CreativeMornings Chicago with guest speaker Max Temkin, co-creator of Cards Against Humanity.

The morning was hosted by Chicago Ideas Week and GE Garages and sponsored by The Creative Group.

The Chicago chapter of CreativeMornings is organized by Kim Knoll & Kyle Eertmoed of Knoed Creative. Follow along with us at @Chicago_CM!

Video by Ben Derico and Erick De La Rosa.

Photos by Chris Gallevo

About the speaker

Max Temkin, a fellow Designer in Chicago, is the co-creator of the hilarious and beloved party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity. Unlike most of the party games you’ve played before, Cards Against Humanity is as despicable and awkward as you and your friends. It’s become recognized across the globe as one of the best ways to spice up a party, and it was created right here in our very own backyard with a little help from Kickstarter.

Max is also the creator of the games Humans vs. Zombies and Werewolf. His newest collaboration with Veronica Corzo-Duchardt resulted in Podcast Thing, a website that helps people find great podcasts to listen to.

Favorite quotes from this talk See all

Just help people. If you are one of those people who has figured out what you are about and what you believe in, that's what being a philosopher is about. Just talk about those ideas and help people who have not figured it out yet. — Max Temkin

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    One of the best talks i've seen in Chicago.

    Andrei Slobtsov • March 23, 2016
    Jason

    Thanks again for a great event last month. Max's philosophy based presentation was fantastic. A few other nuggets from my notes:

    "Confusion is the beginning of knowledge"

    "Meaning comes from use"

    "People want advice. Listen to people, find ways you can help them. Teach people what you know and what you believe in."

    re: the CAH Kickstarter campaign - "we had no idea what we were doing, but we had vision and values"

    Jason Williams • November 14, 2013
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    We use your cards to make the office less stressed out

    Ross Drakes • May 30, 2014