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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_iconDavid Binder: The arts festival revolution

David Binder: The arts festival revolution

09:06 Posted: Nov 2012

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Play_iconJulie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity

Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity

17:20 Posted: Nov 2012

Views: 1,297,112 | Comments: 67

Play_iconGary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world

Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world

12:06 Posted: Nov 2012

Views: 790,535 | Comments: 47

Play_iconMaurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

12:34 Posted: Oct 2012

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Play_iconThomas P. Campbell: Weaving narratives in museum galleries

Thomas P. Campbell: Weaving narratives in museum galleries

16:36 Posted: Oct 2012

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Play_iconBahia Shehab: A thousand times no

Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no

05:56 Posted: Sep 2012

Views: 855,788 | Comments: 75

Play_iconWayne McGregor: A choreographer's creative process in real time

Wayne McGregor: A choreographer's creative process in real time

15:18 Posted: Sep 2012

Views: 643,436 | Comments: 78

Play_iconAntony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without

Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without

15:56 Posted: Sep 2012

Views: 382,330 | Comments: 48

Play_iconKirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix

Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix

09:42 Posted: Aug 2012

Views: 1,006,292 | Comments: 210

Play_iconTracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting

Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting

14:21 Posted: Jul 2012

Views: 929,483 | Comments: 128

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