18.03.11 by Jeff

2011 TED Prize Winner

Artist JR has been awarded the 2011 TED Prize. His work is truly amazing and the world is a far better place because he’s in it.

JR artist 2011 TED Prize winner inside out project

Watch a video of JR explaining his work below!


Visit insideoutproject.net to participate in this project.

See more of JR’s work, here.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://davidikus.blogspot.com Davidikus

    JR is a great choice for the Ted Prize. I look forward to discovering more about his project.

    http://davidikus.blogspot.com/
    http://www.davidranc.com

  • Jules Andre-Brown

    Really awesome stuff!

  • lapetitefaon

    such a fan, really really extraordinary work such an inspiration

  • Lea

    The ending is phenomenal.

  • Bilou

    He made a movie called Women Are Heroes that came out in France, I really hope it comes all the way to Canada!
    He put the Inside Out Project in motion in Tunisia, look for “Artocraty in Tunisia” on facebook.
    And check out his website for other great projects that he’s done:
    http://jr-art.net/

  • Bilou

    By the way, Inside Out is about getting people to participate in the project, so if anyone is interested, they can set up a group where they are and start changing the world through art.
    http://www.insideoutproject.net/

  • http://aboutphase.blogspot.com panelomo

    it’ll be difficult to replicate this feat – so be inspired instead.

  • http://www.dannyolda.com dannyooh

    Wow. I especially liked the pieces in Palestine. I thought it was cool how he made a point of not getting permission to do it.

  • http://brendanscottcarroll.com/ brendan

    I like the stuff. Do the people he works with — the local coomunity — get a share of the profits?

    brendanscottcarroll.com
    brendanscottcarroll.wordpress.com
    agitatorscollective.blogspot.com

  • Juan

    Profits don’t necessarily translate in to currency –it would be enough to spread it equally among all participants. The biggest rewards for those communities is been part of such project.

    The awareness, exposure and acknowledge this project has given to the community is huge. It should inspirational and inspire others to do similar kind of projects.
    Been engage in an activity give u hope and for many people a reason to look forward.

  • Alec

    To be honest, I’ve watched many of the TED videos and I don’t think he deserved to win. Don’t get me wrong, I love his work and what he’s doing, but some of the other things I’ve seen are pretty incredible. Salman Kahn comes to mind, he’s completely changing our failing school systems. Anyways, congrats to JR he’s doing some amazing things!

  • lapetitefaon

    WOW thanks so much for this comment, took at look at this AND Salman Khan IS so amazing! So excited to use his videos to help me get through organic chemistry! Kind of wish he would have won too now!





27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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