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That's Art?! Episode 4: Tara McPherson, Dan Witz and Graham Humphreys

Series: That's Art?!
Tara McPherson admits she was a science geek in high school and almost gave up her art for astronomy. Once you get a look inside her studio, you'll be glad she stuck with the art! Dan Witz is a legendary bad boy in the world of street art. He shares his opinions on how to behave at dinner parties...

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That's Art?! Episode 11: Drew Struzan, Buff Monster and Sam Radoff

Series: That's Art?!
Drew Struzan has gone from being a poor kid in Oregon City to becoming Hollywood's most celebrated poster artist. His bold brushwork has defined some of the greatest movies and characters in modern cinema, from Star Wars to Harry Potter. Buff Monster's cuddly characters appear on everything from ...

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Help You Learn a New Language

This short video profiles the work of Toronto researchers in developing a smartphone app that incorporates artificial intelligence in the form of speech recognition software. This feature allows app users to learn French in an interactive, conversational way, regardless of their level of fluency ...

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Censoring Online Information: The Right to Be Forgotten

Information on the Internet can potentially exist forever, causing lives and reputations to continue to be damaged. Some countries have enacted "right to be forgotten" legislation that allows online information to be erased. So far, a similar law does not exist in Canada. This report examines wha...

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Design By Decade Episode 6. 2000s

In the first decade of the 2000s, large-, medium- and small-sized producers were taking on the challenge of environmentalism. But beyond that, the various visual languages designers were using expanded, ranging from the persistent global aesthetic to more specific regional approaches.

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Great Minds of Design Episode 1: Urban Redesign

Street artists redesign the cityscape with clever urban interventions that use natural elements as their materials.

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Great Minds of Design Episode 2: Solar Stained Glass

Canadian designer Sarah Hall works at a studio in Germany to create revolutionary solar energy-collecting windows.

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Great Minds of Design Episode 3: Designing Cultures: Haiti

Designer Patty Johnson travels to the country of Haiti, where she works with local artisans and craftspeople.

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Great Minds of Design Episode 4: Architecture By Nature

Architect Trevor McIvor creates homes designed to take advantage of the innate energy efficiencies found in nature.

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Great Minds of Design Episode 5: Designing with Ghosts

Pressman Nicholas Kennedy works with ghosts of printing's past, using salvaged equipment that the modern industry now considers obsolete.

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Great Minds of Design Episode 6: Dream Big. Do Good. Spread Joy

No project is too big or too small for Helen Kerr. She designs everything from physical objects to abstract concepts.

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Design By Decade Episode 5. 1990s

In Canada, there was a resurgence of design during the 1990s. Large design firms were investing in product research and development and many sophisticated and exciting products surfaced. This episode examines some of the most distinctive and cutting edge Canadian designs that represent this revol...

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That's Art?! Episode 1: Nathan Sawaya, Mediah and Bob McKay

Series: That's Art?!
That's Art?! takes you into the studio of Nathan Sawaya, a former lawyer, who gave up the courtroom for a life of making sculptures out of LEGO. We follow the career of notorious graffiti artist Mediah, who has morphed from a punk teenager running from the cops to a corporate powerhouse in the wo...

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That's Art?! Episode 2: Paul Booth, David Arrigo and Roger Wood

Series: That's Art?!
That's Art?! dives into the depths of the darkest corners of the human soul with tattoo artist Paul Booth, a rock star of New York's tattoo scene. David Arrigo shows what it takes to put art on the helmet of an NHL goalie. Meanwhile, Roger Wood explains the philosophy behind steam punk art and wh...

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That's Art?! Episode 3: Matthew Reinhart, Jon Paul Ferrera and Michael Parks

Series: That's Art?!
Every child loves pop-up books and so do most adults. Meet Matthew Reinhart, a master of the craft. Matthew draws, paints and builds pop-up books that delight readers all over the world. Every Harlequin novel has a beautiful mistress and a brave hero; they also all come with a cover illustration ...

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