This idea came to me while talking to a physicist friend of mine at MIT. He was struggling to explain something to me: a beautiful experiment that uses lasers to cool down matter…But the experiment is not the end of the story, because you still have to transmit that knowledge to other people… [I]f you’re trying to give someone the big picture of a complex idea, to really capture its essence, the fewer words you use, the better. In fact, the ideal may be to use no words at all. I remember thinking, my friend could have explained that entire experiment with a dance.
Dance vs powerpoint, a modest proposal | TEDxBrussels: John Bohannon