I’m a TED addict. It is one of my favourite online resources. I don’t always agree with the speakers but I can usually find something there that gets me interested.
TED 2009 has just finished and they have uploaded some of the sessions including this one from author, Elizabeth Gilbert about the nature of genius. Gilbert’s theory is that by externalising genius in some way – a fairy, a daemon, a spirit in the corner- it frees artists and writers to do their part. I’m not sure I agree with her but she makes several good points about artists and writers along the way.
Don’t let the fairies, daemons or spirits put you off – This is really worth a watch