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"From the Ted Talk by Neri Oxman: Design at the intersection of technology and biology"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Mary Shelley said, "We are uasefnihond creatures, but only half made up." What if design could provide that other half? What if we could create strrucetus that would augment living metatr? What if we could create personal microbiomes that would scan our skins, repair dgamaed tissue and sustain our bodies? Think of this as a form of edited biology. This entire collection, Wanderers, that was named after planets, was not to me really about fhoisan per se, but it provided an ontortupipy to spuetcale about the future of our race on our planet and beyond, to combine scientific igshint with lots of mystery and to move away from the age of the machine to a new age of symbiosis between our bodies, the microorganisms that we inhabit, our products and even our buildings. I call this material ecology.

Open Cloze

Mary Shelley said, "We are ___________ creatures, but only half made up." What if design could provide that other half? What if we could create __________ that would augment living ______? What if we could create personal microbiomes that would scan our skins, repair _______ tissue and sustain our bodies? Think of this as a form of edited biology. This entire collection, Wanderers, that was named after planets, was not to me really about _______ per se, but it provided an ___________ to _________ about the future of our race on our planet and beyond, to combine scientific _______ with lots of mystery and to move away from the age of the machine to a new age of symbiosis between our bodies, the microorganisms that we inhabit, our products and even our buildings. I call this material ecology.

Solution

  1. damaged
  2. structures
  3. speculate
  4. matter
  5. insight
  6. opportunity
  7. unfashioned
  8. fashion

Original Text

Mary Shelley said, "We are unfashioned creatures, but only half made up." What if design could provide that other half? What if we could create structures that would augment living matter? What if we could create personal microbiomes that would scan our skins, repair damaged tissue and sustain our bodies? Think of this as a form of edited biology. This entire collection, Wanderers, that was named after planets, was not to me really about fashion per se, but it provided an opportunity to speculate about the future of our race on our planet and beyond, to combine scientific insight with lots of mystery and to move away from the age of the machine to a new age of symbiosis between our bodies, the microorganisms that we inhabit, our products and even our buildings. I call this material ecology.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. augment
  3. biology
  4. bodies
  5. buildings
  6. call
  7. collection
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  9. create
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  13. ecology
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  20. insight
  21. living
  22. lots
  23. machine
  24. mary
  25. material
  26. matter
  27. microbiomes
  28. microorganisms
  29. move
  30. mystery
  31. named
  32. opportunity
  33. personal
  34. planet
  35. planets
  36. products
  37. provide
  38. race
  39. repair
  40. scan
  41. scientific
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  43. shelley
  44. skins
  45. speculate
  46. structures
  47. sustain
  48. symbiosis
  49. tissue
  50. unfashioned
  51. wanderers