May 9, 2002
8:48 PM   Subscribe

"The title of my talk tonight is How to Conquer Stupidity, which is actually a pretty stupid thing to attempt. For me, anyway. One, it's not possible. Two, maybe it's not even desirable. That's probably the premise of all of my work, that I embrace my stupidity wholeheartedly and celebrate it, as often as I can." And you can too, here.
posted by semmi (6 comments total)
the best way to avoid stupidity in a talk - don't use Powerpoint.
posted by clango at 8:55 PM on May 9, 2002

I like powerpoint. So long as you don't do any really stupid stuff, like use sound or animations, it's quite useful to display information and get the information across to others without too much trouble. Plus you can print off little handouts so students don't have to try to desperately scribble down everything you say and show, they can just listen, read, and have something to take home to study.
posted by stoneegg21 at 9:08 PM on May 9, 2002

I have no idea who that was or what the presentation was about, but it was fun and interesting anyway.
posted by Mars Saxman at 11:09 PM on May 9, 2002

Maira was the recently deceased Tibor Kalman's partner; he was arguably one of the most important designers of our time. I didn't know her work as well as his before this: this piece is totally gorgeous and I adore her now.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 7:45 AM on May 10, 2002

Gee, no mention of the Church of the SubGenius, which has prided itself on the embrace of stupidity for many years now.
posted by kablam at 7:58 AM on May 10, 2002

praise "bob".
posted by boogah at 2:29 PM on May 10, 2002

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