Learning Pygmy

Learning Pygmy

Josh Foer [ theguardian.com ] How I learned a language in 22 hours – “What do you know about where I come from?” That was one of the first questions I ever asked Bosco Mongousso, an Mbendjele pygmy who lives in the sparsely populated Ndoki forest at the far northern tip of the Republic of Congo. We were sitting on logs around a

Foer’s TED

Foer’s TED

Josh Foer [ TED ] I’d like to invite you to close your eyes. Imagine yourself standing outside the front door of your home. I’d like you to notice the color of the door, the material that it’s made out of. Now visualize a pack of overweight nudists on bicycles. They are competing in a naked bicycle race, and they are headed straight

Foer’s Google

Foer’s Google

Joshua Foer  [ GoogleTalk ] Given that this is such an intimate setting I think I would like to maybe chat briefly and then have a kind of conversation with you guys about a theme, a subject, that is almost like this thread that goes through my book, Moonwalking With Einstein which is the relationship between knowledge and wisdom, between memory and intelligence.