Sparking a New Renaissance with Michael Barnathan [The Polymath PolyCast] artwork
The Polymath PolyCast with Dustin Miller

Sparking a New Renaissance with Michael Barnathan [The Polymath PolyCast]

  • S3E4
  • 1:32:46
  • September 13th 2020

Today we are talking with Michael Barnathan the Founder of many projects, include the Project Polymath, of which we'll get into today. As well as overall techie, #polymath, engineer, and machine learning expert.

**What are three principles to your life?**

Learn as much as possible

Do the hard things

Lift others up with your success

"The one thing I want people to take away from this, is that we need to be driving more creativity into education. We need to be giving people the opportunity to come up with their own ideas, and to have the chance to showcase them and develop them. Turn them into things. If we can change the way people think about that, that will be more powerful than the innovations that will come out of it."

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0:00 Intro

1:00 Playing a new instrument

5:00 Transferable Knowledge

7:00 Goals to Spark

10:00 Various Renaissances throughout History

13:30 Project Polymath

20:00 Peer based Modular Education

23:00 Things change, why not accelerate it?

26:00 First learn how to Learn

29:50 His Various Interesting Companies

35:00 Blog Appearances

40:00 What Drives Humanity's Prosperity?

44:00 Finding ways into the Multi-Disciplinary life

46:30 What is a Polymath To you?

48:00 Recognition Plays a role on where you are on the Polymath Spectrum

50:00 The Polymath Tribe

53:00 Time Management

56:00 How can we create a NEW type of University

01:03:00 His Fantastic Art

01:05:00 Various Intelligences

01:09:00 Time at Niantic

01:13:00 His Dissertation

01:19:00 Bringing Together his previous projects

01:20:00 A Programming Prodigy

01:24:00 FLOW

01:31:00 Outro

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