TED Talks: Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light

This is a bit off topic, but since I’m currently obsessed with TED Talks, I wanted to share this one.

According to the description: “In the spectacular large-scale projects he’s famous for (such as “Waterfalls” in New York harbor), Olafur Eliasson creates art from a palette of space, distance, color and light. This idea-packed talk begins with an experiment in the nature of perception.”

What I found interesting were his thoughts at the start about how things get created, particularly media. In his case, he’s talking about art. But I immediately thought about the implications for news and the relationship with the community. He then goes on to talk about how people interact and experience his work, which I think is also different, but relevant to possible ways to think about how people consume news and information.

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One Response

  1. I know what you mean about being addicted to Ted Talks.Here’s my favorite vid: “Why do people see the Virgin Mary on cheese sandwiches or hear demonic lyrics in “Stairway to Heaven”? Using video, images and music, professional skeptic Michael Shermer explores these and other phenomena, including UFOs and alien sightings …” This talk also pertains to journalism — we’re supposed to rely on evidence.

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