The power of imagination: Krystian Aparta at TEDxYouth@Krakow





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Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012

Krystian is a linguist and his talk brings together examples from conceptual blending theory, optical illusion, the history of science fiction, and famous social psychology experiments, to reveal that our imagination is pivotal in creating our reality. Thanks to its power, we unwittingly construct other people's image of their capabilities and self-worth, but can also clip their wings with just a word. Is there a way not to let the label make the man?

Krystian spoke at TEDxYouth@Kraków. Guided by the theme, "Open Your Eyes," the event was organised by a group of young (14-18 year old) TED fans from Kraków for their friends and peers. Speakers at the event introduced innovative ideas, presented creative individuals, inspired discussion about technology, education, science and encouraged cooperation in the creation of bold and original solutions to the problems facing us.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).


Original subtitles: Krystian Aparta

Translation: Krystian Aparta
Review: Anna Obarzanowska

Translation: Sebastian Betti
Review: Lidia C·mara de la Fuente

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