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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_iconPhilippe Petit: The journey across the high wire

Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire

19:07 Posted: May 2012

Views: 452,285 | 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: 1,261,587 | Comments: 128

Play_iconMichael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

20:13 Posted: May 2012

Views: 923,690 | Comments: 119

Play_iconRick Guidotti: From stigma to supermodel

Rick Guidotti: From stigma to supermodel

18:04 Posted: May 2012

Views: 118,223 | 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: 524,020 | Comments: 62

Play_iconBrenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

09:23 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 378,750 | Comments: 128

Play_iconTaryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

17:59 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 696,086 | Comments: 61

Play_iconFrank Warren: Half a million secrets

Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

11:24 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 2,535,936 | Comments: 159

Play_botw_iconCarvens Lissaint: "Put the financial aid in the bag"

Carvens Lissaint: "Put the financial aid in the bag"

05:05 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 148,619 | Comments: 168

Play_iconChip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

17:16 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 1,261,609 | Comments: 101

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