Paweł Potoroczyn

Measuring the Unmeasurable

TEDxWarsaw 2016 In a Heartbeat

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An accomplished independent scholar and a successful inventor, Pan Purkłapa (Mr Poorquapah) is Professor Extraordinary at the Vienna Institute of Advanced Delusion and visiting lecturer at the International College of Melancholy Inventiveness

Despite, or maybe because of his broad-ranging research he is perhaps best known for having set an alternative system for measuring the unmeasurable. A lifelong exponent of Culture, he is a member of Goldberg Anonymous. In his absence, his theories on measuring the unmeasurable are presented by Paweł Potoroczyn Paweł Potoroczyn is director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (the Polish equivalent of the British Council or the German Goethe Institut), and creator of Pan Purkłapa. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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