X Marks the Spot: Painted people in Washington, morality pills in Spain, and shark repellent wetsuits in Australia

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Human-Canvas-Project What would happen if artists Art Wolfe and Liu Bolin stepped into the same room? It’s possible that the space around them would melt into paint. While Wolfe is best known for his documentary photography, charting locations from Madagascar to New Zealand, for his latest series — called The Human Canvas Project — Wolfe painted black and white geometric backgrounds and human subjects to match them. At TEDxRainier , Wolfe reveals these whimsical photographs and talks about the process of transforming people into art .  The series reminds us a lot of the work of TED2013 speaker Liu Bolin, known as “The Invisible Man,” because he paints himself into intricate backgrounds . Perhaps the two could collaborate on something?

Across the world at TEDxBarcelona, neuroethicist Julian Savulescu gave a talk called “Pills that improve morality.” In it, he makes a pretty bold claim: that if human beings…

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