Calling all geek girls... and geek guys! Heather Cabot is an angel investor, journalist, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and co-author of Geek Girl Rising. We discuss the power of making a major identity shift as Heather shares how she’s translated her journalism skills into new pursuits. Plus, making the leap into digital journalism and investing tips!
Are you a multipotentialite? If you love our show, you probably are. We sit down with Emilie Wapnick, author of How to be Everything and all around multipotentialite, to talk about how to thrive when you’re interested in many things. Whether you want to make a big career change or you’re just starting out, this episode is for you.
Can you train your brain to be more creative? Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a neuroscientist turned creative director, makes a strong case that you can. Amanda is the prolific creator of Beyond Curie, a design project that highlights badass women in STEM, and the founder of The Leading Strand, a multidisciplinary initiative to bring design and science together. We track Amanda’s path from ballet to neuroscience to design and hear how she’s maximized her time and creativity to make so many cool projects.
It's our first live show at Interlochen Center for the Arts! We interview Kathleen Stetson, opera singer, acoustical engineer, startup cofounder and nonprofit spear-header about the power of not choosing, and we help Human Venn Diagram students figure out what to do with their lives. Plus, advice to our 18-year-old selves and a surprise appearance from Episode 21 guest Taoufik Nadji!
Can you mathematicize art? We dive into that question and lots more with physicist, engineer and master origami artist Dr. Robert J. Lang, who merges mathematics with aesthetics to fold elegant modern origami. You’ll hear how computer programs support making better art and discover some astonishing applications of origami folding techniques. Plus, the world’s most beautiful math equation!