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BBC Radio 4 – Desert Island Discs, Yo-Yo Ma, musician

Yo-Yo Ma, musician, shares the soundtrack of his life with Lauren Laverne Yo-Yo Ma is a cellist and one of the world’s most high-profile classical musicians. He has performed for eight US Presidents, appeared in concert halls across the globe … Continue reading

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Nobody Stands Nowhere

A short animation exploring the concept of ‘Worldview’. Working in collaboration with Theos Think Tank and Culham St Gabriel’s Trust. Directed, animated & designed by Emily Downe Words by Emily Downe, Trevor Cooling and Bob Bowie Music & Sound by … Continue reading

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Theoretical physicist Chiara Marletto: ‘The universal constructor could revolutionise civilisation’

The best physics arguments are very philosophical’: Chiara Marletto. Photograph: Sophia Evans/The Observer The scientist on why studying elementary particles is only one way of explaining phenomena, how the 3D printer could change the world, and her optimism about women … Continue reading

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How to have constructive conversations | Julia Dhar

“We need to figure out how we go into conversations not looking for the victory, but the progress,” says world debate champion Julia Dhar. In this practical talk, she shares three essential features of productive disagreements grounded in curiosity and … Continue reading

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My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor

http://www.ted.com​ Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, … Continue reading

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3:45 PM

A girl sinks into contemplation during a picnic at the park. This is my 2nd year film at CalArts, thank you to everyone who supported me during the process! Music & sound by Ryan Yoshikami Voiced by Sofia Rahaniotis and … Continue reading

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Albert Camus on What It Means to Be a Rebel and to Be in Solidarity with Justice | brainpickings

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” BY MARIA POPOVA “You say you want a revolution,” the Beatles sang in 1968 as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was erecting the pillars of nonviolence on the … Continue reading

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Is life meaningless? And other absurd questions – Nina Medvinskaya

Dive into Albert Camus’ philosophy of the absurd, and explore the question: if the world is meaningless, could our lives still hold value? — Albert Camus grew up surrounded by violence. His homeland of Algeria was mired in conflict. He … Continue reading

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A Mathematician’s Apology

Some thoughts on the value and beauty of mathematics. A Mathematician’s Apology by G H Hardy (Free PDF) https://archive.org/details/hardy_ann… Irrationality of root 2 proof: https://archive.org/details/hardy_ann… Patreon: https://Patreon.com/tibees Twitter: https://twitter.com/TobyHendy IG: https://www.instagram.com/tibees_/ Website: http://www.tobyhendy.com The pen I use https://amzn.to/2YKgpOi Music: Reconcile … Continue reading

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How do you know you exist?

How do you know you’re real? Is existence all just a big dream? Has some mad scientist duped us into simply believing that we exist? James Zucker investigates all of these questions (and more) in this mind-boggling tribute to René … Continue reading

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