Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Genius of TED

I happen to be in love with TED (the lecture series not the profane stuffed bear). Especially when I'm procrastinating. Especially when I get to hear talks about how to whip up a great story, or what it's like to be a teenager. Here are a few of my faves for the next time you want to be inspired:

Pixar genius Andrew Stanton talking about the clues to a great story: http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_stanton_the_clues_to_a_great_story.html


Neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on the development of the teenage brain:
http://www.ted.com/talks/sarah_jayne_blakemore_the_mysterious_workings_of_the_adolescent_brain.html


THE Amy Tan talks about where creativity resides by saying brilliant things like "We all hate moral ambiguity in some sense, and yet it is absolutely necessary. In writing a story, it is the place where I begin." : http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_tan_on_creativity.html?quote=287


Wish I could've seen all of those live, but did get to attend a local TED x event.
If there's one near you, you may want to check it out!


2 comments:

  1. I'd never even heard of this before. I'll have to check it out. these sound really interesting. thanks for the links!

    P.S. But I still love the profane bear as well. :)

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  2. They're great. My all-time favorite inspiration-getter, though, is J.K. Rowling's commencement address at Harvard. It's phenomenal. They have it on TED, too, and I've blogged about it in the past.http://www.ted.com/talks/jk_rowling_the_fringe_benefits_of_failure.html

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