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03.07.11
Alum Interviews TED-prize Winning French Artist

SCI-Arc alum Guy Horton (M.Arch '06) recently interviewed 2011 TED Prize-winning artist JR about his TED Wish for GOOD Magazine. Horton was one of the few people granted an interview with the elusive street artist, following the recent TED Conference in Long Beach.

Guy Horton's portrait print

Each year, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), a global community made up of thinkers, dreamers, and innovators, awards the TED Prize to someone who has had a significant, positive impact on the world or has the potential to do so. The prize is $100,000 and "One Wish to Change the World." JR's wish is for people to participate in a global art project in which individuals paste large portraits of themselves in public, on buildings, wherever possible. Google is partnering with him to map and archive the images.

Horton is currently looking for a wall to paste his poster (shown here) on and will be tracking the project and the story of his own poster for GOOD. If anyone has a wall (or a billboard or an underpass?) they can donate, please let him know via Twitter @GuyHorton.

Read Horton's article for more about the project >>