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S01E08: “The Science of Sight & Photography”
Can understanding the science of sight help to improve your selfie? Through the power of light and knowledge of the intricacies of the human eye, Holly Carpenter insists that everyone can be a photographer. Carpenter is a Creative Entertainment Lighting Designer for a Walt Disney World making “magic” through designing new shows, character greetings and special events.
S01E07: “The Final Intelligence and the End of Human History” by Max Jackson
Original Air Date: 08/10/2017
The singularity is the idea that human history is just about to end, the final event being the creation of an intelligence (human or otherwise) that surpasses our own. Max Jackson discusses the concept of the technological singularity and how intelligence augmentation has been going on for as long as there have been humans.
S01E04: “Preparation A – Our Relief Against Severe Asteroids” by Derek Demeter
Does our planet suffer from the chance of a severe asteroid or comet impact? Could this event potentially bring forth another major extinction event? Derek Demeter presents Preparation A, solutions that could be the first line of defense against asteroids. Demeter is the director of the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College.
S01E03: “Vexillophilia – Let Your Nerd Flag” by Amy Selikoff
Have you ever wondered why there’s a rooster on the Ugandan flag? Or what the symbols on various flags actually represent? Or who thinks about this stuff, anyway? Vexillophiles, a.k.a. lovers of all things flag-related, do! Amy Selikoff, a proud vexillophile, shares about the hidden language woven into the fabric of a nation’s primary symbol.
S01E01: “Breakdancing Our Way to Energy Independence – Piezoelectricity” by Chris Castro
Every human movement is a transfer of clean energy that could power our needs around us every day. Now imagine a paradigm shift in the way we create and use energy, where collective human movements becomes the source to electrify our lives, and transition us away from the energy that built our world, to the energy that will shape our future.