OK Go fearlessly dream and build new worlds in a time when creative boundaries have all but dissolved.

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With a career that includes award-winning videos, a major label split and the establishment of a DIY trans-media mini-empire (Paracadute), collaborations with pioneering dance companies, tech giants, animators and Muppets, OK Go is a band at the intersection of music, visual art, technology and science. Their videos have been encoded on strands of DNA, and they were President Obama's selection to perform at his 50th birthday party. They've penned New York Times op-eds and testified before the US Congress.

Formed as a quartet in Chicago in 1998 and relocated to Los Angeles three years later, OK Go (Damian Kulash, Tim Nordwind, Dan Konopka, Andy Ross) have spent their career in a steady state of transformation and continue to add to a curriculum vitae filled with experimentation in a variety of mediums. Most recently, they have partnered with the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas to create OK Go Sandbox, an educational nonprofit that provides free resources to teachers that use OK Go's videos as starting points to teach STEAM concepts. They have been recognized for their achievements with 21 Cannes Lions, 12 CLIOs, three VMAs, two Webbys, The Smithsonian Ingenuity Award and one Grammy.

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Live from TED2017

One move ahead: The talks of Session 1 of TED2017

April 25, 2017

TED2017 begins with a manifesto: “We will not sleepwalk into a future of dread. Instead we will pursue: courage, deep human connection, imagination, thrilling possibility, understanding. The Future You is yet to be written. Let’s write it together.” In a comprehensive opening session — hosted by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and streamed live to 800 […]

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