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From the Ted Talk "Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Okay, this is the last owrk. It's called the Framerunners. It comes out of the idea of a window. This is an tulaca window in our studio, and as you can see, it's made up of three different thicknesses of wooden sections. So we used the same dnwwoi lcyuvoabra to construct our own fream or grid that's suspended in the room and that can be viewed from two sides. This grid is inhabited by a tribe of msall figures. They're also made up of three different sizes, as if to suggest a kind of perspective or landscape on the single plain. Each of these figures can also run backward and forward in the track and hide behind two dtncajea tracks. So in contrast to this very tight grid, we wanted to give these figures a very comical and slapstick-like quality, as if a puppeteer has taken them and physically animated them down the path. So we like the diae of these figures sort of skipping along like they're oblivious and feeracer and happy-go-lucky and content, until they sort of sense a movement from the viewer and they will edih behind the fastest wall. So to us, this work also presents its own contradiction. These figures are sort of entrapped within this very strong grid, which is like a prison, but also a fortress, because it allows them to be oblivious and naive and carefree and quite vbisluoio of the external world. So all these real ilfe qualities that I talk about are sort of dnrettslaa to a very specific ctcaiehnl configuration, and we were very lucky to otlcaraoebl with ETH Zurich to develop the first prototype. So you see they extracted the motion gsoc from our tmsioanain and created a wiggle that integrated the head-bobbing movement and the back-and-forth movement. So it's really quite small. You can see it can fit into the palm of my hand. So imagine our excitement when we saw it really working in the studio, and here it is.

Open Cloze

Okay, this is the last ____. It's called the Framerunners. It comes out of the idea of a window. This is an ______ window in our studio, and as you can see, it's made up of three different thicknesses of wooden sections. So we used the same ______ __________ to construct our own _____ or grid that's suspended in the room and that can be viewed from two sides. This grid is inhabited by a tribe of _____ figures. They're also made up of three different sizes, as if to suggest a kind of perspective or landscape on the single plain. Each of these figures can also run backward and forward in the track and hide behind two ________ tracks. So in contrast to this very tight grid, we wanted to give these figures a very comical and slapstick-like quality, as if a puppeteer has taken them and physically animated them down the path. So we like the ____ of these figures sort of skipping along like they're oblivious and ________ and happy-go-lucky and content, until they sort of sense a movement from the viewer and they will ____ behind the fastest wall. So to us, this work also presents its own contradiction. These figures are sort of entrapped within this very strong grid, which is like a prison, but also a fortress, because it allows them to be oblivious and naive and carefree and quite _________ of the external world. So all these real ____ qualities that I talk about are sort of __________ to a very specific _________ configuration, and we were very lucky to ___________ with ETH Zurich to develop the first prototype. So you see they extracted the motion ____ from our __________ and created a wiggle that integrated the head-bobbing movement and the back-and-forth movement. So it's really quite small. You can see it can fit into the palm of my hand. So imagine our excitement when we saw it really working in the studio, and here it is.

Solution

  1. life
  2. collaborate
  3. hide
  4. vocabulary
  5. cogs
  6. translated
  7. frame
  8. work
  9. carefree
  10. idea
  11. technical
  12. window
  13. actual
  14. adjacent
  15. animations
  16. small
  17. oblivious

Original Text

Okay, this is the last work. It's called the Framerunners. It comes out of the idea of a window. This is an actual window in our studio, and as you can see, it's made up of three different thicknesses of wooden sections. So we used the same window vocabulary to construct our own frame or grid that's suspended in the room and that can be viewed from two sides. This grid is inhabited by a tribe of small figures. They're also made up of three different sizes, as if to suggest a kind of perspective or landscape on the single plain. Each of these figures can also run backward and forward in the track and hide behind two adjacent tracks. So in contrast to this very tight grid, we wanted to give these figures a very comical and slapstick-like quality, as if a puppeteer has taken them and physically animated them down the path. So we like the idea of these figures sort of skipping along like they're oblivious and carefree and happy-go-lucky and content, until they sort of sense a movement from the viewer and they will hide behind the fastest wall. So to us, this work also presents its own contradiction. These figures are sort of entrapped within this very strong grid, which is like a prison, but also a fortress, because it allows them to be oblivious and naive and carefree and quite oblivious of the external world. So all these real life qualities that I talk about are sort of translated to a very specific technical configuration, and we were very lucky to collaborate with ETH Zurich to develop the first prototype. So you see they extracted the motion cogs from our animations and created a wiggle that integrated the head-bobbing movement and the back-and-forth movement. So it's really quite small. You can see it can fit into the palm of my hand. So imagine our excitement when we saw it really working in the studio, and here it is.

Important Words

  1. actual
  2. adjacent
  3. animated
  4. animations
  5. called
  6. carefree
  7. cogs
  8. collaborate
  9. comical
  10. configuration
  11. construct
  12. content
  13. contradiction
  14. contrast
  15. created
  16. develop
  17. entrapped
  18. eth
  19. excitement
  20. external
  21. extracted
  22. fastest
  23. figures
  24. fit
  25. fortress
  26. frame
  27. framerunners
  28. give
  29. grid
  30. hand
  31. hide
  32. idea
  33. imagine
  34. inhabited
  35. integrated
  36. kind
  37. landscape
  38. life
  39. lucky
  40. motion
  41. movement
  42. naive
  43. oblivious
  44. palm
  45. path
  46. perspective
  47. physically
  48. plain
  49. presents
  50. prison
  51. prototype
  52. puppeteer
  53. qualities
  54. quality
  55. real
  56. room
  57. run
  58. sections
  59. sense
  60. sides
  61. single
  62. sizes
  63. skipping
  64. small
  65. sort
  66. specific
  67. strong
  68. studio
  69. suggest
  70. suspended
  71. talk
  72. technical
  73. thicknesses
  74. tight
  75. track
  76. tracks
  77. translated
  78. tribe
  79. viewed
  80. viewer
  81. vocabulary
  82. wall
  83. wanted
  84. wiggle
  85. window
  86. wooden
  87. work
  88. working
  89. world
  90. zurich