CULTURE THEORY/COLOR THEORY (feat. Tina Roth Eisenberg AKA @swissmiss) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 11
How do colors affect us psychologically? In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcast, host Jason Gots is joined by design entrepreneur Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA @swissmiss).
How do colors affect us psychologically? Will a less hierarchical, more collaborative society lead inevitably to robot wars?
In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcast, host Jason Gots is joined by Tina Roth Eisenberg (AKA @swissmiss), a Swiss-born designer and entrepreneur who runs the popular SwissMiss blog and the Creative Mornings lecture series. Interview clips from Adam Alter and Chris Fussell launch a lively discussion of design, entrepreneurship, and the purpose-driven life.
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