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Matt Kenyon: Ted Talk Featured in Wired UK

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Matt Kenyon’s 2015 TED talk is featured in a Wired UK profile: How one artist smuggled Iraqi war victim names into Congress.

Kenyon uses his art to challenge The Man — the military-industrial complex, or the corporation, in all sorts of fun mischievous ways. He uses sculpture, software and living organisms to explore the effects of global corporations, military-industrial complexes and the line between human and artificial life”.

At TED, he presented his Notepad project, a way of physically smuggling the names of every Iraqi civilian killed since the US invasion into US Congress. How? By designing the names in teeny-tiny letters into the lines of specially created ruled notepaper — and then sending them to Congressmen.