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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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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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Despite our search for certainty and answers, we live in a world of ambiguity and unpredictability. Author Jamie Holmes explains that creative thinking and innovation rests with the ability to understand and navigate "not knowing" and uncertainty.

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Video Projection Mapping - S1 E10

Visual artist, filmmaker, and pioneer of video projection mapping, Ricardo Rivera integrates projection lighting and storytelling to create compelling experiences. He discusses and demonstrates his groundbreaking work using video projection art as a bridge between architecture, technology, and storytelling.

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The Art & Science of Serendipity - S1 E11

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.

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Emily Dreyfuss: The Age of Disruption - S2 E1

Emily Dreyfuss, a senior writer at Wired, discusses how emerging technologies are profoundly influencing and disrupting business, culture, design, and science.

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Joe Geoghegan - Field Notes: The Untapped Power of Diversity in a Fractured World - S2 E2

In October 2016 Joe Geoghegan and his friend Noah quit their jobs and began an incredible adventure from Louisville to Antarctica. Traveling by his wits, Geoghegan has explored more than a dozen countries and met interesting people. He shares how this type of travel can help facilitate a better understanding among diverse people in an increasingly fractured world.

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Art @ The Edge - S1 E8

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Does Doing Good Mean Doing Better? - S1 E7

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Alien Minds - S1 E6

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Future of Higher Education - S1 E5

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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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