What is the single most important force defining your identity? For artist Raghava KK, it’s your creative legacy. In this engaging and insightful talk, from TEDxSummit 2012, Raghava describes the 200-year plans he and his wife design in order to put their unique stamp on the digital legacies they leave for their family in the future. Raghava also explores the ways the internet allows us to export our memories, and our ability to pick and choose what about our pasts we choose to remember and forget. As Raghava puts it, “Creativity is the most important tool we have. It lets us create who we are and curate what is to come,” as we look back and as we look forward.

Recommended Reading:

POP-IT (Raghava KK Inc., 2013)

pop-it-book-coverRaghava’s passion for art and unique storytelling came together to create this experimental, interactive digital children’s book. The goal of the book is to teach open-mindedness to parents and children and its art and story are quirky and endearing. Raghava actually discussed this book in another TED Talk, from TED Global in 2011, so check that out if you want to learn more about his distinctive take on storytelling.