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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_iconCharlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity

Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity

12:04 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 2,347,968 | Comments: 250

Play_iconAparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)

Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)

07:50 Posted: Nov 2011

Views: 625,261 | Comments: 97

Play_iconHasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

14:30 Posted: Oct 2011

Views: 633,877 | Comments: 130

Play_iconBéatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper

Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper

18:15 Posted: Oct 2011

Views: 816,921 | Comments: 70

Play_iconNathalie Miebach: Art made of storms

Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms

04:19 Posted: Oct 2011

Views: 585,490 | Comments: 129

Play_iconKate Hartman: The art of wearable communication

Kate Hartman: The art of wearable communication

09:05 Posted: Sep 2011

Views: 740,439 | Comments: 166

Play_iconRaghava KK: Shake up your story

Raghava KK: Shake up your story

04:30 Posted: Sep 2011

Views: 845,525 | Comments: 157

Play_iconRobert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

05:41 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 549,611 | Comments: 87

Play_iconDaniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

10:53 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 1,186,415 | Comments: 217

Play_iconOnyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz

Onyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz

06:29 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 680,997 | Comments: 225

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