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Pure Genius

Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.

cities

Q&A: Glen Whitney, MoMath founder, on math's image problem

Whitney talked about why math is misunderstood in the U.S. and why quiet people are more likely to be salesmen than librarians.

cities

Q&A: Mark Dytham, PechaKucha co-founder, on connecting with creative people around us

The international sensation PechaKucha nights are like show-and-tell for the world-renowned and the obscure alike. Call it a new kind of social network.

education

Q&A: Tiffani Williams, computer scientist, on creating an open source tree of life

The Open Tree of Life project combines years' worth of segmented scientific research in an effort to create a 'Wikipedia' of plant and animal species.