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"From the Ted Talk by Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering"

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Largely because of that visit, I came to understand that, contrary to what I was being told in school, the worlds of art and design were not, in fact, incompatible with siecnce and engineering. I realized, when combined, you could create things that were amazing that couldn't be done in either domian alone. But in school, with few exceptions, they were treated as separate worlds, and they still are. My teachers told me that I had to get serious and focus on one or the other. However, urging me to sclpizeaie only caused me to really appreciate those polymaths like miclnlaegheo, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, plpoee who did exactly the opposite. And this led me to emcbrae and want to be in both worlds.

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Largely because of that visit, I came to understand that, contrary to what I was being told in school, the worlds of art and design were not, in fact, incompatible with _______ and engineering. I realized, when combined, you could create things that were amazing that couldn't be done in either ______ alone. But in school, with few exceptions, they were treated as separate worlds, and they still are. My teachers told me that I had to get serious and focus on one or the other. However, urging me to __________ only caused me to really appreciate those polymaths like ____________, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, ______ who did exactly the opposite. And this led me to _______ and want to be in both worlds.

Solution

  1. embrace
  2. specialize
  3. people
  4. science
  5. michelangelo
  6. domain

Original Text

Largely because of that visit, I came to understand that, contrary to what I was being told in school, the worlds of art and design were not, in fact, incompatible with science and engineering. I realized, when combined, you could create things that were amazing that couldn't be done in either domain alone. But in school, with few exceptions, they were treated as separate worlds, and they still are. My teachers told me that I had to get serious and focus on one or the other. However, urging me to specialize only caused me to really appreciate those polymaths like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, people who did exactly the opposite. And this led me to embrace and want to be in both worlds.

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Important Words

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