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The TED Prize is awarded annually to the greatest idea shared on TED, helping to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and inspire art around the world. This year, for the first time ever, the TED Prize was not awarded to an individual, but to an idea on which our planet’s future depends: the City 2.0. Today, October 13, 2012, the TEDx platform will harness the power of people across the globe in hundreds of cities, featuring the brightest local minds and biggest hearts. Speakers can focus on themes including culture, transportation, education, health and recreation, all elements whose presence will dictate the success of our future cities.


I am the crucible of the future. I am where humanity will either flourish or fade. I am being built and rebuilt every day. I am inevitable. But I am not yet determined. I wish to be inclusive, innovative, healthy, soulful, thriving. But my potential can only be reached through you. You can forge a new urban outlook. Begin by connecting. Imagine a platform that brings you together, locally and globally. Combine the reach of the cloud with the power of the crowd. Connect leaders, experts, companies, organizations and citizens. Share your tools, data, designs, successes, and ideas. Turn them into action. Together you can: Bridge the gap between poor and rich communities. Spectacularly reduce your carbon footprint. Make nature part of daily life. Empower entrepreneurship. Re-imagine education. Nurture health.

I am the City 2.0. Dream me. Build me. Make me real.

TEDxHonolulu Program Welcome Letter..............................................1 Event Schedule..............................................2 Presenter Bio’s................................................4 About TED....................................................25 Volunteers ....................................................26 Sponsors......................................................28 All About Inside Out ....................................30

Aloha! On behalf of our speakers, performers, volunteers, sponsors and partners, we welcome you to TEDxHonolulu 2012. Today we join forces with TED and other TEDx event organizers around the world to launch a new annual global initiative – TEDxCity 2.0: A day of urban inspiration. We consider it an amazing honor, a wonderful privilege, and a huge responsibility to host a licensed TEDx event on our beautiful island - one of the most isolated population centers on the planet. We may be isolated, but thanks to the incredible impact of online video and the renowned TED/TEDx platform, we are able to share Hawaii’s most fascinating thinkers, doers and performers with the world. Your attendance today puts you front and center and part of a rapidly growing global movement. Over 4,500 TEDx events have been held in 135 countries since 2009, with over 1,300 cities hosting an annual TEDx event. Today’s show will be professionally videotaped and photographed, so smile often! We are also streaming live over the Internet so that anyone can join us by logging in. Video clips and photos of each presentation and performance will be available for worldwide viewing and sharing within the next 30 days. We will email you detailed information about where to find today’s content so that you can enjoy and share it with others over and over again! Please let us know your thoughts about your experience today. Thank you for being a part of this historic occasion. Warmest regards, TEDxHonolulu 2012 Organizing Team


TEDxHonolulu 2012 Program 10:00a

Kealoha Opening Remarks and Event Ground Rules


Chris Anderson TED Curator, mandatory TEDx event [Video]

10:12a The City 2.0 Intro: Dream Me. Build Me. Make Me Real. [Video]


Jennifer Pahlka [TED Talk] Coding a Better Government


Forest Frizzell Open Data and Citizen Engagement


Guy Toyama Decongest Honolulu


Olin Lagon Encouraging the “Other Half” To Save Energy


Simple Souls Redefining Local Music

11: 30 – 11:45 AM: 15 Minute Break




Lyla Berg Is ANYbody Listening?


Mark Patterson The Criminal Justice System: A Place of Healing


Timber Hawkeye Sit Happens


Candy Chang [TEDTalk] Before I Die I Want To…


Mailani Blending the Contemporary and Traditional

1:00 – 2:30 PM: 1.5 Hour Lunch Break


Sponsor Recognition/Photo Op On Stage


Teresa Wong Modern Art of Recovery


Jamie Oliver [TED Talk] Teach Every Child About Food


Paul Klink Live Aloha


Lucie Voelcker Lynch Singing Her Soul

4:00 – 4:15 PM: 15 Minute Break


Kent Larson [TEDTalk] Brilliant Designs to Fit More People in Every City


Scott Fisher Ho’ola Hou i Ka ‘Aina, Pili ana na Kaiaulu: Healing the Land, Uniting Communities


Aaron Lowe It All Starts with a Trail...


Brian Bielmann Inspiration: Pass It On


Natalie Ai Kamauu Angelic


A Day in the City Time Lapse Video by Kenji Croman 3

Master of Ceremonies Kealoha

Kealoha is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller, and the first Poet Laureate of Hawaii. He has performed throughout the world -- from the White House to Brazil and Switzerland, and is the first poet in Hawaii’s history to perform at a governor’s inauguration. Kealoha represents Hawaii at the National Poetry Slam, has been honored as a “National Slam Legend”, and featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices series. He is an MIT graduate with a degree in Nuclear Physics, and internationally celebrated for articulating his passion in a way that engages audiences around the world. Kealoha was one of TEDx Honolulu’s sensational speakers in 2011, and we are honored to have him emcee the event in 2012.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design Was Kealoha entertaining?

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Coding a Better Government Jennifer Pahlka

Founder and Executive Director Code for America After eight years of leading the Game Group and serving as the Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association, Jennifer founded Code for America, where she works with talented web professionals and cities around the country to promote public service and reboot government. She recently ran the Web 2.0 and Gov 2.0 events for TechWeb, and co-chaired the successful Web 2.0 Expo. TED regulations require 25% of each TEDx event to consist of talks, so we will share four relevant videos with you throughout the day. We believe Jennifer’s talk is very much in line with this year’s City 2.0 theme, and couldn’t think of a better way to kickstart the event than by sharing her fantastic idea worth spreading. Enjoy!

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Open Data and Citizen Engagement Forest Frizzell

Deputy Director Department of Information Technology City and County of Honolulu A winner of the Pacific Business News “40 Under Forty” award, Forest Frizzell leads a team recently awarded the #1 Digital City award by the Center for Digital Governance, as well as #1 as Code for America Cities. With over 11 years in the tech industry, Forest’s current projects include automation of the Motor Pool for Fleet Reduction, Government Transparency Websites, and Smarter Cities Initiatives, including the release of multiple mobile and web apps, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery Preparedness, and much more. He sits on the State’s Office of Information Managements and Technology’s Innovation Working Group, as well as the State of Hawaii Infrastructure Planning Group.

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Decongest Honolulu Guy Toyama

Executive Director Friends of NELHA

Guy Toyama is the Executive Director of the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority, a unique educational facility for renewable energy. He is also the President and CEO of H2 Technologies, a developer of hydrogen application systems for energy storage and transportation. Guy serves on the boards of Kanu Hawaii, Blue Revolution Hawaii, the Hawaii County Mayor’s Energy and Advisory Commission, Hawaii Island Leadership Series, and is a leading participant in the Hawaii-Okinawa Clean Energy Task Force.

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Encouraging the “Other Half” To Save Energy Olin Lagon

Director of Social Ventures Kanu Hawaii Olin is a technology innovator who is nationally recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Impact (HVCA), Small Business Advocate of the Year (SBA), and as one of the 25 people who will shape the next 25 years (Hawaii Business). He cofounded several companies, and has helped invent pioneering technologies in multiple fields, including website localization and crowdfunding. Olin’s technologies have been adopted by several Fortune 500 companies, as well as organizations like MIT and even TED. He spent half his life in the U.S. Navy, the Peace Corps, and several non-profit organizations. Born and raised in a single-parent household in public housing in Hawaii, he now lives in Kalihi Valley with his wife and two sons.

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Redefining Local Music Simple Souls

Unplugged yet electrifying, Simple Souls is best known for their acoustic mash-up medleys of everyone’s favorite songs. They seamlessly blend contemporary with hip hop, rock n’ roll with rap, and soulful renditions that often sound better than the originals. Zaysha Labrador appears shy playing the guitar while hiding under her hat, but she continues to blow away unexpecting audiences with her unique voice at every performance. Jennifer Wright, also known as JRoq, can harmonize, rap, and hit some amazing notes while beating the djembe at lightning-fast speeds and accuracy. Simple Souls are redefining local music!

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design Were Simple Souls entertaining? Have you heard of them before today?

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What does “supporting local music” mean to you?

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Is ANYbody Listening? Lyla Berg

State Coordinator for Project Citizen Founder of Kids Voting Hawaii As the founder of Kids Voting Hawaii and host of the weekly television series “Voices for Change”, Lyla Berg deeply believes in the civic mission of schools, and the capacity of young people to be the compassionate, creative, and critical thinkers that society needs for balance, opportunity, and prosperity in our communities. She has over 15 years of service with the Hawaii Department of Education, and served three terms as Vice-Chair of the Education Committee in East Oahu. Lyla’s consulting company offers facilitation in leadership development, effective communication skills, and interpersonal relationships.

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The Criminal Justice System: A Place of Healing Mark Patterson

Warden Women’s Community Correctional Center Mark Patterson’s vision for the Women’s Community Correctional Center is to create a Puuhonua – a sanctuary, a place of healing and transformation. His strategy includes taking a community-building approach through partnership formation that will have a transforming systemic effect on the Criminal Justice System, utilizing mind, body, spirit and place-perspective, and incorporating a trauma informed system of care framework. With over 25 years of public safety experience in both Hawaii and Nevada, his career began as an adult corrections officer, now a Warden for the past five years. Mark was raised on the island of Oahu in Waianae, he is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools, attended New Mexico Military Institute, and holds a degree in criminology from Florida State University.

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Sit Happens Timber Hawkeye

Author Buddhist Boot Camp

Praised by thousands around the world for his intentions to awaken, enlighten, enrich and inspire, Timber Hawkeye prescribes gratitude as medicine for people to heal themselves from the inside out. His message invites the best version of you to resurface, inevitably leading to the true meaning of success (being happy), and better health (mental, physical, emotional and spiritual). In an ongoing effort to eradicate society’s ever-growing sense of entitlement, which he considers nothing short of an epidemic, and replace it with a sense of appreciation for each breath we are given, Timber shares mindfulness-enhancing techniques that anyone can relate to and implement in their daily lives.

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Before I Die I Want To ... Candy Chang Cofounder Civic Center

Candy Chang is an artist who wants to make cities more emotional. She believes our public spaces can better reflect what is important to us as a community and individuals. She is a TED Senior Fellow, a Tulane Urban Innovation Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named a “Live Your Best Life!” Local Hero by Oprah Magazine. By combining local art with civic engagement and personal well being, she has been recognized for exploring new strategies for the design of our cities in order to live our best lives. We are pleased to include Candy Chang’s project “Before I Die I Want To...” in this year’s event. Feel free to visit the exhibit outside the conference hall during your lunch break, and contemplate your own “bucket list”.

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Blending the Contemporary and Traditional Mailani

When singer/songwriter Mailani first stepped into the spotlight as a solo artist, in addition to winning our hearts with her vocal stylings, she also won another Na Hoku Hanohano award, which she received in the past as a member of the popular duo Keahiwai. With two solo albums that beautifully represent innovative and respectful interpretations of Hawaiian standards, as well as several original compositions in both Hawaiian and English, Mailani blends the contemporary and the traditional in ways that delight aficionados of both genres. She is a University of Hawaii graduate with a degree in Hawaiian studies, and she’s as passionate about the islands as she is about her music.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design

Was Mailani entertaining?

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Have you heard of her before today?

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Do you think it’s possible for musicians to get by without a second job?

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Modern Art of Recovery Teresa Wong

Executive Director REHAB Innovation Center

Teresa Wong leads a “think tank” created to facilitate innovative synergies between clinicians, scientists, and community partners locally, nationally and internationally. Fusing her 20 years of clinical expertise with her understanding of rapidly developing technologies, she challenges the premise of what physical rehabilitation ought to be. Teresa has written numerous articles on stroke rehabilitation for various professional publications, and presented on topics such as integrating robotics into rehabilitation programs in the United States as well as Canada, Beijing, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

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We are losing the war against obesity in the US. Our kids are growing up overweight and malnourished from a diet of processed foods, and today’s children will be the first generation ever to live shorter lives than their parents. It’s time for change. It’s time for a Food Revolution. The problem stems from the loss of cooking skills at home and the availability of processed foods at every turn, from the school cafeteria to church function halls, factories and offices. This Food Revolution is about saving lives by inspiring everyone: moms, dads, kids, teens and cafeteria workers to get back to basics and start cooking good food from scratch. TED awarded Jamie Oliver the granting of “One Wish to Change the World,” and Jamie’s wish was “To create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again, and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.” Visit for more information and to find out how you can be part of the Food Revolution.


Teach Every Child About Food Founder The Better Food Foundation


Jamie Oliver


Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project, TED Prize Winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food. He is one of the world’s best loved television personalities, transforming the way we feed ourselves and our children. Everything the Better Food Foundation does is about improving lives through better education and understanding of food, where it comes from, and how it affects our bodies. Jamie’s aim is to give everyone the tools, skills and knowledge to make a lasting, positive impact on their lives. He has published many books and even smartphone apps to help us make better decisions about what we put in our bodies. It has become impossible to have a conversation about food these days without Jamie Oliver’s award-winning TEDTalk coming up. His ideas worth spreading are certainly food for thought... pun intended. What was the speaker’s main message? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Do I have to rethink any of my views to implement the advice? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ What can I pass on to others from what I’ve learned? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ 17

Live Aloha Paul Klink

Author Live Aloha

After a life-threatening heart condition caused him to reassess his priorities, Paul Klink models what it’s like to embody the philosophy of “Live Aloha,” which is a motto he authored back in 1994, still seen on signs and bumper stickers throughout the state of Hawaii. As a digital technology expert, direct response marketing guru, philanthropist and fundraising specialist, Paul is a true Renaissance Man. His company has handled innovative technology solutions for global clients in the areas of international communication, homeland security, evolving high-tech analysis and internet marketing. He now puts the Fun into FUNdraising with LUX VIP Events Hawaii, and meets each challenge with a smile.

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Singing Her Soul Lucie Voelcker Lynch

Lucie is an actress and professional singer/songwriter influenced by Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Jewel, Eva Cassedy, Ben Harper and Jack Johnson. She uses her voice as her primary instrument, with her travel-guitar “Martin” strumming along wherever her song may take us. It’s not uncommon for Lucie to visibly shift as the music starts to channel spontaneous lyrics, sweeping the audience to arrive together with a collective exhale at a new destination. She shares her gift in a very interactive, healing and fun workshop called Sing Your Soul, teaching about breath, sound, and most importantly, that everybody can sing!

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design Was Lucie entertaining?

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Have you heard of her before today?

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What role do you local musicians play in your own life?

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Brilliant Designs To Fit More People in Every City Kent Larson

Director at Changing Places Research Group Co-Director of MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative Kent Larson’s projects through the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning, and MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places Group, are dedicated to developing technologies that solve contemporary issues in the home, the workplace, and the city. Kent practiced architecture in New York City for 15 years, and wrote several architectural publications for the New York Times. His current work has three focuses: responsible urban housing, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments to test his group’s designs in practical environments. With the growing population on our small island, we thought Kent Larson’s question rather fitting: “How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding?” With designs like the quick-change apartments and other innovations, can future cities really work like the small villages of the past?

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Ho’ola Hou i Ka ‘Aina, Pili ana na Kaiaulu: Healing the Land, Uniting Communities Scott Fisher

Conservation Director Hawaii Lands Trust Scott Fisher has been working for the Maui Coastal Land Trust since 2003, leading all aspects of the ecological restoration work conducted by the land trust. With an M.A. in peace studies and native Hawaiian strategies of peacemaking and reconciliation, his Ph.D. explored how communities make decisions over natural resources. He has served on the Maui/Lanai Island Burial Council and, more recently, as a board member of the Hawaii Wetlands Joint Venture, Public Access Trails Hawaii, the Friends of Midway Atoll, and the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

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It All Starts with a Trail... Aaron Lowe

Trails and Access Specialist Division of Forestry and Wildlife Dept. of Land and Natural Resources With over 30 years of hiking and outdoor recreation experience, Aaron Lowe has been managing all 100 miles of forestry trails on Oahu since 1995. This includes administration and maintenance, from chain sawing large fallen trees with prison inmates, to authorizing a trailside permit for major film productions like “The Hunger Games.” Aaron believes that human respect for nature can start with a simple hiking trail, and wants to implement creative ways for people to enjoy, learn and respect nature. To that end, he is working on developing a sculpture trail, and uses modern forms of technology to expand his interpretive sign program.

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Inspiration: Pass It On Brian Bielmann


As an internationally renowned photographer, Brian Bielmann has traveled extensively with many of the world’s best surfers, including Bruce and Andy Irons, Kelly Slater, and many others. He captures all aspects of the sport, and continues to push the boundaries of photography both above and below the water. His passion for surfing and photography have kept him on the cutting edge for over 35 years. He has been published in every major surf publication around the world, and is still considered one of the most prolific and inspiring photographers of the modern era. Brian is a model example of how one person can make a huge difference in the lives of many through Technology, Entertainment and Design.

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Angelic Natalie Ai Kamauu

Natalie has been awarded Female Vocalist of the Year by the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artists at the Na Hoku Hanohano Award ceremonies in 2006, 2009 and 2012. Her angelic voice dances playfully and soars effortlessly, and immediately captures your attention and moves your soul. Although singing is her passion, her first love is the hula. Daughter of na kumu hula, Olana and Howard Ai of Halau Hula Olana, Natalie garnered the coveted title of “Miss Aloha Hula” at the 1990 Merrie Monarch Festival. She travels internationally, sharing her gift with the world, but her feet remain firmly planted on the island, among the roots of her family and the land.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design

Was Natalie entertaining?

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Have you heard of her before today?

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What steps can we take to make Hawaiian music popular on the mainland?

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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. There are two annual TED conferences (one in Long Beach, California, and another Edinburgh, Scotland), where the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. makes the best of those talks and performances available to the world for free through, standing by their mission to spread ideas. Today, TED is best thought of as a global community welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.


The TEDx program gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are independently planned and coordinated in the spirit of TED’s “ideas worth spreading”. A combination of live presenters and TEDTalk videos at TEDx events sparks deep conversations and connections.


Today’s TEDx event is operated under license from TED. As an official TEDx licensee, we are entrusted with helping create and spread TEDTalks across the globe! We consider it an amazing honor, a wonderful privilege, and a huge responsibility to organize and host a TEDx event. TEDxHonolulu is a volunteer organization of passionate and committed TEDsters and thought leaders. We are educators, activists, artists, inventors, scientists, philosophers, musicians, students, environmentalists, and more. We love TED, we love TEDx, and we love Hawaii!


Mahalo Nui Loa As you can imagine, putting together a TEDx event requires the hard work and dedication of many individuals. It also involves getting a lot of support, advice and assistance from volunteers who may not be able to be here today. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this event in some way, including you! If we failed to list any of our volunteers’ names, please know that it was not intentional.


Jon Borgonia

Peter Justeson

Michael Broady, Jr.

Joanne Kapolulu

Amy Burvall

Toshi Kishimura

Gaye Chan

Gwen Kobashigawa

Gilbert Chun

Taimane Lopes

Sean Connelly

Linda Luke

Shane Curtis

Nathan Malinoski

Giji Galang

Tui McBraun

Kelii Grace

David Mittelstadt

Kelli Harada

Michael Petersen

Hunter Heaivillin

Ray Stanchfield

John Hina

Tiffany Tanaka

Phyllis Horner

Brian Tibbetts

Aly Ishikuni

Jasper Wong

Paul Izak

Gabriel Yanaghihara

Casey Agena

Karen Brizendine

George Carroll

Lauren Carson

Rodel Casio

Pam Chambers

Tara Coomans

Kenji Croman

Raymond Delio

Timber Hawkeye

Kathy Kamauu

Genesis Leong

Matthew Lynch

Sarah McCann

James McCay

Ruby Menon

Jamie Muskopf

Elyse Petersen

Ed White

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INSIDE OUT INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. The 2011 Street Artist and TED Prize winner JR announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out”. He invited people around the globe to share a photo portrait of themselves along with a statement about what they stand for, and that’s when local photographer Rodel Casio, pictured above, organized the Honolulu Inside Out Project, and dubbed it “The ‘Ohana Bunch”. Regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or geographical region, we are ‘ohana. A small selection of the images from the project are shared with you outside on the Aulani lawn today. Together with hundreds of other images we simply didn’t have room to display, they will be plastered on the side of an abandoned building or construction site, the location of which has not been determined yet. Rodel Casio conveys his extensive background in portrait photography by capturing the essence of what makes each of us unique yet beautifully human at the same time. He successfully creates captivating images by delicately balancing light, shadows, depth and intuitive timing. In 2010, after years of developing and expressing his creative talent with Fashion Photography and Graphic Design on Maui, Rodel changed directions (and locations), to simplify the glamour of a shot in order to express the core of what got him interested in photography in the first place: the subtleties that make us appear different even though we are all the same. You can see his work for yourself by visiting Now on Oahu, Rodel was inspired to participate in the Inside Out Project, and demonstrate our community’s commitment to stand united. Unique. Beautiful. Simple.




Regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or geographical region, we are ‘ohana.


TEDx Honolulu 2012 Program