Below is a small collection of videos, podcasts, articles and people who inspire me to create good work. I hope this list may be a resource of your inspiration as well.
Sarah Kay, If I should have a daughter
via TED: A performing poet since she was 14 years old, Sarah Kay is the founder of Project VOICE, an organization that uses spoken word poetry as a literacy and empowerment tool…
Chris Milk, How virtual reality can be the ultimate empathy machine
via TED: Working at the frontiers of interactive technology, Chris Milk stretches virtual reality into a new canvas for storytelling…
Kurzgesagt (German for: "In a nutshell“) is a Munich based youtube channel and design studio with a distinctive perspective on design, color and story telling
via kurzgesagt.org: In an age of information overload we try to produce content that has value and that people actually notice and remember. There is no boring topic, you just have to tell a good story.
Watch on Youtube
Tony Robbins, Why we do what we do
via TED: Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars.
Heroine Podcast with Maria Molfino
Heroine features the journeys of women creative leaders and risk-takers, focusing on their origins, creativity, and leadership.
Listen on iTunes
Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events.
Listen on iTunes
Invisibilia Podcast with Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel
Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.
Listen on NPR
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science meets pop culture on StarTalk! Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities & scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up!
Watch on Youtube
Keeping the Promise of Educational Technology with Vivienne and Norma Ming
via Youtube: Drawing on their failures and successes as students, teachers, researchers, and entrepreneurs, Vivienne and Norma share their vision for keeping the promise of educational technology.
Learn more about Dr. Vivienne Ming
FedUp with Katie Couric, Laurie David and Stephanie Soechtig
This is the movie the food industry doesn't want you to see. FED UP blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.
Learn more about FedUp
Dear Design Student with multiple authors
via Medium: Advice on design from people who work for a living.
Mike Monteiro, How Designers Destroyed the World
via Vimeo: You are directly responsible for what you put into the world. Yet every day designers all over the world work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them. This needs to change.