Swipe Files: David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title This Is Water, and was even adapted into a short book. Now, the fine folks of The Glossary have remixed an abridged version of Wallace’s original audio with a sequence of aptly chosen images to give one pause:

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

Original post is over at brain pickings, good stuff.

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