Armory Show 2012

To celebrate the 2012 Armory Show, we partnered with featured artist Theaster Gates to create a limited edition Dipped Coal Bag. The A.N.N.A.P. Logo (2010) is drawn from the 2010 solo exhibition, To Speculate Darkly: Theaster Gates and Dave the Potter, in which Mr. Gates created a fully-realized narrative to explore the ways that race, traditional craftsmanship, and history overlap in America. The exhibition featured a full gospel choir performing Mr. Gates’ original compositions, “to fill the atrium of Milwaukee Art Museum with sound.”

Bill Nye The Science Guy

“The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.” - Bill Nye

image via wethesciencey

Bill Nye the Science Guy made science cool for an entire generation. He did so much more than explode baking soda and vinegar volcanos on his eponymous television show. He turned Morrissey songs into music video physics lessons, and he proved you could be a smart goofball without necessarily being a nerd.

Nye is one of the speakers closing out the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach this afternoon, and he’s the only presenter this week who really knows how to pull off a bow tie.


Phillipe Petit

On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out onto a tightrope stretched out between the New York’s Twin Towers, over 1,000 feet in the air. He spent the next hour performing high above the city, before being placed under arrest by the NYPD. Philip Petit is one of today’s presenters at the 2012 TED Conference.

Cameron Carpenter

Cameron Carpenter is a 30-year old organist virtuoso and showboat. He takes classical music and arranges it into wild pipe organ performances with flair and pointy white shoes. He’s also one of this afternoon’s speakers at TED Full Spectrum.

Check out this video of him rocking Chopin at Trinity Church Wall Street.