Marian Bantjes at TED: A designer explains her inspiration (and ours)


A TED video that's literally more beautiful than others I've seen--it's Marian Bantjes's display and explanation of her stunning work. I treasure it for the final few minutes when Bantjes explains why she does what she does--"truly imaginative visual work is extremely important in society...I'm seeding the imagination of the populace. You just never know who is going to take something from that and turn it into something else. Because inspiration is cross-pollinating...I really believe that a fully operating, rich society needs these seeds coming from all directions and all disciplines in order to keep the gears of inspiration and imagination flowing and cycling and growing."

Strangely reminds me of the first time I read Lawrence Lessig. I wish we valued imagination and collaboration more highly in all our work.