Creativity

Where does creativity come from? How can you nurture your own? Watch TED Talks from creative people like Steve Jobs, architect Frank Gehry, designer Philippe Starck, writer Elizabeth Gilbert and more.

Video playlists about Creativity

Where do ideas come from?

9 talks • 2h 18m
How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The power of crowds? These heady talks explore the nature of ideas themselves: Where they come from, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them.

The creative spark

7 talks • 2h 06m
What makes us create and innovate? Here, wildly creative thinkers share ideas and insights into what kindles genius.

What is success?

11 talks • 2h 05m
Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel proud of in retrospect. These talks say it all.

The Remix

9 talks • 1h 52m
DJs make remixes, cross-pollinating old sounds with new. But all of us engage in this conversation between the past and present, making ideas resonate over and over again.
See all 16 playlists on Creativity

Exclusive articles about Creativity

Not sure what to think about something? Good

Graphic designer Milton Glaser thinks that being uncertain is a good way to be. “Certainty is preposterous,” says Milton Glaser (TED Talk: Using Design to Make Things New). “Fun...

Why grown-ups love coloring books too

Just what is the adult coloring book craze all about, anyhow? Anyone who has appreciated a meditative mental drift while knitting or mowing a lawn knows that there is something ...

How poetry can free a prisoner’s mind

In the “hell” of incarceration, Cristina Domenech finds the raw material for poetry. “It’s said that to be a poet, you have to go to hell and back,” says Cristina Domenech, who ...
Read more articles on Creativity