8 July 2010

Video interviews with Dan Ariely and Clay Shirky

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Big Think is an online think tank, founded in 2007, that presents video interviews with major intellectuals from a wide range of fields.

Recent interviews that caught my attention are with Dan Ariely and Clay Shirky.

Dan Ariely [39:14]
Professor of Behavioral Economics, Duke University and author of “Predictably Irrational”
Dan Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions and is the James B. Duke Professor of Behavioral Economics at Duke University, where he holds appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and the department of Economics.
In addition, Dan is a visiting professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences. He is currently working on a new book titled Dining Without Crumbs: The Art of Eating Over the Sink.

Clay Shirky [38:16]
Professor of Interactive Telecommunications, New York University
Clay Shirky is a writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. He is an adjunct professor at New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). His courses address, among other things, the interrelated effects of the topology of social networks and technological networks, how our networks shape culture and vice-versa. He has written and been interviewed extensively about the Internet since 1996. His columns and writings have appeared in Business 2.0, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review and Wired.

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