I always enjoys Douglas Rushkoff’s talks, but this one was particularly engaging. In it, he lucidly weaves together the history of social change with the history of information technologies into a dynamic picture of the current global uproar. Strongly recommended, especially for those interested or involved in networked communication technologies and/or social change.
Gievn as the keynote address for a Social Media conference in New York, the talk is only the first hour of the first video on this Livestream page.
Google TechTalk about some interesting research into the gene complexes associated with intelligence. Controversial territory but handled gracefully by the presenter who’s day job is particle physics. Nevertheless, it’s an inevitable area of investigation as we hurtle towards our teleological hyperhumanity.
Videos of presentations from the 2011 Open Science Summit can be viewed at Fora TV.
Wonderfully juicy topics include open source drug discovery, big data bioinformatics, ‘clinical trials 2.0′, open science education, open access science journalism, personal genomics, radical longevity, transparency in science, incentive and intellectual property: FORA.TV
Video of Sasha Shulgin giving a talk about psychedelics in 1987 recorded by Sound Photosynthesis. 1 hour talk and 1 hour of questions: the talk is fun, especially taking into account the year it was given, but questions were rather mediocre in my opinion.
parts 2 – 7 can be found here.
This is a TEDx presentation given by my favorite scholar of the rhetoric of biochemistry and post-vital living, Richard Doyle, about the importance of developing our conceptions of the noösphere.
Currently I’m reading his newest scholarly book concerning his ecodelic hypotheses about archaic and contemporary psychedelic media technologies, Darwin’s Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noösphere.
Clare S. Wilkins, an ibogaine therapist and researcher, gives a phenomenal presentation about the dynamics, causes and treatments of addiction, at the 2010 NYC conference, Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics. A must-see for anyone interested in addiction or ibogaine.
“Four-Hundred Ibogaine Sessions: Data on Detoxification, Recidivism, and Quality of Life.”
Here is an excellent, lively presentation given by MIT Physics lecturer and advanced physics researcher and Doctor of both Physics & History of Science from Harvard, David Kaiser:
How the Hippies Saved Physics, based on a forthcoming book of the same title.
Discussing how people like Nick Herbert, Fritjof Capra, Jack Sarfatti, Saul Paul Sirag, Fred Alan Wolf, Gary Zukav, Richard Feynman, Russel Targ, the Esalen crowd and many more had truly gotten the ball rolling on the modern physics resurgence.
“In recent years, the field of quantum information science has catapulted to the cutting edge of physics. Long before the big budgets and dedicated teams, however, the field smoldered on the scientific sidelines within the hazy, bong-filled excesses of the 1970s New Age movement. Many of the ideas that now occupy the core of quantum information science once found their home amid an anything-goes counterculture frenzy, a mishmash of spoon-bending psychics, Eastern mysticism, LSD trips, CIA spooks chasing mind-reading dreams, and comparable “Age of Aquarius” enthusiasts.”
Garett Lisi: A beautiful unified theory.
Mark Comings at Boom ’04
The videos for 9th Annual International Bioethics Forum are online. This year’s topic was on neurocognitive psychedelic science and included presentations from
Dennis McKenna Ph.D.
David E. Nichols Ph.D.
Roland Griffiths Ph.D.
Franz Vollenweider M.D.
Charles S. Grob M.D.