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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_iconMundano: Pimp my ... trash cart?

Mundano: Pimp my ... trash cart?

05:22 Posted: Dec 2014

Views: 557,058 | Comments: 26

Play_iconDave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations

Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations

05:28 Posted: Dec 2014

Views: 907,786 | Comments: 58

Play_iconThomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive

Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive

18:06 Posted: Dec 2014

Views: 1,148,959 | Comments: 117

Play_iconOren Yakobovich: Hidden cameras that film injustice in the world’s most dangerous places

Oren Yakobovich: Hidden cameras that film injustice in the world’s most dangerous places

14:35 Posted: Dec 2014

Views: 704,145 | Comments: 79

Play_iconHaas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

11:23 Posted: Nov 2014

Views: 1,189,544 | Comments: 69

Play_iconZe Frank: Are you human?

Ze Frank: Are you human?

04:34 Posted: Jul 2014

Views: 2,559,904 | Comments: 227

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: 726,497 | Comments: 50

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: 748,384 | Comments: 31

Play_iconGe Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

17:36 Posted: Jun 2014

Views: 1,020,964 | Comments: 55

Play_iconSarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

11:41 Posted: Apr 2014

Views: 1,380,434 | Comments: 71

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