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Art Unusual

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Provocative, multidisciplinary and often technology-driven, new modes of art and performance defy their traditional definitions. These Talks celebrate artistic innovation as well as creative cross-pollination.

Game designer Will Wright constructs virtual worlds in which players can make creatures of their own. The dancers of Pilobolus blur the boundary between two bodies, and Eve Ensler crosses a few boundaries herself by speaking bluntly about the body.

Golan Levin uses software to create experimental sonic and visual artworks -- a symphony of ringtones, for example. Vik Muniz's artwork -- made of chocolate, confetti and clouds -- challenges our perceptions and teases our imaginations. And Stefan Sagmeister shows how a little flair and an ardent attention to detail can do for design something indispensable: make people happy.

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Play_iconZe Frank: Are you human?

Ze Frank: Are you human?

04:34 Posted: Jul 2014

Views: 1,609,496 | Comments: 177

Play_iconHeather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime

Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime

12:11 Posted: Jul 2014

Views: 534,920 | Comments: 44

Play_iconShih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea

Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that’d be at home in the deep sea

05:14 Posted: Jul 2014

Views: 528,455 | Comments: 30

Play_iconGe Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

17:36 Posted: Jun 2014

Views: 822,275 | Comments: 46

Play_iconSarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

11:41 Posted: Apr 2014

Views: 1,046,410 | Comments: 70

Play_iconGabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine

Gabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine

04:56 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 656,900 | Comments: 58

Play_iconAparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

08:56 Posted: Feb 2014

Views: 830,455 | Comments: 44

Play_iconMaya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist …

Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist …

07:16 Posted: Jan 2014

Views: 1,042,082 | Comments: 104

Play_iconJoe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

08:03 Posted: Jan 2014

Views: 1,706,538 | Comments: 102

Play_iconLuke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art

Luke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art

13:11 Posted: Jan 2014

Views: 917,267 | Comments: 59

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