I know this doesn’t have the deep and surprisng insight of Nick Hanauer’s talk about how the American rich don’t create jobs (or the wisdom in his decision to hire a PR firm to lobby TED on his behalf) but I just watched William Noel’s talk. Then I watched it again, because it’s that dense, like a palimpsest.
It’s lucid, precise, and beautiful in its depth and breadth, from the science of electron microscopy to Archimedean inquiries to the ideology of creative commons. Palimpsests used to be an obsession of mine, but this goes so far beyond that.
I don’t much recommend such things, but if you have 15 minutes, spend them here.