This video is to show how powerful illustrations are. I had previously heard this talk given by the famous Ken Robinson and applauded it. But when I saw RSA’s rendition of it through illustrations it created a different impression on my mind. I now understand in more detail, aided by graphical concepts, what Ken was trying to communicate. A great speech isn’t exactly communicated until you can build mental models of what the speaker is sending across. I just felt like sharing the video here and letting you into this. What I would say is that you first listen to the speech without watching the video. Probably just play the video and open another tab in your browser so you take your attention away from the video. The play it again, this time watching the video itself and see if your understanding improves. Try it.
For a long time I have been reconsidering the way I have been educated (or mis-educated) over time and have to come to realize at what point of this process I lost some of my childhood dreams to what I call the practicalities of reality. This of course was the painful pill my parents and teachers gave me to swallow and for which I was pretty rebellious about, but felt good as it gave me a place among the “literate folks”. But I lost something in the process and I am still trying to get it back and that is ‘the innocence of childhood faith in everything’. Ken Robinson so masterfully reminds me of my current struggle and I want to share his video directly on my blog. So watch and think along with me if you are one of the unlucky ones to have been wrongly educated. After I digest some more issues on the matter I will be back to share my thoughts on the it.
This is some good recommendation I got from a friend a while ago. So when you are bored at work, here’s what you need to do.
1. Kill a few Flies
2. Put them in the sun to dry for one hour.
3. Once they are dry, pick a pencil and paper… Let your imagination flow.
Here are a few examples…