Metropolis II

6 minutes

The city of tomorrow is here – and it’s in the studio of US artist Chris Burden

The American artist Chris Burden thinks it’s time for an infrastructural revolution. For the past four years, he has worked to bring his vision to life, building an enormous model city of gleaming skyscrapers and futuristic highways. In Metropolis II, the filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost journey into Burden’s World of Tomorrow, exploring, up close, his vision of an automated urban landscape, and imagining a future full of endless possibilities.

Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

Producer: Sara Wolitzky

Video/Knowledge

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

3 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Metaphysics

Stephanie regrets passing up a great opportunity. Can modal realism help?

5 minutes

Video/Nature & Environment

In the murky waters of climate change, native fishers are among the most vulnerable

7 minutes

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity

Joshua Holden

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Raising good robots

We already have a way to teach morals to alien intelligences: it's called parenting. Can we apply the same methods to robots?

Regina Rini

Video/Energy, Resources, & Sustainability

Meet the man bent on powering the world with vortexes

6 minutes

Video/Making

How to build a full pottery workshop from the earth up

11 minutes

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

Ben Medlock

Essay/History of Technology

Web of war

How the hair-trigger nuclear age and fears of Armageddon inspired visionary cold warriors to invent the internet

Sharon Weinberger