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From the Ted Talk by Amy Herman: A lesson on looking

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But this method of enhancing perception — it need not be disruptive, and it doesn't naieesttcse an overhaul in looking. Like Jorge Méndez Blake's sculpture of building a brick wall above Kafka's book "El Castillo" shwos that more astute observation can be subtle and yet invaluable. You can decsirn the book, and you can see how it disrupted the symemtry of the bricks directly above it, but by the time you get to the end of the sculpture, you can no longer see the book. But looking at the work of art in its entirety, you see that the impact of the work's disruption on the bricks is nuanced and unmistakable. One thought, one idea, one ivnntoaoin can alter an apcraoph, change a process and even save lvies.

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But this method of enhancing perception — it need not be disruptive, and it doesn't ___________ an overhaul in looking. Like Jorge Méndez Blake's sculpture of building a brick wall above Kafka's book "El Castillo" _____ that more astute observation can be subtle and yet invaluable. You can _______ the book, and you can see how it disrupted the ________ of the bricks directly above it, but by the time you get to the end of the sculpture, you can no longer see the book. But looking at the work of art in its entirety, you see that the impact of the work's disruption on the bricks is nuanced and unmistakable. One thought, one idea, one __________ can alter an ________, change a process and even save _____.

Solution

  1. necessitate
  2. lives
  3. symmetry
  4. discern
  5. innovation
  6. shows
  7. approach

Original Text

But this method of enhancing perception — it need not be disruptive, and it doesn't necessitate an overhaul in looking. Like Jorge Méndez Blake's sculpture of building a brick wall above Kafka's book "El Castillo" shows that more astute observation can be subtle and yet invaluable. You can discern the book, and you can see how it disrupted the symmetry of the bricks directly above it, but by the time you get to the end of the sculpture, you can no longer see the book. But looking at the work of art in its entirety, you see that the impact of the work's disruption on the bricks is nuanced and unmistakable. One thought, one idea, one innovation can alter an approach, change a process and even save lives.

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