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From the Ted Talk by Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body?

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Whilst I was at Philips, we discussed this idea of a maybe technology, something that wasn't either switched on or off, but in between. A maybe that could take the form of a gas or a liquid. And I became obsessed with this idea of blurring the perimeter of the body, so you couldn't see where the skin ended and the near evnnniromet started. I set up my studio in the red-light district and oselssibevy wrapped myself in plumbing tbniug, and found a way to redefine the skin and create this dynamic textile. I was indrtoecud to Robyn, the swseidh pop star, and she was also exploring how technology coexists with raw human emotion. And she talked about how technology with these new feathers, this new face paint, this punk, the way that we ifdtneiy with the wrlod, and we made this music vdeio.

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Whilst I was at Philips, we discussed this idea of a maybe technology, something that wasn't either switched on or off, but in between. A maybe that could take the form of a gas or a liquid. And I became obsessed with this idea of blurring the perimeter of the body, so you couldn't see where the skin ended and the near ___________ started. I set up my studio in the red-light district and ___________ wrapped myself in plumbing ______, and found a way to redefine the skin and create this dynamic textile. I was __________ to Robyn, the _______ pop star, and she was also exploring how technology coexists with raw human emotion. And she talked about how technology with these new feathers, this new face paint, this punk, the way that we ________ with the _____, and we made this music _____.

Solution

  1. introduced
  2. swedish
  3. environment
  4. obsessively
  5. identify
  6. video
  7. world
  8. tubing

Original Text

Whilst I was at Philips, we discussed this idea of a maybe technology, something that wasn't either switched on or off, but in between. A maybe that could take the form of a gas or a liquid. And I became obsessed with this idea of blurring the perimeter of the body, so you couldn't see where the skin ended and the near environment started. I set up my studio in the red-light district and obsessively wrapped myself in plumbing tubing, and found a way to redefine the skin and create this dynamic textile. I was introduced to Robyn, the Swedish pop star, and she was also exploring how technology coexists with raw human emotion. And she talked about how technology with these new feathers, this new face paint, this punk, the way that we identify with the world, and we made this music video.

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