Add Video to Favourites 

MIT Family Weekend Convocation: "Footprints in the Rock" and "The 2.70 Introduction to Design Contest" (1989)

Different speakers give addresses at MIT's 1989 Family Weekend

Different speakers give addresses at MIT's 1989 Family Weekend

MIT Family Weekend (Oct. 21, 1989), featuring speakers Philip Morrison, Phyllis Morrison, Paul E. Gray and Harry West. In the first presentation titled "Footprints in the Rock" Philip and Phyllis Morrison demonstrate the essence of scientific inquiry through a detailed account of how the Olduvai Gorge hominid footprints were discovered and how careful methods of interpretation brought out their full meaning and significance. The Morrisons emphasize how in science the process of discovery and understanding is just as important to comprehend as the results themselves. The second speaker, Professor Harry West, gives an introduction to the 270 design contest. West came to MIT as a Kennedy Fellow; his research focuses on the design of robotics and kinetics. The event Includes presenters Bill Hecht, and introductory speakers Paul and Priscilla Gray.

Search Transcripts

Type a word here to search all video transcripts. You can then click on the filter icon to further restrict the selection with a choice of filters such as roles, topics and video types.