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Idea Orphans

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People spend a lot of time thinking about their ideas. It’s impossible not to. Because ideas live in the same place they are born: inside our heads.
In fact, the inside of the creative mind can feel like a sort of orphanage. And all the unrealized ideas are like little orphans who just want to find a good home. The ideas who have been in there the longest show the newer ideas the ropes: proper food fight etiquette, how the chore wheel on the fridge works. Sometimes the ideas sing and dance but mostly they sit on windowsills gazing longingly outside. Really, the creative mind is exactly like the eighties version of the movie Annie.
Through the use of audio, slides, animation and storytelling, This American Life's Starlee Kine and her collaborator Arthur Jones will provide inspiration well as concrete tools on how to get those orphaned ideas out of your head and into the world. And how to make people hear about them once they're free.


Arthur Jones Illustrator / Animator / Author

Starlee Kine Writer/Performer/Radio Producer This American Life