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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_iconRaghava KK: Shake up your story

Raghava KK: Shake up your story

04:30 Posted: Sep 2011

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Play_iconRobert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

05:41 Posted: Jun 2011

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Play_iconDaniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

10:53 Posted: Jun 2011

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Play_iconOnyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz

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06:29 Posted: Jun 2011

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Play_iconCamille Seaman: Haunting photos of polar ice

Camille Seaman: Haunting photos of polar ice

04:11 Posted: Jun 2011

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Play_iconShea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists

Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists

16:48 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 1,292,180 | Comments: 277

Play_iconJanet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

09:26 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 1,321,812 | Comments: 2448

Play_iconJessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new

Jessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new

05:24 Posted: Jun 2011

Views: 992,688 | Comments: 181

Play_botw_iconMalcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture

Malcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture

46:01 Posted: May 2011

Views: 243,935 | Comments: 120

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

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

18:18 Posted: May 2011

Views: 1,200,733 | Comments: 78

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