Chris Cap Hayes

Writer / Producer, UNIMA-USA
Tucker, GA, United States

About Chris Cap

Bio

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” - William Shakespeare

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

puppetry, Improv comedy, Screenwriting, Film - Directing, Writing, Cinematography,

I'm passionate about

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

Talk to me about

Anything

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Chris Cap Hayes
Posted 4 months ago
Marco Tempest: And for my next trick, a robot
I could be totally wrong about this, but when I think of magic I think of choreographed and rehearsed movements and patter. I feel like we know that robots can do timed precise movements, they do so much in our society that requires them to be succinct. What is impressive is when robots have the illusion of thought and reaction innately and not driven by an unseen cue master. I think Eddie succeed in what it set out to do - a magic trick with human and robot working together. I think the patter (which is an important tool) threw everyone off, stretched the performance longer than needed, and made people want for more. HOWEVER, The thing that Marco and Eddie have over all of us is the tenacity and...the balls to get up and show their work in front of the TED audience. Props and bravo for that.
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Chris Cap Hayes
Posted over 1 year ago
Keller Rinaudo: A mini robot -- powered by your phone
Well, the word 'correctly' is very relative, of course. We shouldn't stop creating and innovating because we're afraid of what can happen. That's flat world logic. Right now it's a remote control web cam over a network, so we don't have to start putting together the Asimov rules or war games protocol just yet.
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Chris Cap Hayes
Posted over 1 year ago
Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?
From an artistic standpoint, this talk is pretty on point. When art and business come together, the Origami effect is an absolutely in play. I think it's very important to teach the clients we work for exactly what we're doing...which actually happens...not so often...BUT when it does, they value our work much more....it also helps if the artist is honest about how their "Origami" looks.
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Chris Cap Hayes
Posted over 1 year ago
What is your opinion on the New Teaching Manifesto? Can it be implemented in a school/college?
I think it's better to recognize the intent more than the presentation of the manifesto. I think could easily be edited to be more politically correct...the problem is a lot of the ideas are already being done. I do absolutely think it's important to integrate community, roles, and to work with "experts", I don't really see the agenda, I do see something that's more appropriate for early elementary. In Georgia we have a Pre K standard: "SS 1 c Becomes aware of the roles, responsibilities and services provided by community workers" Students spend 8 hours at school, that leaves plenty of room in the curriculum for concepts that focus on the individual as well as the whole community...and yeah, dancers, artists, and actors are part of that community and should be added to the "experts" list. I like the ideas...manifesto is just a strong word to use though. After a certain age group the concepts and ideas get stickier and people get more up in arms about what and how things are being taught.
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Chris Cap Hayes
Posted over 1 year ago
What's a degree worth?
I love the phrase "active learner". That's absolutely what college and education is supposed to be in general. Not just filling a bucket, but lighting a fire with stuff in the bucket...and then filling the bucket with more stuff to keep the fire going. Eventually the fire creates stuff to help fill the bucket...
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Chris Cap Hayes
Posted over 1 year ago
What's a degree worth?
I'm in a very conflicting field. I work in theatre, but my theatre is funded and run through a corporation. Artistically and personally, I WANT experience and skill over anything. Professionally, we're pushed to value degrees. I will concede that a college degree USE TO be associated with discipline, the ability to learn and complex levels, etc. It USE TO symbolize someone who excelled through high school and continued to learn advanced concepts to get them ready for the "real world". The current high school educational system is a mess and it has effected the college degree, making it equal to the high school diploma....and I wouldn't be able hire anybody without a high school diploma. Bring on the EDUCATIONAL REVOLUTION!!!