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PIRSA:C09011 - Quantum to Cosmos Festival - 2009PODCAST Subscribe to podcast

Quantum to Cosmos Festival

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PIRSA:09100169  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Seeing Science Through Fiction
Abstract: You've heard the physicists speculate on parallel universes, space travel, and time travel. Now come and hear a physicist interview the real experts in these subjects: a bestselling science fiction writer and pioneer of virtual reality discuss what you get when you look at science through fiction.
Date: 18/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:09100017  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Life, the Universe and Nothing: Life, and Science, in an Ever Expanding Universe
Speaker(s): Lawrence Krauss
Abstract: Over the last decade our picture of the universe has changed almost as much as it had in the preceding century. As a result, our picture of the future, both of the universe, and life within it, has dramatically altered as well. This talk will begin by reviewing the recent revolutionary developments ... read more
Date: 19/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:09100066  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Are We Bound for Space?
Abstract: Commitment to space travel has ebbed and flowed. Physicist Stephen Hawking believes the way to ensure human survival is to continue space exploration. Critics of space travel argue that Planet Earth is in dire need of our attention and resources right now. Is there a trade-off between going to space... read more
Date: 19/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:09100139  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Programming Bits and Atoms
Speaker(s): Neil Gershenfeld
Abstract: Computer science has served to isolate programs and programmers from knowledge of the mechanisms used to manipulate information, however this fiction is increasingly hard to maintain as devices scale down in size and systems scale up in complexity. This talk will explore the consequences of exposing... read more
Date: 20/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:09100067  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Wired 24/7?
Abstract: In our lifetime we have seen a broad transformation in the way we interact with technology in our daily lives. And further developments in technology promise a continued impact. Are we comfortable living in a world that never shuts off? How has this technology affected us, our thinking, our relation... read more
Date: 20/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:09100075  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Your Voice: Is Technology Dumbing Down Our Kids?
Abstract: With studies suggesting the vocabularies of young people today are shrinking and some university professors claiming the essay is hardly worth assigning anymore due to shortened attention spans, some wonder whether technology has done more harm to our kids than good. Our panel of experts will debate... read more
Date: 21/10/2009 - 2:30 pm

PIRSA:09100021  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG- Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species
Speaker(s): Sean B. Carroll
Abstract: The search for the origins of species has entailed a series of great adventures over the past 200 years. This talk will chronicle the exploits of a group of explorers who walked where no one had walked, saw what no one had seen, and thought what no one else had thought. Their achievements sparked a ... read more
Date: 21/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:09100068  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Whose DNA is it?
Abstract: Are we ready to come face to face with our innermost genetic secrets? Will this knowledge help us make wise choices? Can we trust ourselves and others with safeguarding this most potent knowledge? Be part of the live studio audience for this special edition of TVO's Agenda with Steve Paikin.
Date: 21/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

PIRSA:09100023  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
Lecture Series presented by KPMG - Copyright versus Universal Access to All Human Knowledge and Groups Without Cost: the state of play in the global copyfight
Speaker(s): Cory Doctorow
Abstract: The Internet promises the realization of two of humanity's noblest dreams: universal access to all human knowledge and the capacity to form and coordinate groups at virtually no cost. As great as this sounds, it's bad news for certain kinds of top-heavy organizations and the kinds of companies that ... read more
Date: 22/10/2009 - 4:00 pm

PIRSA:09100069  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Robotics Revolution and the Future of Evolution
Abstract: How will robotics change us and our lives? Will AI driven robots put us on and accelerated evolutionary path? Why would we want a more heavily robotized society? Do we have choice in the matter? Be part of the live studio audience for this special edition of TVO's Agenda with Steve Paikin.
Date: 22/10/2009 - 8:00 pm

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