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"From the Ted Talk by Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!"

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And so, about 20 years later, I didn't realize the full effcet of this, but I went to csota Rica and I stayed with these Guaymí nievtas there, and they could pull leaves off of trees and make shingles out of them, and they could make beds out of trees, and they could — I whceatd this woman for three days. I was there. She was peeling this palm frond apart, these little threads off of it, and she'd roll the threads together and make little thicker tearhds, like snrgits, and she would weave the strings together, and as the materiality of this exact very bag formed before my eyes over those three days, the materiality of the way the world works, of reliaty, kind of started to unravel in my mind, because I realized that this bag and these clothes and the trampoline you have at home and the peincl sharpener, everything you have is made out of either a tree or a rock or something we dug out of the ground and did some process to, maybe a more complicated one, but still, everything was made that way.

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And so, about 20 years later, I didn't realize the full ______ of this, but I went to _____ Rica and I stayed with these Guaymí _______ there, and they could pull leaves off of trees and make shingles out of them, and they could make beds out of trees, and they could — I _______ this woman for three days. I was there. She was peeling this palm frond apart, these little threads off of it, and she'd roll the threads together and make little thicker _______, like _______, and she would weave the strings together, and as the materiality of this exact very bag formed before my eyes over those three days, the materiality of the way the world works, of _______, kind of started to unravel in my mind, because I realized that this bag and these clothes and the trampoline you have at home and the ______ sharpener, everything you have is made out of either a tree or a rock or something we dug out of the ground and did some process to, maybe a more complicated one, but still, everything was made that way.

Solution

  1. pencil
  2. costa
  3. effect
  4. reality
  5. threads
  6. watched
  7. strings
  8. natives

Original Text

And so, about 20 years later, I didn't realize the full effect of this, but I went to Costa Rica and I stayed with these Guaymí natives there, and they could pull leaves off of trees and make shingles out of them, and they could make beds out of trees, and they could — I watched this woman for three days. I was there. She was peeling this palm frond apart, these little threads off of it, and she'd roll the threads together and make little thicker threads, like strings, and she would weave the strings together, and as the materiality of this exact very bag formed before my eyes over those three days, the materiality of the way the world works, of reality, kind of started to unravel in my mind, because I realized that this bag and these clothes and the trampoline you have at home and the pencil sharpener, everything you have is made out of either a tree or a rock or something we dug out of the ground and did some process to, maybe a more complicated one, but still, everything was made that way.

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world works 5
piano circuit 4
musical notes 3

Important Words

  1. bag
  2. beds
  3. clothes
  4. complicated
  5. costa
  6. days
  7. dug
  8. effect
  9. exact
  10. eyes
  11. formed
  12. frond
  13. full
  14. ground
  15. home
  16. kind
  17. leaves
  18. materiality
  19. mind
  20. natives
  21. palm
  22. peeling
  23. pencil
  24. process
  25. pull
  26. reality
  27. realize
  28. realized
  29. rica
  30. rock
  31. roll
  32. sharpener
  33. shingles
  34. started
  35. stayed
  36. strings
  37. thicker
  38. threads
  39. trampoline
  40. tree
  41. trees
  42. unravel
  43. watched
  44. weave
  45. woman
  46. works
  47. world
  48. years