3. Are Olympic Athletes Geniuses?

Are geniuses born or made? In this video, Mike Rugnetta asks us to rethink our definition of “genius” and entertain the idea that we as a society could start producing geniuses. He points to Olympic athletes as examples of physical geniuses that have emerged through financial and cultural support.

“In a world where athletes are developed and celebrated, more so than scientists or artists, it makes sense that we turn to the Olympics as a model for fostering genius.” –Mike Rugnetta

Mike Rugnetta hosts PBS Video: Idea Channel, a biweekly web series that examines the evolving relationship between modern technology and art.

Are the Olympics a Model for Creating Geniuses?

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