"The great thing about imagining learning as cartography instead of as arbitrary hurdles you have to jump over is that you see a bit of coast line and that makes you want to see more."
At TEDxIndianapolis, John Green talks about how to inspire curiosity by explaining one of his strangest discoveries: Paper towns. He’s obsessed with paper towns, or fake towns that mapmakers use to make their maps unique (they can then sue another company for duplicating their map with the fake town). It’s a weird quirk of mapmaking, but it naturally sparks curiosity — as soon as you learn a bit, you want to know more.
Bringin’ back nerdfighter notes! Bored in an airport bookstore? Or any bookstore (like you’d be bored in a bookstore)? Leave a nerdfighter note! Here we have a note by me, featuring the Great White Wall of Cow, being placed in Paper Towns, and a note by the amazing and airport-ridden unapologetically-speaking featuring French the Llama, to be place presently.