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Unnumbered sparks fly through the sky, created by cellphone signalsUnnumbered sparks fly through the sky, created by cellphone signals

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“It looks like it’s holding up the clouds.” “It’s like a sky jellyfish.” “I love how the light moves across it along with the sound.” These were some of the comments heard at TED2014 about Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks, a collaboration between sculptor Janet Echelman and data artist Aaron Koblin. This monumental sculpture stretched […]

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Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks: Janet Echelman at TED2014Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks: Janet Echelman at TED2014

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

“I create sculpture that makes me feel protected, yet connected to limitless sky,” says Janet Echelman, the artist who gave the TED2011 talk “Taking imagination seriously.” Echelman’s sculptures resemble netting – gigantic, beautifully draped, brightly colored and installed overhead. In fact, she’s noticed something about her installed works that she never expected to happen: People gather underneath the […]

Art

Janet Echelman begins installation of 745-foot aerial sculpture in Vancouver: A making-of galleryJanet Echelman begins installation of 745-foot aerial sculpture in Vancouver: A making-of gallery

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Janet Echelman is installing her new sculpture as we speak. Not in a gallery or on a pedestal, but instead soaring over the middle of downtown Vancouver. The installation involves cranes, hard hats and anchor points engineered atop two buildings: a 24-story hotel and the Vancouver Convention Centre where TED2014 will be held. “After three […]

Design

TED Weekends presents: Imagination InnovationTED Weekends presents: Imagination Innovation

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

When Janet Echelman’s paints went missing, she didn’t let it stop her from making art for her upcoming show deadline. In this classic talk from TED2011, “Taking imagination seriously,” Echelman tells the story of her determination to use the materials surrounding her as inspiration. Despite numerous rejections from art school, she found that her constant […]