Sound of vision

8 minutes

A jazz-inflected, stylishly expressive take on the experience of blindness

Frank Senior loves New York City even though he’s never been able to marvel at its skyline or be dazzled by its unrelenting lights. Blind since birth, Frank’s everyday life in a city of 8 million requires extreme focus and he has trained himself to have an acute awareness of his surroundings. Buoyant and jazz-inflected, Sound of Vision distills a simple portrait of a man’s daily life into a stylish and expressive take on the experience of blindness.

Director: Dongnan Chen, Julia Doran, Loretta van der Horst, Joseph Vele

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Logic

Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?

6 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Amid massive urbanisation and modernisation, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners

30 minutes

Idea/Love & Friendship

Keeping it in the family: why we pick the partners we do

Tamsin Saxton

Essay/Neuroscience

Freud the philosopher

Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism

David Livingstone Smith

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Why can concave surfaces look convex when viewed from overhead (and vice versa)?

4 minutes

Essay/Personality

Indescribable you

Can novelists or psychologists better capture the strange multitude of realities in every human self?

Carlin Flora

Idea/Death

Humans are the only animals who crave oblivion through suicide

Nicholas Humphrey

Video/Personality

Magic from the mundane – paper towels flourish in the hands of a coffeeshop artist

2 minutes