Every Tool's a Hammer
In this inspirational and informative presentation based on his book, Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It , Adam shares with audiences a refreshing and insightful look into his golden rules of creativity. Drawing on his forty plus years of experience as a maker and lessons learned along the way, Adam provides audiences with a toolbox of techniques to achieve personal and professional success. From finding what inspires you to following through on making an idea a reality, Adam encourages you to push the boundaries of what's possible and turn your curiosities into creations.
Adam Savage is a maker. He's also a New York Times bestselling author, multiple Emmy-nominated producer/host, highly decorated YouTube creator, and internationally acclaimed science communicator, and cosplayer. After more than a decade working in special effects for Industrial Light and Magic/Lucastilm, the Matrix films, and most of the major movie studios, he began hosting Discovery Channel's flagship show Mythbusters in 2002, producing nearly 300 episodes over 13 years, and played in over 100 countries. In 2009 he started Adam Savage's Tested on YouTube, and has amassed nearly 7 million subscribers to his videos on the finer points of making, film history, props, technology, science, and creativity in general. Also a veteran stage performer Adam has toured multiple countries on 3 continents with stage shows he wrote about the magic of science and engineering. An acclaimed speaker, his TED talks have garnered over 10 million views and he's done keynotes for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and commencement addresses at many universities. Adam has a seat on the boards of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and the Center for Policing Equity, and is an advisor to the California Academy of Sciences. He's written extensively for national publications like Wired Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and Make Magazine, and in 2019 he released his book Every Tool is a Hammer: Life is What you Make It, which debuted on the NYT bestseller list. Adam has also been a paperboy, a projectionist, juggler, unicycle rider, sculptor, graphic designer, scenic painter, robot builder, welder, carpenter, machinist, prop maker, modelmaker, toy designer, actor, writer, executive producer, and director.