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March 08 2011

00:08

I Am An Emotional Creature: An Evening with Eve Ensler

I Am An Emotional Creature: An Evening with Eve Ensler
Playwright (The Vagina Monologues, Necessary Targets, The Good Body) and author (Insecure At Last) Eve Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that has raised more than $75 million to date and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Her newest work, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosities.
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/02/I_Am_An_Emotional_Creature_An_Evening_with_Eve_Ensler

March 05 2011

00:46

An Evening with Eve Ensler

An Evening with Eve Ensler
Playwright (The Vagina Monologues, Necessary Targets, The Good Body) and author (Insecure At Last) Eve Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that has raised more than $75 million to date and funded over 12,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic Of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Her newest work, I Am An Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and take agency over their minds, bodies, hearts and curiosities.
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/03/02/An_Evening_with_Eve_Ensler
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February 28 2011

23:41

Mary Catherine Bateson: Live Longer, Think Longer

Mary Catherine Bateson: Live Longer, Think Longer
We're not just living longer, we're thriving longer, but so far we seem to be thinking shorter. Aging societies the world over can benefit from increased longevity because human lives have added a new stage -- what Bateson calls "Adulthood II: the age of active wisdom." People of grandparent age, finding themselves with more energy and health than obsolete stereotypes had led them to expect, are seeing their lives whole and the world whole and taking on radically new activities in light of that perspective. These older adults have the potential to bring a longer perspective to decision making that affects the future.

Mary Catherine Bateson is a cultural anthropologist now 71, the daughter of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. Her famed 1989 book Composing a Life showed how women were learning to treat their necessarily fragmented careers as a coherent improvisational art form. Her new book is titled Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom.
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, Fort Mason Center, Long Now Foundation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/02/09/Mary_Catherine_Bateson_Live_Longer_Think_Longer

February 18 2011

22:47

The Great Brain Debate

The Great Brain Debate
"The Great Brain Debate" from the Knowledge Cities World Summit in Melbourne asks the question: Do we need to protect our malleable brains from the information overload of our digital world? And, does it mean we're not using them to delve as deeply as we used to?

Arguing the affirmative is Professor Susan Greenfield, a British scientist, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords, who's widely praised for her research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Opposing her, is a full-time champion of the Web and all things socially networked, Peter Williams, CEO of Deloitte Digital.

The battle is refereed by ABC News 24's Michael Rowland.
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Knowledge Cities World Conference, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/18/The_Great_Brain_Debate

February 09 2011

22:59

Bill Gates: Eradicating an Old Reality Once and for All

Bill Gates: Eradicating an Old Reality Once and for All
A special message from the Government of the United Kingdom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on ridding the scourge of polio completely from the world. Polio cases have been reduced by 99% globally, but there are still over 1,000 known cases in developing countries that are crippling children.
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: Davos, Switerland, 2011 World Economic Forum, World Economic Forum
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/28/Bill_Gates_Eradicating_an_Old_Reality_Once_and_for_All

January 28 2011

01:44

Oliver Burkeman: How to Become Slightly Happier

Oliver Burkeman: How to Become Slightly Happier
How do you solve the problem of human happiness and fulfillment?

It is a subject that has occupied some of history's greatest thinkers, from Aristotle to Paul McKenna. But how do we sort the good ideas from the bad ones? Are there any hard and fast rules when it comes to happiness, and should we trust anyone who claims to know the secret?

In the last five years journalist Oliver Burkeman has travelled to some of the strangest corners of the "happiness industry" in an attempt to find out, and visits the RSA in bleak mid-January to present his findings. From stress, procrastination and insomnia, to laughter, creativity and wealth, he gives us the lowdown on how to become slightly happier.
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: London, The RSA, RSA
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/13/Oliver_Burkeman_How_to_Become_Slightly_Happier

January 25 2011

00:06

Cordelia Fine: Delusions of Gender

Cordelia Fine: Delusions of Gender
If you thought sexism was a thing of the past, then think again says psychologist and writer, Cordelia Fine. In this often highly amusing talk, she argues that the notion that there is an immutable biological difference between the male and female brain is just another form of sexism: neurosexism. And Cordelia's on a mission to discredit the science behind it.

After her excoriating attack, Cordelia goes on to warn of the dangers such ideas can have on the path to greater equality between the genders.

Cordelia Fine appeared at the 2010 Festival of Dangerous Ideas, presented by the Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre. The discussion was chaired by Edwina Throsby.
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/02/Cordelia_Fine_Delusions_of_Gender

January 12 2011

01:01

Tim Ferriss: 'The 4-Hour Workweek' and 'The 4-Hour Body'

Tim Ferriss: 'The 4-Hour Workweek' and 'The 4-Hour Body'
Want to work just four hours a week? Ferriss believes he can show you how. This Jack-of-all-trades has done it all, from becoming the National Chinese Kickboxing Champion and the Guinness World Record-holder for tango dancing to working for education reform. In his controversial book, The 4-Hour Workweek, Ferriss advocates throwing out old ideas of retirement and deferred-life plans. His latest sensation, The 4-Hour Body, is a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the human body, covering topics ranging from fat loss to sex, and he says it's all been tested.
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Location: San Francisco, CA, The Commonwealth Club of California, Commonwealth Club
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2011/01/06/Tim_Ferriss_The_4-Hour_Workweek

December 28 2010

23:32

Ray Kurzweil: Interview and Audience Q&A

Ray Kurzweil: Interview and Audience Q&A
On November 30th and December 1st, 2010, at the TIME Conference Center in New York City, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world came together for an historic gathering - the 2010 World Technology Summit & Awards, the eighth Summit and ninth Awards thus far! - to celebrate each other's accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.

The majority of Summit participants were either current WTN members (primarily winners/finalists from previous World Technology Awards cycles, as selected by their peers as those doing the innovative work of "the greatest likely long-term significance") or 2010 World Technology Award nominees. A combination of keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions... and potentially-career-altering-networking opportunities over two days concluded with a gala black-tie Awards ceremony on the second night.
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:25:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, TIME Conference Center, World Technology Network
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/30/Ray_Kurzweil_Interview_and_Audience_QA

December 23 2010

22:42

New Aging: Werner Berger

New Aging: Werner Berger
The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture.

New Aging is a uniquely strategic conference, complemented by hands-on workshops, matchmaking sessions, and open houses at collaborating institutions. Guests within and outside of the design profession will provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on "New Aging" in architecture.

New Aging investigates recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:00:00 -0700
Location: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Meyerson Hall, New Aging
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/01/New_Aging_Werner_Berger
22:41

New Aging: Envisioning the Future

New Aging: Envisioning the Future
A collection of seven innovators and thinkers shed light on how we can avoid common problems when aging. Topics from "How we can avoid aging" to "Will a robot care for my mom?" vary in message and approach with a futuristic twist.
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2010 17:00:00 -0700
Location: Philadelphia, PA, , New Aging
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/01/New_Aging_Envisioning_the_Future
22:41

New Aging: Visiting the Future

New Aging: Visiting the Future
The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture.

New Aging is a uniquely strategic conference, complemented by hands-on workshops, matchmaking sessions, and open houses at collaborating institutions. Guests within and outside of the design profession provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on "New Aging" in architecture.

New Aging investigates recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 10:00:00 -0700
Location: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Meyerson Hall, New Aging
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/02/New_Aging_Visiting_the_Future
22:28

New Aging: Applying the Future

New Aging: Applying the Future
Political leaders, and doers present concepts, ideas, visions, and plans on how society adapts to aging challenges and what innovations are in the pipeline and are about to be realized.
Date: Sat, 02 Oct 2010 14:00:00 -0700
Location: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania, New Aging
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/02/New_Aging_Applying_the_Future

December 16 2010

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December 14 2010

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December 11 2010

00:19

Wonderfest 2010: Does 10k Hours of Gaming Have Effects?

Wonderfest 2010: Does 10k Hours of Gaming Have Effects?
This program was recorded at the 12th Annual Wonderfest, the San Francisco Bay Area Festival of Science.

Wonderfest's broad goals are best described by its mission statement: Through public discourse about provocative scientific questions, Wonderfest aspires to stimulate curiosity, promote careful reasoning, challenge unexamined beliefs, and encourage life-long learning.

Wonderfest achieves these ends by presenting series of scientific events to the general public. At most of these events, pairs of articulate and accomplished researchers discuss and debate compelling questions at the edge of scientific understanding.
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 13:00:00 -0700
Location: Stanford, CA, Hewlett Teach Center, Wonderfest
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/06/Wonderfest_2010_Does_10k_Hours_of_Gaming_Have_Effects

November 23 2010

18:16

Challenges Synthetic Biology Poses for Ethics & Policy

Challenges Synthetic Biology Poses for Ethics & Policy
What do current developments in the emerging field of synthetic biology means for ethics and public policy? Thomas H. Murray, President of The Hastings Center, delivers the Third Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science & Society.
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Washington, D.C., AAAS Auditorium, Hastings Center
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/28/Challenges_Synthetic_Biology_Poses_for_Ethics_and_Policy

November 19 2010

02:25

Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Emperor of All Maladies
Cancer physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses his new book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, and The New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800
Location: New York, NY, Celeste Bartos Forum, New York Public Library
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/11/18/Siddhartha_Mukherjee_The_Emperor_of_All_Maladies

November 06 2010

00:50

Long Conversation with Violet Blue and John Perry Barlow

Long Conversation with Violet Blue and John Perry Barlow
Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 02010. Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time was a data visualization performance by Sosolimited, an art and technology studio out of M.I.T.

Long Conversation was presented with a live performance of 1,000 minutes of composer Jem Finer's Longplayer.
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: San Francisco, CA, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Long Now Foundation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/10/16/Long_Conversation_with_Violet_Blue_and_John_Perry_Barlow
00:33

Norman Doidge: The Neuroplasticity Revolution (An Update)

Norman Doidge: The Neuroplasticity Revolution (An Update)
What is brain plasticity? It's a term that explains how brain functions aren't rigid and set in stone at an early age, but rather are changeable and adaptable. Put simply, an old dog CAN learn new tricks...but they need to apply themselves. It's "use it, or lose it."

In his return to the Brisbane Writers Festival, Norman Doidge gives an update on some of the latest findings relating to brain plasticity. He explains how understanding that the brain can change itself has huge potential for new treatments for neurological problems, and can also inform what we know about how the human brain grows, learns and adapts.

Doidge tells the remarkable story of how, in his last visit to Brisbane in 2008, he met a woman Jane Gapp whose daughter had the incurable condition Locked-In Syndrome. Reading Doidge's book compelled Gapp to persevere in her attempts to help her daughter recover, and she has since pulled her out of her "Locked-In" state.
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Brisbane Writers Festival, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2010/09/02/Norman_Doidge_The_Neuroplasticity_Revolution_An_Update
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