Compulsive Creativity and Parkinson's Disease | David Denton | TEDxUTK by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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Faced with the onset of Parkinson's Disease, David Denton also found himself faced with something else; an insatiable urge for creative expression. Through countless hours creating and participating in online, virtual environments, David learned that living a content life may only take some simple advice, "make something". Making rather than consuming has been a great joy for David. In his talk he shares some of the virtual spaces he has crafted and how those spaces came to be.

David Denton is an architect and urban planner with over 30 years of experience in the field. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the mid-nineties. He is a co-founder of a support group for people with the disease which is held in the virtual world with participants represented in the form of their avatars and can come from all over the world. He has also built a place in the virtual world for people to show their creations related to the disease.

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