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TED Names TED2013 Fellows and Senior Fellows
TED selects 21 Fellows and 12 Senior Fellows to join the TED community and give the 'talk of their life' at TED2013; TED Fellows program marks its 4th year, passes 300 Fellows
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 8, 2012 10:01 AM
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, today announces the newest class of 21 new TED Fellows and 12 TED Senior Fellows. This diverse group of innovators, representing 18 countries and multiple disciplines, will join the global TED community at TED2013 in Long Beach, CA, to catapult their work to the international stage.
The TED2013 Fellows and Senior Fellows include an electrical engineer who created a macroscopic invisibility cloak for visible light; a sound artist and composer who strives to reclaim ownership of sound; and a medical device innovator whose company tests for anemia in pregnant women using light, without drawing blood. Please see below for the full list of TED2013 Fellows and Senior Fellows.
Now in its fourth year, the TED Fellows program hand-picks courageous, accomplished young innovators from around the world to raise international awareness of their work, which ranges widely from open science to new media art to social entrepreneurship. By bringing Fellows to the TED stage -- both literally and figuratively -- the program helps amplify the impact of their initiatives and supports their quest to affect the world in the most positive way. To date, the program has honored more than 300 Fellows from more than 75 countries from thousands of applications around the world.
"The TED Fellows program has given an international stage to people and to stories we might never have otherwise heard," said Tom Rielly, director of the program. "For example, Max Little created technology that detects Parkinson's disease through audio tests on ordinary phone calls. He used the platform offered by TEDGlobal to grow his sample database against which he compares voice samples from zero to 17,000 in half the time expected. Whether it is a medical device innovator, a data visualization scientist redefining their field or an astrobiologist studying exoplanets, being part of TED offers Fellows a groundswell of support for their world-changing work."
TED will begin accepting submissions for the next class of TED Fellows on May 28, 2013. The program seeks individuals aged 21 to 45 (though anyone over 18 is eligible) who show remarkable achievement in their fields of endeavor. It targets applicants from Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, but welcomes candidates from anywhere. Please visit http://www.ted.com/pages/fellows-applying to learn more about the application process.
Alicia Eggert (USA) - Interdisciplinary artist
Antonio Torres (Mexico) - Architect + naturalist
Baile Zhang (China | Singapore) - Electrical engineer
Ben Burke (USA) - Writer, performer + designer
Christine Sun Kim (USA) - Sound artist + composer
Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya) - Found object artist
David Lang (USA) - Maker + writer
Edwyn "Eddie" Huang (USA | Taiwan) - Writer, host + chef
Jinha Lee (South Korea) - Inventor + interaction researcher
Kibwe Tavares (UK) - Filmmaker + architect
Kitra Cahana (Canada) - Photographer
Louisa Preston (UK) - Astrobiologist
Miriah Meyer (USA) - Science visualization designer
Mohammad Herzallah (Palestine) - Neuroscientist
Negin Farsad (USA | Iran) - Comedian + filmmaker
Paul Wicks (UK) - Medical architect
Renee Hlozek (South Africa | USA) - Cosmologist
Ryan Holladay (USA) - Musical artist
Safwat Saleem (Pakistan | USA) - Graphic designer + satirist
Shivani Siroya (USA | India) - Mobile finance entrepreneur
Tunde Jegede (Nigeria | UK) - Composer
2013 TED Senior Fellows
Julie Freeman (UK) - Artist
Ayah Bdeir (Lebanon | US) - Engineer + artist
Asha de Vos (Sri Lanka) - Blue whale scientist
Camille Seaman (US) - Polar photographer
Genevieve von Petzinger (Canada) - Cave art researcher
Lucianne Walkowicz (US) - Stellar astronomer
Greg Gage (US) - DIY neuroscientist
Kaustuv de Biswas (India | US) - Digital community builder
Boniface Mwangi (Kenya) - Photo activist
Myshkin Ingawale (India) - Medical device innovator
Angelo Vermeulen (Belgium) - Artist + scientist
Lars Jan (US) - Director + media artist
About the TED Fellows program
Founded in 2009, the TED Fellows program offers full participation in the TED2013 conference, a three-day pre-conference of workshops and activities, ongoing professional coaching and mentoring through the SupporTED program and active participation in the TED community through the Fellows network (fellows.ted.com), TED Fellows blog and TEDx events. The program is made possible by the visionary support of the Bezos family, the Harnisch Foundation, the Dhanam Foundation, the Arcus Foundation and numerous private donors.
TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at @TEDNews, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.
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