Lately instead of listening to only music while working, I have been addicted to the Ted talks. Incredibly inspiring and fascinating- often I hear something that encourages my work instead of being forced to listen to the special critic that lives in my head. Often, I will get so absorbed in my work that I forget to listen- so many talks I have to listen to 5 or 6 times.
Pretty much every talk is amazing. but here are some links to a few of my favorites.
Steven Pinker on the myth of violence:
Brian Greene on superstring theory:
Eve Ensler (from the Vagina Monologues)
Joshua Klein on the intelligence of crows:
Seriously, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I will share more from time to time, but you can go to www.ted.com to hear many many more amazing insights and stories. I have also linked the title of this blog to the site.