Kirby Ferguson explores creativity in a world where "everything is a remix"

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Our State-side friends have been raving to us about Kirby Ferguson. Based in New York, Kirby is a writer, director and film maker whose series, “Everything is a Remix”, has found a growing following on the idea that creativity is not the divinely inspired genius of individuals, but rather an incremental process which, over time, sees great ideas and innovations feed news ones.

As a result, argues Kirby, creativity is much more collaborative and overlapping than we’d like to think. He believes that remixing relates to every aspect of creativity, and producing new materials comes from taking ideas from the past. Have a look at Kirby’s 2012 TED Global talk, in which he uses, among others, Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs to explore his thesis to compelling effect.

Kirby’s next work, “This Is Not a Conspiracy Theory”, will attempt to explore how US politics came to be the way they are. On The Media describe the series as “interesting, well researched, and visually delightful.”
For more information on how to book Kirby Ferguson as a speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Jeana Webster at jeana@chartwellspeakers.com or call on +1 972 385 1021.
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