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Tech Impact: The speakers in session 11 at TEDGlobal 2013

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Tech-openerTechnology is such an integral part of everyday life, it can be hard to remember how far we’ve come — and how fast. This session at TEDGlobal 2013 introduces a cadre of technological innovators who are helping to change the world yet further–and thinking about the implications of technology on society at large.

Here are the speakers who appeared in this session of TEDGlobal 2013. Click the speaker’s name for a full recap of their talk:

Creative technologist An Xiao Mina studies how Internet culture and humor address political issues around the world.

Eben Upton invented Raspberry Pi, a cheap, tiny computer designed to encourage kids to code and tinker with hardware.

Through blended courses Anant Agarwal is pairing online education with face-to-face student-faculty interactions, reshaping the university campus experience.

Novelist Abha Dewasar writes to make sense of the world — herself included.

Musician and software designer Tim Exile mixes interactivity into performance with his crowdsourced sonic creations.

What motivates you to share your personal information online? Alessandro Acquisti studies the behavioral economics of privacy (and information security) in social networks.