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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_iconLiu Bolin: The invisible man

Liu Bolin: The invisible man

07:46 Posted: May 2013

Views: 872,055 | Comments: 96

Play_iconMalcolm London: “High School Training Ground”

Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground”

03:00 Posted: May 2013

Views: 618,639 | Comments: 47

Play_iconEric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live

Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live

12:32 Posted: Mar 2013

Views: 795,720 | Comments: 208

Play_iconBruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots!

Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots!

03:09 Posted: Feb 2013

Views: 751,402 | Comments: 118

Play_iconYoung-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!

Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!

16:57 Posted: Feb 2013

Views: 1,094,409 | Comments: 130

Play_iconColin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

12:53 Posted: Jan 2013

Views: 2,296,373 | Comments: 576

Play_iconSue Austin: Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair

09:38 Posted: Jan 2013

Views: 1,086,733 | Comments: 177

Play_iconSteven Addis: A father-daughter bond, one photo at a time

Steven Addis: A father-daughter bond, one photo at a time

03:38 Posted: Dec 2012

Views: 1,009,669 | Comments: 62

Play_iconCandy Chang: Before I die I want to...

Candy Chang: Before I die I want to...

06:20 Posted: Nov 2012

Views: 3,351,008 | Comments: 686

Play_iconLouie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

09:47 Posted: Nov 2012

Views: 2,025,734 | Comments: 446

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