October 29, 2010 Saving the Kiwi Scientists in New Zealand are making huge efforts to ensure the survival of a rare bird. Aided by a homing device, conservationists attempt to track down the rowi, a critically endangered species of kiwi.
October 27, 2010 Chaplin's Time Traveler This short film is about a piece of footage George Clarke found in the "Behind the Scenes" section of the DVD of Charlie Chaplin's film 'The Circus'. Taken at the 1920s Chinese Theatre premier in Hollywood, California, the scene shows a woman dressed in black with what can, by today's standards, only be described as a cell phone - talking as she walks alone.
October 25, 2010 The Empathic Civilisation Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.
|October 20, 2010 The Rent Is Too Damn High Party's Jimmy McMillan In a debate expected to be dominated by top New York governor candidates Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party provided the fireworks. Watch his inspired views on karate, gay marriage, and, well, rent.
October, 19, 2010 Stephen Fry on Language (Kinetic Typography Version) "Do they ever let the tripping of the tips of their tongues against the tops of their teeth transport them to giddy euphoric bliss? Do they ever yoke impossible words together for the sound-sex of it? Do they use language to seduce, charm, excite, please, affirm and tickle those they talk to? Do they? I doubt it."
October 18, 2010 FCKH8 The FCKH8.com video and website were created by non-profit media campaigner Luke Montgomery, who hopes to one day get married. Back when he was a teen, Luke was the headline-making gay activist who had legally changed his name to “Luke Sissyfag.”
October 15, 2010 Changing Education Paradigms This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.
October 12, 2010 10 Things You Didn't Know About Sound Most of us have become so used to suppressing noise that we don't think much about what we're hearing, or about how we listen. Yet our well-being is now being seriously damaged by modern sound.
October 5, 2010 After Muybridge A loop made from 12 stock photographs that are sequenced to re-create the locomotion of a galloping horse. The animation was modeled after one of Eadweard Muybridge's most famous motion studies called "Daisy". The creator, Cassandra Jones, sifted through over 5,000 digital images to find 12 that matched his original photos.
October 1, 2010 CEA Chair Austan Goolsbee Explains the Tax Cut Fight Introducing White House Whiteboard. In this first edition, Austan Goolsbee, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers here at the White House, tackles the tax cut fight and what it means that Congressional Republicans are "holding middle class tax cuts hostage" as the President has said.