March 29, 2012 Bobby Rush and the House Floor Hoodie Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) donned a hoodie and took to the House floor this morning to speak out against the murder of Travyon Martin, but was shouted down and removed from the floor by the Republican speaker pro tem for violating House rules prohibiting the wearing of hats.
March 28, 2012 Birth of a Book A short vignette of a book being created using traditional printing methods. Shot at Smith-Settle Printers, Leeds, England. The book being printed is Suzanne St Albans’ Mango and Mimosa published as part of the Slightly Foxed series.
March 27, 2012 Havel Ruck Projects : Inversion House This documentary, produced by Artery Media Projects, follows the creation of "Inversion", a sculptural installation at Art League Houston. The project was created by Dan Havel and Dean Ruck of Havel Ruck Projects in 2005 utilizing two condemned houses and transforming them into a large public art sculpture. The houses were demolished six months after its creation to make way for a new studio building for Art Leagues art school.
March 23, 2012 Unnamed Soundsculpture Based on the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person, Daniel Franke's and Cedric Kiefer's Unnamed Sounscape was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud). The dancer moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance.
March 22, 2012 The iPad: Not Really That Magical Writers Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik discuss the various merits and shortcomings of Apple's iPad. Gopnik argues that the iPad actually seems like a precursor to the iPhone. Gladwell likens it to battery-powered watches, which he suggests are less convenient than mechanical ones.
March 20, 2012 We Stopped Dreaming — Neil deGrasse Tyson An video collage of talks made by Neil Degrasse Tyson discussing the current poor financial support NASA has been receiving, in comparison to the vision it inspires.
March 16, 2012 Rob Reid: The $8 Billion iPod Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists.
March 15, 2012 How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries Adam Savage walks through two examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau's measurement of the speed of light in 1849.
March 14, 2012 Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the ocean -- from the deepest trenches to the remains of the Titanic — marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life.
March 12, 2012 Food Rules — Michael Pollan Award-winning food writer Michael Pollan shows how we can become more mindful of what we eat, and how we can make food choices that are better for ourselves and our environment
March 8, 2012 The Most Astounding Fact — Neil DeGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer.
March 7, 2012 Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.
March 6, 2012 The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On A short film that tells the story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century. Film, music, script and narration by Temujin Doran.
March 2, 2012 Consumérisme — We Want Your Soul A 2010 video of a 2003 breakbeat song by British DJ and producer Adam Freeland. It is the first song to which Freeland wrote the lyrics, he describes it as being "about the destructive side of consumer culture", and about how commercialism is inescapable. Rather than being sung, the song's verses are spoken by a speech synthesizer. Target Corporation sought to license We Want Your Soul for use in an advertising campaign, which Freeland refused.
March 1, 2012 Transplant Denied: How Medical Marijuana Policy Kills Patients Norman Smith seemed to be making progress in his liver cancer recovery at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. He had some of the best doctors in the world, he was on a transplant list and he had completed a successful clinical trial that had his doctors dubbing him a "miracle man." Then, his cancer returned and two months before he was would have received a transplant, he was de-listed for smoking marijuana prescribed by his oncologist at Cedars-Sinai. Now, if he doesn't receive a transplant, he will die.