• The Issue With the Term ‘Emotional Experiences’ (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Journey)
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    The Issue With the Term ‘Emotional Experiences’ (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Journey)

    Hi, I’m Hamish Black and this is Writing On Games. The term ‘emotional experience’, used when referring to games, is something that I have trouble with. Whenever I hear it (whether it be from reviewers who lack the critical capacity to explain what emotions the game is attempting to extract from the player, or publishers and developers who are trying to market their game to a specific audience), I think back to those ridiculous times around the late 2000’s where every game was referred to as a ‘cinematic’ experience, and I cringe just as hard as I did back then. It’s a shorthand that at best explains nothing, and at…

  • Central American migrant caravan | IN 60 SECONDS
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    Central American migrant caravan | IN 60 SECONDS

    What’s up with the caravan of Central Americans planning to cross the US border illegally? Tragically, it appears that desperate people have been made part of a dangerous stunt. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras sit in a transit zone for illegal drugs heading to US consumers who abuse chemicals to escape there first-world problems. Central American governments are unwilling or unable to take on drug traffickers who are flush with cash and armed to the teeth. Vicious gangs murder, extort, and force young men into their ranks. Insecurity scares off investment and chokes off commerce. Every day, thousands of poor try to sneak across the US border, but the caravan…

  • Can America’s schools be saved? — with Albert Shanker (1994) | THINK TANK
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    Can America’s schools be saved? — with Albert Shanker (1994) | THINK TANK

    Ben Wattenberg: Hello. I’m Ben Wattenberg. This fall our kids return to school. Do we need to set nationwide educational standards to help them compete in the global economy? Joining us to sort through the conflict and the consensus are Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers and a member of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards; Denis Doyle, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and coauthor of “Winning the Brain Race: A Bold Plan to Make Our Schools Competitive”; Professor Kriner Cash, associate dean of the School of Education at Howard University; and Myron Lieberman, senior research scholar, Center for Social Philosophy and Policy,…

  • People with dementia give back to community through art
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    People with dementia give back to community through art

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  • Does poverty damage children’s brains? Full interview with Amy Wax | VIEWPOINT
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    Does poverty damage children’s brains? Full interview with Amy Wax | VIEWPOINT

    Interviewer: Amy, I’m so glad you’re with us today. You are one of the most incisive minds when it comes to neuroscience. Kind of a sharp machete when it comes to slicing through a lot of the obfuscation and almost mythology that surrounds what neuroscience can tell us or can’t tell us about social problems. But over the last 15 years or so, neuroscience has been applied outside of the lab to a lot of different social questions. Can you just give us an overview of that before we get into the work you’ve done recently? Amy: Well, I think attempts to extrapolate the significance of neuroscience, apply it to…

  • Clean Elections Repeal & AZ ArtBeat: Phx Art Museum Auction & AZ Giving and Leading
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    Clean Elections Repeal & AZ ArtBeat: Phx Art Museum Auction & AZ Giving and Leading

    20:30:24:10>>>Coming up next on “Arizona 20:30:26:14 Horizon,” should voters 20:30:30:24 reconsider the state’s clean 20:30:31:22 elections campaign finance 20:30:32:15 system? 20:30:33:07 Also tonight, details on an 20:30:34:03 art auction to benefit the 20:30:35:11 Phoenix Art Museum. 20:30:36:15 And we’ll learn about a 20:30:37:17 program to help former foster 20:30:38:21 children after they age out 20:30:40:01 of the system. 20:30:40:29 Those stories next on 20:30:41:23 “Arizona Horizon.” 20:30:43:01>>>”Arizona Horizon” is made 20:30:45:11 possible by contributions from 20:30:46:26 the friends of eight, members 20:30:48:23 of your Arizona PBS station. 20:30:50:14 Thank you. 20:30:54:10>>>Good evening, and welcome 20:30:55:14 to “Arizona Horizon.” 20:30:56:13 I’m Ted Simons. 20:30:57:21 Home sales in the valley fell 20:30:59:00…

  • The divided brain — interview with Iain McGilchrist | VIEWPOINT
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    The divided brain — interview with Iain McGilchrist | VIEWPOINT

    Iain: There are an enormous number of aspects of modernist culture, the culture of the last hundred years or so, which simulates schizophrenia. Brent: Well, it’s my pleasure to welcome Dr. Iain McGilchrist, psychiatrist and author of “The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” here to AEI. Dr. McGilchrist holds multiple fellowships at Oxford University, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the Royal Society of Arts. So, welcome, Iain. It’s good to have you. Iain: Thank you very much, Brent. Brent: So, I hear from others that one question authors don’t usually get asked when they come on to a program like…

  • Pindar Van Arman Is Teaching Robot Artists To Paint Like Humans (HBO)
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    Pindar Van Arman Is Teaching Robot Artists To Paint Like Humans (HBO)

    — The Singularity is the theoretical day that artificial intelligence advances beyond human understanding and begins to change civilization in ways we can’t conceive of. Many fear the Singularity. — It needs… wanna try the gray? — Not Pindar Van Arman. He’s doing his small part to make it happen by teaching robots to make art. He’s writing code that nobody’s seen before, and thinks his machines are on the precipice of creative autonomy. — Here is a De Kooning and this one, the style’s just as interesting. — Wow. That looks cool. — And here is “Guernica.” A little darker, but… — Yeah, that looks like human suffering on…

  • What is The Institute of Art and Ideas?
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    What is The Institute of Art and Ideas?

    To discuss and debate really big challenges remove yourself from the headlines and look at the Institute of Art and Ideas we have some fantastic speakers the best known public intellectuals in the world there are deep deep problems that we’re confronting we’ve been talking about Facebook we’ve been talking about financial markets about race and racism every concievable enormous question of physics what on earth is the mind? and Europe #metoo sex robots structural inequality autocracy security and identity issues Quantum mechanical particles the meaning of life and where it all came from Blimey! The question for me is could we have something that is substantially different from what…

  • An Animated Introduction to Social Science
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    An Animated Introduction to Social Science

    All right. If we’re all settled? Yes? Good. Welcome. We are the Social Science department. Now, I’ll get right to it. The question on everyone’s mind: “Just what the heck is social science?” Well, let me try to explain. Social, as in society, as in human beings. Science, as in the facts, the systematic study of a thing, the pursuit of its true nature. We seek to understand the nature of people and society. What does it mean to be human? What defines a person? Is it history? Is it ancestry? How has he worked, struggled, thrived? In his environment! Sorry? In his environment. Did he live on a mountain?…