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Any writer, photographer or artist understands the importance of inspiration.
Every year, the technology, entertainment, and design worlds' most inspired movers and shakers convene in Long Beach, California, for a week of forward thinking revelry. TED 2010 , which ran from February 9 to 13, and which a few GOOD team members attended, was no exception. After taking some time to reflect on the event, we've compiled our 10 favorite talks from TED 2010.
Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", [ 1 ] consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid , first published in 1979. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction [ 2 ] [ 3 ] and a National Book Award (at that time called The American Book Award) for Science. [ 4 ] [ a ] His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology. [ 5 ]