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High-tech art (with a sense of humor) - Aparna Rao

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Artist and TED Fellow Aparna Rao reimagines the familiar in surprising, often humorous ways. With her collaborator Soren Pors, Rao creates high-tech art installations -- a typewriter that sends emails, a camera that tracks you through the room only to make you invisible on screen -- that put a playful spin on ordinary objects and interactions.

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As Rao describes her caricature of an upside-down man, she comments, “We wanted to instill in the viewer an instinct to almost go and help or save the subject.” Aparna Rao and her collaborator Soren Pors are among the artists who are redefining the relationship between the artist, the viewer, and the artwork through interactive installations. Imagine you could create an interactive installation in your school or community. What would you design, and why? For inspiration, explore more interactive art. To get started:TED talk “Golan Levin makes art that looks back at you” http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/golan_levin_ted2009.htmlNoupe’s “15 Amazing Interactive Installations” http://www.noupe.com/inspiration/15-amazing-interactive-installations.htmlPors & Rao http://www.porsandrao.com/ TED Blog: Peek-a-boo! Fellows Friday with Aparna Rao (02/17/2012) http://blog.ted.com/2012/02/17/peek-a-boo-fellows-friday-with-aparna-rao/Conde Nast Traveler: Six awesome interactive art exhibits (11/2011) http://www.cntraveler.com/daily-traveler/2011/11/Six-Awesome-Interactive-Art-Exhibits#slide=1Prix Ars Electronica http://www.aec.at/prix_about_en.php
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