Featured This Month
Weapons of Mass Distraction: Keeping Our Sanity and Balance in a High-Speed, Displacing World with Pico Iyer -- Helen Edison Lecture Series
Recent technology has made our lives much brighter, longer, fuller and healthier than ever before; but how can we ensure that we're not drowning in information and still have offline lives as well? In an interview with UC San Diego's Peter Gourevitch, essayist and novelist Pico Iyer draws upon 40 years of travel across five continents to explore how to make the most of new opportunities, without being depleted -- or devoured -- by them. This program is presented by the Helen Edison Lecture Series at UC San Diego.
Visual Artist Sheldon Brown presents a multimedia tour de force exploring how art and science illuminate the freedom of imagination. Using examples from his extensive body of work, the founding director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination challenges this audience to think about how developments in computation have reframed our understanding of the world and how new digital methods are affecting the means and modes of culture. Brown's talk is the final installment of the "Degrees of Freedom" lecture series presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego.
STEAM requires partnership and input from varied perspectives. Laura Kohn of the Education Synergy Alliance calls on leaders in industry, education, and arts to share their experiences in building support for STEAM. Ed Hidalgo of Qualcomm, Suzette Lovely of the Carlsbad Unified School District, Roman Del Rosario of the Sweetwater Union High School District, Ed Abeyta of UC San Diego Extension and Dalouge Smith of the San Diego Youth Symphony discuss their work with Kohn at the 2015 STEAMConnect Ascend Conference. Recorded on 03/05/2015.
Growing Up in the Shadow of the Holocaust -- Holocaust Living History Workshop -- The Library Channel
Since the defeat of Nazi Germany in WWII, Germans have been forced to confront their "unmasterable past." What was it like to grow up in a divided country burdened with the legacy of genocide? How does one deal with the knowledge of one's people's complicity in mass murder, and how does this knowledge affect one's identity? Primary witnesses of both German and Jewish backgrounds explore answers to these questions. Panelist include Frank Biess, Deborah Hertz, Margrit Frolich and Brian Schottlaender of UC San Diego.