It's not an exhaustive list by any means, but here are a number of stories about last week's festival. Enjoy.
- From Mental Floss, "Celebrating the Golden Lobes at the IdeaFestival."
- Kevin Smokler offers his takaways on Peter Sims, "Bully" filmmaker Cynthia Lowen and, of course, Louisville's food.
- Tom Cottingham on Baratunde Thurston’s session and book "How to be Black:" "There are ways to talk about race that aren’t productive. Dealing with race using humor helps start the conversation.”
- Renee Blodgett at We Blog the World was surprised she had never run into Kevin Colleran until she met the seventh employee of Facebook at the IdeaFestival. About product delivery: Colleran "encouraged hackathons and believes every company should do them. He says that some of the best products they have ever shipped have come from an all nighter coding event. In other words, 'academics meet coder types all night long and great ideas have come out of it.'"
- WFPL on Shakespeare behind Bars "No presentation earned a more emotional response at IdeaFestival than Saturday's Shakespeare Behind Bars panel moderated by founder Curt Tofteland."
- Chess Grandmaster Talks about Applying Game Concepts to Business Ed Green at Business First: "Many of the world’s best chess players, he said, are very successful on Wall Street or as hedge fund managers because they have 'instantaneous recognition of how patterns change' and the effects of those changes on business situations."
- Humana Showcases Health and Fitness at the IdeaFestival
- Artwithoutwalls Commissions New Art for IdeaFestival
- "Former Facebook employee Gives Glimpse inside Company" at Business First
- The Finland School Phenomenon, WFPL: "As Peter Sims pointed out Thursday and Wagner repeated, in schools, we penalize failure, even small failures. 'We've created a risk-averse academic culture,' said [Tony] Wagner."
- WFPL also interviews the award winning poet and University of Kentucky professor, Nikky Finney. Check out the WFPL's posts on Lisa Randall and Jodie Wu.
- More on Jodie Wu's presentation from Business First.
- Tony Wagner on the need for education reform: "The world doesn't care what you know, but what you do with what you know."
- Insider Louisville on "Bully" filmmaker Cynthia Lowen's moving presentation on bullying: "Ms. Lowen shared a couple of long clips from her film during her IF session that focused on one her subjects, Alex, and how those around him struggled to make sense of something so senseless."
- Melissa Chipman: describes several sessions, including Peter Sims, Peter Van Buren, Richard DeMillo and John Barker.
- Stacey Servo writes that the "festival is like boot camp for the brain."
- Check out this video of Louisville's Hackerspace, LVL1, which put several 3D printers to work replicating the entire city.
- USA Today ran a nice story just prior to the festival, "IdeaFestival a blend of minds, dreams," which documents how the festival has sent at least two people on entirely different life paths.
- The Lane Report: "IdeaFestival Offers Fresh Ideas for the Future."
- At Insider Louisville, Chelsea Gifford describes the "accessible genius" of the four Creative Captial artists who were at the festival: Liz Cohen, Sam Van Aken, Hasan Elahi and Tahir Hemphill.
- The Louisville Courier-Journal reports on Kevin Colleran's appearance at IdeaFestival 2012: "Colleran described the evolution of Facebook, from a simple site that used one photograph and a brief profile to a multi-layered platform that can chronicle every stage of life using videos and photos."
- We Blog the World also describes the "Ideas and Art of the IdeaFestival," noting "their tagline, Stay Curious, says it all."
Image of Grimanesa Amorós, Geoff Oliver Bugbee