I know many of you have seen this before. It’s the ‘gorilla video’ which admonishes us for tunnel vision.
I showed this in class the other day in a discussion around how you can get good at making people pay attention to your message when creating media. My students, unsurprisingly, were mesmerized by the clip. And then one precocious thinker in my class asks me, “But, Mr. Lee, does media try to keep our eyes on the ball or the gorilla?”
It just blew me away. I love it when students ask questions the teacher can’t answer. What do you think? Is it the ball or the gorilla?