Stephen Fry Gets Animated about Language

For a brief time in 2008, Stephen Fry, the pop­u­lar British author, writer and come­di­an, pro­duced a series of pod­casts – called “Pod­grams” – that drew on his writ­ings, speech­es and col­lec­tive thoughts. (Find them on RSS and iTunes here). Dur­ing one par­tic­u­lar episode, Fry med­i­tat­ed on lan­guage (the Eng­lish lan­guage & his own lan­guage) and a lit­tle on Barthes, Chom­sky, Pinker and even Eddie Izzard. Then Matthew Rogers took that med­i­ta­tion and ran with it, pro­duc­ing a “kinet­ic typog­ra­phy ani­ma­tion” that art­ful­ly illus­trates a six minute seg­ment of the longer talk. Watch it above, and if you’re cap­ti­vat­ed by what Fry has to say, don’t miss his pop­u­lar video, What I Wish I Had Known When I Was 18.

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  • Vishal says:

    good stuff. i noticed how antiemad your client is but she seems to be a lot more still. is that just because she’s just cau­tious? also, what’s up with her right hand is it glued to the table LOLto be hon­est, i con­scious­ly break EC with women, as i always believed they would get freaked out if you did­n’t ever break EC and were lock­ing eyes with them all through­out an inter­ac­tion. maybe this is where i’ve been going wrong

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