I just received a video recording of the talk I gave at TEDxWellesleyCollege. I wanted to take this opportunity to both share the video with you, and also to thank you all once again for your support.
As I prepared for the talk back in February, it dawned on me that It's been almost 2 years since I launched this kickstarter project! In the beginning the project was nothing more than me wondering if these seemingly random events I experienced in art school would be meaningful and valuable to others. Having toured with the book, I've met a great number of people who say it is. But what truly fascinates me is what it means to them, and why they value it. Because they're not what I expected them to be. And for this reason, this project has been a never-ending gift that keeps on giving me joy, learning, and fulfillment. And you folks are directly responsible for giving me this opportunity. So I thank you all once again.
There's a never-vanishing sense of uncertainty and insecurity every time I present the work in front of an audience. I've presented the work more than 30 times in various versions, yet the feeling persists. I don't know if it'll ever go away. This was especially the case for the following talk, because my throat wasn't very well that day, and it was a whole new version meant to fit the 18 minute time limit I was given. I hope you find it meaningful.
Here's the video:
Seung Chan Lim
Director / Project "Realizing Empathy"