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"From the Ted Talk by Nora Atkinson: Why art thrives at Burning Man"

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Though there is certainly a Burning Man aesthetic, pioneered by astitrs like Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian, much of the distinctive character of the work here comes from the desert itself. For a work to succeed, it has to be portable enough to make the jurenoy, rugged enough to withstand the wind and weather and participants, stimulating in daylight and darkness, and engaging without interpretation. Encounters with maemtonnul and intimate wrkos here feel surreal. slace has a tendency to fool the eyes. What looked enormous in an artist's studio could get lost on the playa, but there are virtually no spatial limits, so artists can dream as big as they can biuld. Some pieces bowl you over by their grcae and others by the sheer aduactiy it took to bring them here.

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Though there is certainly a Burning Man aesthetic, pioneered by _______ like Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian, much of the distinctive character of the work here comes from the desert itself. For a work to succeed, it has to be portable enough to make the _______, rugged enough to withstand the wind and weather and participants, stimulating in daylight and darkness, and engaging without interpretation. Encounters with __________ and intimate _____ here feel surreal. _____ has a tendency to fool the eyes. What looked enormous in an artist's studio could get lost on the playa, but there are virtually no spatial limits, so artists can dream as big as they can _____. Some pieces bowl you over by their _____ and others by the sheer ________ it took to bring them here.

Solution

  1. scale
  2. audacity
  3. monumental
  4. journey
  5. build
  6. artists
  7. works
  8. grace

Original Text

Though there is certainly a Burning Man aesthetic, pioneered by artists like Kate Raudenbush and Michael Christian, much of the distinctive character of the work here comes from the desert itself. For a work to succeed, it has to be portable enough to make the journey, rugged enough to withstand the wind and weather and participants, stimulating in daylight and darkness, and engaging without interpretation. Encounters with monumental and intimate works here feel surreal. Scale has a tendency to fool the eyes. What looked enormous in an artist's studio could get lost on the playa, but there are virtually no spatial limits, so artists can dream as big as they can build. Some pieces bowl you over by their grace and others by the sheer audacity it took to bring them here.

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Important Words

  1. aesthetic
  2. artists
  3. audacity
  4. big
  5. bowl
  6. bring
  7. build
  8. burning
  9. character
  10. christian
  11. darkness
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  14. distinctive
  15. dream
  16. encounters
  17. engaging
  18. enormous
  19. eyes
  20. feel
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  22. grace
  23. interpretation
  24. intimate
  25. journey
  26. kate
  27. limits
  28. looked
  29. lost
  30. man
  31. michael
  32. monumental
  33. participants
  34. pieces
  35. pioneered
  36. playa
  37. portable
  38. raudenbush
  39. rugged
  40. scale
  41. sheer
  42. spatial
  43. stimulating
  44. studio
  45. succeed
  46. surreal
  47. tendency
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  49. weather
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  51. withstand
  52. work
  53. works