Moonwalk

4 minutes

The ultimate Moon shot puts man and nature into extraordinary perspective

Dean Potter was a pioneering rock climber, BASE jumper, and wingsuit flyer whose exploits were both physically exceptional and remarkably creative. To shoot this short documentary, the photographer and filmmaker Mikey Shaefer set up a camera more than a mile away, juxtaposing the rising full Moon with Potter’s walk across a highline at Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park. The result is breathtaking, a Moon shot that is simultaneously a forceful testament to what humans can achieve and a reminder that we are still tiny in the awesome face of nature.

Director: Mikey Schaefer

Video/Gender & Sexuality

In southern Mexico, a long-acknowledged ‘third gender’ is not masculine or feminine

9 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Ethics

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

6 minutes

Video/Design & Fashion

A film that dreams of a poem that dreams of tragedy and love

4 minutes

Video/Astronomy

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

45 minutes

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

Idea/History of Science

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

Adrian Currie & Derek Turner

Video/Evolution

A cut-throat case of evolutionary backstabbing in the Peruvian rainforest

3 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

volume_up
play_arrow
pause
Idea/Physics

Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator

Joel Frohlich