Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This is Water - by David Foster Wallace and The Glossary

A terrific commencement speech from David Foster Wallace to the graduating class of 2005 at Kenyon College with visuals by The Glossary.

THIS IS WATER - By David Foster Wallace from The Glossary on Vimeo.


From The Glossary:
In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn't become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we've ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.

The Glossary made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested.

Read the full speech here.

Check out other great films and visuals from The Glossary.