An impressive Ted Talk.

If you aren’t familiar with Ted Talks, you should get familiar. I have been establishing a routine of watching a talk each day on my lunch break, and it is the perfect way to get a little inspired for the afternoon.

The following talk is Clay Shirky addressing institutions versus collaborations in a way that perfectly frames the ideologies upon which Spudnik Press was created. He ingeniusely uses the phrase “mass amateurization” as something to strive for, and even ends the 20 minute talk by addressing the effects of the printing press on the next 200 years of culture.