The full list of talks by an incredible mix of artists, designers, marketers and technologists inspire our audience of creative professionals.
Earlier this year, PSFK hosted its sixth annual conference celebrating new ideas. An audience of creative professionals from across advertising, design, marketing and technology industries listened to a mix of inspirational speakers curated by the PSFK editorial team. Here’s the full list of 20 talks.
Clay Shirky: What I Learned About Creativity By Watching Creatives
Digital thought-leader describes five student projects that he thinks are pushing the creative boundaries – from interface design to how people cluster to build new work. Video
Steve Clayton: How To Design Technology So It Becomes Natural
Technologist describes a future-forward vision where gesture, sound and artificial-intuition will create a world that extends the possibilities of our creativity. Video
Todd Carmichael: Expect Your Brand To Act & Behave Like A Decent Person
Coffee-roaster explains how his company La Colombe needs to think and act like a human being. Video
Rachel Shechtman: Why We Should Plan Retail Like Publishing
Store-owner believes that the future of consumption needs to be more about content and community. Video
Alain Sylvain: Could You Live On $1.50 A Day?
Ad-exec explains that the Global Poverty Project is running a campaign called Live Below the Line which challenges people to live on $1.50/food day to raise awareness about extreme poverty.Video
Robert Kirkpatrick: How The United Nations Is Using Social Data To Spot Disasters
By using data for good, the UN can respond to disaster rapidly – rather than well after the fact. Video
Simon Collins: How Saying ‘No’ Transformed Parsons Into A Global Brand
Dean of Fashion talks of the importance of selectivity in growing reputation. Video
Justin Gignac Paints What He Wants To Raise Money For Charity
When someone buys one of the artist’s t-shirts, the money goes towards what’s printed on it. Video
SwissMiss: How A Sabbatical From Clients Led To Business Success
Tina Roth Eisenberg describes projects including the temporary tattoo brand Tattly, her lecture series Creative Mornings, her efficiency tool TeuxDeux and her co-working space Studiomates. Video
Ben Lerer: Our Drive For A Deeper Level Of Engagement
Thrillist co-founder explains that he now is building web entities that have intent built into them. Video
Trends Panel: What Are The Five Big Ideas For 2012?
Brett Martin of Sonar, David Polinchock of AT&T Labs, Michael Karnjanaprakorn of Skillshare, Idan Cohen of Boxee and John Pugh of Boehringer Ingelheim discuss the impact of the latest trends. Video
Vikram Gandhi: Directing Kumaré – From Illusion Comes Truth
How the film-maker dressed up as a guru, created a backstory with YouTube video and website to recruit devoted followers in Arizona. Video
Jason Silva: How Ideas Are Living, Beautiful Beings Of Wonder
Futurist’s exploration of how technology can quickly manifest our ideas and desires. Video
Abe Burmeister: How I Built A Fashion Brand With No Experience, Just Punk Rock Spirit (And The Web)
Entrepreneur describes how he paired intensive research in New York’s garment district with the connectivity of the web to create a performance fashion business that only sells over the web. Video