Did you know that Robert Wright (TED2006), author of The Moral Animal and Nonzero, hosts an interview program called Meaning of Life TV on Slate? Me neither. But I wasn’t surprised to see the guest list filled with TED favorites (Dan Dennett, Freeman Dyson, Edward Wilson…), exploring the territory where physics meets philosophy: Do indidividual atoms make choices? Does the mystery of consciousness suggest some higher purpose to the universe? Note: Wright also asks Steven Pinker the burning question. Maybe Malcolm Gladwell’s next?
Martin Villeneuve’s Mars et Avril is a luscious sci-fi film, set in Montreal 50 years in future, where the subway line takes you straight to Mars. It’s a dreamy love story in which the acting is top-notch, the shots are stunning and the visual effects unreal. And Villeneuve made it all for $2.3 million. To put that in perspective, […]
When biologist E.O. Wilson won the TED Prize in 2007, he wished that we all “work together to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.” With that, the Encyclopedia of Life began the outrageous task of cataloguing all of the Earth’s known species. Cynthia Parr spoke at TED2012 to give updates on […]