RSAnimate talks

Most followers of this blog know that I’m a fan of TED talks.  I’m also a fan of RSA organisation talks, in particular the fantastic animated talks, whereby animated videos are played simultaneously in parallel with a talk/speech on a given topic.

The animated videos, generally 10-11 minutes long, consist of speeded up video of whiteboard sketches / caricatures based on the content of the respective talk, made to appear as if drawn in real-time as the speech is given.

Further in this post I’ve embedded video links to several more RSA Animate talks.

[Updated post January 2013]
The animated talks embedded below are:

  • The Power of Outrospection (Roman Krznaric, December 2012)
  • The Truth About Dishonesty (Dan Ariely, September 2012)
  • The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizen? (Evgeny Morozov)
  • Language as a Window into Human Nature (Steven Pinker)
  • Changing Education Paradigms (Sir Ken Robinson)
  • 21st century enlightenment (Matthew Taylor)
  • First as Tragedy, Then as Farce (Slavoj Zizek)
  • Crisis of Capitalism (David Harvey)
  • The Secret Powers of Time (Professor Philip Zimbardo)
  • Empathic Civilisation (Jeremy Rifkin)
  • Drive (Daniel Pink)
  • Smile or Die (Barbara Ehrenreich)
  • Left Brain, Right Brain (Matthew Taylor)
  • Superfreakonomics (Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner)
  • The Economic Consequences of Mr Brown (Stein Ringen, September 2009)
  • The Divided Brain (Iain McGilchrist, October 2011)

More from RSA on their YouTube channelTwitter (@theRSAorg), and their website (

What’s your favorite?

[Original post June 3, 2011; Updated January 10, 2013]

2 Responses

  1. […] population growth. A similar RSA talk by Sir David Attenborough (unfortunately not yet of the RSAnimate style) is included at the end of this […]

  2. […] Considering these can help better understand how to achieve what you want, when involving others in a project (you might also want to see the RSA Animate version of Daniel Pink’s talk, included in my post ‘RSAnimate Talks‘). […]

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