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While emphasizing the multiple correspondences between collectives and groups like Arte Povera, Archizoom, Superstudio, and figures such as Ettore Sottsass and Alessandro Mendini, The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968-1976 also highlights previously overlooked spaces, works, and performances generated by Zoo, Gruppo 9999, and Cavart. Newly commissioned interviews and essays by historians and curators shed light on the era, while contemporary practitioners discuss its complex legacy continue

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Around the globe people celebrated with fireworks, kisses, toasts, cheers, and plunges into icy bodies of water to welcome the new year. Here's a look at how some of them marked the transition. -- Lloyd Young ( 39 photos total)
A woman celebrates the new year as she watches fireworks exploding above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on Jan. 1. More than two million people gathered along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 20-minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year. (Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

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Making Big Decisions Without All the Facts : Stanton Rowe at TEDxOrangeCoast

"We rarely have all the facts, how can you make BIG decisions without them. Finding and clinging to our core values makes seeing through the fog possible." says Stanton Rowe in explaining what makes our life and decisions relevant. Stanton Rowe is the son of a rocket engineer and a teacher. Raised in Alabama, he studied Biologyand became fascinated with medicine, working in pharmaceuticals at first, then medical devices. He has developed products for critical care medicine, interventional cardiology, and cardiac surgery. He values his time working with key physicians from around the world, their partnership in development being so important to making new products that save lives, and improve others. Stanton's most favorite activity is traveling with his family to interesting places like Galapagos, Greek Isles, Alaska, and Japan and the ancient cities of Jerusalem, Rome, Venice and Paris. Stanton also enjoys supporting students in biomedical engineering and science studies. He is involved with several leading universities departments of biomedical engineering, and recently joined the Board of the Discovery Science Center. Stanton is Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President at Edwards Lifesciences, and is thrilled to still be developing life saving products for patients in need. AboutTEDx. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to <b>...</b>

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Norwegian model turned photographer Simen Platou has always been enthusiastic about photography, but it was after working as a model in the fashion industry in Asia that he became increasingly interested in the field. "- And by taking a leap of faith, I skipped my Master studies in Finance and decided to go 100% for photography (sorry, mom and dad)," he says. "There's a whole new wave of photographers entering this world via instant gratification online, and the potential to reach a worldwide audience has been a massive motivation for me to go for photography."

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