Inspiration: Clay Shirky’s How cognitive surplus will change the world

Standard

Source

Watch Clay Shirky’s TED Talk to learn more about the ideas in his book, Cognitive Surplus.  Again, what makes me so excited about Shirky’s work is that free time is now based on creativity instead of consumption.  Shirky explains that now, media tools let us create, connect, and share, so consuming isn’t the central focus of our leisure time.

Since I have such a problem allowing stupid, throwaway projects as “creative,” Shirky really does an amazing idea of explaining that creativity will always have a spectrum.  Instead of judging the results of creativity, he suggests we focus on the importance of people jumping over the gap. “The gap is between doing anything and doing nothing” (Source).

Have you watched a great TED Talk lately?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s