TEDxHonolulu announces its 2015 Artist In Residence, Shane Robinson…

Mariko Chang, Curator for the TEDxHonolulu Artist In Residence Program, welcomes artist and photographer Shane Robinson to “Paradigm Shift”…

Ideas can spread in so many different ways — through the written word, sound, dance, film; the possibilities are endless.  Therefore, TEDxHonolulu has decided to showcase the ideas of visual artists by participating among a select group of international TEDx Artist in Residence (AIR) programs. 

2015 is our first year as formally part of the AIR program, and we are thrilled to collaborate with Maui-based photographer and painter Shane Robinson. Shane’s graphic images will be integrated throughout the event including stage design and backdrops for our speakers, and will be featured in the print and online versions of the event program.  Furthermore, our audience will have the honor of hearing Robinson speak about his work as it relates to this year’s theme of “Paradigm Shift.” 

TEDxHonolulu is part of the official kick-off of the TEDxAIR Program worldwide, joining a hui of other TEDx groups across the world including TEDxSalem (Oregon), TEDxVail (Colorado), TEDxGatewayArch (St. Louis), TEDxVicenza (Italy), TEDxCourtauldInstitute (London), and TEDxSydney (Australia). News about our program will be included in TEDxMtHood’s presentation at the annual TED conference in Vancouver BC in March!

I couldn’t be more excited to be involved with TEDxHonolulu’s inaugural AIR program and to support Robinson in sharing his story with words and images.  My goal is to serve as a reminder that ideas can spread in so many different ways, and I look forward to this showcasing this added dimension to our conference on March 28!

See you there!



MarikoCHANGheadshotSMbwMariko Chang is an arts and culture professional, currently working as the Manager of Donor Services at the Hawaii Theatre Center.  Prior to her position at the Theatre, Mariko trained as a paintings conservator and worked at the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the State of Hawaii’s Creative Industries Division, and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.