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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_botw_iconJer Thorp: Make data more human

Jer Thorp: Make data more human

17:29 Posted: Mar 2012

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Play_botw_iconScott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs

Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs

11:09 Posted: Mar 2012

Views: 116,794 | Comments: 82

Play_botw_iconKelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

16:07 Posted: Mar 2012

Views: 271,085 | Comments: 123

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Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

07:20 Posted: Feb 2012

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Inara George: "Family Tree"

03:19 Posted: Feb 2012

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Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words

07:34 Posted: Jan 2012

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09:34 Posted: Dec 2011

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Play_iconJohn Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal

John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal

11:17 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 341,620 | Comments: 313

Play_iconJoe Sabia: The technology of storytelling

Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling

03:51 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 758,149 | Comments: 122

Play_iconAlexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized

Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized

09:37 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 4,877,319 | Comments: 482

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