A rare peek into the black hole where some of academia’s best and brightest disappear to make a dent in the universe.
What is Apple University? And how did it persuade a distinguished intellectual like Professor Cohen (Yale, Harvard, MIT, Stanford) to join its full-time faculty and deliver lectures to Apple executives on such esoterica as the discovery of the Higgs boson and Glenn Gould’s recordings of Bach’s Goldberg Variations?
I caught up with Prof. Cohen as he was packing for Toronto where the Glenn Gould Foundation has invited him to share with the public two of his “extraordinary” Apple talks:
- Wednesday Sept. 25: Gould’s Variations & the Human Qualities that Foster Remarkable Creativity
- Thursday Sept. 26: Central Park: A Design for Democracy
Podcast below and on iTunes here.
My take: Quite a guy. I can see why Apple snagged him.