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From the Ted Talk by Rob Forbes: Ways of seeing

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I'll use these sakiwldes in Rio as an example. A very common public design done in the '50s. It's got a nice kind of flowing, organic form, very consistent with the Brazilian crutule — I think good design adds to culture. wlholy inconsistent with San Francisco or New York. But I think these are my sort of information highways: I live in much more of an analog world, where pedestrian traffic and interaction and dtreisviy ehanxgce, and where I think the slimpe things under our feet have a great amount of meaning to us.

Open Cloze

I'll use these _________ in Rio as an example. A very common public design done in the '50s. It's got a nice kind of flowing, organic form, very consistent with the Brazilian _______ — I think good design adds to culture. ______ inconsistent with San Francisco or New York. But I think these are my sort of information highways: I live in much more of an analog world, where pedestrian traffic and interaction and _________ ________, and where I think the ______ things under our feet have a great amount of meaning to us.

Solution

  1. exchange
  2. wholly
  3. simple
  4. culture
  5. sidewalks
  6. diversity

Original Text

I'll use these sidewalks in Rio as an example. A very common public design done in the '50s. It's got a nice kind of flowing, organic form, very consistent with the Brazilian culture — I think good design adds to culture. Wholly inconsistent with San Francisco or New York. But I think these are my sort of information highways: I live in much more of an analog world, where pedestrian traffic and interaction and diversity exchange, and where I think the simple things under our feet have a great amount of meaning to us.

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