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Photography from Emotion and Concept – w/ Renee Byer’s TEDx Presentation

25. April 2010

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Photography from Emotion and Concept – w/ Renee Byer’s TEDx Presentation

I can’t grip rational leverage on conceptual composites that look like photography but really aren’t even, though they defy any other category and have original photographic components. What are these things?

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“Look for excellence rather than the results of it” – Ryan Lobo

28. December 2009

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“Look for excellence rather than the results of it” – Ryan Lobo

Photography at its root is honest. Its analog legacy is documentary, accuracy and authenticity. Digitally transformed, the honesty of image capture is being questioned. Regarding truth, however, photography’s quality has remained unchanged. Each capture is a story and the storyteller is the purveyor of truth. Compassionate storyteller, Ryan Lobo, relates some remarkable insights in a 15 minute presentation.

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The Space Between Your Notes

17. December 2009

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The Space Between Your Notes

“Music is the space between the notes” – Claude Debussy I thought of this quote before discovering someone much more intelligent said it first. I was at a show listening to bluegrass virtuosos play so fast that it was hard to discern a space between notes. It made me realize that there was only one interpretation possible. There were no spaces for me to think or feel anything but the energy of their content.

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Making a Human Connection – David Griffin

23. November 2009

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Making a Human Connection – David Griffin

Your frozen mental picture is attached to a narrative. Dreams feel like movies but the meaningful moment is a photograph in your mind with an ascribed story. Precise and complete recall isn’t called video graphic memory now is it? Video Presentation by David Griffin, National Geographic Magazine Director of Photography with links to Photographers featured in the presentation.

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Right or Left Brained – Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

28. September 2009

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Right or Left Brained – Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor has an astonishing story. At most it will change your perception of how you exist; at least it will make you think about how her research applies to you. If ever there was a “right” person to experience a stroke it was her.

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“Design is not solemn” – Paula Scher

17. September 2009

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In 1948 America added a future iconic graphic designer to the population: Paula Scher. Most would recognize her work from her years with CBS and Atlantic Records in the ‘70’s before her move to Time Inc. She later shingled her own design firm – Koppel & Sher and since 1991 has been a design leader at the NYC office of Pentagram Design Consultancy.

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“Do It Because You Like It” – Dan Pink

14. September 2009

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Our default is to be risk reluctant and to think things through to a logical end with no deviation from task. We narrow our purpose and use our craftiness to get to the finish line as fast and as free from criticism as possible – we go with what we know when under pressure. Perform with all eyes on you and you’ll do what it takes not to fail, together with relying on a tested formula for success. ----> In his TED video presentation, Dan Pink gives an outstanding presentation – argument if you will – for what science asserts truly motivates us. Dan explains that there is a mismatch between what science shows and what business does. Business wants innovation, yet motivates us to be formulaic with a narrow view of problem solving.

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Emotion in Design – David Carson – Video

27. August 2009

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In this video from 2003 (well worth the 20 minutes), David Carson touches on one of my favorite creative topics: the communication of emotion through creativity. We feel before we think. Ignore how design, photography, music, art or whatever you create effects the outside world emotionally and your success is an accident.

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Csikszentmihalyi – Video

13. August 2009

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Making money with creativity generates incredible friction; the two fight for attention and simply refuse to get along. They rarely even play nice. In this video Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (chick-sent-me-hi) discusses creative flow and its obstacles.

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Elizabeth Gilbert Video on the Origins of Creativity

7. August 2009

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In this Video from the TED Conference this year, Author of Eat, Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert has this fun take on the origins of our creativity and a great way to conquer the fear.

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