“Everyday Rebellions”: Images and notes from Session 2 of TEDGlobal 2011


Hasan Elahi was targeted for screening by the FBI after a case of mistaken identity. So he decided to open his life completely. “There’s 46,000 images on my site now. I trust the FBI has seen all of them.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED


Maajid Nawaz says: “For 13 years I was an extremist — a potent force of spreading ideas across borders. We were laughing at democratic activists. We felt they were from yesteryear.” And he asks: “Why is it extremist organizations are succeeding, while those aspiring to democratic culture are falling behind?” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED


Justin Hall-Tipping asks: “What if some of the answers to our biggest problems could be found in the smallest places? We can do better — with exquisite control over a building block of matter, the stuff of life: the electron.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED


Yves Rossy, Jetman, demos his human jet wing. “I get up to 300km/hr flying. It’s pure flying, no steering. I don’t have feathers, but I feel like a bird sometimes.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED


Asaf Avidan plays “Out in the Cold,” a retelling of the story of David and Bathsheba — and then the seriously soulful “Her Lies.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED


Filmmaker Julia Bacha says: “I spend my days filming dozens of Palestinians using nonviolence, but most of you have never heard of them.” Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED