June 29, 2012 The Ohio River Project Every year John Rinaldi and his friends build sturdy oceangoing boats made of trash, pick a destination and just do it. Trips in the past have included 750 miles of the Mississippi River, 300 miles of the Hudson, traversing the Adriatic Sea from Slovenia to Venice, and a stint on the Ganges. This year they've selected the largest and most populated river in America, the Ohio River, for the summer's trek. They built an amazing boat out of old books and pianos, reclaimed lumber, and a two-story pedal-powered Ferris Wheel. They are bringing a production of Bigfoot: the Musical, free to audiences on the river.
June 26, 2012 Nikola Tesla in Sound and Light A magical adventure where digital technology and illusion brings to life one of the world's greatest inventors, Wizard of Electricity, The Man Who Lit The World is a celebration of Nikola Tesla.
June 25, 2012 DEA Stonewall Colorado Congressman Jared Polis questions DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart during a hearing on the agency's priorities. He repeatedly pressed the administrator on the relative health impacts of marijuana versus other drugs.
June 15, 2012 #smilesfilm yoko ono #smilesfilm is a worldwide online participatory artwork by Yoko Ono that reflects her pioneering vision of the power of mass participation. Originally conceived in 1967 as a way of connecting people across the world, this 21st century project invites people to upload images of their smiles to Instagram & Twitter, accompanied by the hashtag #smilesfilm. Using the hashtag, all the smiles are collated by the #smilesfilm website & app, and are then viewable globally and locally on a world map and together as a film.
June 14, 2012 Fantastic Fungi: The Forbidden Fruit An excerpt from the feature documentary by Louie Schwartzberg following notable mycologist, Paul Stamets, as he discusses the important role mushrooms play in the survival and health of the earth and human species.
June 7, 2012 Traumdeutung Dreams, squirrels and videotapes. A man dreams of a squirrel and then - backed up by battery of machines - mounts an inquiry into the apparition of squirrels in other people’s dreams. Traumdeutung is an animation about the global reserve of dreams while crossing the border between documentary and surreal.
June 6, 2012 The Venus Transit The Venus transit as seen in the 171 wavelength. This channel is especially good at showing coronal loops - the arcs extending off of the Sun where plasma moves along magnetic field lines. The brightest spots seen here are locations where the magnetic field near the surface is exceptionally strong.
June 5, 2012 Slavoj Žižek: We Need Thinking Žižek answers the question, "Do you think science has replaced philosophy in discovering the bigger questions of life?" Philosophy is not dying, he says — in fact, we need it more now than ever.
June 4, 2012 Ending Overfishing Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. This film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there is still an opportunity for change. Through reform of the EU‘s Common Fisheries Policy, fisheries ministers and members of the European Parliament can end overfishing. But only if you pressure them.