The text depicted here quotes John Locke: “It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth.” Photo by Michael Brydon.

Will the societal shocks of 2016 lead to a bumper crop of art in 2017 and beyond? These TED Fellows aim to channel the energy of activism into creative work that can change hearts and minds.

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Cities are the the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Ben Barber spell out the possibilities.

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Travis Threlkel paints in light. His canvas: the largest buildings he can find.

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Over the course of 25 years, folk rock icons the Indigo Girls have not only released more than a dozen albums, they have also displayed a staunch dedication to countless social, political and environmental issues, melding music and activism in their own, unique way. Alison Prato talks with band member Amy Ray about how they fight for what they believe in without seeming preachy, the evolution of their music, and the state of women around the world.

There is no "after Ferguson" | Photo: Jon Lowenstein

In advance of the grand jury verdict, photojournalist Jon Lowenstein talks about what he saw in Ferguson, Missouri. With photos and video.

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Here’s how.

Equality advocate Ash Beckham explains why she’s a chronic over-sharer.