Yesterday, I presented the Evolution of Communication during Internet Week New York. These things are always a bit of a learning experience, and this was certainly no exception. I spoke a little too quickly, but I can correct that for next time. Also, I struggled with the amount of detail to include—the academic in me wanted to get into morphological changes that would have encouraged speech, but that wouldn't have necessarily held the attention of this crowd. All in all, it wasn't a bad effort, and I enjoyed myself immensely, and I actually got some favorable press.
Thanks to those of you who helped make this happen. I truly appreciate your support, and hope that anthropology will continue to make public appearances—there's no reason that anthropologists shouldn't be engaging with the public. Believe me, they're interested!
Here's the video for those of you who missed the live feed yesterday and want some lunchtime viewing material: