From left to right: Dylan Geil, Denise Kahler, Daniel Kish and Christine Sun Kim.  Photo by Ryan Lash/TED.

Artist and TED Fellow Christine Sun Kim, deaf since birth, talks with Daniel Kish, who lost his sight to cancer aged 13 months, about sound and sound “etiquette.”

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The grande dame of performance art explains why being vulnerable isn’t an option, it’s a way of life … and why humor is an important part of her work. Really.

To create new art, sculptor Brian Dettmer cuts up old books. See a gallery of his intricate, breathtaking creations.

From a distance, "Letter to Peter Parker" may seem relatively simple. But when you get up close, things get interesting. "The text repeats over and over and essentially thanks Peter Parker for all the reasons I used to relate to him as a kid," says Hetain Patel. "He helped make me who I am today.”

Take a closer look at a new sculpture by artist Hetain Patel which involves a fiberglass Spider-Man suit and a very fervent thank you letter.

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As the Cooper Hewitt opens its doors after a three-year renovation, we take a look at what the curators have put together — including an exhibit put together by Maira Kalman and technology from Local Projects.

Photo by Iwan Baan

On three tiny islands in central Japan, stunning natural beauty lives side by side with some of the world’s best contemporary art and architecture. See 10 photos by Iwan Baan.

The Art of Stillness in the Japanese Wilderness. Photo: Iwan Baan

A lyrical meditation on flying halfway across the world to stand still and find peace within.