Recent posts by Emily Evans
March 4th 2013
When the Grimm brothers collected fairy tales to publish in their Children’s and Household Tales, they recorded stories that had evolved over generations of tweaks, improvements and polishing by skilled story-tellers. Tales improve when tellers learn what causes a desired reaction in their audience. By re-telling the same story in slightly different ways and observing listeners’ body language, narrators learn which details create suspense or which additions get a laugh.
October 19th 2012
Earlier this week I posted a video of Hugh Herr at this year’s Technology Frontiers Summit. This is another great talk from the event, from Aleks Krotoski. She is a social psychologist so she is interested in how individuals are affected by their social environment.
October 16th 2012
In March this year we ran the first Technology Frontiers event, about how technology is changing individuals, society and business for good and for bad. The idea was not to talk about new technology for its own sake but to focus on its potential to affect the things that matter to us the most, from our business models to our social values and what it means to be human.