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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_iconPatrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

12:32 Posted: Oct 2010

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Play_iconZe Frank: My web playroom

Ze Frank: My web playroom

18:00 Posted: Oct 2010

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Play_iconNatalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift

Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift

19:50 Posted: Oct 2010

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Play_iconAlwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence

Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence

16:51 Posted: Sep 2010

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Play_iconPeter Molyneux: Meet Milo, the virtual boy

Peter Molyneux: Meet Milo, the virtual boy

10:55 Posted: Aug 2010

Views: 651,807 | Comments: 205

Play_iconNaif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam

Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam

18:22 Posted: Jul 2010

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Play_iconCarter Emmart: A 3D atlas of the universe

Carter Emmart: A 3D atlas of the universe

06:57 Posted: Jul 2010

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Play_iconMarian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design

Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design

16:28 Posted: Jun 2010

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Play_iconAnanda Shankar Jayant: Fighting cancer with dance

Ananda Shankar Jayant: Fighting cancer with dance

16:07 Posted: Jun 2010

Views: 451,473 | Comments: 145

Play_iconDavid Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

David Byrne: How architecture helped music evolve

16:00 Posted: Jun 2010

Views: 993,336 | Comments: 138

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