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  • This is me crying right there.

  • You know, I'm saluting the flag, but I guess I never really fit in America.

  • So I took a different path and I ended up doing ceramics at Alfred University and making pots and pots are fun.

  • And I started learning about form and about objects and about how you could use surface as another way of, you know, expression of yourself.

  • But then one day my teacher said, Joey, you're going to China.

  • I said, What?

  • And he said, No, go to China so called.

  • My mother said, Mom, I need a ticket and she actually gave it to me and I went the next month and I went and saw this from going to see a pot to see this.

  • I saw how Clay could do many different things, and I was amazed at this.

  • I love this, and but to access this, I had to learn the language, and so I had to base that on something I knew so in Chinese, these characters are How are you?

  • Basically, it's how are you, but in different way.

  • So I was looking at the way you think of things the way you hear things and then, you know, putting that together into my own language and trying to get access to that culture.

  • And here's an example E o.

  • That's hello in Chinese, and I just was like knee Oh, putting these things together and they started working.

  • So I ended up going to Jingdezhen and making ceramics, and Jingdezhen was this amazing place.

  • It was like Willy Wonka the streets.

  • The streets were made of clay.

  • The houses were made of clay that people had like clay on their bodies.

  • They were just like me and the shops.

  • There they had shops full of blue blazes, red glazes, shops that sold brushes that made flowers, brushes that painted mountains.

  • And I was just completely amazed and mean.

  • It really was scrum diddly anxious.

  • I started making pots, and I based these pots off of things that I kind of already dio like my favorite pair of boxers and my favorite buttons.

  • I had a lot of fun, and then I was like, Well, I love airplane manuals, So why don't I pay airplane manuals on pots?

  • Because that's fun, too.

  • And it's dealing with function, too.

  • I mean, they're both function they're both of use.

  • And then I realized that China can do other things, that there's something bigger out there.

  • And so I put things together and I started doing this installation work where I took all these pots that I could find and put them together into something new.

  • This is three meters tall.

  • It developed into this new language.

  • I took this pot that I found in the market and I said, Well, why not take 20 when I take 30 when I take 1000 won't take 2000.

  • And so I did that and I changed this perception of the Chinese people of looking at an object and seeing that Okay, this is an object made for soy sauce made for vinegar.

  • And I was like Well, you can put that into art and you can think of it another way.

  • So then I went to 10 meters and it's something even taller, and I was like, Wow, it's amazing what you can do in China.

  • And I went from a pot then to this and then I said, Well, if I could do ceramics, maybe I could do other materials.

  • So then I went toe ice.

  • And this is actually a project that I did with Greenpeace, where I took water from three different rivers in China, made these ice sculptures about Children about global warming and about how the future in China, these Children, the future is melting away.

  • And I spent two months doing this inside a freezer in 90 degree heat, uh, waking up every morning, putting on my long johns and then walking out now while I'm a weirdo.

  • But I would walk into this freezer and I'd sculpt away.

  • It's helped away and, you know, finally they would melt, and it only took five hours while I was actually a lot of stress gone.

  • No more work.

  • And I felt like, you know, I can make this change.

  • I can explain to people that through are you can deal with topics that are global, that our local, that Aaron all sorts of life.

  • And so I think China is kind of like this Chinese puzzle called the Chief Calvin.

  • And within this Chief Calvin, there's seven pieces, and within those seven pieces there's actually six million configurations.

  • And, you know China has limits.

  • China has these boundaries, but within those boundaries there.

  • So many possibilities.

  • And I love that.

  • And that's why I say, and this making and it's creating is what fuels my passion.

  • Thank you.

  • IBM is underwritten.

  • The filming of the Ted Fellows talks.

  • Each fellow talks for four minutes about the work that they do or an idea we're spreading.

  • And because of IBM, they now have the opportunity to be considered for ted dot com.

  • IBM is all of our innovation, not just the innovation we do within the company, but the innovation way work with other people and organizations to do.

  • Ted fellows really encourages that encourages people to take their ideas, matching, executing it on.

  • That's a great marriage to be able to drive the next wave of change on advancement.

  • Ted Global We have a demonstration called Edison of the Smart on intelligent Generation of Energy Future of how energy would be produced and consumed by sources such as conventional power generation plants, solar energy, renewable sources of energy, wind, Andi, consumers of any sort of electric cars sold in the key problems that affect society to require a different way of thinking and a different way of coming up with solutions IBM is initiative around.

  • Smarter Planet is looking at the biggest problems We have water, infrastructure, medicine, et cetera on terror has provided a venue to get all the thinkers of the world together and work with IBM.

  • I think we can bring both communities together to really reach that global for oh.

This is me crying right there.


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