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5 videos of Philippe Petit walking on wire

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

. “An intellectual challenge presents itself ? I am in bliss. Instantly, it brings forth the notion of triumph,” high-wire artist Philippe Petit writes in his new TED ebook, Cheating the Impossible: Ideas and Recipes from a Rebellious High-Wire Artist. “Even before I address a challenge, invariably a rainbow of out-of focus solutions hovers over […]

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Words for a life: Philippe Petit at TED2012Words for a life: Philippe Petit at TED2012

Posted By Ben Lillie

Photo: Ryan Lash Philippe Petit is most famous for walking between the towers of the World Trade Center, but he’s done much, much more. At TED2012, he tells a story of the campfires of his childhood. “There was a time when fire and story would fall asleep in unison. It was dream time.” And that […]