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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_iconBrenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

09:23 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 390,506 | Comments: 129

Play_iconTaryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

17:59 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 704,681 | Comments: 61

Play_iconFrank Warren: Half a million secrets

Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

11:24 Posted: Apr 2012

Views: 2,573,786 | 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: 151,502 | 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: 1,290,256 | Comments: 102

Play_botw_iconJer Thorp: Make data more human

Jer Thorp: Make data more human

17:29 Posted: Mar 2012

Views: 197,466 | Comments: 59

Play_botw_iconScott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs

Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs

11:09 Posted: Mar 2012

Views: 119,273 | Comments: 82

Play_botw_iconKelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

16:07 Posted: Mar 2012

Views: 272,333 | Comments: 123

Play_iconKevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

07:20 Posted: Feb 2012

Views: 1,631,667 | Comments: 201

Play_iconInara George: "Family Tree"

Inara George: "Family Tree"

03:19 Posted: Feb 2012

Views: 157,883 | Comments: 13

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