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)
What’s your favorite?
[Original post June 3, 2011; Updated January 10, 2013]