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Imagination Innovation

Imagining Music in Physical Form

Richard Olcott | Posted 12.20.2012 | TED Weekends
Richard Olcott

In the design of a recent concert hall, I found myself asking "what does music look like?"

The Arts And Our Kids: An Essential Element For Success

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 12.20.2012 | TED Weekends
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

It's time we reclaim the arts for our kids. The benefits are just too great to ignore and it's a true win-win for everyone.

Fiber Arts Shine As Public Art

Hilary Harkness | Posted 02.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Hilary Harkness

Making things out of yarn used to be the realm of grannies, but fiber arts have evolved in the past few decades into a cutting-edge discipline.

Thinking Inside the Box

Nicole Glassman | Posted 02.14.2013 | TED Weekends
Nicole Glassman

Watching Janet Echelman's TEDTalk, "Taking Imagination Seriously," brought me back to a time when I believed life needed to follow certain guidelines, no matter how restrictive.

Art Inspires! Broadening Art Appeal

Sylvie Leotin | Posted 02.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Sylvie Leotin

The number of people who live their lives thinking they don't like art bewilders me. In fact the question consumes me so much that I've taken to asking it to everyone I meet. Occasionally I discover another art lover, but more often than not the reaction is befuddlement.

The Rigor of Creativity

Thomas Fisher | Posted 02.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Thomas Fisher

Creativity involves the intentional, systematic, and rigorous miscombination of what we know in order to generate something new. Because having too many variables makes the process hard to control, most creative people frequently change just one or two aspects of something.

Why Art Is Important To The Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 02.13.2013 | TED Weekends
John M. Eger

People need to live and work and play in a community that itself is creative, that nurtures creativity, and gets us to think differently.

Imagination Becomes Reality

Janet Echelman | Posted 02.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Janet Echelman

2012-12-13-echelmanpullThere's just one thing I'd like to clarify. It sounds like I'm railing against the establishment, and their mistake of rejecting me. But here's the thing -- I don't think they were wrong.