Ideas and Interviews: Bigthink.com

Lookit! I just found this site: bigthink.com

In their words:

“We are big idea hunters…We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.”

In my words:
This site is a huge compendium of information. Each video contains a short interview (one or two questions) with folks who are professionals in their field. The interviewees reveal nuggets of information about their personal and professional lives; they relay facts, speculations, reflections, opinions, and/or advice.

Here are a few links to videos that are related to Art:

The History of Chinese Contemporary Art
Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Curator for Contemporary Asian and Asian-American art at the Asia Society

The Definition of Art
C. K. Williams, poet

How is globalization shaping art?
Robin Cembalest, ARTnews Executive editor

Sean Scully Reveals the Power of Abstract Art
Sean Scully, painter

The Power of Ballet
Christopher Wheeldon, choreographer, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company

Go Ahead, Judge That Book By Its Cover
Augusten Burroughs, author

Balancing Function and Beauty
James Zemaitis, Senior Vice President & Head of 20th Century Design, Sotheby’s

Not only videos, there are articles, too! Some are nice and long while others are a single paragraph–just a snapshot of the situation or one person’s opinion.

Seriously. Take a look.

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