Archives for posts with tag: tedtalk


This is an intriguing talk by Susan Cain. Collaboration, team brain storm sessions and the power of groupthink are all important parts of the creative environment, but I know that without time to process, reflect and quiet time to think, they don’t work in the same way for me.

The best description I have heard is that introverts gather their energy by being alone while extroverts gather energy by being around others.

“In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. Our world prizes extroverts – but Susan Cain makes a case for the quiet and contemplative.”

Check her talk out on TED HERE!

Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea). Ted talk by Clay Shirky. Best explanation of what is going on I’ve seen!

Do two things, join the protest and be ready for more…

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The Filter Bubble: How the Web Gives Us What We Want, and That’s Not a Good Thing via Brain Pickings

October 27, 2011 //

Promise- This TED talk by Eli Pariser will make you stop in your tracks and think about the way you get your information…the information you may want, but maybe not what you actually need…One of the most intriguing talks I have seen in a while.

Also, make sure to check out the interview with him on Brain Pickins HERE!

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Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory

October 26, 2011 //

“We don’t choose between experiences, we choose between the memories of experiences…” Daniel Kahneman gives an incredible TED talk on “how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently.”

See the TED talk HERE and read some more insight on this over at Brain Pickings HERE!

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Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

September 8, 2011 //

“Chaos happens, let’s make better use of it.” So much truth in this TED talk and some fascinating examples of unintended consequences throughout history.

“Every new invention changes the world — in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.”

See more at HERE!

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Kevin Slavin on how algorithms shape our world

July 28, 2011 //

It is an interesting world we are creating…this TED talk by Kevin Slavin argues that “we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. And he warns that we are writing code we can’t understand, with implications we can’t control.”

Check it out over at TED HERE!

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Do We Need an Internet Freedom Movement?

July 14, 2011 //

A lot of talk going on about the freedom of the Internet…

Check out this TED talk and read the discussion happening over on Mashable HERE!

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TEDxAtlanta – Armin Vit – Think Stupid

May 13, 2011 //

“One is considered stupid until proven creative” says the inspiring Armin Vit. He is the Co-founder of UnderConsideration, a graphic design and publishing enterprise. It is important to note here that Quipsologies is one of my all time favorite blogs. Hands down.

Check out the TED talk HERE and see the awesomeness for yourself over at Quipsologies HERE!

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@mickeymcmanus on what nature???s design patterns can teach us about computing! via MAYA Design

May 1, 2011 //

Wow. Fascinating talk by Mickey McManus, President / Chief Executive Officer at MAYA (If you haven’t heard of them, check them out HERE! They work on some incredible stuff!)

At TEDx CMU, he talks about what nature’s design patterns can teach us about computing…Containerization, liquid currency, and the possibilities of a trillion node world all packed into 20 minutes of TED….watch it HERE!


And although I don’t understand even close to all the stuff he touches on, it is incredibly inspiring and makes me feel like a kid, like anything is possible and the future is something exciting, like I just cant wait for tomorrow, to explore and make things!

Read the whole post over on MAYA’s site HERE!!!

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10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process via The 99 Percent

April 5, 2011 //

I love this collection over at The 99 Percent, and especially the “Procrastination” video by John Kelly carries a lot of truth…(although, what’s wrong with making tea?) …


Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk on creative genius is one of my top go-to talks for inspiration…


From The 99 Percent: “At 99%, we try to demystify the creative process. To show you the real inner-workings of how ideas are made to happen by sharing the thought processes and creative practices of great achievers. Here, with the help of our readers, we’ve rounded up some of the best videos on idea execution from artists, writers, designers, storytellers, researchers, and chocolatiers.”

Watch all of the videos over at The 99 Percent HERE!

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