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Art & Science of Serendipity

Art & Science of Serendipity

Many discoveries and inventions arise from the convergence of curiosity, accidents and unexpected outcomes. This is not luck but an emergent property of the creative and prepared mind. Science writer Pagan Kennedy explores the role of serendipity behind innovation, inventions and breakthrough thinking.
S2017 E10 Length 58:49 Premiere: 8.21.17

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STEAM--Ideas That Shape Our World

About STEAM--Ideas That Shape Our World

From infectious disease to evolutionary biology, virtual reality, the future of higher education and art at the cutting edge, get insights into a wide array of science and creative frontiers. Featured lectures are from the 2016 IdeaFestival® in Louisville.

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King of the Hill: The Evolutionary Roots of Power and Dominance - S1 E2

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MIT professor Christine Ortiz stepped down as the dean for graduate education in July 2016 to launch a new residential research university that will have no disciplinary departments, no classrooms, no traditional on-ground passive lectures, no majors and no pedagogical distinction between undergraduate and graduate education. She discusses her remarkable new vision for higher education.

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Season 2017 Episodes

Art & Science of Serendipity

S2017 E10 Length 58:49 Premiere Date 8.21.17

Nonsense

S2017 E9 Length 54:43 Premiere Date 8.7.17

Art @ The Edge

S2017 E8 Length 54:48 Premiere Date 7.31.17

Conscious Capitalism

S2017 E7 Length 56:13 Premiere Date 7.24.17

Alien Minds

S2017 E6 Length 54:08 Premiere Date 7.17.17

The Future of Higher Education

S2017 E5 Length 57:48 Premiere Date 7.14.17

Overdiagnosed

S2017 E4 Length 57:23 Premiere Date 7.7.17

Virtual Reality

S2017 E3 Length 57:38 Premiere Date 7.7.17

King of the Hill

S2017 E2 Length 57:43 Premiere Date 6.19.17

Pandemic: Tracking Contagion

S2017 E1 Length 53:38 Premiere Date 6.12.17

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