Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley’s recent TED talk entitled “Mapping ideas worth spreading” discusses their application of ecological networks to demonstrate how the catalog of 24,000 TED talks are connected globally. Around minute 5:15 in the video, they begin to talk about how to discover some of the most ‘creative and interesting’ ideas by finding talks that explore a ‘creative remix’ of fields — for example, genetics and cities. Jessica Green’s TEDxPortland talk and other built environment related talks are held up as prime examples of this innovation.

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