Procrastinating? We’ve got just the thing! The YTT have pulled together a series of TED Talks that they LOVE. Grab some popcorn and get comfy, because you’re about to get seriously inspired by these amazing engineering projects.
What is this TED talk about?
On a surface level this TED talk is about how a man fused his engineering and artistic sides together to create moving sculptures. On a deeper level this ted talk is about the moving cycle (like his work) of getting your internal aspirations to materialize and then how they are perceived by the external world.
What’s rad about it?
It is rad because it shows you a whole new area of engineering that I never thought about. It also manages to show how machines and the acute detailing attentiveness you need to create them are beautiful things.
How did it inspire you?
At first it made me feel very comfortable and sort of special in a way because I could relate to him about being an introverted person who communicated by physical creations. Then it further inspired me after I realized how he merged two strong passions of his together even though normally you wouldn’t think of them as one, it inspired me to listen to all my passions and try to find a way for them to work together like he did.
What surprised you?
What surprised me was my own reaction to his creations, normally I am someone who is not really into industrial or readymade art but I actually was very moved by how gracefully and intricately his machines worked and they always had a proactive function rather than a destructive one which is very nice especially in this era.
Did you ever have an idea about developing something yourself that solves a problem in the world? Tell us all about it
I’ve never really had a concrete idea of a product or invention that could change the world because I always thought since math and science weren’t my forte I wouldn’t be able to figure it out. But I have been thinking about programs I could start that would use yoga and poetry as the basis for attaining a holistic mindset and strength for those living in impoverished communities and empowering social change but I’m not sure yet how to do this because as someone from a middle class upbringing I don’t want to come off as ignorant and superficial to their real issues.