13 Jul 2014

TED Radio Hour: Framing the Story

From TED Radio Hour, 4:06 pm on 13 July 2014

Four TED speakers explore the art of storytelling - and how good stories have the power to transform our perceptions of the world. Featuring the TED Talks 1. Andrew Stanton: What Makes A Good Story? Filmmaker Andrew Stanton explains how the strongest storytelling is joke telling. 2. Tracy Chevalier: How Do You Find A Story In A Painting? When writer Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? She shares the story of Vermeer's most famous painting that inspired her best-selling novel "Girl With a Pearl Earring." 3. Chip Kidd: How Do Book Covers Tell Their Own Stories? Chip Kidd doesn't judge a book by its cover; he creates covers that embody the books - and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. Kidd showcases the art and deep thought of his cover designs. 4. Chimamanda Adichie: What Are The Dangers Of A Single Story? Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice - and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. 5. Andrew Stanton: What Are The Clues To A Good Story? Filmmaker Andrew Stanton shares what he knows about storytelling - starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Earlier this episode, Stanton shared a story that does exactly that.