A Story about Stories - Ted Talks

How to Tell a Story

From the walls of caves to his own unstage iPad, an iPad storyteller who
shows us how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories.

In this episode, we will be talking about The Technology of Storytelling,
a fun, entertaining, short 4-minute talk by Joe Sabia.
He introduces us to a man named, Lothar Meggendorfer, a German, who created a
bold technology for storytelling; the pop-up books.
Pop-up books are those books for children where when you turn a page,
something comes out of the page, they made it so pieces of paper, art…pops out
of the page. A kind of a 3D piece of work.

The main objective in today’s episode is to learn about the new words and
expressions and integrate this new English into your English.

The Vocab & Expressions
  • Gather around: to gather people to come close, come together as if in a
    meeting or an event.
  • Venerable: respected, honorable
  • Ubiquitous: something that is present, or can be found everywhere.
  • Game changer: a revolutionary and or innovative thing and or event that changes
    the current system.
  • To channel a spirit: to be on the same channel or wavelength; understanding.
    To connect with somebody.
  • To come around: to appear or to make an appearance.
  • Gesticulate: coming from the word “gesture”. To use gestures, especially dramatic ones
    instead of speaking to emphasize one’s words.
  • Take a step back: to pause, to reconsider something.
The Joke
How many programmers does it take to change a light bulb? ZERO. That’s a hardware problem. A lightbulb is considered hardware because it’s not part of  the codes written by a programmer.

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