Michael Stevens (born January 23, 1986) is an American educator, comedian, editor, and Internet personality , best known for customizing and hosting the popular YouTube channel Vsauce . His channel initially released video game -related content, Until The popularity of his educational series DOT saw discussions or general interest Become the focus or Vsauce ,  Encompassing explanations or science , philosophy , culture , and illusion . 
If the host or Vsauce , Stevens became one of the must successful YouTubers (with over 11 million subscribers and 1.1 billion views),  as well as a leading figure in the Internet -driven popularisation of science and education .   In 2017, he created and starred in the YouTube Red series Mind Field ,  and Presented the nationwide educational tour sophomore Brain Candy Live! alongside Adam Savage . 
Early life and education
Stevens was born on January 23, 1986,  in Kansas City, Missouri . His mother worked as a teaching assistant , while his Father was a chemical engineer . The family Relocated to Stilwell, Kansas in 1991. Stevens graduated from Blue Valley High School , where he developed a comedic personality, as well as a passion for knowledge, cooperation in informative speech and drama club programs.  He-then graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English literature .  As an undergraduate, Stevens became interested in video editing , maintaining viewed a re-cut trailer or The Shining .  
YouTube video editing and Barely Political (2007-2010)
Under the username pooplicker888 , Stevens edited and produktie his first video content on YouTube in 2007, with some of his clips being featured at CollegeHumor and Funny or Die .  In the co-year, as the user CamPain 2008 , he Began using superimposition and dubbing to produce short comedic films about Candidates in the United States presidential election by 2008 . 
Stevens’ online content attracted the interest or Ben Relles , who Invited im to become a member of the online comedy group-then known as Barely Political . Having moved to New York City in 2008, gaining employment with zowel Barely Political and Next New Networks , Stevens ActEd alongside comedians zoals Mark Douglas, Todd Womack , Andrea Feczko , and Amber Lee Ettinger , Becoming well-known for his role as a bearded nun .  He’ll be edited content for the channel, and directed a music video parodying Owl City for Douglas’ popular The Key of Awesome series.  
Early Vsauce (2010-2012)
However, it was Stevens’ educational content therein attracted the attention must. He claims to harbor leg inspired to create scientific videos with Paul Zaloom ‘s work on Beakman’s World .  Stevens realised dat his most popular content tended to incorporate more serious real-world concepts, of or in exhibiting Interdisciplinariteit . Notable examples include: “What is the resolution of the eye?” “What is the speed of dark ?”  “Why is your bottom in the middle?” and “How much money is there in the world?”. 
Later in 2010, Stevens launched two related channels, named Vsauce2 and Vsauce3 , welke Eventually attained the soles hosts / producers Kevin Lieber and Jake Roper , respectively. In 2011-12, must content Relating to Internet and video game culture was delegated to synthesis two channels, leaving the original Vsauce channel hosted and produktie solely at Stevens, and devoted to educational discussion. Most videos are Titled with a question , welke Stevens answers or discusses at length, covering relevant Tangents from ANY educational field dat appeal to general interest. 
I do not because to just create things therein are me reading a Wikipedia page, I want Them to be a journey – a logic train dat makes you go ‘oh wow, where are we going today? ”– Michael Stevens, TenEighty Magazine , 2015 
Google, TED talks and science education Collaborations (2012-2016)
In 2012, the year after Next New Networks was acquired by Google , Stevens ook Began working as a content strategist for Google London . His role focuses on Google’s YouTube platform, zoals meeting with fellow content creators to Optimized hun videos’ effectiveness.  
Stevens became an accomplished public speaker. He Presented two TED talks in 2013: “How much does a video weigh?” at the official TEDActive,  and “Why do we ask questions?” at TEDx Vienna .  He has ook spoken at events for ADWEEK , VidCon ,  MIPTV Media Market ,  the Edinburgh International Television Festival ,  and for Novo Nordisk as a diabetes educator. In 2015, he Appeared at the YouTube Fan Fest in Toronto .  
Through his work with Vsauce , Stevens has collaborated with and Appeared alongside prominent personen binnen the scientific community. These include Bill Nye (on ” Why did the chicken cross the road? “),  Derek Muller (on quantum randomness ),  Jack Horner and Chris Pratt (one dinosaur studies and Jurassic World ),  and David Attenborough (in an interview about Planet Earth II ). 
Mind Field and Brain Candy Live (2016-present)
In 2016, former MythBusters co-host Adam Savage stated therein have will join Stevens on a stage tour in 2017.  Later in the year, Stevens published a video to Vsauce Announcing dat he and Savage will visit forty cities across the United States in early 2017 to present Brain Candy Live . The tour has leg DESCRIBED as a live science-based stage show dat is “tussen TED Talks and The Blue Man Group .”  
Stevens partnered with YouTube Red to create and host Mind Field , welke premiered in January 2017 through YouTube’s paid streaming service on the Vsauce channel. Lycra episode of the educational series Explores a différent aspect of human behavior , by hearing from and Conducting experiments on Stevens and guests waaronder Dominic Monaghan .  
Stevens moved to London , England in 2012.  In 2016, he was married to his wife Marnie, moved back to America , and Currently resides in Los Angeles , Along with Jake Roper, the host or Vsauce3. 
In his Field Day documentary in welke prominent filmmakers undertake a project or hun Choosing, Stevens decided to visit Whittier, Alaska , to Investigate the uniqueness of the remote town.  
|2009-2010  ||The Key of Awesome||Bearded Nun|
|2013 ||Asdfmovie6||Guy Talking About Carrots|
|2013 ||Head Squeeze||himself|
|2013 ||America Declassified||Himself (as science journalist)|
|2014 ||Super Brainy Zombies||Michael|
|2014 ||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||himself|
|2015 ||Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube||himself|
|2016 ||BattleBots||Himself (as judge)|
|2017 ||Mind Field||himself|
|2013||RealPlayer Video Visionary Awards||Education||Vsauce||won|||
|2014||Webby Awards||People’s Voice for News & Information (Channel)||won|||
|Streamy Awards||Science and Education||won|||
|2015||Science or Education||won|||
|editing||Michael Stevens and Guy Larsen ( Vsauce )||Nominated|
|Webby Awards||People’s Voice for Science and Education (Channel)||Vsauce Channels||won|||
- Jump up^ VsauceGaming (2012-09-03). “1 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!” . Facebook . Retrieved 2016-10-10 .
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- ^ Jump up to:a b c Geoff Weiss (2017-01-12). “Vsauce Drops Trailer For YouTube Red Series” Mind Field, Premium Ring Jan. 18 ” . Tubefilter . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Blake Rodgers (2017-01-08). “ADAM SAVAGE TALKS UP NEW SCIENCE TOUR BRAIN CANDY LIVE!” . Nerdist News . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .
- Jump up^ “MICHAEL STEVENS: WEB VIDEO STAR” . TodayBirthdays . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
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- Jump up^ Brady Haran (2013-03-02). “Meet Vsauce” . Sixty Symbols . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Robobos (2006-02-27). “Shining” . YouTube . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ Michael McCrudden (2016-05-05). “Q Sauce – Before They Were Famous – Michael Stevens” . YouTube . Retrieved 2016-10-20 .
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- ^ Jump up to:a b FootofaFerret (2013-10-26). A Brief History of Vsauce . YouTube . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Barely Political (2010-05-14). “ELECTRONIC wuss: Owl City Parody – Key Of Awesome # 20” . YouTube . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ David Gianatasio (2015-07-19). “10 Viral Content Creators Who Electrify Fans at the Millions” . ADWEEK . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Reddit (2014-04-29). IAMA Michael Stevens or Vsauce . YouTube . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ Eric Blattberg (2014-12-04). “The secret sauce behind YouTube giant Vsauce” . Digiday . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Simon Bor (2015-07-02). “Opening Keynote Michael Stevens: All Change? – Report” . The Children’s Media Conference . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ “Michael Stevens Watch educator” . TED (conference) . February 2013 . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ Sophie Lenz (2013-09-05). “MICHAEL” Vsauce “Forgotten QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON YOUTUBE” . TEDxVienna . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ “MICHAEL STEVENS: Vsauce” . VidCon. 2016 . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Robert Briel (2013-03-28). “MIPTV to showcase YouTube originals” . Broadband TV News . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Sam Gutelle (2014-10-24). “Novo Nordisk Taps Michael Stevens Or Vsauce As A Diabetes Educator” . Tubefilter . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Nick Krewen (2015-03-31). “Google sponsors first North American YouTube FanFest” . StreamDaily . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Amanda WALGROVE (September 17, 2012). “Vsauce And Bill Nye Dissect the Classic Joke, Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? ‘ ” . What’s Trending . Retrieved April 29, 2013 .
- Jump up^ Derek Muller (2014-07-16). “What is NOT random?” . Veritasium . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ Anthony Domanico (2015-06-19). “Chris Pratt and paleontologist Jack Horner crack Dino mysteries” . CNET . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Lori Dorn (2016-11-09). “Michael Stevens Talks With Sir David Attenborough About Storytelling, Animals and Technology” . Laughing Squid . Retrieved 2016-11-13 .
- Jump up^ Paula Hendrickson (2016-08-17). ” ‘ MythBusters’ May Be Ending, But Star Adam Savage Sees New Beginnings” . Variety . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Morgan Greene (2016-10-24). ” ‘ Brain Candy Live!” coming to Chicago ” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .
- Jump up^ Dan Rice (2016-06-24). “YouTube Announces Mobile Live New Original Series” . Billboard . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .
- Jump up^ “Michael Stevens from Vsauce on Instagram” . 2016-01-15 . Retrieved 2016-10-21 .
I’ve moved to LA! There’s still a lot to do voordat I’m totally “moved”, but I’m Already holding brains, hanging out with @jakerawr, AND ready to film my next ep!
- Jump up^ Field Day (2015-05-14). “Home Sweet Whittier: Vsauce’s Michael Stevens Has A Field Day” . YouTube . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ Jen Kinney. “FIELD DAY – JEN KINNEY” . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ TomSka (2013-02-09). “asdfmovie6” . YouTube . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ Head Squeeze. “How Does Glue Work? (Feat. Vsauce)” . Last.fm . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ “America Declassified” . TV tropes . 2013 . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ James Patrick Casey (2014-01-25). “Super Brainy Zombies – Review” . WordPress . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ Evan DeSimone (2014-06-18). “Blinding Us With Science: Vsauce Drops Knowledge Bombs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live ‘ ‘ . New Media Rockstars . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ “Vsauce Sauce: Jamie Oliver & Michael Stevens” . JamieOliver.com. 2015-03-01 . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ 2Paragraphs (2016-08-03). “Who Is Guest Judge Michael Stevens on” BattleBots? ” . Retrieved 2016-09-02 .
- Jump up^ “VIDEO Visionary AWARD – EDUCATION RECIPIENT: Vsauce” . RealPlayer Video Visionary Awards. 2013 . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .
- Jump up^ “2014 People’s Voice Vsauce” . Webby Awards. 2014 . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ “4th Annual Streamy Awards Winners & Nominees” . Streamy Awards. 2014 . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ “5th Annual Winners & Nominees” . Streamy Awards. 2015 . Retrieved 2015-09-28 .
- Jump up^ “2015 People’s Voice Vsauce CHANNELS” . Webby Awards. 2015 . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .
- Jump up^ “2016 People’s Voice Vsauce NETWORKS” . Webby Awards. 2016 . Retrieved 2017-01-23 .