Technology, Entertainment, and Design combine in Artists’ Presentations
Technology Entertainment, Design talks include energetic presentations about “ideas worth spreading.” As I recently discovered, you can view videos of these talks online and access related information about the speakers. The ones I’ve viewed so far are each less than twenty minutes; they skillfully use the powers of technology, entertainment and design to add impact to their focus points.
Each talk I list below relates to an artist central to one of my Art Outdoors posts, so I have given titles and links for those posts. Now that I am aware of the TED resources, I will include relevant links to TED in future posts. Also I will start a page of TED Talk links related to Art Outdoors and plan for ongoing updates. I invite you all to suggest TED talks that seem relevant in some way to Art Outdoors.
Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously http://www.ted.com/talks/janet_echelman filmed March 2011 at TED2011
“Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.” – quote from TED site
Along with winning photos from the Greenway/Studio Echelman photo contest, this TED Talk played on a film loop shown during the after-dark closing celebration of Echelman’s aerial sculpture over the Greenway on October 20 2015.
HIGH-PRIORITY AERIAL ART ABOVE GREENWAY updated post from May 2015
JR: My wish: Use art to turn the world inside out Filmed March 2011 at TED2011
“JR, a semi-anonymous French street artist, uses his camera to show the world its true face, by pasting photos of the human face across massive canvases. At TED2011, he makes his audacious TED Prize wish: to use art to turn the world inside out. Learn more about his work and learn how you can join in at insideoutproject.net.”– quote from TED site
Theo Jansen: My creations, a new form of life Filmed March 2007 at TED2007 http://www.ted.com/talks/theo_jansen_creates_new_creatures
“Artist Theo Jansen demonstrates the amazingly lifelike kinetic sculptures he builds from plastic tubes and lemonade bottles. His creatures are designed to move — and even survive — on their own.”– quote from TED site
YET ANOTHER WAY TO GO ON THE GREENWAY: BACK AND FORTH WITH STRANDBEESTS posted September 2015