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Setting up for TED2013: Backstage photos

Setup starts on the TED2013 stage in Long Beach.

Backstage setup starts on the TED2013 stage in Long Beach.

A monumental amount of effort goes into setting up for TED. This year’s iteration in Long Beach is no different. Construction of our stage started on Wednesday, and it wasn’t long before the entire Long Beach Performing Arts Center was full of the buzz of technicians, workers and artists getting ready for next week.

Setting up for TED 2013

Artist and TED2013 speaker Jordy Fu (center, in green jacket) works on the installation of her cut-paper piece “Cloud” (2013) for the lobby of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Above her hangs Gabriel Dawe’s “Plexus C2,” installed for TED2012 and now part of the permanent collection at the LBPAC.

Hanging speaker signs in the lobby at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

Hanging speaker signs in the lobby at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

Reflections of the TED2013 speakers in the windows of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center

Reflections of the TED2013 speakers in the windows of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center

 

Photos: James Duncan Davidson (photos 1 and 3); Ryan Lash (photos 2 and 4)