[LESS INFO] 28 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/29/12
Jordan Peterson on Music and the Patterns of the Mind and World. Peterson, a University of Toronto professor of psychology, discusses the way in which music is perceived by humans. He compares the way we respond to visual arts, particularly the paintings of Picasso, to our perceptions of music in an effort to show how our brains respond differently to varied art forms.
[LESS INFO] 30 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/27/12
Dr. Jill Tarter, Director at the Centre for SETI Research, discusses the ongoing Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and how new tools including the Allen Telescope Array and the Keplar Spacecraft are helping to make the search much more likely to succeed.
[LESS INFO] 72 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/15/12
University of Toronto Psychology Professor, Jordan Peterson, on Redemption and Psychology in Christianity. Dr. Peterson's lecture was the keynote address at the 2012 Meaning Conference held in Toronto.
[LESS INFO] 38 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/15/12
Samantha Nutt, Founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada, and author of the book Damned Nations speaks at The Grandest Challenge Symposium.
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/15/12
Stephen Lewis of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, and author of Race Against Time speaks at The Grandest Challenge Symposium.
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/15/12
Rupinder Brar (Physics - University of Ontario Institute of Technology) is profiled, focusing on his interest in astronomy, his desire to be an astronaut and his political aspirations.
[LESS INFO] 7 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/15/12
Rupinder Brar lectures on the topic of Einstein's special relativity theory and it's explanation of time dilation and simultaneity. The lecture is entitled Relativity, Einstein, the Speed of Light and How to Stay Young.
[LESS INFO] 38 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/08/12
Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of The End of Time, addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of what time is.
[LESS INFO] 22 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/08/12
Preeminent author, Margaret Atwood, delivers the 2008 Massey Lecture, "Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth".
[LESS INFO] 31 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 12/01/12
Tyler Cowen discusses his book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick and Will (Eventually) Feel Better. Andrew Coyne (National Post) presents a rebuttal and the pair discuss Cowen's thesis focusing on issues of productivity, innovation and government policy (moderated by Wendy Dobson).
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 11/24/12
In a lecture entitled "Fighting Poverty", Senator Hugh Segal explains why we need a new national approach to tackling poverty arguing that the costs and consequences of poverty are much larger than direct spending on social programs. Segal has been a long-time proponent of establishing a Guaranteed Annual Income. This lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
[LESS INFO] 18 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 11/17/12
Louis A. Perez, Jr. of the Department of History at the University of North Carolina, speaks about Cuban culture and revolution.
[LESS INFO] 20 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 11/10/12
Douglas Thomas, author of A New Culture of Learning, delivers a lecture on the intersections of technology, culture and education. This lecture is part of Learning 2030, TVO's special series on the future of education and was recorded on October 28, 2012.