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From the Ted Talk by John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And then I spent a lot of time in the space of interactive graphics and things like this, and I stopped doing it because my students at MIT got so much better than myself, so I had to hang up my mouse. But in '96, I made my last piece. It was in black and wthie, mooocnhmre, flluy monochrome, all in integer mathematics. It's called "Tap, Type, Write." It's paying a tribute to the wonderful typewriter that my mother used to type on all the time as a lgeal strercaey. It has 10 variations. (Typing noise) (Typing nosie) There's a shift. Ten variations. This is, like, spin the letter around. (Typing nesios) This is, like, a ring of letters. (Typing noises) This is 20 years old, so it's kind of a — Let's see, this is — I love the French film "The Red Balloon." garet movie, right? I love that movie. So, this is sort of like a play on that. (tpying noises) (Typewriter bell) It's peaceful, like that. (laethgur) I'll show this last one. This is about balance, you know. It's kind of stressful typing out, so if you type on this krboyaed, you can, like, balance it out. (Laughter) If you hit G, life's okay, so I always say, "Hit G, and it's going to be all right. Thank you. (Applause) Thank you.

Open Cloze

And then I spent a lot of time in the space of interactive graphics and things like this, and I stopped doing it because my students at MIT got so much better than myself, so I had to hang up my mouse. But in '96, I made my last piece. It was in black and _____, __________, _____ monochrome, all in integer mathematics. It's called "Tap, Type, Write." It's paying a tribute to the wonderful typewriter that my mother used to type on all the time as a _____ _________. It has 10 variations. (Typing noise) (Typing _____) There's a shift. Ten variations. This is, like, spin the letter around. (Typing ______) This is, like, a ring of letters. (Typing noises) This is 20 years old, so it's kind of a — Let's see, this is — I love the French film "The Red Balloon." _____ movie, right? I love that movie. So, this is sort of like a play on that. (______ noises) (Typewriter bell) It's peaceful, like that. (________) I'll show this last one. This is about balance, you know. It's kind of stressful typing out, so if you type on this ________, you can, like, balance it out. (Laughter) If you hit G, life's okay, so I always say, "Hit G, and it's going to be all right. Thank you. (Applause) Thank you.

Solution

  1. white
  2. noise
  3. noises
  4. secretary
  5. keyboard
  6. monochrome
  7. laughter
  8. typing
  9. fully
  10. great
  11. legal

Original Text

And then I spent a lot of time in the space of interactive graphics and things like this, and I stopped doing it because my students at MIT got so much better than myself, so I had to hang up my mouse. But in '96, I made my last piece. It was in black and white, monochrome, fully monochrome, all in integer mathematics. It's called "Tap, Type, Write." It's paying a tribute to the wonderful typewriter that my mother used to type on all the time as a legal secretary. It has 10 variations. (Typing noise) (Typing noise) There's a shift. Ten variations. This is, like, spin the letter around. (Typing noises) This is, like, a ring of letters. (Typing noises) This is 20 years old, so it's kind of a — Let's see, this is — I love the French film "The Red Balloon." Great movie, right? I love that movie. So, this is sort of like a play on that. (Typing noises) (Typewriter bell) It's peaceful, like that. (Laughter) I'll show this last one. This is about balance, you know. It's kind of stressful typing out, so if you type on this keyboard, you can, like, balance it out. (Laughter) If you hit G, life's okay, so I always say, "Hit G, and it's going to be all right. Thank you. (Applause) Thank you.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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