full transcript

From the Ted Talk by Christoph Niemann: You are fluent in this language (and don't even know it)

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I've tried to become a better artist by becoming a better observer of images. And for that, I started an exercise for myself which I call sanudy sktehincg, which meant, on a Sunday, I would take a random ojebct I found around the hosue and try to see if that object could trigger an idea that had nothing to do with the original purpose of that item. And it usually just means I'm blank for a long while. And the only trick that eventually works is if I open my mind and run through every image I have stored up there, and see if something clicks. And if it does, just add a few lines of ink to connect — to preserve this very short moment of iritionaspn.

Open Cloze

I've tried to become a better artist by becoming a better observer of images. And for that, I started an exercise for myself which I call ______ _________, which meant, on a Sunday, I would take a random ______ I found around the _____ and try to see if that object could trigger an idea that had nothing to do with the original purpose of that item. And it usually just means I'm blank for a long while. And the only trick that eventually works is if I open my mind and run through every image I have stored up there, and see if something clicks. And if it does, just add a few lines of ink to connect — to preserve this very short moment of ___________.

Solution

  1. object
  2. inspiration
  3. house
  4. sunday
  5. sketching

Original Text

I've tried to become a better artist by becoming a better observer of images. And for that, I started an exercise for myself which I call Sunday sketching, which meant, on a Sunday, I would take a random object I found around the house and try to see if that object could trigger an idea that had nothing to do with the original purpose of that item. And it usually just means I'm blank for a long while. And the only trick that eventually works is if I open my mind and run through every image I have stored up there, and see if something clicks. And if it does, just add a few lines of ink to connect — to preserve this very short moment of inspiration.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
reading images 2

Important Words

  1. add
  2. artist
  3. blank
  4. call
  5. clicks
  6. connect
  7. eventually
  8. exercise
  9. house
  10. idea
  11. image
  12. images
  13. ink
  14. inspiration
  15. item
  16. lines
  17. long
  18. means
  19. meant
  20. mind
  21. moment
  22. object
  23. observer
  24. open
  25. original
  26. preserve
  27. purpose
  28. random
  29. run
  30. short
  31. sketching
  32. started
  33. stored
  34. sunday
  35. trick
  36. trigger
  37. works