• OCD3, Ep7: Finding Release through Art Therapy
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    OCD3, Ep7: Finding Release through Art Therapy

    Jessica, thanks for joining me today and having us down to your amazing gallery space. Today, we want to learn a little bit about art therapy and how that might relate to OCD or anxiety disorders in general. So how I got involved a little bit was through my own art making and realizing that art was not so much about the product of art, but the process itself. Seeing the joy that people get out of making art, going through struggles, is really something beautiful, and I wanted to really follow that. So yeah, there’s a big gap with mental health issues today, and really, no one should be…

  • 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…

  • NASA’s zero-gravity plane: How astronauts train for microgravity | Michelle Thaller
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    NASA’s zero-gravity plane: How astronauts train for microgravity | Michelle Thaller

    ack, you had the question, how do we remove gravity from the anti-gravity chambers that astronauts train in? And you’ve probably seen films of astronauts in training, floating around in a closed chamber. And it does kind of look like we may have something that can actually shield against gravity. Well, for one thing, I really wish we did because just think about how useful that would be. Think about having, say, a construction site, and you can remove all of the gravity. You could actually move things around really easily. There’s so many applications for having some sort of anti-gravity device, but we don’t have one. There is no…

  • YouTube’s scratch-off lottery community
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    YouTube’s scratch-off lottery community

    These are some facts about the United States half dollar. It’s worth fifty cents. It depicts the head of American President John F. Kennedy in profile. It is two times as heavy as the U.S. quarter, making it the heaviest U.S. coin currently minted. It’s also the instrument of choice for YouTube scratcher Donafello. Donafello has over twelve thousand YouTube subscribers. There’s a whole community of YouTubers doing the same kind of thing. SirSkratchNsmoke “Holy shit.” Texan Candy “Alright, seventy bucks!” Scratcher Heaven “K, I got my twenty bucks back.” To name a few. “What’s uppppp family?” Back to Donafello here. This is his last video since disappearing from the…

  • 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,…

  • Artist Talk: Ergin Çavuşoğlu and Javier Téllez
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    Artist Talk: Ergin Çavuşoğlu and Javier Téllez

    PABLO LEON DE LA BARRA: Hi everyone, thank you for continuing being with us. I am Pablo León de la Barra, and I am still the Guggenheim UBS MAP Latin American curator. The next session is artist-centered, so it’s really about talking with the artists and seeing a bit of their work, and, through Sara Raza’s invitation, rethinking what ethnography in relationship to the arts means today. We’re going to have two speakers. Ergin Çavuşoğlu, which I hope I pronounced well, and Javier Téllez. Each one will speak and present their work for between ten and fifteen minutes. Ergin’s biography, you have it on the paper, but I’ll just give…

  • Understanding Art Through Budapest Fine Arts Museum: Part II : Understanding Art: Manet
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    Understanding Art Through Budapest Fine Arts Museum: Part II : Understanding Art: Manet

    Lady with a Fan, this is a painting by Manet, who is regarded by many as an impressionist artist. He himself never regarded himself as an impressionist artist, but it’s true that he started using techniques later impressionist artists, such as Monet – and they actually knew each other as well – developed even further. What you can see on this painting is, again, something very different from the strict rules of the Academy of the artists, or the art academies at the time. Usually in art academies they studied techniques that were used by masters of the Renaissance period, or later period, meaning shadowing, using proper lights, creating three-dimensional…

  • Dialogue Keynote: Elaine Welteroth
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    Dialogue Keynote: Elaine Welteroth

    ‘Cause it didn’t happen if it’s not in Instagram, right? *[Laughs]* Well, Elaine, welcome. Thank you so much for having me. Yeah, welcome to Chicago, welcome to the MCA stage, welcome to our visitors, today. Hi, everyone. *[Audience response]* Thanks for coming out on a really cold night. Although it’s probably not that cold for you all. *[Laughs]* Well, first of all, I just wanted to say, I’m thrilled and honored to welcome you. Our conversation tonight, as Madeleine had mentioned, about diversity, about youth empowerment, about inclusion, set against the backdrop of this very complicated cultural moment, I think this is one conversation that the MCA is ready and…

  • Synthetic Biology: Principles and Applications – Jan Roelof van der Meer
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    Synthetic Biology: Principles and Applications – Jan Roelof van der Meer

    Hello, my name is Jan Roelof van der Meer, I’m a professor in microbiology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Today I would like to talk to you about synthetic biology. About the principles of synthetic biology, and some of the applications. Some of you may have very different perspectives and ideas about what is synthetic biology. You may have heard of the word, you may have associated it with plastic organisms or with organisms doing various strange characteristics. But probably, this is not what synthetic biology really is. So my goal of today is to explain to you the concepts of synthetic biology and contrasting them to the…

  • Trampoline Dodgeball with Anna Kendrick and Kevin Hart
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    Trampoline Dodgeball with Anna Kendrick and Kevin Hart

    I’m Kevin Hart, your host of “What the Fit.” About to go pick up a friend of mine– Anna Kendrick. You may know her from a lot of movies. Aww, she’s so adorable. So adorable. – Kevin Hart. – What are you doing, lady? Um, I’m just standing on the street – hoping a celebrity would come and pick me up. – With your thumb out. Do you have, like, any idea of how much fun you’re gonna have today? – Um, no. – No, no, okay. It’s, like, the most fun ever. Okay, I’m increasingly nervous ’cause you’re selling this really hard. Kevin: I’m selling it, because if I…