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  1. Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘Ministry for the Future’ — Science and Fiction: Envisioning Climate Action

    10/8/20 In this virtual event, novelist Kim Stanley Robinson will read from and discuss his new novel, The Ministry for the Future, which presents a fundamentally hopeful vision of a near-future world striving to overcome the climate crisis. After his talk, Robinson will join a panel of distinguished Rutgers faculty, including the journalist/activist Naomi Klein, international environmental lawyer Cymie Payne, and environmental humanist Jorge Marcone. The panel, moderated by Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Director and climate scientist Robert Kopp, will discuss the novel and its vision. This event is hosted by the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, and the Rutgers Climate Institute at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

    Kim Stanley Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the bestselling Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed Forty Signs of Rain, The Years of Rice and Salt and 2312. In 2008, he was named a "Hero of the Environment" by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. He lives in Davis, California.

    ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

    Naomi Klein is an award-winning journa…

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  2. The complete FUN TO IMAGINE with Richard Feynman - See new HD upload https://youtu.be/nYg6jzotiAc

    All the original episodes and stories in one video - total 66 minutes. Recorded at Feynman’s home in Altadena, California, in 1983 and first broadcast on BBC2. 0:50 Jiggling Atoms 7:18 Fire 12:08 Rubber Bands 14:53 Magnets 22:29 Electricity 32:05 Mirror and Train puzzles 37:46 Seeing Things 43:43 Big Numbers 55:01 Ways of Thinking

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  3. Cool Tools with Kevin Kelly - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 12/2/2014

    Kevin Kelly of Cool Tools joins Adam, Will, and Norm to discuss the starter tools that everyone should have. (They make great gifts, too!)

    Cool Tools on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Cool-Tools-Possibilities-Kevin-Kelly/dp/1940689007 Cool Tools homepage: http://kk.org/cooltools/

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  4. Gregg Levoy - Vital Signs: Nature & Nurture of Passion

    Why do you do what you do? Why get up in the morning…what drives you, motivates you, makes you feel alive? Or have you lost that sense of living a meaningful life? What can you do to rekindle the fires of a passionate existence?

    Get ready to be inspired and energized for change by Gregg Levoy’s insights into what makes for a passionately-lived life.

    Along with being an award-winning writer, Gregg Levoy is a fulltime lecturer and seminar leader in the business, educational and human potential arenas. He is a former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, and has written for the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, American Health, and other publications. He has spoken at the Smithsonian Institution, Microsoft, the Environmental Protection Agency, and been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR, and PBS.

    He is the author of Callings – Finding and Following an Authentic Life; and Vital Signs – The Nature and Nurture of Passion

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  5. Jenny Odell – How to do nothing | The Conference 2017

    Doing nothing is not a luxury, it’s a ground for meaningful thoughts."

    Digital artist and collector Jenny Odell talks about how work life shifted from an 8 hour workday into an always on approach. In this opening keynote, visual artist Jenny Odell will explore the architecture, politics, and rewards of nothing, arguing that the cultivation of nothing has new salience in the age of everything.

    She wants us to reclaim the public spaces such as parks and libraries for personal reflection and restoration. Jenny believes time and places for the practice and art of doing nothing are crucial to uncover underlying problems and to understand yourself. She regularly spends time in a nearby rose garden for observational activities such as bird watching and doing nothing to discover what unfolds from her inner journey and peace in mind.

    www.theconference.s

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  6. What Science Can Teach Us About Practice: The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

    Presented at the Buddhist Geeks conference in Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2011. Stanford psychologist and meditation teacher Kelly McGonigal, PhD, describes recent research in how meditation practice changes the brain and reduces suffering, including physical pain and depression.

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  7. Kim Stanley Robinson: Valuing the Earth and Future Generations: Imagining Post-Capitalism

    Climate change and population growth will combine in the twenty-first century to put an enormous load on humanity’s bio-infrastructural support system, the planet Earth. Kim Stanley Robinson argues that our current economic system undervalues both the environment and future human generations, and it will have to change if we hope to succeed in dealing with the enormous challenges facing us. Science is the most powerful conceptual system we have for dealing with the world, and we are certain to be using science to design and guide our response to the various crises now bearing down on us. A more scientific economics — what would that look like? And what else in our policy, habits, and values will have to change?

    Winner of Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards, Kim Stanley Robinson is best known for his award-winning Mars trilogy. He has published fifteen novels and several short stories collections, often exploring ecological and sociological themes. Recently, the US National Science Foundation has sent Robinson to Antarctica as part of their Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. In April 2011, Robinson presented his observations on the cyclical nature of capitalism at the Rethinking Capitalism conference, University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1984, he published his doctoral dissertation, The N…

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  8. Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky On Depression

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    Stanford Professor Robert Sapolsky, posits that depression is the most damaging disease that you can experience. Right now it is the number four cause of disability in the US and it is becoming more common. Sapolsky states that depression is as real of a biological disease as is diabetes.

    Stanford University: http://www.stanford.edu/

    Stanford University Channel on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/stanford

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  9. Dr. Jason Fung - ‘Therapeutic Fasting - Solving the Two-Compartment Problem’

    Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital.

    He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those suffering from the two big epidemics of modern times: obesity and type 2 diabetes.

    Dr. Fung uses innovative solutions to these problems, realising that conventional treatments are not that effective in helping people.

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