Monthly Archives: October 2011

Finding Meaning in the Cosmos?

In this inspiring and informative video astrophysicist Joel R. Primack and philosopher Nancy Ellen Abrams — explore the cultural and social implications of the modern scientific understanding of the universe. The UC Santa Cruz husband-and-wife team propose a shared cosmology that claims to give humanity a deeper significance in the cosmos.

The Divivded Brain and the Undivided Mind

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.


The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.