Never like the first time!

15 minutes

Virginity lost, perspective gained – four stories of formative sexual experience

Whether they are romantic or traumatic, embarrassing or inspiring, first sexual encounters are always formative. In this short animated documentary, four people tell the stories of their first sexual experiences, recalling these moments with a mixture of nostalgia, amusement, regret and wonder.

Director: Jonas Odell

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Data & Information

The information age traffics in speed. To adapt to it wisely, we must slow down

5 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Amid massive urbanisation and modernisation, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners

30 minutes

Idea/Love & Friendship

Keeping it in the family: why we pick the partners we do

Tamsin Saxton

Essay/Neuroscience

Freud the philosopher

Before fathering psychoanalysis, Freud first slayed the dominant Cartesian intellectual tradition of mind-body dualism

David Livingstone Smith

Video/Cognition & Intelligence

Why can concave surfaces look convex when viewed from overhead (and vice versa)?

4 minutes

Essay/Personality

Indescribable you

Can novelists or psychologists better capture the strange multitude of realities in every human self?

Carlin Flora

Idea/Death

Humans are the only animals who crave oblivion through suicide

Nicholas Humphrey

Video/Personality

Magic from the mundane – paper towels flourish in the hands of a coffeeshop artist

2 minutes