A life well lived

4 minutes

The first American to summit Everest knows a thing or two about taking risks

‘Risk is really important to life’. A Life Well Lived: Jim Whittaker and 50 Years of Everest incorporates remarkable archive footage from Whittaker’s Everest expeditions as he reflects on how climbing has shaped his life and how the sport has changed in the 50 years since his remarkable achievement.

Director: Eric Becker

Video/Evolution

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

2 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Knowledge

Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society

5 minutes

Video/Internet & Communication

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

22 minutes

Essay/Values & Beliefs

Dissolving the ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger

Jules Evans

Idea/Knowledge

The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan

Jonardon Ganeri

Video/Meaning & the Good Life

Late in life, Fred finds joy – and a ‘rhythm in all things’ – through tap dance

6 minutes

Idea/Ethics

Is it moral to respect the wishes of the dead, above the living?

Barry Lam

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Essay/Cognition & Intelligence

Had a good think lately?

Not busy-work, ticking off to-do lists or keeping-up-with-stuff. Just sitting. And thinking. Is it so hard?

André Spicer

Video/History of Ideas

How quantum superposition could unravel the ‘grandfather paradox’

3 minutes