It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! To show our appreciation for teachers and their integral roles in our development as lifelong learners, we’re sitting down with three listeners who are stellar math teachers and Human Venn Diagrams in their own right. You’ll hear Tori Raddatz, Emily Dennett and Emily Hart talk authenticity, inspiration, self care and everything in between—and we guarantee you’ll feel all the feelings for the teachers in your life.
Do you remember what you were doing last Tuesday? Cesar Kuriyama does. He’s a director, animator, 3D VFX artist and the creator of the 1 Second Everyday app, which records—you guessed it—one second of every single day. You’ll hear about Cesar’s life-changing journey that began with a decision to quit his job in advertising and take a full year off. Plus, the power of memory triggers, why “creative human person” is Cesar’s title of choice, and how it all traces back to Doogie Howser.
If you want to know how 1218 drones made a flying snowboarder in the sky at this year’s Winter Olympics, listen up! We’re geeking out with Intel’s General Manager of Drone Light Shows, Natalie Cheung, about pulling off epic spectacles at the Olympics, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance, Coachella and lots more. Natalie shares how she ended up with a job that didn’t exist until recently and gives advice on jumping into a line of work that may require skills beyond your current resume. Plus, so much cool stuff about the art and science of drones!
Ready, set, finish! We’re talking about finish lines and how to get to them without burnout, worrying what will come next or not finishing at all. We also discuss how to make decisions and not second-guess them, why creative effort is never wasted, and the power of getting to an answer even if the answer is no. Plus, why we encourage you to cut yourself some slack. Hint: You’re doing a great job!
Can you picture Henry David Thoreau’s Walden as a video game? After meeting Tracy Fullerton, a professor of interactive media and games at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the director of USC Games Program, we promise you can. Tracy tells us how experimental game design intersects with art, science, politics, learning and more—and totally redefines our idea of gaming. Get ready to rethink the role that games can play in society and in your life. Game on!