Shaped on all six sides

7 minutes

Building a boat, plank by plank, is like giving life to an inanimate object

Kat Gardiner’s film looks at what it means to be a craftsman in the 21st century from the view point of Andy Stewart, master boat builder. In an age of automation and convenience, how do we value skill and authenticity? And what is it like to assemble a boat, whose precisely placed planks must survive the rigours of the violent sea?

Director: Kat Gardiner

Producer: Kat Gardiner

Video/Earth Science

How an Earth science outsider finally put the Pangea puzzle together

8 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/History of Ideas

How did the 20th century’s most glamorous intellectual friendship go wrong?

3 minutes

Video/Knowledge

Models are always imperfect, and the ones we choose greatly shape our experience

3 minutes

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Essay/Stories & Literature

Watchers of the earth

Indigenous peoples around the world tell myths which contain warning signs for natural disasters. Scientists are now listening

Carrie Arnold

Idea/Internet & Communication

Should you feel sad about the demise of the handwritten letter?

Siobhan Phillips

Video/Subcultures

New York City, 1986 – the grit, the graffiti, the glory

18 minutes

Essay/Stories & Literature

Walk the lines

Can walking the city streets still be liberating, when every path is paved with literary quotations and artistic prefiguring?

Will Wiles

Idea/Architecture & Landscape

Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts

Timothy Brittain-Catlin

Video/Architecture & Landscape

A ski mountain as a stunning ethereal reflection on how we move through nature

14 minutes