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Class 13: How we Learn

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Clifford Stoll: 18 minutes with an agile mind.

“Clifford Stoll captivates his audience with a wildly energetic sprinkling of anecdotes, observations, asides -- and even a science experiment. After all, by his own definition, he's a scientist: "Once I do something, I want to do something else."”

Stoll’s active mind and uninhibited performance reminds us that young people, and some others, are enthusiastic and quick learners.


John Hodgman: A brief digression on matters of lost time.

“Humorist John Hodgman rambles through a new story about aliens, physics, time, space and the way all of these somehow contribute to a sweet, perfect memory of falling in love.”*

Do we learn from drawing imaginative stories out of everyday events?  Is imagination the key to creativity?


Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

“Novelist Amy Tan digs deep into the creative process, looking for hints of how hers evolved.”*

Where does creativity come from?  Where did Beethoven, Mozart, and Picasso get their inspiration?  Tan is one of the people who draws on experiences from her entire life to weave intriguing stories that give us insights into her world, and ours.


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