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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_iconNeil Harbisson: I listen to color

Neil Harbisson: I listen to color

09:35 Posted: Jul 2012

Views: 1,724,661 | Comments: 257

Play_iconGabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art

04:45 Posted: Jul 2012

Views: 503,134 | Comments: 41

Play_iconRaghava KK: What's your 200-year plan?

Raghava KK: What's your 200-year plan?

10:58 Posted: Jul 2012

Views: 711,893 | Comments: 55

Play_iconMassimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

15:46 Posted: Jun 2012

Views: 1,247,871 | Comments: 101

Play_iconReggie Watts: Beats that defy boxes

Reggie Watts: Beats that defy boxes

09:43 Posted: May 2012

Views: 5,294,340 | Comments: 237

Play_iconPhilippe Petit: The journey across the high wire

Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire

19:07 Posted: May 2012

Views: 462,414 | Comments: 74

Play_iconRenny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found

Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found

04:07 Posted: May 2012

Views: 1,303,777 | Comments: 129

Play_iconMichael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

20:13 Posted: May 2012

Views: 949,646 | Comments: 119

Play_iconRick Guidotti: From stigma to supermodel

Rick Guidotti: From stigma to supermodel

18:04 Posted: May 2012

Views: 121,420 | Comments: 56

Play_iconReuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time

Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time

08:58 Posted: May 2012

Views: 532,905 | Comments: 62

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