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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_iconGabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine

Gabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine

04:56 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 428,039 | Comments: 53

Play_iconAparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

08:56 Posted: Feb 2014

Views: 633,849 | 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: 815,070 | Comments: 96

Play_iconJoe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

08:03 Posted: Jan 2014

Views: 1,425,033 | Comments: 95

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: 746,526 | Comments: 54

Play_iconHetain Patel: Who am I? Think again

Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again

09:06 Posted: Oct 2013

Views: 2,185,301 | Comments: 143

Play_iconFabian Oefner: Psychedelic science

Fabian Oefner: Psychedelic science

12:05 Posted: Oct 2013

Views: 1,343,776 | Comments: 123

Play_iconAlexa Meade: Your body is my canvas

Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas

07:04 Posted: Sep 2013

Views: 1,947,873 | Comments: 212

Play_iconMartin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film

Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film

10:55 Posted: Jun 2013

Views: 825,587 | Comments: 102

Play_iconPhil Hansen: Embrace the shake

Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

10:01 Posted: May 2013

Views: 1,405,163 | Comments: 142

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