I would like you to watch at least three videos today from start to finish. Everyone must watch the Bobby McFerrin video. I give you some prompts to start a discussion on your blog. Some of these videos are about 10-20 minutes long. All are from a few years ago.
Please write a substantial blog post that reviews the videos. Be sure to embed or link to videos and any additional information.
Hans Rosling: How data is cool. Think of your little Excel charts. Will you be ready to use data like this? This guy is fun to listen to.Jeff Han: How displays will change. This would profoundly change how we use computers. This is from six years ago. How fast technology evolves (Hello iPod!).
John Maeda: A smart, funny guy talks about simplicity. Think about how simplicity is the driving force in design (hint: iPads).
Rives: This guy can talk. Power of the spoken word. I laughed out loud (also notice his use of powerpoint). Check this poem about the internet by Rives. Fascinating (and why you should work on your poetry).
Bobby McFerrin: How does that work without rehearsal? Is music hard-wired to our brains? Bobby's genius is awe inspiring.
John Bohannon: Why you should dance and not use powerpoint. This is super-awesome. Can dance make you understand science? Do that google search he speaks about. Any dancers here? That would be an AWESOME project.
David Blaine: Not for the faint of heart. Is he crazy, or focussed?
William Kamkwamba: Inspiring. Many of you are 14. What is on your resume? Think about all that you have to work with here.
I will grade the work from Wednesday today. Be sure it is submitted.