Videos – The Stuff of Thought

  • The Paradox of Choice

    Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

  • Where Good Ideas Come From

    One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for … Continue reading

  • No Excuses – Kyle Maynard

    Kyle Maynard is a 25-year-old congenital amputee (he was born without fully-formed arms and legs) who hasn’t let his disability stop him from achieving some remarkable accomplishments–including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. He’s truly an inspiration–this is a “must-see” video shown on … Continue reading

  • The Empathic Civilisation

    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.  

  • The Story of Stuff

    Story of Stuff, Full Version; How Things Work, About Stuff From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story … Continue reading

  • Palindrome

    A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of units that can be read the same way in either direction, with general allowances for adjustments to punctuation and word dividers. Composing literature in palindromes is an example of … Continue reading

  • Validation

    “Validation” is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer – Kurt Kuenne. Winner – Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, Winner – Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner – … Continue reading

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