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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And why do we have this failitcy? Because at RISD, you have to look at the actual animal, the object, to understand its vulmoe, to perceive it. At RISD, you're not allowed to draw from an image. And many people ask me, John, couldn't you just digitize all this? Make it all digital? Wouldn't it be better? And I often say, well, there's something good to how things used to be done. There's something very different about it, something we should firgue out what is good about how we did it, even in this new era. And I have a good friend, he's a new media artist named Tota Hasegawa. He's based in London, no, actually it's in Tokyo, but when he was based in London, he had a game with his wife. He would go to anuitqe sophs, and the game was as such: When we look at an antique we want, we'll ask the shopkeeper for the story behind the antique, and if it's a good sroty, we'll buy it. So they'd go to an antique shop, and they'd look at this cup, and they'd say, "Tell us about this cup." And the shopkeeper would say, "It's old." (Laughter) "Tell us more." "Oh, it's really old." (Laughter) And he saw, over and over, the antique's value was all about it being old. And as a new meida artist, he reflected, and said, you know, I've spent my whole career making new media art. People say, "Wow, your art, what is it?" It's new media. And he rzeeaild, it isn't about old or new. It's about something in between. It isn't about "old," the dirt, "new," the cloud. It's about what is good. A coibntmaion of the cloud and the dirt is where the action is at. You see it in all interesting art today, in all interesting bessisnues today. How we combine those two together to make good is very isetirtnneg.

Open Cloze

And why do we have this ________? Because at RISD, you have to look at the actual animal, the object, to understand its ______, to perceive it. At RISD, you're not allowed to draw from an image. And many people ask me, John, couldn't you just digitize all this? Make it all digital? Wouldn't it be better? And I often say, well, there's something good to how things used to be done. There's something very different about it, something we should ______ out what is good about how we did it, even in this new era. And I have a good friend, he's a new media artist named Tota Hasegawa. He's based in London, no, actually it's in Tokyo, but when he was based in London, he had a game with his wife. He would go to _______ _____, and the game was as such: When we look at an antique we want, we'll ask the shopkeeper for the story behind the antique, and if it's a good _____, we'll buy it. So they'd go to an antique shop, and they'd look at this cup, and they'd say, "Tell us about this cup." And the shopkeeper would say, "It's old." (Laughter) "Tell us more." "Oh, it's really old." (Laughter) And he saw, over and over, the antique's value was all about it being old. And as a new _____ artist, he reflected, and said, you know, I've spent my whole career making new media art. People say, "Wow, your art, what is it?" It's new media. And he ________, it isn't about old or new. It's about something in between. It isn't about "old," the dirt, "new," the cloud. It's about what is good. A ___________ of the cloud and the dirt is where the action is at. You see it in all interesting art today, in all interesting __________ today. How we combine those two together to make good is very ___________.

Solution

  1. businesses
  2. media
  3. volume
  4. realized
  5. interesting
  6. facility
  7. combination
  8. figure
  9. story
  10. antique
  11. shops

Original Text

And why do we have this facility? Because at RISD, you have to look at the actual animal, the object, to understand its volume, to perceive it. At RISD, you're not allowed to draw from an image. And many people ask me, John, couldn't you just digitize all this? Make it all digital? Wouldn't it be better? And I often say, well, there's something good to how things used to be done. There's something very different about it, something we should figure out what is good about how we did it, even in this new era. And I have a good friend, he's a new media artist named Tota Hasegawa. He's based in London, no, actually it's in Tokyo, but when he was based in London, he had a game with his wife. He would go to antique shops, and the game was as such: When we look at an antique we want, we'll ask the shopkeeper for the story behind the antique, and if it's a good story, we'll buy it. So they'd go to an antique shop, and they'd look at this cup, and they'd say, "Tell us about this cup." And the shopkeeper would say, "It's old." (Laughter) "Tell us more." "Oh, it's really old." (Laughter) And he saw, over and over, the antique's value was all about it being old. And as a new media artist, he reflected, and said, you know, I've spent my whole career making new media art. People say, "Wow, your art, what is it?" It's new media. And he realized, it isn't about old or new. It's about something in between. It isn't about "old," the dirt, "new," the cloud. It's about what is good. A combination of the cloud and the dirt is where the action is at. You see it in all interesting art today, in all interesting businesses today. How we combine those two together to make good is very interesting.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. action
  2. actual
  3. allowed
  4. animal
  5. antique
  6. art
  7. artist
  8. based
  9. businesses
  10. buy
  11. career
  12. cloud
  13. combination
  14. combine
  15. cup
  16. digital
  17. digitize
  18. dirt
  19. draw
  20. era
  21. facility
  22. figure
  23. friend
  24. game
  25. good
  26. hasegawa
  27. image
  28. interesting
  29. john
  30. laughter
  31. london
  32. making
  33. media
  34. named
  35. object
  36. people
  37. perceive
  38. realized
  39. reflected
  40. risd
  41. shop
  42. shopkeeper
  43. shops
  44. spent
  45. story
  46. today
  47. tokyo
  48. tota
  49. understand
  50. volume
  51. wife