November 28, 2014
Ideasthesia: How Do Ideas Feel?

The traditional model of our mental function is that first our senses provide data to our brain, which then translates those senses into the appropriate mental phenomena: light into visual images, air vibrations into auditory experiences, etc. But what if that process is actually occurring simultaneously? Danko Nikoli? describes the theory of ideasthesia.

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November 27, 2014
Dr. Katz's Thanksgiving

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—starring Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, and Laura Silverman. The show was created by a Burbank, California production company Popular Arts Entertainment (executive producers: Tim Braine, Kevin Meagher, and David Pritchard), with Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder, developed and first made by Popular Arts for HBO Downtown Productions. Boston based Tom Snyder Productions became the hands-on production company, and the episodes were usually produced by Katz and Loren Bouchard.

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November 26, 2014
Bruce Riley, Resin Painter

Chicago-based artist Bruce Riley fills canvases with abstract organic forms made from layer after layer of dripped paint and poured resin. Riley works using a number of experimental techniques.

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November 25, 2014
Apodemy

Plato likens the human soul with a cage, where knowledge is birds flying. We’re born with the cage empty and, as we grow, we collect birds and they go in the cage for future use. When we need to access knowledge we put our hand in the cage, hunt for a bird – and sometimes catch the wrong one. Ornithology uses the term “Zugunruhe” to describe the turbulent behavior of birds before they migrate, whether free or caged. These two images, birds inhabiting the human soul and the distress of the migrating bird became the starting points for this film, commissioned on the theme of Emigration.

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November 24, 2014
Mexico's Giant Crystal Cave

SciShow explores a place that’s as beautiful as it is dangerous: Mexico’s Giant Crystal Cave, where chemistry has created the world’s largest crystals -- but in an environment so hostile that you’d only survive a few minutes if you saw them without the right protection.

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November 21, 2014
California: Paradise Burning

The state’s Central Valley is gripped by one of the worst droughts on record, and the livelihood of the region’s farmers and shepherds is in jeopardy. This is their story.

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November 20, 2014
Jan Švankmajer's Faust

Jan Švankmajer's surrealist interpretation of Faust in both real-time and stop animation.

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November 19, 2014
Behind the Sign

Behind the Sign is a documentary video series created by Cleveland SGS to highlight the unsung heroes of Cleveland’s small business community. The series focuses on people who have forged their own paths to success, contributing to the city’s identity through grit and perseverance. Their achievements aren’t measured in dollars, but in pride and longevity.

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November 18, 2014
What Do We Need to Know?

The remarkable mind that brought you QI, Blackadder and Spitting Image asks one of the world’s simplest but most significant questions – what do we really need to know? What should we teach our children, and what important information should all adults have at their disposal? Legendary producer John Lloyd turns his curiosity to knowledge itself, and questions whether intelligence is really all it's cracked up to be.

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November 17, 2014
How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

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November 13, 2014
Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs

Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, disastrous" movement to stamp out the drug trade. He gives two big reasons we should focus on intelligent regulation instead.

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November 12, 2014
Vincent van Gogh Visits the Museum

Doctor Who and Amy give the painter Vincent van Gogh a gift he'll never forget. From Season 5, Episode 10.

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November 11, 2014
Astronaut — A Journey to Space

What does astronaut see from up there? From the red soil of africa, the blue water of oceans, to the green lights of the poles and yellow light of human activity, discover, throught this journey to space, something astoundingly beautiful and strange at the same time.

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November 10, 2014
Bookstore With Benefits

A visit to Brazenhead Books, a secret bookshop somewhere in New York City, run by Michael Seidenberg.

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November 7, 2014
Wildebeest Migration Time-lapse

Time-lapse footage of the "Great Migration", showing thousands of Wildebeest crossing the Mara River in Northern Serengeti, Tanzania.

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November 6, 2014
Mohamed Mahmoud — A Donkey Barber from Cairo

Mohammed Mahmoud is keeping a family tradition alive in Cairo, as one of the city's donkey barbers.

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November 5, 2014
The Language of Lying

We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of lying to illustrate how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves.

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November 4, 2014
Gravity Glue 2013

Stone Balance and Videography by Michael Grab — random video clips recorded throughout 2013.

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November 3, 2014
A City with Eyes

City artist of s-Hertogenbosch (NL) Lucas De Man and designer Pascal Leboucq presents EYE, an art installation for the city. The project consists of 5 enormous Eyes hanging from different buildings. Visitors can sit in the Eyes. Radically secluded yet organically connected to the city, EYE offers an extraordinary audio-visual theatrical experience: an opportunity to see the city, the other and yourself from a different perspective.

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