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TEDxAmsterdam 2013 Human Birdwings by Mind Map: TEDxAmsterdam 2013 Human Birdwings
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TEDxAmsterdam 2013 Human Birdwings

... Was it all over?

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Being able to fly like a bird

with flapping wings...

we've all dreamed about it

what would it feel like?

The Human Birdwings project

started from my dream of flying

fictional story

structure of the story

shared on a diary-like weblog

asked followers to help in last video

The next steps...

decided to create more fictional characters

got some media attention

caused exponential growth in followers

climax of the story: testing the wings

the finale

keeping quiet

then releasing the video of the succesful test flight

news broadcasters started to rip the video and use in their news items

ILM (a special effects company) discovered the computer animation in the video

the Flying Dutchman became the Lying Dutchman

learnings

I don't want to act again

I don't want to lie again

This was a very succesful way of reaching millions of people

the dream is still a dream, because the whole project was fiction