Speaker 3: Charlie Trotter

Boom, I have my speaker. Charlie Trotter, Principal and Creative Director, Constellation31, will be coming out to give a talk on creativity and making things.

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Here's Charlie's official session description:

Demystifying Creativity (Or, Vacationing in the Emerald City)

A lot of people treat creativity like it’s the Wizard of Oz. It’s so much fun to think about being a wizard. Who doesn’t want to be THE GREAT AND POWERFUL OZ, popping around the Emerald City, projecting your disembodied head any old place just to freak people out? That’s fun to think about. But it’s fun because it’s easy, because we know we will never be expected to act on that thought. 

The truth is, behind that twitching curtain in the wings is a homely little man sweating through his dinner jacket and hustling like the rent’s late. The wizard doesn’t exist unless that guy shows up every day and gets dirty. And the reason you had to wait to see the Wizard? Who do think shlepped you across town on the Horse of a Different Color? Same guy. He’s also the same guy who answered the door, and he answered it late because he was busy changing out one of the painted lightbulbs that make the joint look green. And that’s when you begin to see the reason everyone in Emerald City is always out of breath is because they’ve been busy making Oz.

Nobody wants to be that guy. And precious few are. But it’s not because they can’t. It’s because they won’t.

Charlie and I spoke with Carla about his session on the Liquid Lunch today.

Merry Christmas, all.


Posted on July 11, 2011 .