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Christchurch in pictures: Life after a devastating earthquakeChristchurch in pictures: Life after a devastating earthquake

Posted By Alison Prato

Christchurch-based Danny Squires is director of Space Craft Systems and co-founder of WikiHouse/NZ, a global  project aiming to make it possible for anyone to design, download and “print” houses. Squires was going about his daily business in Christchurch on February 22, 2011, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through the city, causing horrific damage and killing […]

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After tsunami, the Japanese spirit: Ken Mogi at TED2012After tsunami, the Japanese spirit: Ken Mogi at TED2012

Posted By Rachel Tobias

Photo: James Duncan Davidson Ken Mogi, a Ph.D and researcher from the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo, bears a flag nearly twice his height, bright blue, covered with images of koi fish and Japanese letters. He begins by reminding us about a tragically transformative day in his country on March 11, 2011 that would […]


Rising Souls: Inside Out in HaitiRising Souls: Inside Out in Haiti

Posted By TED Guest Author

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti. This morning the people of Port au Prince woke up to portraits of their own – locals and members of the Haitian diaspora – plastered around the city. From Cité Soleil to Petion-Ville, over 500 images, taken by Haitian photographers and printed by JR’s […]