What is Big Think?  

We are Big Idea Hunters…

We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

Big Think Features:

12,000+ Expert Videos

1

Browse videos featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines, from personal health to business leadership to neuroscience.

Watch videos

World Renowned Bloggers

2

Big Think’s contributors offer expert analysis of the big ideas behind the news.

Go to blogs

Big Think Edge

3

Big Think’s Edge learning platform for career mentorship and professional development provides engaging and actionable courses delivered by the people who are shaping our future.

Find out more
Close
With rendition switcher

Transcript

I’m able to be . . . to create large vision of a collection at the moment. And then within that, I’m able to build every detail and texture, and create new kinds of construction and form, and really be able to put new looks and new shapes into the environment. The variables in fashion between fabrication, between make, between volume and shape can . . . you can create form and ideas that haven’t been there before. I don’t . . . There’s so many references in fashion. And for me it’s very interesting in having one’s own point of view and being non-referential. There’s fashion. You know fine arts painting, they don’t have that same kind of exact schedule of creation, shipping, and production. And then just sort of my own creative struggle of creating within an understood formula within that commercial means – within consistency. Having restraint is a great struggle of mine. Finding, you know, balance – reality versus “surreality” – of creating is always a struggle. It’s only been five years. I think becoming more aware of the fashion world. I never read magazines growing up. I really only studied historical fashion. I studied at the Costume Institute and went to design school. But when I started, it was a much stronger pop sensibility to the collection I made. They were much sharper in angle. They had a great sort of deconstructed freedom to them. Recorded on: 7/31/07
 

Re: What is fashion?

Newsletter: Share: