was excellent--went far beyond what I hoped for. Received so many great
technological ideas to be implemented in the classroom. The keynote speaker
was very enthusiastic and well informed.”
We promote thinking about technology by speaking
at conferences, being interviewed on the media, and meeting with groups of
teachers and parents. Our workshops train teachers in the use
of ICE-9, showing them how it supports their existing curriculum and helping them
to integrate it. Our talks on understanding and evaluating
technology include stories on...
Hawaiian bobtail squid ingesting luminescent
bacteria to shine simulated moonlight.
The TV character "MacGyver" using paper clip to
short-out nuclear missile, a chocolate bar to plug acid leak, & cold capsule
to trigger homemade bomb...in order to explain why Tasmanians could have
bone needles and fish hooks, and then forget about them.
How Napoleon commanded the invention of the
modern pencil (because he started a war and ran low on old-style pencils).
Why, five years after a thorough study predicted
that centuries would go by between nuclear plant failures, Three Mile Island
How nanotechnology could harvest carbon from
polluted air to make diamonds...or how it could replicate out of control
like the brooms in the Sorcerer's Apprentice (played by Mickey Mouse).
Why the Taliban evaluated TV and satellite
dishes as bad technology, but pickup trucks and AK-47 rifles as good
...and much more. Drawing on history,
biology, sociology, and pop culture, these talks will entertain wide
technology in a whole new context and feel more confident in understanding
and evaluating new technologies.
a keynote talk that Miguel F. Aznar gave to district technology
directors in Santa Clara County. List engagements at
which we've spoken. Request us to speak at
your event (or interview us for newspaper / radio / television / etc.)