Are You a Polymath?

On Thursday, I’ll be discussing The Value of the Polymath Communicator at the Technical Communication UK conference. As part of my research for this talk, I’ve found a variety of interesting resources to share with you. These range from TED talks to journal articles and books that you might also find interesting.

First, I’d start with this great talk by Liz Coleman. She discusses the state of modern education, the drawbacks to becoming a specialist, and learning more and more about less and less. If you only click through to one of the resources on this page, this is the one.

If you’re a podcast person, I highly recommend the TED Radio Hour, particularly the August 2018 episode entitled The Spirit of Inquiry, which also features an interview with Coleman.

Articles, Books, and Websites

Some of the polymath-themed texts that I refer to in my talk include:

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