Protecting Sight #259: The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Slow motion preslice & The 3-Step Test. The Chaos Inside Us.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. My daily goal is to watch one Ted Talk and one cataract surgery. I also plan to read one journal article and read/listen to a book chapter, podcast, or significant work.

Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Jordana Moore Saggese: The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. “Like Beat writers who composed their work by shredding and reassembling scraps of writing, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat used similar techniques to remix his materials. Pulling in splintered anatomy, reimagined historical scenes and skulls, he repurposed present day experiences and art history into an inventive visual language. Jordana Moore Saggese explores the chaotic and prolific art of Basquiat. [Directed by Héloïse Dorsan Rachet, narrated by Christina Greer, music by Stephen LaRosa].” (

Excellent Ted Talk and worth watching again.

2. Cataract Surgery – Dr. Neto Rosatelli – Phaco Clip #2 – Slow Motion Preslice – Nice technique.

3. Andrew Lee MD – The 3 Step Test. Dr. Lee’s neuro-ophthalmology reviews are around 5 minutes. High-yield with superb insights and pearls.

4. Episode 102: Sendhil Mullainathan: The Chaos Inside Us— “Sendhil Mullainathan is the Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much. Sendhil reflects on lessons he learned from his father, how creativity is the marrying of ideation and filtration, direct versus associative memory, what we can do to get better, rules versus decisions, positioning over predicting, outcome over ego and so much more. Listen now for some ideas that you can put into practice that will help you become a better version of yourself.”

The perfect podcast for a 1-2 hour drive. This 90 minute podcast episode is filled with insights.

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