Beyond Imagination: Video of Robert Tercek’s speech at the Creativity World Forum

In November 2010, I was invited to participate as a speaker and moderator at the Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma City.   More than 2500 attendees, including hundreds of international delegates, attended the event.   We participated in workshops, discussions, exhibitions, demonstrations.

I was the moderator of a discussion on the topic of Technology Aiding Creativity, and my guests were Pranav Mistry, the creator of Sixth Sense and other futuristic UIs, and Andrew Zolli, the impressario behind PopTech.   Here’s the video of my opening remarks:

I chose to focus on three main points, to direct the audience’s attention to the way that technology can catalyze creative breakthroughs:   giant scale, two-way dialog and the freedom of open platforms.   The breathtaking pace of innovation on the web can be attributed to the fact that nobody needs to obtain permission from powerbrokers to gain access to scale, dialog and open platforms.   That’s radically different from traditional mass media.   And that’s why digital media grows so much faster than old media.