TED Talks

I enjoy listening to great communicators.   Here’s a small collection of talks I’ve particularly enjoyed…

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?

Malcolm Gladwell: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight

Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

Other talks

Guy Steele and Dick Gabriel’s “50 in 50” is a great take on the history of programming languages.


As someone with three small children, one of my favorite films is Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.   It’s not to everyone’s taste, but I love the aesthetic: the gothic style and sumptuous visuals.  It is one of the most visually impressive films I’ve seen.  Jamie Caliri’s paper cut end titles are fantastic.   Emily Browning makes a great debut and Jim Carey seems to make sense here.   I just discovered this delightful advertisement for United by Jamie Caliri; again, it really strikes a chord for me, both for the aesthetic and for the father/work/child subject matter.