June 29, 2010 "We're Fucking Losing This Thing." General McChrystal's resignation has distracted the media from the real story found in the explosive Rolling Stone article: General McChrystal's inner circle knew better than to get us into this war.
June 25, 2010 Joanna Quinn — Dreams and Desires: Family Ties On acquiring a new Digi Videocam, Beryl becomes obsessed with the filmmaking process using it to articulate her desires and dreams as video diary. As cineaste par excellence she agrees to video the wedding of her friend Mandy, seizing the opportunity to imitate her filmmaking idols with disastrous & hilarious results.
June 24, 2010 Lawrence Lessig — Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity? Using examples from YouTube, Stanford law professor and copyright activist Lawrence Lessig discusses the influence of "remixes" and "mashups" of existing art on culture as a whole, and ponders the fate of participatory media in the face of out-of-date copyright laws.
June 21. 2010 Robert Rauschenberg on "Erased de Kooning" Robert Rauschenberg describes the story and process behind "Erased de Kooning" (1953), a piece based on a work originally created by artist Willem de Kooning.
June 18, 2010 John Cage on "I've Got a Secret" At the time fo his appearance on Gary Moore’s "I’ve Got a Secret,” John Cage was teaching Experimental Composition at New York City's New School. While treating Cage as something of a freak, the show also treats him fairly reverentially, canceling the regular game show format to allow Cage the chance to pe rform his entire piece.
June 15, 2010 Touchdown Jesus Burnt by Lightning The famous 19-meter tall statue of Jesus at the Solid Rock Church near Monroe, Ohio, known as 'King of Kings' and 'Touchdown Jesus', was destroyed by a fire after being struck by lightning. The metal frame is all that remains of the styrofoam and fiberglass statue.
June 4, 2010 The Secret Powers of Time The 6 different time zones are:
Past positive: focus is on the "good old days"
Past negative: focus on regret
Present hedonistic: living in the moment for pleasure and avoiding pain
Present fatalism: "it doesn't pay to plan"
Future: focus is on learning to work rather than play
Transcendental Future: life begins after the death of the mortal body
June 1, 2010 Levitation Physics The Levitron spins and surfs on magnetic waves! Pass your hand above, underneath, and around the top. It will continue to spin and float only touching air! The Levitron floats free in space, supported only by the repelling magnetic force produced by permanent magnets.