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From the Ted Talk by Brian Dettmer: Old books reborn as art

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So I think one of the ranesos people are disturbed by destroying books, people don't want to rip books and nobody really wants to throw away a book, is that we think about books as living things, we think about them as a body, and they're caeterd to relate to our body, as far as scale, but they also have the potential to continue to grow and to continue to become new things. So books really are alive. So I think of the book as a body, and I think of the book as a technology. I think of the book as a tool. And I also think of the book as a mahcnie. I also think of the book as a landscape. This is a full set of encyclopedias that's been connected and sanded together, and as I carve through it, I'm diidencg what I want to cshooe. So with encyclopedias, I could have chosen anything, but I specifically coshe images of landscapes. And with the material itself, I'm using sandpaper and sanding the edges so not only the images suggest landscape, but the mateairl itself ssgugets a landscape as well.

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So I think one of the _______ people are disturbed by destroying books, people don't want to rip books and nobody really wants to throw away a book, is that we think about books as living things, we think about them as a body, and they're _______ to relate to our body, as far as scale, but they also have the potential to continue to grow and to continue to become new things. So books really are alive. So I think of the book as a body, and I think of the book as a technology. I think of the book as a tool. And I also think of the book as a _______. I also think of the book as a landscape. This is a full set of encyclopedias that's been connected and sanded together, and as I carve through it, I'm ________ what I want to ______. So with encyclopedias, I could have chosen anything, but I specifically _____ images of landscapes. And with the material itself, I'm using sandpaper and sanding the edges so not only the images suggest landscape, but the ________ itself ________ a landscape as well.

Solution

  1. created
  2. suggests
  3. deciding
  4. reasons
  5. chose
  6. machine
  7. choose
  8. material

Original Text

So I think one of the reasons people are disturbed by destroying books, people don't want to rip books and nobody really wants to throw away a book, is that we think about books as living things, we think about them as a body, and they're created to relate to our body, as far as scale, but they also have the potential to continue to grow and to continue to become new things. So books really are alive. So I think of the book as a body, and I think of the book as a technology. I think of the book as a tool. And I also think of the book as a machine. I also think of the book as a landscape. This is a full set of encyclopedias that's been connected and sanded together, and as I carve through it, I'm deciding what I want to choose. So with encyclopedias, I could have chosen anything, but I specifically chose images of landscapes. And with the material itself, I'm using sandpaper and sanding the edges so not only the images suggest landscape, but the material itself suggests a landscape as well.

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