Stephen Hawking – 75th birthday lecture
After almost 250 years we finally got to see a black hole! Now listen to the words of the worlds most famous black hole scientist, Stephen Hawking.
Martin Luther King Jr – I have a(n American) dream
Trough our scientific genius we made the world our neighborhood. And now, trough our moral and ethical commitment, we must make it our brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. Note: This episodes contain two speeches: “I have a dream” and, from 16:30, “American […]
Jane Goodall – Sowing the seeds of hope
Each and every one of us makes a difference, each and every day. And we have a choice: What kind of difference are we going to make? From an enthusiastic child, encouraged by her mother, to a woman who would not take “science is for men” for an answer, to a world changing scientist and […]
Trevor Noah – Any leader tweeting policy is ridiculous
It’s frighting to see how quickly you can repeat the ills of the past when enough people are afraid and hungry As a kid he was literally a crime in one of the most unjust societies in the world. As an adult he has become one of the most well known voices in the world. […]
Sam Harris – Death and the present moment
The reality of death is something we’re all going to have to face. Since the last two episodes where talks from great men who died too young this is a good time to meditate a bit on life and death. Sam Harris is a well known atheist with some controversial ideas and statements, but you […]
Hans Rosling – The magic washing machine
Hans Rosling was unique in his ability to make statistics fun and fascinating – by his enthusiasm and his fantastic way of visualizing data. In this talk he leaves us wondering how anyone can live without the washing machine, and what we can do to make sure no one will. Thank you for everything you've done, Hans Rosling!
Aaron Swartz – How we stopped SOPA
Today, four years ago, the world woke up to the news that Aaron had committed suicide the evening before. This first Kurator talk is not about that, but it is related: It is a story about how incredibly powerful companies wanted to use copyright to censor the internet, and how the internet fought back. It is the amazing story about how ordinary people can make the world a better place, in the face of overwhelming odds.