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Explainer Tip: Beware the Intellectual Leap

Posted by: leelefever on November 6, 2013- 9:33am

Categories: animation, Art of Explanation, explainer tip, Explanation, higgs, physics

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This post is part of a series designed to relate the big ideas behind conceiving and producing amazing explainer videos. You've seen it happen before. You're in a meeting, watching a video or having a conversation and everything is going well. You're on your way to understanding something new.  But something happens.  Your confidence wanes. What was clear becomes cloudy and you're not sure what to say.    In this situation, it's easy to feel embarrassed, as if you're not smart enough to keep... Continue Reading

In Honor of Richard Feynman - The Great Explainer

Posted by: leelefever on May 11, 2012- 12:15pm

Categories: Explainers, feynman, physics, science, video

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Today I was reminded by Brain Pickings that it's Richard Feynman's birthday.  He passed away in 1988, and would have been 94 today.  I recently became fascinated with Feynman while doing research on the Art of Explanation book.  Feynman was a brilliant and colorful American Phycisist who played a major role in the Manhattan Project and later won a Nobel Prize.  He was known as "The Great Explainer" due to his ability to help people understand and more importantly, be inspired by science and the... Continue Reading