The RSA is creating some great videos, incorporating animated line drawings to add another dimension to the spoken word.

There have been some criticisms of some aspects of the drawings, (accusations of sexism and racism from online comment makers), but still the concept is solid – the visuals complement the text and the package becomes entertaining as well as educational.

” Founded in a coffee shop in Covent Garden in 1754, the RSA has a wealth of notable achievements and Fellows in its 250-year history.  These include RSA Medals, awarded annually to international thought-leaders and innovators.  “

The videos are available through the RSABlogs site and YouTube

In particular I liked

Changing Education Paradigms

Language as a Window into Human Nature

21st Century Enlightenment

Matthew Taylor – Left Brain, Right Brain


YouTube links

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (10 min 48sec)

Daniel Pink: What Really Motivates Workers (8m 27sec)

RSA Animate – Smile or Die (10 m 23sec)