When movies first came out in the 1900s, they were black and white. To the lay man, it was the wonderment of watching something move on a screen. It didn’t matter much that it wasn’t filled with colors – the joy was in watching the replication of the past onto a screen; over and over again. Eventually, shades of grey enhanced the existing black and white images.
As children, our lives start off black and white. To us, the world can be categorized easily into the “good” and the “bad”. It’s rather about the actions that people take than the psychology behind their actions. To us, the world of perspectives is simple enough to figure out based on the outcomes it generates.
As we grow older, we realize that all outcomes aren’t always right or wrong. They’re the in-betweens, processes that are a part of the big picture; grey areas that we cannot classify, for they all make sense if you take some time to think about them.
As the years passed, color seeped into motion pictures, starting a beautiful era of cinema. Suddenly, costumes, sets, lights, locations, all became a whole new medium of artistic expression.
One of the most widely used color processes of those times was Technicolor – a process that stayed prominent for over 30 years and was used everywhere, from movies to animation. Come to think of it, one can’t help but realize how analogous this journey of cinema is to the way we live our lives.
By the time we fathom the “grey” world of perspectives, we are exposed to an entirely different reality. We realize the difference between reality and our idea of reality; that it was a mistake to believe that things could be as simple as black, white, or grey.
This is the point where everything changes for us – when we understand that the world is made up of colors – perspectives that you’d never have thought of, ideas that you’d never have imagined and people that hold on to these brilliant ideas with a conviction that is simply astounding. This is when the journey of your life begins, in ‘Technicolor’.
At TEDxPICT, we know how important it is to provide a platform for people to share their brilliant ideas. Every idea that comes up, adds a new color to the existing palette, enriching the actions that will be taken to implement a solution, a saturation that is necessary for that solution to be as effective and as all-encompassing as possible.
Join us this year as we embark on a journey to give you a colorful, exciting experience, with ideas that compel you to think and a vision that motivates you to change this world for the better.
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