Politics & Society

David Graeber is an anthropologist, a leading figure in the Occupy movement, and one of our most original and influential public thinkers. He comes to the RSA to address our current age of ‘total bureaucratization’, in which public and private power has gradually fused into a single entity, rife with rules and regulations, whose ultimate
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Internationally influential thinker on education and creativity, Sir Ken Robinson considers how higher education institutions might play a greater role in developing the creative capacities of their students. His RSA Animate ‘Changing Educational Paradigms’ galvanised thinking about the role that creativity plays in schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of
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The Future of Humankind with Yuval Harari. What is the next stage of human evolution? How will we protect this fragile planet and humankind itself from our own destructive powers? Professor and author Yuval Harari envisions our future: a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges and possibilities. With his trademark
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Alain de Botton asks: what is it that we’re really looking for when we watch or read the news – and is it doing us any good? Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or
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Struggling to make time for sleep? It could be killing you. Bestselling author and sleep scientist Matthew Walker argues that we are sleepwalking into the greatest public health crisis of our time. Sleep lowers blood pressure, enhances creativity, boosts the immune system, regulates blood sugar, stabilises mood, prevents cancer and increases fertility. It is one
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Introducing RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the event, A Brief History of Humankind, historian Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human – our thoughts, our actions, our power, and our future. Watch the
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Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves. Discover more RSA animations: http://bit.ly/1FKMHGv. Roman Krznaric is an internationally renowned expert on empathy and author of ‘Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution’. He is a founding faculty member of The School
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:Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp The apple of Newton’s eye and the focus of Einstein’s work, gravity is weaker than you probably think and weirder than you probably imagined. Gravity represents the attraction between objects. All objects with mass are affected by gravity. Gravity acts like a magnet — pulling objects together. What causes gravity is not really
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Timing is everything – but how much do we know about timing itself? Bestselling author and voice of the RSA’s own sensational 16 million-viewed RSA Animate ‘Drive’ (https://youtu.be/u6XAPnuFjJc), Dan Pink shows that timing is really a science. Watch Dan Pink, bestselling author, in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to
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The human body is one of the most miraculous machinery. We know that each person’s heart has to work 70-80 years without a moment’s rest to see all of that magic. Even though we are the owners, not many of us fully understand what’s going on in our bodies. :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday
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What does it take to come up with a new idea? In this beautifully illustrated RSA Short, award-winning mathematician Cédric Villani reveals the seven key ingredients that come together to create breakthrough moments in human knowledge and innovation. Watch the full talk (RSA Replay): https://youtu.be/iEWvTt1EFWs. Watch the edited talk (RSA Spotlight): https://youtu.be/z9-y12Q5YxA Voice: Cedric Villani
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Physicist David Deutsch explores the theme of optimism as a force for 21st century progress. Watch the full replay here: https://youtu.be/ncJQTYc27ME RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the event ‘Optimism, Knowledge and the Future of Enlightenment’, physicist
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Subscribe to ScienceToday: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp The Sun is about 4.6 billion years old – gauged on the age of other objects in the Solar System that formed around the same time. And, based on observations of other stars, astronomers predict it will reach the end of its life in about another 10 billion years. #sciencetoday #sun
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The RSA’s Chief Executive Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of the RSA’s strapline ’21st Century Enlightenment’. How might this idea might help us meet the challenges the world faces today, and what role can be played by organisations such as the RSA? The RSA is a charity dedicated to finding innovative, practical solutions to today’s
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Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Taken from a lecture given by Jeremy Rifkin as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to
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#RSABeyondGDP Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country’s wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress. Kate
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Bestselling author Dan Pink shows us how to influence others more effectively; it’s as simple as A-B-C. Whether we’re employees pitching to our bosses, parents and teachers cajoling kids, or politicians presenting new policies, we can all improve the way we persuade others. Voice – Daniel H Pink Animation – Cognitive Media Watch Dan Pink’s
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Vibrations and Frequencies – The secrets of the Universe :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday here: * Facebook: https://goo.gl/2dSG31 * Twitter: https://goo.gl/IMm1ig ============================== ►FAIR-USE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER * Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, commenting, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
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Does Brainstorming Work? This is the question psychologists have been baffled by for nearly half a century and we’re still on the path of discovering whether brainstorming is a technique that extracts the best out of people or if it’s a method that suppresses creativity. Journalist and author, Jonah Lehrer, argues that brainstorming produces less
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David Graeber on the Value of Work. Does the world really need neuroadvertisers, PR researchers and branding consultants? Renowned academic and coiner of the ‘we are the 99%’ slogan, David Graeber is a passionate advocate for meaningful work. After famously condemning the 21st century phenomenon of ‘bullsh*t jobs’, in this short animation he investigates the
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:Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp Our universe may reside within a vast, black hole. What’s our position in the universe? Some astronomers believe that the relative emptiness in our location in space may be why we haven’t found other intelligent life yet. It may even go beyond that. One theory states that our universe is actually trapped inside
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In this new RSA Animate, renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Taken from the RSA’s free public events programme www.thersa.org/events. Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsaeventsofficial/ Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa See RSA Events behind
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Can you really have your cake and eat it? According to Michael Pollan, you can. In this fun RSA Short, Pollan explains how to eat well by following one simple rule without the need for fad diets or deprivation. Michael Pollan is an award-winning food writer whose books include, “Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation”,
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Despite a long border with China and a population of 97 million people. Vietnam has recorded only just over 300 cases of Covid-19 and not a single death. Why they can do that? That is ‘Extreme but sensible’ measures :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday here: * Facebook: https://goo.gl/2dSG31 If you have any issues with
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