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Taking imagination seriously - Janet Echelman

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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.

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Learn more about Every Beating Second, Echelman’s installation at the San Francisco airport. In particular, watch the video to see how airport visitors are reacting to the sculpture. Then, create a short story or script that’s set in the airport terminal. Include in your writing three different encounters between people (passengers, workers, etc.) under the sculpture during the course of one day. Sculpture, Sculpting Urban Airspace: Janet Echelman (Sept 2011) YouTube: Lace Making in Croatia See all of the TED-Ed Lessons about art. Why create? Artists and designers share their work, their process and their vision in these deeply personal -- and often hilarious -- talks. Margaret Wertheim leads a project to re-create the creatures of the coral reefs using a crochet technique invented by a mathematician -- celebrating the amazements of the reef, and deep-diving into the hyperbolic geometry underlying coral creation.
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