Posts Tagged ‘TED’

It’s Not About The Legs

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I first became aware of Aimee Mullins in Matthew Barney’s Cremaster 3 and I was captivated by her regal sense of self as she strutted around in her dual role as woman and cheetah. Flash forward a few years, and she’s giving a talk at TED, in which she reframes her disability as a pretty cool advantage (like, who wouldn’t want to run faster than everyone else, or be able to wear six inch heels?)

Also:
Today Show profile on Aimee Mullins
Aimee’s original TED talk from ten years ago, where she talks about her evolution as an athlete.

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The Myth of the Tormented Artist

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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“There is no great genius without some touch of madness” – Seneca (Roman philosopher)

Seneca sums up the typical view of creative genius, but author Elizabeth Gilbert begs to differ, and in this funny and inspiring TED talk, she questions the idea that madness and creativity are inexorably intertwined.

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