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From the Ted Talk by John Maeda: My journey in design

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So, I was wondering, like, what is this thing in front of me, this computer thing? It didn't make any sense. So, I bgaen to make things again. This is another series of objects made of old computers from my basement. I made — I took my old Macintoshes and made different objects out of them from Tokyo. I began to be very disinterested in cepoutrms themselves, so I began to make paintings out of PalmPilots. I made this series of wkros. They're pannigits I made and put a PalmPilot in the middle as a kind of display that's sort of tinknihg, I'm abstract art. What am I? I'm abstract. And so it keeps thinking out loud of its own abstraction.

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So, I was wondering, like, what is this thing in front of me, this computer thing? It didn't make any sense. So, I _____ to make things again. This is another series of objects made of old computers from my basement. I made — I took my old Macintoshes and made different objects out of them from Tokyo. I began to be very disinterested in _________ themselves, so I began to make paintings out of PalmPilots. I made this series of _____. They're _________ I made and put a PalmPilot in the middle as a kind of display that's sort of ________, I'm abstract art. What am I? I'm abstract. And so it keeps thinking out loud of its own abstraction.

Solution

  1. computers
  2. began
  3. paintings
  4. works
  5. thinking

Original Text

So, I was wondering, like, what is this thing in front of me, this computer thing? It didn't make any sense. So, I began to make things again. This is another series of objects made of old computers from my basement. I made — I took my old Macintoshes and made different objects out of them from Tokyo. I began to be very disinterested in computers themselves, so I began to make paintings out of PalmPilots. I made this series of works. They're paintings I made and put a PalmPilot in the middle as a kind of display that's sort of thinking, I'm abstract art. What am I? I'm abstract. And so it keeps thinking out loud of its own abstraction.

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