Feux et barbecues interdits

7 minutes

An unsettling road trip through the Vosges mountains in autumn

The artist and filmmaker Simon Ketteniss’s film takes the viewer on a kinetic and unsettling tour of the Vosges mountains in eastern France in autumn. Balanced between an elegiac response to what has gone before and a suggestion of an unknown future, the 300 scenes filmed over five days appear in a seamless rhythm, backed by a soundtrack that’s at once magnificently compelling and deeply eerie.

Director: Simon Ketteniss

Video/Evolution

Flashing together: when fireflies meet LEDs, the result is a beautiful lightshow

2 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Cognition & Intelligence

There’s a lot more to conversation than words. What really happens when we talk

6 minutes

Video/Internet & Communication

A classic film on communication finds renewed meaning in the age of memes and emojis

22 minutes

Idea/Stories & Literature

This is the Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction

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Video/Travel

Castles, croquet and kilts: on the tour bus from China through the photo ops of Britain

10 minutes

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Essay/Stories & Literature

The truth about tarot

Whether divining ancient wisdoms or elevating the art of cold reading, tarot is a form of therapy, much like psychoanalysis

James McConnachie

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Idea/Stories & Literature

So I exaggerate a little – am I wrong to jazz up my stories?

Andrea Askowitz

Video/Subcultures

Utopian communities rarely last. How have the Hutterites done it over four centuries?

28 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

Sands of time

The North Sea is rich in signs of what made the modern world. It's also a monument to what awaits us in the Anthropocene

David Farrier