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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Elizabeth Gilbert - a Different Way to Think About Creative Genius

TED Conferences LLC
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Elizabeth Gilbert faced a pre-midlife crisis by doing what we all secretly dream of - running off for a year. Her travels through Italy, India, and Indonesia resulted in the best-selling and deeply beloved memoir Eat, Pray, Love about her process of finding herself by leaving home. Gilbert is a longtime magazine writer - covering music and politics for Spin and GQ - as well as a novelist and short-story writer. In this funny, personal, and surprisingly moving TEDTalk, Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses and shares the radical idea that instead of the rare person being a genius, all of us have a genius.
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20 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Different Way to Think About Creative Genius
Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert - A Different Way to Think About Creative Genius
  • Writer's Uncertainty of Success (3:04)
  • Mental Instability of Creative People (2:17)
  • Managing Inherent Emotional Risks of Creativity (2:29)
  • Being a Genius vs Having a Genius (2:18)
  • American Poet Ruth Stone (1:44)
  • Musician Tom Waits (3:36)
  • "A Glimpse of God" (3:47)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Elizabeth Gilbert - A Different Way to Think About Creative Genius (0:06)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
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48404 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (20 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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