Wanderers

4 minutes

A stunning vision of the possibilities of humanity’s expansion into space

The US astrophysicist and author Carl Sagan was able to make complex scientific questions thoroughly arresting and human – at times even poetic. Set to awe-inspiring digital recreations of strange yet not unfamiliar worlds elsewhere in our solar system, Wanderers takes Sagan’s timeless words on the human instinct for exploration, and imagines what the next stage might look like: to Mars and beyond into space.

Director: Erik Wernquist

Video/Anthropology

How footprints trapped in time unlocked a mystery of early hominids

8 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals

6 minutes

Video/Mathematics

A brilliant ‘geometric ballet’ of sound, shape and symmetry on the theme of 180°

5 minutes

Video/Human Evolution

Why do fear, cold and sublime feelings all provoke the same response in our skin?

3 minutes

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Idea/Cosmology

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

Michael Strauss

Essay/Mathematics

How to play mathematics

The world is full of mundane, meek, unconscious things embodying fiendishly complex mathematics. What can we learn from them?

Margaret Wertheim

Video/Astronomy

The plodding photon, or how the speed of light looks sluggish on a galactic scale

45 minutes

Essay/Physics

This granular life

That the world is not solid but made up of tiny particles is a very ancient insight. Is it humanity’s greatest idea?

Carlo Rovelli

Idea/History of Science

The missing fossils matter as much as the ones we have found

Adrian Currie & Derek Turner