Richard Dawkins: Saddles and Domes: Evolution of the Giant Tortoises
Richard Dawkins explains how and why the Giant Tortoises of Galapagos evolved on each of the different islands. He shows how the different shell shapes evolved to help the tortoises adapt to environments on the different islands. Download: iPhone: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/SaddlesAndDomes%20-%20iPhone.m4v 720p HD: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/SaddlesAndDomes-720.mov Get the RDF TV podcast through iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStor
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'We Few, We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers' by Dr. Andy Thomson, AAI 2007
Dr. Andy Thomson gives a talk on the motives behind suicide terrorism at the Atheist Alliance International 2007 Conference in Washington, D.C. This video is available on DVD as part of the 'AAI 2007' DVD set, available at http://store.richarddawkins.net . Brought to you free online by THE RICHARD DAWKINS FOUNDATION FOR REASON AND SCIENCE Filmed by JOSH TIMONEN WAYNE MARSALA Edited by JOSH TIMONEN
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'Science in Hollywood' by Carolyn Porco, AAI 2009
Carolyn Porco examines how science and scientists are portrayed in the film industry. She also explains how she interprets some of the stunning imagery taken by the Cassini mission to Saturn and the outer planets, which she oversees. Download amazing Cassini images at: http://ciclops.org Find Cassini-inspired Star Trek Imagery -- the USS Enterprise and Saturn -- at: http://diamondskyproductions.com/spotlight.php Carolyn @ Twitter: http://twitter.com/carolynporco Carolyn @ Facebook: http://www.
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IMAX: Hubble Webisode
For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled the world with unprecedented views of the cosmos, from the splendor of Earth's celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, This awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images. Recounting the amazi
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Trailer: IMAX: Hubble
For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled the world with unprecedented views of the cosmos, from the splendor of Earth's celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, This awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images. Recounting the amazi
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Modern Women: Barbara Hammer on Feminist film
For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/modernwomen Images courtesy of Barbara Hammer and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Clips courtesy of the Estate of Maya Deren, Anthology Film Archives, and Barbara Hammer (www.barbarahammer.com) Created by Plowshares Media www.PlowSharesMedia.com © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Modern Women: Barbara Hammer on Maya Deren
For more information please visit http://www.moma.org/modernwomen Images courtesy of Barbara Hammer and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Clips courtesy of the Estate of Maya Deren, Anthology Film Archives, and Barbara Hammer (www.barbarahammer.com) Created by Plowshares Media www.PlowSharesMedia.com © 2010 The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Jacqueline Kennedy Campaign Interview
Television interview given by Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960 presidential campaign. From the archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
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Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960
On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation's adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Film footage © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. For more archival
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1963 Timesharing: A Solution to Computer Bottlenecks
[Recorded: May 9, 1963] This vintage film features MIT Science Reporter John Fitch at the MIT Computation Center in an extended interview with MIT professor of computer science Fernando J. Corbato. The film was co-produced by WGBH (Boston) and MIT. The prime focus of the film is timesharing, one of the most important developments in computing, and one which has come in and out of favor several times over the last several decades as the dichotomy between remote and centrally-managed computing r
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Hackers Phishers and Carders, Oh My!
[Recorded April 21, 2010] Stalking, scams, theft, underhanded business tactics, vandalism and the like have existed for millennia, and have found ways to exploit emerging technologies from check writing to the telegraph. The Internet age is no exception. A fair amount of early cyber crime fit the popular image of the pimply-faced teenager in his bedroom, breaking into government networks for the thrill of it. But today, a growing class of professional criminals is targeting ordinary users and
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Jean Bartik and the ENIAC Women
Jean Bartik, one of the earliest pioneering women in technology, talks about her memories of breaking into the then new field of computer science and working on the ENIAC in the 1940's The ENIAC and the story of the women behind it will be part of the upcoming Revolution exhibition at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View, CA. Opening in January 2011, "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing" will be the first major museum exhibition to trace the history of computers and information
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Delacroix - La Liberté guidant le Peuple - partie 2/3
Offrez-vous le film en qualité DVD : http://goo.gl/FNkiI (port offert pour le monde entier) La Liberté guidant le peuple: un tableau devenu icône de la république triomphante. Pourtant telle n'a jamais été l'intention de Delacroix, dandy-conservateur effrayé par les émeutes populaires. La fortune de l'oeuvre reposerait-elle sur un immense contresens ?
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Work of Art: Abdi Farah
This presentation spotlights Abdi Farah, the winner of Work of Art, a recently concluded creative competition among contemporary artists from across the United States for a cash prize and this exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. The competition aired weekly as a Bravo cable television series—a reality show, much like others that have pitted aspiring chefs or fashion designers against each other. August 14--October 17, 2010 Brooklyn Museum http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/work_of_art/
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British Directors at the 54th BFI London Film Festival - Part 2
In the lead up to the 54th BFI London Film Festival, we speak to another group of British filmmakers whose work has been included in the festival programme. Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor, explains how she decided to explore the life of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar through a combination of archive footage, a performance of Dunbar's play of the same name, and interviews from the writer's family. Jamie Thraves, who wrote and directed Treacle Jr, talks about his third feature, which inclu
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 1
The 54th BFI London Film Festival In Partnership with American Express began with the European gala premiere screening of Never Let Me Go. Based on the much beloved novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) and directed by Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), the film features some of the UK's brightest young talent in the form of Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. This first of the festival's daily vodcasts features all the film's key talent and creative team as they arrive a
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 2
On the Day 2 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, we spoke to international filmmakers including Kiran Rao (Dhobi Ghat) and Pernille Fischer Christensen (A Family). The second annual keynote speech was given by Ken Loach, one of the UK's most acclaimed directors. During the event, presented in conjunction with Skillset, Loach encouraged the audience to be the change they wanted to see in the film industry. Mark Romanek, director of Never Let Me Go, gave the first of the American Express Screen
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 3
On Day 3 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival we attended the inaugural filmmakers tea, where we spoke to Derek Cianfrance about his acclaimed film Blue Valentine. In the West End Lucy Walker, the director of Waste Land, told us about her latest documentary, which explores the lives of garbage pickers in Rio through an art project developed by artist Vik Muniz. Blue Valentine also had its UK premiere that evening, with star Michelle Williams in attendance. The third day of the festival closed wi
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 4
On Day 4 of The 54th BFI London Film Festival, producer Mark Lipson presented Tabloid, his latest collaboration with acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris. At BFI Southbank, artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah discussed his latest film The Nine Muses, a lyrical set of tone poems looking at mass migration to post war Britain. On the red carpet Anton Corbijn presented his latest film The American starring George Clooney - with co-stars Violante Placido and Thekla Reuten in attendance. Finally Artis
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival Vodcast Day 5
Day 5 of the 54th BFI London Film Festival brought us the European premiere presentation of Africa United, an uplifting and eye-opening story about two Rwandan children who travel to South Africa to pursue their world cup dreams, and on the red carpet we spoke to director Debs Gardner-Paterson and the young stars of the film. At the second filmmaker's tea we spoke to Geoff Marslett about his rotoscope animated film Mars, and legendary American indie director John Sayles (Amigo). Finally, the Sig
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