“I don’t have many words, but right there in front of me are millions of them—and they’re ripe for the taking,” said poet Austin Kleon during his talk, “Reimagining Poetry” at TEDxPennQuarter, describing the stack of newspapers piled by his desk that willed him out of writers’ block.
The Ohio native and current Texan was suffering an extreme case of the block when, unsure of where to look for inspiration, his recycling bin caught his eye, and he realized that he didn’t have to worry about finding words—the words had found him.
Below, Fernando’s illustrations — held by the speakers they represent:
Data visualization specialist Jaume Oliú
Carlos Scolari — professor at University Pompeu Fabra in ecology of media, interfaces and interactive digital communication.