It has been a busy few weeks with sketchnotes for me, lots of interesting talks to learn from. I haven’t been to the previous TedxCardiff talks so I was pretty excited to get a ticket to this year’s event – especially as the tickets sold out in 19 minutes.
The whole event was very enjoyable. The talks were perfect in length, there were enough breaks (especially important when you are doing sketchnotes so that both the brain and hand get a break) and I managed to catch up with some lovely people I know.
It’s hard to pick a favourite talk as they all have their inspirational details, but as many others agree the most memorable one must have been Ben Hyde and his playful ideas – including the infamous Marmite bashing which turns Marmite white! I haven’t had a chance to test this idea but have heard others testing it and only getting to the light brown level. Perhaps it’s a matter of training and perseverance. I was also looking forward to B.S. Sathyaprakash’s talk on gravitational waves as I love anything to do with space or quantum physics.
I had a great time drawing the talks and I hope you enjoy looking through the sketchnotes. One thing to note: there were two music performances which I didn’t capture but I wanted to mention that they were lovely. I think I needed the break to be able to concentrate on the following talks but also had a moment of ‘How did I draw instruments again…?’ – this happens sometimes, a blank gap between the idea in the head and the drawing hand. It’s fine though as it’s natural to come across brain connections that are a bit rusty.
To flick through all of the sketchnotes from TedxCardiff, please visit the TedxCardiff sketchnotes Flickr set.