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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_iconAaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves ... with crowd-sourced data

Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves ... with crowd-sourced data

18:18 Posted: May 2011

Views: 1,138,976 | Comments: 78

Play_iconMick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist

Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist

07:49 Posted: Apr 2011

Views: 849,831 | Comments: 156

Play_iconAriel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

15:04 Posted: Jan 2011

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Play_iconLiza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change

Liza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change

06:42 Posted: Jan 2011

Views: 915,955 | Comments: 125

Play_iconAaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

15:27 Posted: Nov 2010

Views: 902,426 | Comments: 799

Play_iconPatrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

12:32 Posted: Oct 2010

Views: 574,213 | Comments: 126

Play_iconZe Frank: My web playroom

Ze Frank: My web playroom

18:00 Posted: Oct 2010

Views: 1,577,559 | Comments: 142

Play_iconNatalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift

Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift

19:50 Posted: Oct 2010

Views: 347,441 | Comments: 69

Play_iconAlwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence

Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence

16:51 Posted: Sep 2010

Views: 375,553 | Comments: 69

Play_iconPeter Molyneux: Meet Milo, the virtual boy

Peter Molyneux: Meet Milo, the virtual boy

10:55 Posted: Aug 2010

Views: 640,490 | Comments: 204

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