April 18, 2013

Malcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture

How does one find authentic creativity? In his last talk before passing away, Malcolm McLaren tells remarkable stories from his own life, from failing school to managing the musicians. He argues that we're living in a karaoke culture, with false promises of instant success, and that messiness and failure are the key to true learning.

A designer, promoter and recording artist, Malcom McLaren masterminded the punk-rock group the Sex Pistols, was an early mover in globalizing hip-hop, and made ambitious works of art.

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