Having access to 1.8 zettabytes of data -- the amount that was produced in 2011, according to the firm IDC -- is a useful tool only if we have the ability to sort it all out. Computers can help to some degree, but sites like Big Think rely on experts to keep us abreast of the ideas that are most worthy of our attention in the vastly expanding knowledge economy.
We also like to share, wherever it is useful, efforts from others that are complimentary to the mission of getting smarter, faster. And to that end, today we are sharing a series that is being produced by the Modern of Contemporary Art's MOCAtv called YouTube Curated By, which features people like Gary Baseman and Julian Hoeber, rapper Brooke Candy and curator Alma Ruiz talking about the inspiration, entertainment, education and distraction they find on YouTube.
The first video in the series we are introducing features the artist and designer Shepard Fairey.