Archive Usman Riaz

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He studied online guitar videos. Now he’s a TED senior fellow

Parents often complain that kids spend too much time on the computer. But Usman Riaz is living proof that sometimes it can pay off in unexpectedly magical ways. The native of Karachi, Pakistan, spent much of his childhood meticulously studying music videos on the Internet. Now a 22-year-old Berklee student and an Internet sensation, Riaz has been selected as the youngest TED senior fellow ever.