[LESS INFO] 461 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/09/11
Big Ideas presents Sara Seager of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology discussing Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds
[LESS INFO] 386 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 04/02/11
Environics co-founder, leading pollster, and author, Michael Adams, delivers a lecture on the Boomer Impact, drawing on the insights and research in his latest book Stayin' Alive: How Canadian Boomers Will Work, Play and Find Meaning in the Second Half of Their Adult Lives. This lecture was produced in collaboration with the Literary Review of Canada.
[LESS INFO] 359 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/26/11
Big Ideas presents Hod Lipson of Cornell University exploring his work in such areas as evolutionary robotics and programmable self-assembly, Lipson delivers a lecture entitled The Robotic Scientist: Mining Experimental Data for Scientific Laws, from Cognitive Robots to Computational Biology.
[LESS INFO] 508 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/12/11
Big Ideas presents University of Toronto English professor, Nick Mount, on the graphic novel It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken by Seth.
[LESS INFO] 270 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/12/11
Big Ideas presents a short documentary on Toronto graphic novelist, Seth. Seth is the creator of Palookaville and It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken.
[LESS INFO] 320 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 03/05/11
Professor David Sloan Wilson, author of Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society, delivers the annual Wiegand Memorial Foundation lecture entitled Religion and Other Meaning Systems. He examines how the experience of the religious believer differs from the secular thinker and argues that both can be understood in terms their particular meaning systems.
[LESS INFO] 404 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 02/19/11
One of Britain's leading social epidemiologists, Richard Wilkinson, looks at what it means to live in a new age of inequality. Wilkinson is the co-author of the groundbreaking, international bestseller The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone.
[LESS INFO] 329 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 02/05/11
English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.
[LESS INFO] 337 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/29/11
Daniel C. Dennett, Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, on What Should Replace Religions?
[LESS INFO] 300 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/29/11
Big Ideas presents Brian Dalton on his Mr. Deity podcasts, the amorality of Christianity and the morality of atheism
[LESS INFO] 358 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/22/11
Journalist and author Chris Hedges delivers a lecture based on his book Death of the Liberal Class. Hedges argues that there are five pillars of the liberal establishment - the press, liberal religious institutions, labor unions, universities and the Democratic Party - but that these institutions have failed the constituents they purport to represent.
[LESS INFO] 226 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/15/11
University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist, Jordan Peterson, delivers the 2010 Hancock Lecture entitled The Necessity of Virtue. He discusses virtue from a contemporary perspective that both encompasses and extends beyond moral and religious contexts. Through compelling stories and research, Dr. Peterson illustrates the necessity of virtue both for the individual and for society at large.