Reinventing the encyclopedia game

As Encyclopaedia Britannica ends its print publication after more that 200 years, performance poet Rives resurrects a game from his childhood. Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Rives takes us on a charming tour through random (and less random) bits of human knowledge: from Chimborazo, the farthest point from the center of the Earth, to Ham the Astrochimp, the first chimpanzee in outer space.

Performance artist and storyteller Rives has been called “the first 2.0 poet,” using images, video and technology to bring his words to life.

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