Richard Feynman Interview on BBC Horizon

I have read a lot of Richard Feynman’s introductory physics writings, popularizations, and autobiographies including his three volume lectures on physics, QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Six Easy Pieces, Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, and What Do You Care What Other People Think: Further Adventures of a Curious Character. His explanations are stellar, and his anecdotes are extremely entertaining. However, I have felt the most joy hearing him speak (unfortunately for me, only in recordings). I wanted to share his voice and his ideas with my college writing students today since we had a snow day at KSU, and I thought I would share this video with you as well. I told my students about the pleasure of finding things out, and there is no better teacher of this than Feynman. Feynman offered his thoughts on finding things out on the BBC programme Horizon. Go here to watch it on Google Video: Feynman.avi.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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One comment on “Richard Feynman Interview on BBC Horizon
  1. […] In the past, I was invited to consider the possibility that there are some domains of knowledge in the humanities that the sciences cannot scrutinize, because I admittedly sounded at the time like I had switched back from English and cultural studies to the sciences. It was in part my thinking about this that I wanted to post the link to the Feynman video yesterday about the pleasure of finding things out [here]. […]

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

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