How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”
Some inspiring advice for the creator in all of us! Filmed at TEDxSeoul, Korean writer Young-ha Kim makes a case for how our society is filled with ‘oppressors of art’ who are responsible for the artistic impulses inside of us being suppressed, killed off at some point while we are growing up, but how this artistic side in us is not gone.
Expand your mind with this great video from TED where David Byrne explores some ideas on the development of modern music. The big question is…where do we go from here? Do we break out of the box? Let’s hope so…
In September 2010, modern composer and conductor Eric Whitacre invited fans to record their individual performances of his piece and upload them to YouTube.
Almost two years later Eric has finished editing and mixing all the performance submissions into a piece which is now the world’s largest online choir. Virtual Choir 2.0 Features 2052 vocal performances from 58 countries.
Most of what we understand about the physical universe comes from light and vision but we are learning new information that leads scientists to believe that the universe isn’t silent. Although we haven’t had the technology yet to hear the actual sounds of space, scientists project that we’ll be able to hear actual audio from the universe within the next few years.