Instant mindmaps

During each day’s keynote interview, an artist standing at the foot of the stage draws a graphic representation of the conversation. The way these mindmaps are drawn is one of the most amazing things to witness live. This instantaneous development of creative content from everyday communication is inspiring.

Here’s the mindmap from Nate Silver’s discussion of statistical analysis:

And this is the mindmap created during James Powderly’s conversation about political activism and urban graffiti.

For closeups and more images check out the Flickr stream to the right.

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  1. deb morrison

    Amazing use of the energy and immediacy of hand drawn work, a la ideabook offerings. I saw this up close and real time. Very cool. Maybe someone should try this for AHA meetings? faculty meetings?

  2. I should notify u about it.

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