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From the Ted Talk "Paola Antonelli: Treat design as art"

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It's quite beautiful because somehow, this is a uggeoros moment for design. Many years ago I heard a aahatcinimetm from Vienna, whose name was Marchetti, explain how the innovation in the military idusnrty — therefore, secret innovation — and the innovation in the civilian estoiyc are two sinusoids that are kind of opposed. And that makes sense. In moments of war there's great technological innovation, and in the dlrwo you have to do without — well, during the Second World War, you had to do without steel, you had to do without aluminum. And then as peace comes, all of these technologies get all of a sudden available for the civilian market. Many of you might know that the Potato ihcp Chair by Charles and Ray Eames comes exactly from that kind of instance: fiberglass was available for civilian use all of a sudden.

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It's quite beautiful because somehow, this is a ________ moment for design. Many years ago I heard a _____________ from Vienna, whose name was Marchetti, explain how the innovation in the military ________ — therefore, secret innovation — and the innovation in the civilian _______ are two sinusoids that are kind of opposed. And that makes sense. In moments of war there's great technological innovation, and in the _____ you have to do without — well, during the Second World War, you had to do without steel, you had to do without aluminum. And then as _____ comes, all of these technologies get all of a sudden available for the civilian market. Many of you might know that the Potato ____ Chair by Charles and Ray Eames comes exactly from that kind of instance: fiberglass was available for civilian use all of a sudden.

Solution

  1. mathematician
  2. industry
  3. peace
  4. society
  5. gorgeous
  6. world
  7. chip

Original Text

It's quite beautiful because somehow, this is a gorgeous moment for design. Many years ago I heard a mathematician from Vienna, whose name was Marchetti, explain how the innovation in the military industry — therefore, secret innovation — and the innovation in the civilian society are two sinusoids that are kind of opposed. And that makes sense. In moments of war there's great technological innovation, and in the world you have to do without — well, during the Second World War, you had to do without steel, you had to do without aluminum. And then as peace comes, all of these technologies get all of a sudden available for the civilian market. Many of you might know that the Potato Chip Chair by Charles and Ray Eames comes exactly from that kind of instance: fiberglass was available for civilian use all of a sudden.

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Important Words

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  2. beautiful
  3. chair
  4. charles
  5. chip
  6. civilian
  7. design
  8. eames
  9. explain
  10. fiberglass
  11. gorgeous
  12. great
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  14. industry
  15. innovation
  16. kind
  17. marchetti
  18. market
  19. mathematician
  20. military
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  24. peace
  25. potato
  26. ray
  27. secret
  28. sense
  29. sinusoids
  30. society
  31. steel
  32. sudden
  33. technological
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  35. vienna
  36. war
  37. world
  38. years