A talk given by Brian Moriarty, a renowned game designer/developer, that encourages listeners to dedicate themselves to the pursuit of making something awe-inspiring.
His examples range from Bach to Shakespeare and the meta game that transcends their original works of art.
In Bach’s compositions, numerology intertwined in the music that adds a hidden layer of meaning that requires multi-layer recursion to fully comprehend.
In the case of Shakespeare, countless people that dedicate untold hours to studying his works and unraveling the mystery of whether he was a group of people or just Sir Francis Bacon. After all, how could one man create all that?
It’s a reminder to recognize the pure and deserving admiration that comes from creating something that sparks genuine awe.
- Richard Hamming’s call to scientists to work on significant problems to be important in his lecture ‘You and Your Research’