamo 20 innovatori da tutto il mondo – appassionati di tecnologia, imprenditori, artisti, scienziati, bloggers, registi, musicisti, attivisti e tanto altro.

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Candidati oggi su www.ted.com/fellows/apply

Le candidature sono aperte fino al 21 giugno 2013

I Fellows raggiungeranno la comunità TED a Vancouver, BC, Canada per partecipare a TED2014. Dal 17 al 21 marzo 2014 parteciperanno a tutta la conferenza, preceduta da un convegno Fellows di tre giorni che include anche workshop per sviluppare le proprie competenze e l’opportunità di presentare un breve discorso alla comunità TED, e che sarà tenuto in considerazione per apparire su TED.com

Qualche informazione sul programma TED Fellows

Il programma TED Fellows riconosce individui straordinari e iconoclasti che lavorano su idee che potrebbero cambiare il mondo, offrendo loro strumenti che amplifichino la potenza della loro visione. Ogni anno, TED selezione un gruppo di 40 Fellows e li invita a una conferenza Fellows privata collegata a TED o TEDGlobal. La conferenza Fellows offre corsi per sviluppare le proprie competenze condotti da esperti di fama mondiale, un’opportunità per connettersi alla comunità di Fellows e di presentare il proprio lavoro alla comunità TED tramite un discorso dal palco che sarà filmato e preso in considerazione per apparire su TED.com. Alla fine del loro anno di Fellowship, TED seleziona 10 Fellows per partecipare a una Senior Fellowship di due anni – permettendogli così di partecipare a cinque conferenze consecutive.

Anche se TED cerca candidati che vivano o lavorino principalmente nelle aree Asia-Pacifico, Africa, Caraibi, America Latina e Medio Oriente, candidature da tutto il mondo sono prese in considerazione. TED vuole pensatori straordinari e attivisti che hanno raggiunto risultati insoliti, dimostrato coraggio eccezionale, immaginazione morale e il potenziale per creare cambiamenti positivi nei loro rispettivi campi – inclusi tecnologia, intrattenimento, design, scienza, cinema, arte, musica, impresa, la comunità delle ONG e altro.

Come parte della Fellowship, i Fellows raggiungeranno la comunità TED a Vancouver, BC, Canada per partecipare a TED2014. Dal 17 al 21 marzo 2014 parteciperanno a tutta la conferenza, preceduta da un convegno Fellows di tre giorni organizzata appositamente per ispirare, motivare e supportare il loro lavoro. A questo convegno, i Fellows potranno partecipare a workshops per sviluppare le proprie competenze e presentare un breve discorso alla comuntià TED, che sarà filmato e preso in considerazione per essere pubblicato su TED.com.

Per maggiori informazioni:
Visita: www.ted.com/fellows
Segui: @tedfellow
Guarda: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks
Iscriviti: http://www.facebook.com/TEDFellow
Leggi: fellowsblog.ted.com

 

TED Fellow Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.

Juliana Rotich is the co-founder of Ushahidi, open-source software for collecting and mapping information — and of iHub, a collective tech space in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a TED Senior Fellow.

Learn more about Juliana here.

Kandidaturen voor TED2014 kunnen nu worden ingediend!

Oproep aan alle innovatoren! Het TED Fellows-programma is op zoek naar JOU! De zoektocht naar de volgende lichting TED Fellows is begonnen. We zijn op zoek naar 20 uitstekende innovatoren uit de hele wereld – techies, ondernemers, kunstenaars, wetenschappers, bloggers, filmmakers, muzikanten, activisten en meer.

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Stel je vandaag kandidaat op www.ted.com/fellows/apply

Je kan je kandidatuur stellen tot 21 juni 2013

De Fellows vervoegen de TED-gemeenschap in Vancouver, BC, Canada, voor TED2014, van 17 tot 21 maart 2014, waar ze de volwaardig zullen deelnemen aan de conferentie, voorafgegaan door een driedaagse Fellows-conferentie met waardevolle workshops voor het ontwikkelen van vaardigheden en met gelegenheid om voor de TED-gemeenschap een korte talk te geven, die in aanmerking komt voor TED.com.

 

 

Over het TED Fellows-programma

 

Het TED Fellows-programma erkent het werk van uitzonderlijke iconoclastische individuen met wereldveranderende ideeën. Het geeft hen de middelen om de kracht van hun visie te versterken. TED selecteert elk jaar een groep van 40 Fellows en nodigt hen uit voor een afzonderlijke Fellows-conferentie gekoppeld aan TED of TEDGlobal. De Fellows-conferentie biedt cursussen voor het ontwikkelen van vaardigheden en de kans om hun werk aan de TED-gemeenschap voor te stellen in een podiumpresentatie die gefilmd wordt en in aanmerking komt voor TED.com. Op het einde van het fellowship-jaar selecteert TED tien Fellows die deelnemen aan een verlengd tweejarig Senior Fellowship dat hen naar vijf opeenvolgende conferenties brengt.

 

TED richt zich vooral op het aantrekken van kandidaten die leven of werken in vijf delen van de wereld: de regio Azië-Pacific, Afrika, de Caraïben, Latijns-Amerika en het Midden-Oosten, maar kandidaten uit de hele wereld komen in aanmerking. TED zoekt opmerkelijke denkers en doeners die blijk hebben gegeven van ongewone verwezenlijkingen, uitzonderlijke moed, morele verbeelding en het potentieel om positieve verandering tot stand te brengen in hun domein – onder meer in technologie, amusement,

design, wetenschappen, film, kunst, muziek, ondernemerschap en de ngo-gemeenschap, naast andere domeinen.

 

In het kader van het fellowship vervoegen de Fellows de TED-gemeenschap in Vancouver, BC, Canada, voor TED2014, van 17 tot 21 maart 2014, waar ze de volwaardig zullen deelnemen aan de conferentie, voorafgegaan door een driedaagse Fellows-conferentie met waardevolle workshops voor het ontwikkelen van vaardigheden en met gelegenheid voor de TED-gemeenschap om een korte talk te geven, die in aanmerking komt voor TED.com.

 

Meer inlichtingen:

Surf naar: www.ted.com/fellows

Volg: @tedfellow

Bekijk: www.youtube.com/user/TEDFellowsTalks

Word lid: www.facebook.com/TEDFellow

Lees: fellowsblog.ted.com