Online talks to boost your creativity

Online talks to boost your creativity


We all turn to creativity for different reasons. Changing the way that Hollywood looks at filmmaking, turning a craft hobby into a full-time business, and preserving heritage through film and music are just some of the ways in which these creative speakers have excelled in their practice.

The Power of Storytelling

“I wish I was a doctor but I’m not, I’m a storyteller. Maybe I can inspire someone else who can save a life.”

Photographer and storyteller Giles Duley has worked everywhere from South Sudan and Bangladesh, to Iraq and Lebanon, documenting stories of those affected by conflict across the world. In 2011, while photographing the conflict in Afghanistan, Duley lost an arm and both legs, an ordeal that inspired him not to focus on what he couldn’t do, but on what he could – become a better photographer.

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The Competition Between Stubbornness and Fragility

The Competition Between Stubbornness and Fragility, Do Lectures

How I accidentally changed the way movies get made, www.TED.com 

Breaking the mold

“This list was evidence to many people of the script’s value, and that a great script had greater value than a lot of people had previously anticipated.”

Starting out as a junior executive at a Hollywood production company, film producer and entrepreneur, Franklin Leonard grew tired of reading bad film scripts. He created an anonymous ‘Black List’, which would go on to completely change the way people looked at scripts, by asking if conventional wisdom was correct.

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How I accidentally changed the way movies get made

Breaking the mold

“This list was evidence to many people of the script’s value, and that a great script had greater value than a lot of people had previously anticipated.”

Starting out as a junior executive at a Hollywood production company, film producer and entrepreneur, Franklin Leonard grew tired of reading bad film scripts. He created an anonymous ‘Black List’, which would go on to completely change the way people looked at scripts, by asking if conventional wisdom was correct.

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How I accidentally changed the way movies get made

How I accidentally changed the way movies get made, www.TED.com 

Embracing circumstance

“Creativity also grows from the broken places.”

Radio producer and author, Julie Burstein draws on her own experiences and those of writer Richard Ford, filmmaker Mira Nair, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz to explain that there are four key aspects of life to embrace for your creativity to flourish: Experience, Challenges, Limitations and Loss.

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4 Lessons in Creativity

4 lessons in creativity, www.TED.com

Inside the Mind of a Maker, Do Lectures

Changing paths

“I struggled with the transition between making something as a hobby and then turning that into a real life working job.”

With a web and graphics background, founder of Blok Knives, Ben Edmonds shares his experience of turning his hand to craft and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

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Inside the Mind of a Maker

Changing paths

“I struggled with the transition between making something as a hobby and then turning that into a real life working job.”

With a web and graphics background, founder of Blok Knives, Ben Edmonds shares his experience of turning his hand to craft and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people.

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Inside the Mind of a Maker

Inside the Mind of a Maker, Do Lectures

Combining Art and Technology

“That’s the value in the studio of having self-initiated projects, because you’re not waiting for the opportunity to start at zero, you always have something in process.”

Founder and design director of communication design practice Thirst, Rick Valicenti discusses just some of the processes and back stories behind a variety of their projects.

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Rick Valicenti: The Intersection of Art and Technology

Image by Magali Rangel, Creative Mornings

Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage, www.TED.com

Preserving heritage

“What happens when a story is forgotten?”

Inspired by a desire to further explore her cultural identity, filmmaker and composer Kayla Briët turned to creativity to preserve her heritage, by infusing her work with stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage.

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Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage

Preserving heritage

“What happens when a story is forgotten?”

Inspired by a desire to further explore her cultural identity, filmmaker and composer Kayla Briët turned to creativity to preserve her heritage, by infusing her work with stories of her Dutch-Indonesian, Chinese and Native American heritage.

Watch on TED
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage

Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage, www.TED.com

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