Hank Green [ University of Montana ] # 13 — Clive Wearing was playing the piano alone in his room. When his wife came into the room, he immediately leapt up and embraced her with joyful enthusiasm. A minute later, she slipped out to grab a glass of water, and when she returned, he gave her that same bright greeting, as if she’d
Anya Kamenetz [ VICE ] Reihan Salam interviews Anya Kamenetz Salam is the executive editor of “National Review” and a columnist for Slate, as well as a contributing editor at National Affairs, an interviewer for VICE, and a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. He graduated from Harvard in 2001 with a degree in Social Studies. Originally from Baltimore, Anya
Anant Agarwal [ edX (MIT) ] I’d like to re-imagine education. The last year has seen the invention of a new four-letter word. It starts with an M. MOOC: Massive Open Online Courses. Many organizations are offering these online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. Anybody who has an Internet connection and the will to learn can
To be a good singer, you need to know a lot of languages — ideally German, French, Italian, English and Russian. In the past I tried to learn some of these languages using traditional classroom methods and I didn’t get very far so I decided to try and create something new. Over the course of learning German and Italian I landed upon something
Malcolm Gladwell [ Google Talk ] PRASAD SETTY: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to our Talks at Google session today. We are very fortunate to have a guest amidst us who doesn’t need any introduction. Seriously, how many people need an introduction to Malcolm Gladwell? PRASAD SETTY: Malcolm was the bestselling author of “The Tipping Point,” “Blink,” “Outliers,” et cetera. He’s received many honors.
Margaret Heffernan [ TEDx Hungary ] In the northwest corner of the United States, right up near the Canadian border, there’s a little town called Libby, Montana, and it’s surrounded by pine trees and lakes and just amazing wildlife and these enormous trees that scream up into the sky. And in there is a little town called Libby, which I visited, which feels
Doug Lipman [ Storytellers of Canada ] The natural method of storytelling does NOT involve writing out a script, or memorizing even an outline of any kind. The natural method of storytelling is all about repeatedly telling the story to people, noticing their response and changing the telling to get the response you want going forward — learning from each successive telling so