The influence of the Ig Nobel Prize slowly seeps into academia — especially in techniques for piquing people’s curiosity and attention. Here’s a new, 2023 example. The Harvard Gazette, in a report headlined “The snappy book talk: ‘When does that happen in academia?’ ” tells of an innovative event: “Scholars had seven minutes to explain […]
My recent Ig Nobel talk, at TED Talks
The talk I did recently at TEDMED is today’s talk of the day at the TED Talks site: For more detail about any of the winners mentioned in the video, see the full list of Ig Nobel Prize winners.
TED Talks to feature two Ig Nobel Prize veterans
Two Ig Nobel Prize celebrities are in the lineup for the 2013 TED talks, which was announced today: Kees Moeliker, who was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Prize winner in biology for documenting the first scientifically recorded case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. Amanda Palmer, who performed as a singer (and once as a wedding prop) in […]