[LESS INFO] 170 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 06/23/11
This kick-off session to the Equinox Summit features animated videos and a panel discussion on the themes of electricity generation, distribution, and storage. The energy experts discuss some of the technological challenges and implementation hurdles to be overcome if we are to meet our future electricity needs. The Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 was held at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, from June 5 - 9, 2011.
[LESS INFO] 336 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 06/11/11
Big Ideas presents Arne Kislenko, winner of the 2005 Best Lecturer Competition, as he delivers part 2 of his lecture on Triumph and Tragedy: Southeast Asia and the Cold War
[LESS INFO] 448 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/28/11
Philosopher Ronald de Sousa and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson debate Living Without the Sacred: Should John Lennon's Imagine Become Our Reality? The debate was hosted by the University of Toronto Secular Alliance, and sponsored by TVO's Big Ideas and the Centre for Inquiry Ontario.
[LESS INFO] 626 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/21/11
Noam Chomsky is one of America's leading scholars and intellectuals. He is a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His lecture on Academic Freedom and the Corporatization of Universities was delivered at the University of Toronto Scarborough on April 6, 2011.
[LESS INFO] 275 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/14/11
Novelist and critic, Charles Foran, delivers a lecture on Mordecai Richler and Canadian Cultural Nationalism. Mr. Foran recently won the 2011 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for his book Mordecai: The Life & Times.
[LESS INFO] 232 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 05/07/11
Senior economist Armine Yalnizyan examines how growing economic inequality and injustice is affecting democracy. Her lecture, entitled Economics, Equality and Democracy, was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
[LESS INFO] 348 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/30/11
Big Ideas presents Cory Doctorow on Why it's a Bad Idea to Regulate Computers the Way We Regulate Radios, Guns, Uranium and Other Special-Purpose Tools
[LESS INFO] 407 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/22/11
Italian mathematician, Dr. Piergiorgio Odifreddi, asks What Can the Arts Do for Mathematics? In this illustrated talk, he'll examine the deep and close relationships between the objects of mathematics and of the arts. This lecture was co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science.
[LESS INFO] 281 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/16/11
Popular Welsh-born storyteller Robert Adams reviews Elie Wiesel's novel, The Forgotten, the profoundly moving story of an ailing Holocaust survivor who lives with disturbing memories and entrusts his son with a mysterious mission. Adams' talk was delivered at the Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue on November 2nd, 2010, as part of Holocaust Education Week.