Originally posted on TED Blog:
Six TED speakers have been recognized in the 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows. Each recipient will heretofore be unofficially known as a “genius” and will very officially receive a no-strings-attached prize of $625,000 to support his or her creative instincts for the benefit of society.
We salute all 24 of this year’s winners, of course. But we add a particularly hearty round of the applause for these folks, all well known to the TED audience: