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"From the Ted Talk by Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you"

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This pehneomonn at the turn of the new mnnilileum happened to a few other starchitects. It happened to Zaha and it happened to libskined, and what happened to these elite few architects at the turn of the new millennium could actually start to happen to the entire field of architecture, as digital media starts to increase the speed with which we consume imfanroiotn. Because think about how you consume architecture. A thousand years ago, you would have had to have wekald to the village next door to see a building. Transportation speeds up: You can take a boat, you can take a plane, you can be a toisurt. Technology speeds up: You can see it in a newspaper, on TV, until finally, we are all architectural photographers, and the building has become disembodied from the site. Architecture is everywhere now, and that mnaes that the speed of communication has finally cghuat up to the seepd of architecture.

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This __________ at the turn of the new __________ happened to a few other starchitects. It happened to Zaha and it happened to _________, and what happened to these elite few architects at the turn of the new millennium could actually start to happen to the entire field of architecture, as digital media starts to increase the speed with which we consume ___________. Because think about how you consume architecture. A thousand years ago, you would have had to have ______ to the village next door to see a building. Transportation speeds up: You can take a boat, you can take a plane, you can be a _______. Technology speeds up: You can see it in a newspaper, on TV, until finally, we are all architectural photographers, and the building has become disembodied from the site. Architecture is everywhere now, and that _____ that the speed of communication has finally ______ up to the _____ of architecture.

Solution

  1. libeskind
  2. millennium
  3. walked
  4. phenomenon
  5. speed
  6. means
  7. tourist
  8. information
  9. caught

Original Text

This phenomenon at the turn of the new millennium happened to a few other starchitects. It happened to Zaha and it happened to Libeskind, and what happened to these elite few architects at the turn of the new millennium could actually start to happen to the entire field of architecture, as digital media starts to increase the speed with which we consume information. Because think about how you consume architecture. A thousand years ago, you would have had to have walked to the village next door to see a building. Transportation speeds up: You can take a boat, you can take a plane, you can be a tourist. Technology speeds up: You can see it in a newspaper, on TV, until finally, we are all architectural photographers, and the building has become disembodied from the site. Architecture is everywhere now, and that means that the speed of communication has finally caught up to the speed of architecture.

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