Friday, August 31, 2012

Always Charming

Temple Grandin never fails to impress...

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., world-renowned specialist in facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare, successful author, and champion of persons living on the autism spectrum was interviewed by Indre Viskontas this week on one of my favorite podcasts, Point of Inquiry.

In course of a very lively hour Dr. Grandin offered her perceptions on animals, children, the internet, the Mars Curiosity rover, pink slime, and more.  She is a seriously interesting person who offers us a very special perspective on our humanity.

Her life story is told in the movie Temple Grandin in which she was played by Clarie Daines in an award-winning performance.  She has also spoken at TED.  Her talk there is a fine way to begin to understand her if you don't have an hour for the podcast or a couple for the movie.