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Twitter Snapshot: James Geary and the patterns of metaphor

Posted by: Shanna Carpenter

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Aphorist James Geary took the stage at TEDGlobal 2009 this morning. Recognize a pattern? It was his second appearance on the TED stage for the conference and he took the opportunity to discuss metaphors and pattern. Twitter lit up, creating yet another pattern.

Watching James Geary talking about metaphors. My favorite way of explaining things.hecatomber

James Geary talking about Elvis Presley the King of Metaphorgrumblemouse

Metaphor is a creation of patterns as well as the detection of patterns, James Geary — izahoor

James Geary on metaphors and its’ mathematics (hint X=Y) — casinclair

Geary: Metaphors matter because they create expectations, influence decisions, + open the door to discovery. Yes! — DesignObserver

Remember to follow Geary on Twitter for more metaphor!

Photo: James Geary at TEDGlobal 2009, Session 5: ” Hidden algorithm,” July 22, 2009, in Oxford, UK. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson