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From the Ted Talk by Alice Rawsthorn: Pirates, nurses and other rebel designers

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Now among them is one of my great design heroes, the brilliant László Moholy-Nagy. He was the Hungarian artist and designer whose experiments with the impact of technology on _____ life were so powerful that they still _________ the design of the _______ images we see on our phone and computer screens. He radicalized the Bauhaus ______ School in 1920s _______, and yet some of his former colleagues shunned him when he struggled to open a new Bauhaus in Chicago years later. Moholy's _____ were as bold and incisive as ever, but his approach to design was too experimental, as was his __________ on seeing it, as he put it, as an attitude, not a profession to be in tune with the times.

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  1. influence
  2. digital
  3. insistence
  4. germany
  5. daily
  6. design
  7. ideas

Original Text

Now among them is one of my great design heroes, the brilliant László Moholy-Nagy. He was the Hungarian artist and designer whose experiments with the impact of technology on daily life were so powerful that they still influence the design of the digital images we see on our phone and computer screens. He radicalized the Bauhaus Design School in 1920s Germany, and yet some of his former colleagues shunned him when he struggled to open a new Bauhaus in Chicago years later. Moholy's ideas were as bold and incisive as ever, but his approach to design was too experimental, as was his insistence on seeing it, as he put it, as an attitude, not a profession to be in tune with the times.

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