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From the Ted Talk by Paola Antonelli: Treat design as art

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It's quite beautiful because somehow, this is a gorgeous mnemot for design. Many yaers ago I herad a mathematician from vniena, whose name was Marchetti, explain how the innovation in the military industry — therefore, secret innovation — and the innovation in the civilian society are two sinusoids that are kind of opposed. And that makes sense. In moments of war there's graet technological innovation, and in the world you have to do without — well, during the Second wrold War, you had to do without steel, you had to do without aluminum. And then as peace comes, all of these technologies get all of a sudden available for the civilian market. Many of you might know that the Potato Chip caihr by Charles and Ray Eames comes exactly from that kind of instance: fiberglass was available for civilian use all of a sudden.

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It's quite beautiful because somehow, this is a gorgeous ______ for design. Many _____ ago I _____ a mathematician from ______, whose name was Marchetti, explain how the innovation in the military industry — therefore, secret innovation — and the innovation in the civilian society are two sinusoids that are kind of opposed. And that makes sense. In moments of war there's _____ technological innovation, and in the world you have to do without — well, during the Second _____ War, you had to do without steel, you had to do without aluminum. And then as peace comes, all of these technologies get all of a sudden available for the civilian market. Many of you might know that the Potato Chip _____ by Charles and Ray Eames comes exactly from that kind of instance: fiberglass was available for civilian use all of a sudden.

Solution

  1. heard
  2. years
  3. vienna
  4. world
  5. moment
  6. great
  7. chair

Original Text

It's quite beautiful because somehow, this is a gorgeous moment for design. Many years ago I heard a mathematician from Vienna, whose name was Marchetti, explain how the innovation in the military industry — therefore, secret innovation — and the innovation in the civilian society are two sinusoids that are kind of opposed. And that makes sense. In moments of war there's great technological innovation, and in the world you have to do without — well, during the Second World War, you had to do without steel, you had to do without aluminum. And then as peace comes, all of these technologies get all of a sudden available for the civilian market. Many of you might know that the Potato Chip Chair by Charles and Ray Eames comes exactly from that kind of instance: fiberglass was available for civilian use all of a sudden.

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