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From the Ted Talk "Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So this is a owrk that we were very intrigued with, working with the heecttias of fur embedded with thousands of tiny different siezs of eifbr optics, which twinkle like the night sky. And it's at the scale of the night sky. So we erpdpaw this around a blob-like form, which is in the shape of a teddy bear, which was hanging from the lecgini. And the idea was to sort of contrast something very cold and distant and abstract like the universe into the familiar form of a teddy bear, which is very comforting and intmeita. And the idea was that at some point you would stop looking at the form of a teddy bear and you would almost perceive it to be a hole in the space, and as if you were looking out into the twinkling night sky.

Open Cloze

So this is a ____ that we were very intrigued with, working with the _________ of fur embedded with thousands of tiny different _____ of _____ optics, which twinkle like the night sky. And it's at the scale of the night sky. So we _______ this around a blob-like form, which is in the shape of a teddy bear, which was hanging from the _______. And the idea was to sort of contrast something very cold and distant and abstract like the universe into the familiar form of a teddy bear, which is very comforting and ________. And the idea was that at some point you would stop looking at the form of a teddy bear and you would almost perceive it to be a hole in the space, and as if you were looking out into the twinkling night sky.

Solution

  1. ceiling
  2. fiber
  3. intimate
  4. work
  5. sizes
  6. aesthetic
  7. wrapped

Original Text

So this is a work that we were very intrigued with, working with the aesthetic of fur embedded with thousands of tiny different sizes of fiber optics, which twinkle like the night sky. And it's at the scale of the night sky. So we wrapped this around a blob-like form, which is in the shape of a teddy bear, which was hanging from the ceiling. And the idea was to sort of contrast something very cold and distant and abstract like the universe into the familiar form of a teddy bear, which is very comforting and intimate. And the idea was that at some point you would stop looking at the form of a teddy bear and you would almost perceive it to be a hole in the space, and as if you were looking out into the twinkling night sky.

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Important Words

  1. abstract
  2. aesthetic
  3. bear
  4. ceiling
  5. cold
  6. comforting
  7. contrast
  8. distant
  9. embedded
  10. familiar
  11. fiber
  12. form
  13. fur
  14. hanging
  15. hole
  16. idea
  17. intimate
  18. intrigued
  19. night
  20. optics
  21. perceive
  22. point
  23. scale
  24. shape
  25. sizes
  26. sky
  27. sort
  28. space
  29. stop
  30. teddy
  31. thousands
  32. tiny
  33. twinkle
  34. twinkling
  35. universe
  36. work
  37. working
  38. wrapped