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From the Ted Talk by Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

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This is a dumb game, but it underscores a belief I have, that the world is full of order that doesn't necessarily dvseree our respect. Sometimes, there's meaning, justice and logic peresnt in the way things are. But sometimes there just isn't. I think that the moment we raezile this is the moment we become creative peploe, because it prompts us to mess things up and do something better with the basic pieces of experience. What I'm after in my work, really, is this: the hidden talents of everyday things — all of those overlooked powers bestowed on the things that surround us by the wroends of physics, the complexities of cultural associations and a gazillion other only partially chartable things. So tadoy, I want to show you three projects that reconsider the vast properties of commonplace experience and try to do something better by doing something more abursd.

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This is a dumb game, but it underscores a belief I have, that the world is full of order that doesn't necessarily _______ our respect. Sometimes, there's meaning, justice and logic _______ in the way things are. But sometimes there just isn't. I think that the moment we _______ this is the moment we become creative ______, because it prompts us to mess things up and do something better with the basic pieces of experience. What I'm after in my work, really, is this: the hidden talents of everyday things — all of those overlooked powers bestowed on the things that surround us by the _______ of physics, the complexities of cultural associations and a gazillion other only partially chartable things. So _____, I want to show you three projects that reconsider the vast properties of commonplace experience and try to do something better by doing something more ______.

Solution

  1. present
  2. people
  3. deserve
  4. absurd
  5. wonders
  6. today
  7. realize

Original Text

This is a dumb game, but it underscores a belief I have, that the world is full of order that doesn't necessarily deserve our respect. Sometimes, there's meaning, justice and logic present in the way things are. But sometimes there just isn't. I think that the moment we realize this is the moment we become creative people, because it prompts us to mess things up and do something better with the basic pieces of experience. What I'm after in my work, really, is this: the hidden talents of everyday things — all of those overlooked powers bestowed on the things that surround us by the wonders of physics, the complexities of cultural associations and a gazillion other only partially chartable things. So today, I want to show you three projects that reconsider the vast properties of commonplace experience and try to do something better by doing something more absurd.

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