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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the Evaluation Panel for 100&Change, a competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal...

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the Evaluation Panel for 100&Change, a competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. 
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At the Commonwealth Club of California, Cecilia Conrad, managing director of the MacArthur Foundation, hosted a discussion with computer vision technologist Maneesh Agrawala and digital artist Camille Utterback, both MacArthur Fellows.

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At the Commonwealth Club of California, Cecilia Conrad, managing director of the MacArthur Foundation, hosted a discussion with computer vision technologist Maneesh Agrawala and digital artist Camille Utterback, both MacArthur Fellows.

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Mr. Agrawala is a computer scientist designing visual interfaces that enhance our ability to understand large quantities of complex information. Ms.Utterback is an artist who uses digital technologies to create visually arresting works that redefine how viewers experience and interact with art. Ms. Conrad will also discuss 100&Change, MacArthur's new competition for a single $100 million grant to solve a critical problem of our time.

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This program is one of many 2016 events celebrating 35 years of MacArthur Fellows, creative people who inspire us all.

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Click here to view the video.

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\"The MacArthur Foundation, which has doled out billions of dollars in “genius grants” and to nonprofit organizations working on major social challenges, now wants to give away $100 million to solve a societal problem that might not be on its radar.\"

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The Washington Post reports: 

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\"The MacArthur Foundation, which has doled out billions of dollars in “genius grants” and to nonprofit organizations working on major social challenges, now wants to give away $100 million to solve a societal problem that might not be on its radar.

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The philanthropic organization will the grant to a group that presents the most measurable and attainable plan to tackle any critical problem facing people, places or the environment, the foundation announced Thursday morning.

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Cecilia Conrad, MacArthur’s managing director leading its new100&Change competition, said the hope is that the challenge will inspire more creative thinking around problem solving and shine a light on ideas deserving of resources.\"

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Read the full piece here.

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