Amy Zerotus

Photographer / Artist
Changsha, Hunan Province, China

About Amy


I'm a dreamer, a world traveler, a constant explorer of new musical instruments and foreign languages, a Karater, an aspiring photographer, a minimalist, a vegetarian, a free spirit, a couch surfer. and of course, a TED translator. All I can say is that I'm an open-minded person, I enjoy meeting people, especially those who have different opinions. And I'm always curious about the world we live in and can appreciate those little things in life.

I enjoy communications between cultures, because I always think that if people have better understandings of each other, we'll be living in a much more peaceful and better world.

I love travelling and music as much as I love life itself, they are like the air that I breath, the blood that pumps through my veins that keeps me alive.

Areas of Expertise

Communication - both verbal and nonverbal, Photo-journalism, Translation and Interpretation, Film - Directing, Cinematography.

An idea worth spreading

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.

Never save something beautiful for a special day, cause each living day is a special day. Each day, each minute is so incredibly valuable.

I'm passionate about

Solving puzzles, live shows by local bands, playing some guitar and jazz drums, photography, exploring, philosophy,astronomy,calligraphy...

Talk to me about

Anything that ain't boring.

People don't know I'm good at

daydreaming and discovering~

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Amy Zerotus
Posted about 3 years ago
Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously
Thank you for sharing with us, Janet. Your work is weaved with imagination, philosophy and poetic charms. It's just incredible to see you take something ordinary like fishnets, breathe life into it and make it a marvelous sculpture. It has the great virtue of water, as Laozi said, "The highest good is like that of water. The goodness of water is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; yet itself does not scramble, but is content with the places that all men disdain." I hope I can visit those places and see your work and the wind with my eyes. Better yet, hope you'd build something in China one day.
Amy Zerotus
Posted about 4 years ago
John Q. Walker: Great piano performances, recreated
This is really amazing! Makes me think about all the incredible things yet to come in the future~ But, would the music still be the same even if they record everything, from the high-resolution sound to how the musician plays the instrument? It's still different even though you can't tell the difference. Like, if you reproduce e a drop of tear, would it be the same as the real tear?
Amy Zerotus
Posted over 4 years ago
Jennifer 8. Lee: The hunt for General Tso
It's the first talk I translated in TED, I appreciate her curiosity, I think we have something in common: we both love doing stuff that other people think is useless or unimportant. But I think the world needs people like us, there've been so many serious people already.