(in 200 repos or less)
Are you a "creative person"? Why is it that most of us would probably hesitate to answer "yes" to that question?
Stereotypes that paint creativity as a mysterious force for good in the world have incidentally discouraged many of us from practicing creativity in our own lives.
This talk presents a strange theory: what if creativity is more like a chronic illness, one fueled by toxic emotions and character flaws? If nothing else, that would certainly lower the barrier to entry.
Using my own career as a case study, this talk is reflection on how my own shortcomings have served as my inspiration and how creative work has helped me mitigate my personal failings while learning to accept myself.
Or, if you'd rather, this is a talk about 9 whacky side projects involving mustaches and home security systems.
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