GIANT WATER PURIFIER

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Spanish architect Andrés Jaque has created a towering network of water-purifying pipes for this year’s courtyard installation at MoMA PS1 in Queens, New York (+ slideshow). Jaque and his firm Office for Political Innovation were the winners of the 2015 Young Architects Program (YAP), which invites emerging architects to create a temporary structure for the courtyard at…

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PARROTS, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world’s creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity. Series: Voices…

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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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ALL WATCHED OVER MY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis.[1] In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”[2] The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name…

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PATTERNS….. EVERYWHERE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

THE WORLD TODAY

February 2, 2016 / 0 comments

A weekly review of world politics by one of the world’s sharpest and most outspoken political analysts. Tariq Ali is the author of numerous books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as a filmmaker. On today’s program: the Propaganda Wars. The Western, and particularly the US press has become a pillar of government policy. Ali…

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CHOMSKY & KRAUSS: AN ORIGINS PROJECT DIALOGUE

February 1, 2016 / 0 comments

oin intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics is a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice.  

VERTICAL FARMS

January 31, 2016 / 0 comments

The world requires an area of farmland the size of South America to feed itself. What will we do when we run out of farmland? Craig visits a vertical farm and sees if they could be the future of agriculture. Green Sense Farms http://greensensefarms.com/ Dickson Despommier http://www.verticalfarm.com/ Dickson Despommier’s Book on Vertical Farms http://us.macmillan.com/theverticalfa… Future…

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FACING THE UNKNOWN: THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

January 31, 2016 / 0 comments

Professor Nick Bostrom, Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, will explore the huge technological, scientific and environmental shifts that have led to humanity’s current state, and consider the choices that will determine our long-term future.