Art, Activism, and Community

How Art Can Turn the World Inside Out

In Paris, Palestine, Peru, and beyond—guerrilla artist JR asks the people of the world share their faces to transform urban landscapes into stories.

JR's TED Talk Still photo by JR

Infamous “photograffeur” JR won the TED prize and a wish to change the world. What does he want to do? Turn the world Inside Out!

JR’s projects seek to challenge social preconceptions and bring communities together through radical acts of art. The Inside Out Project asks people around the world to use their personal identities to share millions of untold stories.

I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world…INSIDE OUT.” -JR, TED Prize

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Winners of Science Magazine 2010 Visualization Challenge

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Special Feature: International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010

International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010

In the journal’s 18 February 2011 issue, Science, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, presents the winners and honorable mentions in the eighth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.

The articles linked on this page describe the accomplishments of the creative and gifted scientists, artists, and others who put the winning entries together, and an online slide presentation showcases the competition’s winners and honorable mentions.

In addition, a segment of the Science Podcast includes interviews with one of the competition’s judges and the creator of the winning entry in the informational graphics category. You can also hear the winners explain the processes, techniques, and thoughts behind their entries in a video courtesy of the National Science Foundation.

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