- fairer jacques: the films of jacques demy reveal a modern innovator of cinema, and a passionate optimist.
- a tale of two sisters Former supermodel Christy Turlington promotes solutions to the biggest killer of teenage girls in the developing world: Pregnancy. Her documentary is No Woman No Cry.
- the macho paradox: jackson katz Tough Guise explores the links between culture’s male violence, and how all men can stop it.
- eames: the architect and the painter Together, Ray and Charles Eames epitomized a new postwar style: the successful career couple, the creators of a modern design philsophy. Narrated by actor James Franco, new documentary Eames: The Architect and the Painter presents their inspiring story.
- genesis and the genius Richard Dawkins takes us on a journey through the mind of a genius and perhaps “the most important idea ever to have occurred to a human mind”.
- the singular ray kurzweil Discover inventor and avid futurist Ray Kurzweil whose work predicts an exciting tech future. In this video, presenter Jason Silva interviews the director of Transcendent Man, a documentary of Kurzweil’s life and ideas. (approx. 8mins)
- a new ‘turing test’ 2012 is shaping up as Turing’s year. 100 years after his birth, Alan Turing, WWII codebreaker, mathematician, machine intelligence genius, is gaining new recognition in film and science literature. A modern movement seeks to remove his ‘criminal’ shadow. An upcoming film previewed here seeks to explain his legacy.
- thinking BIG: bjarke ingels Danish architect Bjarke Ingels doesn’t think small; his BIG thinking gives new scope to our sustainability. See his exciting West 57th St residential tower project (approx 1.5 mins) Ingels unveils his exciting philosophy of ‘hedonistic sustainability’ in this recorded TED presentation (approx. 20 mins)
- calatrava shows his colours Santiago Calatrava’s Peace Bridge, Calgary marks a colourful departure from the sculptor/ architect/ engineer’s previous work, and is beautifully depicted in this 3 minute clip.
- falling for fallingwater Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1939 masterpiece now experienced in this stunning computer animation. (video approx. 4 min.)