Philippe Petit: A Life on the Edge

Not to be confused with another "tightrope" artist who will appear at IdeaFestival 2010, Philippe Petit's most famous exploit took place years ago when he and a team illegally smuggled carefully designed equipment into and to the top of the World Trade Towers in order to string a wire 1,000 feet over New York City pavement. Video, here, from "Man on a Wire" captures a moment that electrified a world.


I wonder what lessons he might have to share with IdeaFestival attendees about the "artistic crime of the century," about courage, about a life fearlessly led?

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