Steal Like An Artist: Austin Kleon at TEDxKC

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    Austin Kleon's talk "Steal Like An Artist" is a creative manifesto based on 10 things he wish he'd heard when he was starting out. Austin is a writer and artist. He's the author of Newspaper Blackout, a best-selling book of poetry made by redacting newspaper articles with a permanent marker. Austin's talk was delivered as part of the TEDxKC presentation of TEDxChange.
    Austin's work (including his new book) "Steal Like An Artist" has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The Wall Street Journal. He speaks about creativity, visual thinking, and being an artist online for organizations such as SXSW and The Economist.
    About TEDx
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Maria Valente
Maria Valente

This is a "How to be an artist" masterclass in 11 minutes

Vor 24 Tage
Andriele Panosso
Andriele Panosso

amazing!

Vor Monat
ملاك الحمادي
ملاك الحمادي

العرب هم من بدا هذا التلاعب بالكلمات وعندنا شعر يقراء عموديا وافقيا وعندنا ابيات تقراء من اليمن إلى اليسار وتعطي معنا وعندما تقراها من اليسار إلى اليمين تعطي معنا آخر وكل هذه الأشعار بدأت قبل كل هؤلاء حقيقة

Vor 2 Monate
SyparMusic
SyparMusic

Hmm so they steal but do they also pirate ;) ?

Vor 2 Monate
Chiara D'abaco
Chiara D'abaco

who's here from VCS unit 1&2 appropriation LOLLL xD

Vor 3 Monate
ruby palmer
ruby palmer

art nation rise!!!! ;)

Vor 3 Monate
Manoj Mamgai
Manoj Mamgai

For all those let me tell you there was a time in the beginning when there was something created out of nothing. Just the thing now is that we don't have enough time to explore world and get ideas which will take upto 40-50 years.

Vor 3 Monate
xXDemonWolfSkullXx
xXDemonWolfSkullXx

I wish more professors understood this

Vor 4 Monate
M m
M m

the book changed my life and i have just found this video after 3 years.. life is so unfair indeed

Vor 4 Monate
Susan Wilson
Susan Wilson

L

Vor 4 Monate
s w
s w

7:49 minutes in and I flashback to an old SNL skit “you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose!” Oh brother, when will I ever grow up!! 😂

Vor 4 Monate
Naincy Jain - Self Development
Naincy Jain - Self Development

Wow. I had an impression that stealing ideas, copy others is the bad thing. But voila, Its an ART. 😁

Vor 5 Monate
Muse Pursuit - Videos
Muse Pursuit - Videos

great TED Talk. Inspired my animated summary videos.

Vor 5 Monate
Abe McGee
Abe McGee

Most modern human ingenuity have been shifted from creative arts to more practical things like technology and problem solving, as human emotions take a backseat to logic and reason, especially after the Industrial Revolution.

Vor 5 Monate
J Q
J Q

Nothing to steal in this presentation. Totally uninspiring, unfortunately. Nothing as boring as listening to: a) someone who calls themselves an artist; b) listening to self proclaimed explaining how he goes about his work.

Vor 5 Monate
hai linh
hai linh

Someday i will succeed and kiss you in the cheek, man. Thank you

Vor 5 Monate
nativechatter999
nativechatter999

"Transformation is flattery" I like this quote.

Vor 6 Monate
Steven Lam
Steven Lam

Wow! Incredible 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

Vor 6 Monate
Jonarez
Jonarez

Thanks

Vor 6 Monate
ich bin's Josef
ich bin's Josef

this is incredible, i can't control myself of laughing. please don't steal my comment 😂

Vor 6 Monate
Cid Young
Cid Young

Everything is derivative!!!

Vor 6 Monate
Mike Daniel
Mike Daniel

"There's no rule that a fake cannot surpass the original." -Shirou Emiya

Vor 6 Monate
Sho Sho
Sho Sho

If no idea is completely original, our early ancestors who first walked on Earth must be super genius because they invented the base for everything to build on.

Vor 6 Monate
Amna Waterfall
Amna Waterfall

Wow so true. Nothing is origional except....

Vor 7 Monate
Hex
Hex

its ur boi the coding mastr here

Vor 7 Monate
tapes by zïa
tapes by zïa

I’m a 10-year-old writer and my dad had Austin’s book. I read it and my mind was blown. This human is an amazing person, definetly recommend this book.

Vor 7 Monate
Diego Oseguera
Diego Oseguera

Lol

Vor 2 Monate
tapes by zïa
tapes by zïa

Xander :P

Vor 6 Monate
Xander
Xander

That's definitely not something a ten-year-old would say

Vor 6 Monate
xpirate16
xpirate16

"...And in 20 AD, Oog would draw cave paintings then smash the wall with rocks so the paintings fell off and he would rearrange the rocks to make new stories."

Vor 7 Monate
Jacob Padua
Jacob Padua

sampling in music. namely hip-hop/rap. thats pretty much this whole video right there

Vor 8 Monate
Rizu's Best!🔥
Rizu's Best!🔥

How many times do they rehearse this?

Vor 8 Monate
Teresa Kubat
Teresa Kubat

Taking someone idea is good . Imagine doctors using what is already discovered and build up into a completely new accomplishment.

Vor 9 Monate
William Alarie
William Alarie

i don't even believe in art that isn't worth stealing.... you can steal that stuff, too. you just reinvent it, repurpose it, make it something that seems more along your tastes..

Vor 9 Monate
Peter McGill
Peter McGill

Good writers borrow. Great writers steal outright. Sam Seaborn.

Vor 9 Monate
sleepisoptional
sleepisoptional

newspaper blackout is basically stolen from burroughs/gysin’s cut-up technique as i type this he starts talking about burroughs and gysin... hahaha

Vor 9 Monate
Invader zim Zim
Invader zim Zim

I think I was meant to find this book

Vor 10 Monate
Aubrey Lykans
Aubrey Lykans

im bored

Vor 10 Monate
Groove
Groove

Thank you for sharing your ideas. I'm wondering if this talk should be called "Steal Like a Male Artist". Whoever watches this could get the notion that anyone of any import or influence in the creative world is male. They may also get the notion that "all" artists create by borrowing. We wouldn't know that unless you drew from the work of (the many) prominent women creative geniuses to show that this is an across-gender phenomenon. The only female presence in this talk is the use of the pronoun "she" and a post-it. I look forward to you possibly widening this idea.

Vor 10 Monate
Martani Pangan Sehat
Martani Pangan Sehat

I read his other book, Show Your Work in my friend's villa in Bali. It's a good handy book that I think we've used it to promote agriculture product from our garden. Like it. I hope to read this Steal Book too.

Vor 10 Monate
Luis Patiño
Luis Patiño

Make it look like you didn't put any effort.

Vor year
Ari October
Ari October

Perfect summary of his book

Vor year
msmontana1961
msmontana1961

Newspaper blackout is not original either😂 no kidding... i LOVE Joe the Quilter, he cut up a wonderful mix of Oil Paintings, and Sewed them back together, and it looked Amazing ! He did this because he found an Artist that cut up a Quilt and used it in a Composition. Pay backs😀😁😂🤣

Vor year
Joseph Charles Colin - Time Priced Art
Joseph Charles Colin - Time Priced Art

My Hand is Up Teacher

Vor year
Mini GonZ
Mini GonZ

L

Vor year
Marija Parente
Marija Parente

it's like a long story of justifying plagarism.

Vor year
A C
A C

thanks for inspiring me! i'm gonna start keeping a newspaper or magazine with me at my kitchen table so i can do a blackout poem instead of use a phone while i eat

Vor year
ASWANTH A
ASWANTH A

Vor year
wolfgangproductions7
wolfgangproductions7

Excellent video so true.....

Vor year
Cõw
Cõw

who has the answers to the questions???

Vor year
Malith dev
Malith dev

My favorite author

Vor year
Jay Smyth
Jay Smyth

As an artist of poetry... this is NOT how i create. This is just re-inventing. He doesn't know what a real artist is. Be careful who tries to TEACH you something. You can create by emptying ones mind and letting the artistry FALL into your head.

Vor year
Arjun Kumar
Arjun Kumar

Everything's just a copy of a copy of a copy......

Vor year
Abdullah Nasher
Abdullah Nasher

The hardest thing to do as an artist is deferentially seeing with a new fresh eyes the same work you have just finished. Abdullah Nasher 3d artist

Vor year
Iva Ristic
Iva Ristic

Stealing?! I like to call it borrowing :)

Vor year
Thomas Rainbow
Thomas Rainbow

Yes it's just the stealing of ideas. Of course ripping off someone else's art or style is not cool and doesn't feel good. Mashing ideas that resonate with you that you like and then turning that into a new thing is how to do it. When referencing from other art asking permission (see Andy Warhol) is generally a good idea too.

Vor year
Lianna Beauchamps
Lianna Beauchamps

What is original though is what truly resonates with each one of us. That is what makes us unique. That is our unstealable fingerprint. Who you are can be mimicked and you can mimic others but that does no one justice.

Vor year
Melissa Aldosari
Melissa Aldosari

That's how we learn and grow.... From everyone and everything around us! Hahahaha! I absolutely love this!!! So basic to human existence! Sooo INSPIRING!!!

Vor year
Madcircle
Madcircle

Yeas, Microsoft Word cursors do taunt

Vor year
Adam baari
Adam baari

amazingly presented

Vor year
milind
milind

watch it at 1.75x. And you are welcome! :)

Vor year
Michael Angelo
Michael Angelo

lol thanks

Vor year
Marco Fam
Marco Fam

Because I'm too cheap to buy the book

Vor 2 years
Change Life
Change Life

and I think some of it began in making "synthesis"

Vor 2 years
Change Life
Change Life

"Nothing is completely original" the same meaning of my saying "ideas don't exist in only one mind'" I have said that because of the teachers saying "plagiarism".

Vor 2 years
Change Life
Change Life

That's how things work. Even Mozart did the same thing.

Vor 2 years
Change Life
Change Life

I was going to buy the book then I got into this review saying that the whole book was explained here in this video.

Vor 2 years
Dan D.S.
Dan D.S.

I enjoyed "Steal Like An Artist", even made a review on my channel!

Vor 2 years
Henry Warmoth
Henry Warmoth

Brandon Sanderson wrote in his book, The Way of Kings, *spoilers* "What is it that men value in others? . . . If an artist creates a work of powerful beauty - using new and innovative techniques - she will be lauded as a master, and will launch a new movement in aesthetics. Yet what if another, working independently with that exact level of skill, were to make the same accomplishments the very next month? Would she find similar acclaim? No. She'd be called derivative. . . . in the end, what must we determine? Is it the intellect of a genius that we revere? If it were their artistry, the beauty of their mind, would we not laud it regardless of whether we'd seen their product before? But we don't. Given two works of artistic majesty, otherwise weighted equally, we will give greater acclaim to the one who did it first. It doesn't matter what you create. It matters what you create before anyone else. So it's not the beauty itself we admire. It's not the force of intellect. It's not invention, aesthetics, or capacity itself. The greatest talent that we think a man can have? . . . Seems to me that it must be nothing more than novelty." Go read that book. It's fantastic and Sanderson is great.

Vor 2 years
SHINBAXTER
SHINBAXTER

I PLAY GTA.....GRAND THEFT ARTIST =)

Vor 2 years
Tony Young
Tony Young

I like this. Now I know what I do. Thanks.

Vor 2 years
Pain Exotic
Pain Exotic

Nailed it! Been an artist since I was a kid and even I can admit this lol. I express my art through music, sketching, comics, and photography. All of my ideas I get for my art are from other things/people. For example, when I used to make beats, I would get inspiration from other beats. I'd essentially combine multiple beats together to make an entirely "new" beat. OR, I'd hear a song and then I'd edit the song based on specific melodies in the song to make an entirely "new" song. OR, i'd hear a melody from some random song I came across and use that to make a beat. The same case applies to my other art forms lol.

Vor 2 years
Neo 0101
Neo 0101

No such thing as an unoriginal Millennial.

Vor 2 years
Alpha Andromeda
Alpha Andromeda

Neo 0101 you must mean no such thing as an original millennial.

Vor 8 Monate
itsahellofaname
itsahellofaname

Sounds like a long-winded definition of "inspiration".

Vor 2 years
Spoony Quine
Spoony Quine

Hey, stealing and transforming works for me! It's called being inspired.

Vor 2 years
Joe Rodriguez
Joe Rodriguez

And Burroughs got it from gysin who got it from the Surrealist who got it from the Dada.

Vor 2 years
Joe Rodriguez
Joe Rodriguez

This just just an extension of DADA

Vor 2 years
Richie Primo
Richie Primo

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got - Al Einstein Time is the only true avenger

Vor 2 years
MrDRballer12
MrDRballer12

I was about to buy his book and saw one of the reviews said it’s basically the same thing as this video. Can anyone that has read the book confirm this to be true? Is it worth purchasing the book for more detail?

Vor 2 years
Aashirwad Jaiswal
Aashirwad Jaiswal

this guy have memorised his whole book!

Vor 2 years
NecroNova
NecroNova

Great talk, just wish I didn't have to do a school assignment directly tied to this video.

Vor 2 years
TRAC ATAK
TRAC ATAK

I have your books ! Thanks for them. My friend just bought your journal. Love your work

Vor 2 years
SonicXRage
SonicXRage

Imagine a line that is neither curved nor straight. You can't. We can only create using what we've seen before.

Vor 3 years
Antonio Martin
Antonio Martin

BY FAR THE BEST PRESENTATION ON CREATIVITY! WHEN I HEAR SONGS I AD LIB THEM IN MY HEAD. WHEN I HEAR SOMETHING CREATIVE I FIND A WAY TO SAY IT DIFFERENTLY. THE BEST WAY TO BE CREATIVE IS TO FIND A NEW WAY TO REPACKAGE WHATS ALREADY BEING SOLD AT THE DELI!

Vor 3 years
i8paste
i8paste

I think I may have missed the point. Based on this logic, we should be forgiving everyone who plagiarizes lines of jokes or plots of stories or lines of dialogue, then shares or profits from them on the internet or onstage or on film or TV and call it "EXPERIMENTATION"? If I found my work being used by someone else and I was not being compensated or credited for the work I had done, I would be furious. This is why copyright law exists. This idea feels hugely flawed.

Vor 3 years
Doodlesli M
Doodlesli M

Even Newton said he stood on the shoulders of giants to come up with his ideas.

Vor 3 years
bee mclane
bee mclane

his book and this talk is a true inspiration, it really makes me keep being an artist just to live by these tips

Vor 3 years
riteasrain
riteasrain

I did the whole "floating words" thing in my art journals last year for the first time and had no clue this was a "thing". So I'm original too :D ... or maybe not. And Mr Kleon, it's geneAlogy NOT geneOlogy! So many intellectuals get this wrong. Grrrr....

Vor 3 years
riosysol
riosysol

Picasso never said that. But good talk though.

Vor 3 years
Nana Botelho
Nana Botelho

Great

Vor 3 years
johhny1759
johhny1759

Sooooo true

Vor 3 years
Jay McD
Jay McD

Guy takes Steve fuckin Jobs as an inspiration!..well that says it all

Vor 3 years
Fuz Capp
Fuz Capp

Theirz nuthing gnu under the son.

Vor 3 years
Just a random dude
Just a random dude

Well you can make new things but it's hard and take ages

Vor 3 years
S. Gillespie
S. Gillespie

People in the sciences think nothing of building on other's discoveries and ideas...knowing that with each discovery there is more clarity in solving or better understanding ideas, cures,and solutions. So too with musicians, mathematicians, chefs, dentistry, education, etc.

Vor 3 years
Zouhour Ala
Zouhour Ala

I love his book!!!!

Vor 3 years
Abbi Lucio
Abbi Lucio

This was amazing

Vor 3 years
Theomite
Theomite

Man, originality has been dead for a longer time than we thought.

Vor 3 years
Aasia Abdali
Aasia Abdali

So Inspiring!

Vor 3 years
Taylor L
Taylor L

Love love love the message of this

Vor 3 years
Bob the Bull
Bob the Bull

Wait, so you are trying to tell me that everything is a remix?

Vor 3 years
Fernanda Mendes
Fernanda Mendes

sensacional 😶

Vor 3 years
Dhalpourie
Dhalpourie

Plagiarism is glorified by those devoid of creativity

Vor 3 years
libertyn jeopardy
libertyn jeopardy

God is original.

Vor 3 years
Death Arcana Azuma
Death Arcana Azuma

You sure?

Vor 2 years
Bo Yo
Bo Yo

This is such a good, modern view on art. One of the best made arguments for appropriation. Thanks!

Vor 3 years

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