Mark Applebaum
Composer / Performer / Educator

Stanford+Connects: NYC

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The Stanford alumni association invited me to give a talk in New York City at its Stanford+Connects conference, a high profile event for alumni to experience short, keynote talks by faculty, followed by dedicated, hour-long, in-depth lectures in “breakout” rooms.

The link below is to my keynote in which I discuss what I call Radical Creativity: The Dilemma of Being Best and Worst. It is essentially an exhortation to combine careful discipline, rigor, and depth with freewheeling creative invention. Like my TEDx talk it represents an example of my efforts to connect with a broad public. The presentation opens with a humorous expos√© on my location within Stanford’s “organization chart.”


See the talk here.