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Metaphorically speaking: James Geary on TED.com


Aphorism enthusiast and author James Geary waxes on a fascinating fixture of human language: the metaphor. Friend of scribes from Aristotle to Elvis, Geary says metaphor can subtly influence the decisions we make. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009, Oxford, UK. Duration: 9:30) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/364Z Watch James Geary’s talk on TED.com, where you can []

Twitter Snapshot: James Geary and the patterns of metaphor


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. []

Twitter Snapshot: James Geary and his amazing aphorisms


Aphorist James Geary took to the TED Global stage in vibrant fashion, reciting a large portion of his talk while juggling. In his talk, he laid down the laws all aphorisms must heed, and the Twitterverse responded delightedly to his musings. James Geary Mirrors will do better to reflect a little bit more before sending []

James Geary at TEDGlobal 2009: Running notes from Session 2


James Geary is an aphorist. He loves the short, witty sayings we know as aphorisms. As he takes the TEDGlobal stage, he gives us a couple of his favorites: “Baldness is the gradual transformation of the head into an ass, first in shape then in contents” and “No snowflake in an avalanche feels responsible.” Geary []