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TEDGlobal 2007: Session 4: Russell Southwood

Russell Southwood publishes one of Africa’s leading newsletters on technology: The Balancing Act. He’s talk was going to be about tech, wealth and culture. He was inspired John Perry Barlow’s dream of wiring the Internet in Africa as written in this great piece written Wired. Russell referred to what he calls Door Openers which may…

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 4: Ron Eglash

Ron Eglash is a mathematician and author of African Fractals. According to him concepts of fractal geometry resonate throughout many facets of African culture. He started out giving is a brief history of fractals. In the early 1900s Helge von Koch was frustrated with the complex definition and set out to simply the understanding. This…

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 4: Issa Diabate

Iviorian architect, Issa is a partner in Koffi-Diabate Architects. His work marries African urbanity with local solutions. Exasperated with the worship of ethnicity, his goal as a designer is to create classic objects that travel easily. He shows a sketch by an artist of the city of Lagos, imaged 20 years ago. In seeking out…

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 4: Kwabena Boahen

Session 4 is entitled: Emergent Design Kwabena Boahen, PhD, is a Ghanian bioengineer working at Stanford University. He received his first computer while growing up in Accra, Ghana. He starts out his presentation with a famous quote by Alan Turing, the father of modern computing, “In 30 years, it would be as easy to ask…

TEDGlobal 2007: Session 3: Jacqueline Novogratz

Jacqueline is not new to the TED stage. She lives with Chris Anderson, the curator of TED and also delivered a talk at the previous TEDGlobal in Oxford. Jacqueline is a pioneer in what she calls “market-based philanthropy.” She went straight into sharing a story of 20 prostitutes in Kigali, Rwanda, who were running a…