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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: 1,121,708 | Comments: 90

Play_iconMalcolm London: “High School Training Ground”

Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground”

03:00 Posted: May 2013

Views: 731,696 | Comments: 50

Play_iconEric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live

Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live

12:32 Posted: Mar 2013

Views: 853,220 | Comments: 208

Play_iconBruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots!

Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots!

03:09 Posted: Feb 2013

Views: 857,915 | Comments: 123

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

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

16:57 Posted: Feb 2013

Views: 1,296,558 | Comments: 135

Play_iconColin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

12:53 Posted: Jan 2013

Views: 2,813,495 | Comments: 613

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

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

09:38 Posted: Jan 2013

Views: 1,629,704 | Comments: 186

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: 1,133,469 | Comments: 65

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

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

06:20 Posted: Nov 2012

Views: 3,635,738 | Comments: 720

Play_iconLouie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

09:47 Posted: Nov 2012

Views: 2,700,917 | Comments: 623

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