The Enemies of Reason is a two-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, in which he seeks to expose “those areas of belief that exist without scientific proof, yet manage to hold the nation under their spell”, including mediumship, acupuncture and psychokinesis.
Short film about the restaurant DiverXO, a three Michelin-star restaurant in Madrid, Spain – is known for its radical flavors and textures.
Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope …
Documentary investigating Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a man shrouded in mystery and myth. The film tells the story of a label’s attempt to track William down, speaking to fans such as Damon Albarn, Caribou and Femi Kuti and travelling to Nigeria to meet those who’ve worked with him in a bid to uncover the truth about his story.
With a career spanning eight self-released albums from the mid-1970s to 80s, Onyeabor has been mysterious for his distinct, prolific synth-based sound, and his means of self-production, as he recorded and pressed his albums at his own studio, Wilfilms Ltd. With synthesizers already being a rare luxury at the time, and especially in Africa, many rumors circulate about Onyeabor and his financial connections, even speculating Russian ties.
The film is entirely composed of aerial shots of various places around Earth. It shows the diversity of life on Earth and how humanity is threatening the ecological balance of the planet.
Watson is a result of IBM’s DeepQA Project whose goal is to develop “a computer system that can directly and precisely answer natural language questions over an open and broad range of knowledge”. Watson is made up of a cluster of ninety IBM Power 750 servers (plus additional I/O, network and cluster controller nodes in 10 racks) with a total of 2880 POWER7 processor cores and 16 Terabytes of RAM. Each Power 750 server uses a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight core processor, with four threads per core.
The difficulty of mimicking the human thought process with software is showing artificial-intelligence researchers that there’s more than one way to be “intelligent.”
Специалист по медиа-манипулированию Валерий Дмитриевич Соловей рассказывает о методах и принципах ведения информационной войны.
Почему идет деградация человечества и мы стремительно тупеем? Людям больше не нужны умники?
Монолог о системе представлений о смерти и взгляде на всё это дело с точки зрения современного понимания науки принципов работы нашего самого загадочного органа – мозга.
3 коротких фильма под авторством Павла С. о том, какую пищу следует употреблять. Автор ссылается на труды академика Уголева А.М. Большинство людей представляют пищеварительную систему как трубу с желудочным соком, а процесс пищеварения как растворение пищи этим соком. Этот взгляд очень далек от истины. Растворение пищи собственными силами организма – это только один из видов пищеварения, причем не основной.
We are responsible for our dreams. This is the ultimate lesson of psychoanalysis – and fiction cinema.
In this deeply provocative examination of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, filmmaker and researcher Jay Weidner reveals that besides being a great science fiction movie, 2001 is also a multi-layered revelation concerning the human condition and our place in the universe. In this secret story we can see that 2001: A Space Odyssey is a actually a work of alchemy; a film that initiates the viewer into a higher consciousness and opens the mind and heart to new vistas for the entire human race.
In Kubrick’s Odyssey, Part I, Kubrick and Apollo, author and filmmaker, Jay Weidner presents compelling evidence of how Stanley Kubrick directed the Apollo moon landings. He reveals that the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey was not only a retelling of Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s novel, but also a research and development project that assisted Kubrick in the creation of the Apollo moon footage. In light of this revelation, Weidner also explores Kubrick’s film, The Shining and shows that this film is, in actuality, the story of Kubrick’s personal travails as he secretly worked on the Apollo footage for NASA.
Professor Edward Frenkel discusses the mathematics behind the NSA Surveillance controversy.
John Perkins was a prominent member of the top-secret team of “economic hit men”, who used fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, military coups and murder to create the global American empire after World War II.
A short documentary on the effects of the newish but controversial currency known as Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer digital currency that functions without the intermediation of any central authority. The concept was introduced in a 2008 paper by a pseudonymous developer known only as “Satoshi Nakamoto”.
“Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music.” – Betrand Russell.
Controversial to its core, this hard-hitting anti-Western propaganda film, which looks at the influence of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world from a North Korean perspective, has also been described as “either a damning indictment of 21st Century culture or the best piece of propaganda in a generation”.
Two physicists, François Englert and Peter Higgs, won the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for their theory explaining how particles acquire mass. One of the most significant scientific discoveries of the early 21st century is surely the Higgs boson, but the boson and the Higgs Field that allows for that magic particle are extremely difficult to grasp.
The issue of wealth inequality across the United States is well known, but this video shows you the extent of that imbalance in dramatic and graphic fashion. The reality is often much, much worse than we think.
Originally published in November on Youtube, the video is making the rounds on the Monday after Obama signed into law $85 billion worth of government spending cuts after no deal was reached last week on sequestration. Perhaps more tellingly, it’s also the same day that Forbes magazine released its annual billionaires list, highlighting the 1,426 people who control $5.4 trillion of the world’s wealth.
“The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe.
Episode 1: What is Space?
Episode 2: The Illusion of Time
Episode 3: Quantum Leap
Episode 4: Universe or Multiverse?
The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose – to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay “World Brain”. But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.
This is the story of Vasily Ilyn, a retired farmer from the village of Ryshkovo, on a first time journey to see the world, New York, the ocean, and a cover photo shoot for Esquire.
A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don’t realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.
1. Love and Power
In the first episode, Curtis tracks the effects of Ayn Rand’s ideas on American financial markets, particularly via the influence on Alan Greenspan.
2. The Use and Abuse of Vegetational Concepts
This episode investigates how machine ideas such as cybernetics and systems theory were applied to natural ecosystems, and how this relates to the false idea that there is a balance of nature. Cybernetics has been applied to human beings to attempt to build societies without central control, self organising networks built of people, based on a fantasy view of nature.
3. The Monkey In The Machine and the Machine in the Monkey
This programme looked into the selfish gene theory which holds that humans are machines controlled by genes which was invented by William Hamilton. Adam Curtis also covered the source of ethnic conflict that was created by Belgian colonialism’s artificial creation of a racial divide and the ensuing slaughter that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a source of raw material for computers and cell phones.
Twelve hundred years ago the people of Tibet developed a comprehensive medical system. They understood how the mind can powerfully affect the body. They knew subtle ways of changing the body¹s chemistry with medicines made from plants and minerals. They blessed their medicines in lengthy rituals. And they encoded this knowledge in a series of elaborate paintings.
Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy.
Mercury Undercover exposes the cause and effect of the well hidden evidence of mercury contamination as seen through the eyes of doctors, scientists, environmental experts and mercury poisoned survivors. This film exposes the truth behind amalgam fillings, the nature of people and the terrible things that some do just for the sake of money. It is a gripping tale that will make you think twice before you eat fish or plan your next visit to the dentist office.
Norseman celebrated the 10th anniversary with two race days and close to 500 athletes.