Who decides what art means?

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There is a question that has been tossed around by philosophers and art critics for decades: how much should an artist's intention affect your interpretation of the work?

The myth of Sisyphus - Alex Gendler

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Sisyphus was both a clever ruler who made his city prosperous and a devious tyrant who seduced his niece and killed visitors to show off his power.

Perfect Resource For Poetry

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The Poem Foundation isa website full of poetry, prose, and poets. A showcase of poems for children teens, as well as guides and collections for all. This website also has audio versions and even a poem of the day.

Why It's Almost Impossible to Juggle 15 Balls

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The world's best numbers juggler can throw and catch 14 balls. Once. Has he reached juggling's limit?

Where the Sounds From the World's Favorite Movies Are Born

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WIRED gets a tour from veteran Foley artist John Roesch of the Skywalker's custom built soundstage. Roesch reveals some of the strangest audio props that were used in films like 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' 'Back to the Future' and 'Braveheart'.

8 Living Artists Every Educator Should Know

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Here are a few living artists to get you started at looking at the connections that can be made between the subjects and the themes that you might be addressing with your students.

Havana - Pentatonix

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Pentatonix is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War - Big Game Spot

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New "Avengers: Infinity War" Trailer Has Our Superheroes Prepare For The End

What Happens When You Give Graffiti Artists An Abandon Warehouse

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No wall is safe in the presence of a graffiti artist with a can in his hand. Here's an incredible time-lapse footage of what happens when Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench are let loose in an empty warehouse.

Outlaw Tattoo Artist // 60 Second Docs

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In South Korea, it is illegal to be a tattoo artist without a medical license. Despite this, Apro Lee pursues tattooing as his passion, working in his basement and oftentimes avoiding the public as a result of the judgement he encounters for his own tattoos. He continues to see the beauty in the human body and its transformation through tattoos.

How To Design A Comic Book Page

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A closer look at how Art Spiegelman designed pages in his comix masterpiece Maus.

I Rescued Kittens That Almost Died

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Jenna and her Mom live in an apartment complex, on the second floor with their two cats - Bella and Kitty. Their apartment has a little terrace attached to it, and she and her Mom, and the two cats love to hang out and watch all the activity going on in the courtyard, and sometimes in the other apartments across the way.

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban: Why It's The Best

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Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But Harry's fate, and that of the entire community of wizards, looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black--convicted of abetting evil Lord Voldemort by killing 13 people with a single curse--escapes from prison.

When Did Time Travel Come From?

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A video tracing the origins of time travel fiction.

The myth of Prometheus - Iseult Gillespie

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Before the creation of humanity, the Greek gods won a great battle against a race of giants called the Titans. Most Titans were destroyed or driven to the eternal hell of Tartarus. But the Titan Prometheus, whose name means foresight, persuaded his brother Epimetheus to fight with him on the side of the Gods. Iseult Gillespie shares the myth of Prometheus.

How Bill Gates reads books

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Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about one a week. He told us the four things he does to get the most out of his reading.

Why should you read "Macbeth"? - Brendan Pelsue

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There's a play so powerful that an old superstition says its name should never be uttered in a theater.

Kids Decorate Pumpkins

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Happy October! Kids decorate and (sort of) carve pumpkins!

How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes

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Why is David Fincher in my head?

Kids Describe Scary Monsters

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Kids Describe is back with Koji the Illustrator! In this episode, kids describe their version of a monster! Check it out!

Explore cave paintings in this 360 animated cave - Iseult Gillespie

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The paintings of our ancestors have been preserved in caves all over the world; the oldest we've found were made up to 40,000 years ago. What do these images tell us about the ancient human mind and the lives of their creators? In this special 360 TED-Ed animation, explore an ancient cave and its surroundings as Iseult Gillespie shares a brief history of cave paintings.