[LESS INFO] 150 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/19/12
Lisa Harvey-Smith of CSIRO discusses the mega-telescope known as the Square Kilometre Array. CSIRO, the Australian Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation, is part of the continent-spanning next-generation radio telescope project which is due to be completed in 2019.
[LESS INFO] 154 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/12/12
Psychiatrist and author, Allen J. Frances, believes that mental illnesses are being over-diagnosed. In his lecture, Diagnostic Inflation: Does Everyone Have a Mental Illness?, Dr. Frances outlines why he thinks the DSM-V will lead to millions of people being mislabeled with mental disorders. His lecture was part of Mental Health Matters, an initiative of TVO in association with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
[LESS INFO] 440 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/05/12
Renowned British psychiatrist and author, Iain McGilchrist, delivers a lecture entitled Our Mind at War. Drawing from research in his latest book, The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, Dr. McGilchrist explains how an overreliance on ways of looking at the world characteristic of the left hemisphere may be partially responsible for the increase in mental illnesses globally, including depression. His lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
[LESS INFO] 1294 VIEWS | ADDED 17:00:00 04/30/12
J. Reid Meloy, a clinical professor of psychology at the University of California discusses his research into the mind of the psychopath, based on his years of experience working with incarcerated killers and with the families and victims of psychopaths. Donald Carveth, professor of sociology and social and political thought at York University, critiques Meloy's paper.
[LESS INFO] 1441 VIEWS | ADDED 17:00:00 04/30/12
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and best-selling author, Dr. Norman Doidge, on his book, The Brain that Changes Itself, an examination of the most important breakthrough in neuroscience: the discovery of neuroplasticity. His lecture was delivered at the University of Toronto on March 29th, 2008.
[LESS INFO] 1278 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/28/12
Graeme Gibson, author of The Bedside Book of Beasts, and recipient of the Order of Canada, explores the ways we humans relate emotionally, imaginatively, and physically to the natural world. His lecture entitled Echoes of a Working Eden, also addresses the damage done to us by our abandonment of Nature.
[LESS INFO] 1265 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/21/12
Art historian Francis Broun discusses the work of the 17th century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Broun explores why Artemisia, who was widely respected in her own time, was forgotten and why she has recently been returned to her rightful place as a groundbreaking painter.
[LESS INFO] 1414 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/07/12
Drawing on their vast experiences and first-hand knowledge, distinguished humanitarians Senator Romeo Dallaire and Stephen Lewis, enter into a dialogue about the issues that they have committed their lives to: the eradication of the use of child soldiers and stopping the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Their discussion, moderated by journalist Anna Maria Tremonti, was organized by PEN Canada.
[LESS INFO] 1489 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/31/12
Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, on The Machinery of the Mind. Kahneman is Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics.
[LESS INFO] 1192 VIEWS | ADDED 15:00:00 03/28/12
McGill University professor, Darin Barney, delivers the 2007 Hart House Lecture entitled One Nation Under Google. His lecture looks at many important issues, including how we are used by technology and how technology challenges citizenship. Barney is the Canada Research Chair in Technology & Citizenship.
[LESS INFO] 1316 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/24/12
Science historian and author (Darwin Among the Machines) George Dyson on the Origins of the Digital Universe. The talk focuses on the work done at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton New Jersey by such renowned scientists as John von Neumann and Kurt Godel.
[LESS INFO] 1247 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/17/12
John Duffy, advisor to former Prime Minister Paul Martin and founder of StrategyCorp, tackles the subject of The Emerging Politics of Technology in a lecture produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada. Duffy has spent years pondering the role of technology in our thinking about policy and politics. And he believes that the politics of technology is at the forefront of Canada's public policy debates. But is technology beyond political and democratic control? And if not, how can we ensure that the cost and benefit of new technological developments do not deepen the already growing inequalities in our society?
[LESS INFO] 1245 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/10/12
Toronto-based public-space artist, Sean Martindale on Playful Interventions: Engaging Our Urban Environments.