Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday TED Talk: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

This morning's talk from the 2009 TED Conference is by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love (2006). In just nineteen minutes, she gives some fascinating insights into what it means (and entails) to be creative:


You may read more about Ms. Gilbert here, and you may visit her homepage here.  This link will take you to a high-res (.mp4) version of the video.


  1. Have you ever been visited by that "divine cock-eyed genius" she references?

  2. I don't know, Pewster---something entered my head and brought about the post before this one, but whether it was divine, or cock-eyed, or both, I'm not prepared to say.

  3. This was amazing. Thanks!

    I have a lot of creative ideas buzzing around my head these days. My genius gives me no rest.

    I just finished watching the documentary, Andy Warhol's Factory People, and in it, Warhol colleague Billy Name says this:
    Each of us had a Divine Will welling up in us, and saying to us: Art, art, art! Create, create!