Politics & Society

This event was live-streamed 6pm BST Thurs 10 April Designer and social entrepreneur Aral Balkan believes it is time to build an alternate future where we own our own tools, services, and data. And to do this we must create a new category of design-led, experience-driven ‘technology’. For more information about the event go to
0 Comments
We spend our lives gathering – at home, at school, in the workplace, in our communities and beyond. And yet all too often these occasions are lacklustre and unproductive. Priya Parker offers a human-centred approach to gathering that can help us design meetings, events and experiences with greater care, clarity and creativity. Watch expert facilitator
0 Comments
In an increasingly social world, author Susan Cain argues that we undervalue the power of the introvert at our peril. How can organisations ensure that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people? Susan Cain is in conversation with Jon Ronson, journalist, humourist and documentary maker. Listen to the
0 Comments
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
0 Comments
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
0 Comments
Robert Kegan’s theory of adult meaning-making has influenced theory and practice internationally across multiple disciplines. In a special RSA event, he considers: is it really possible to grow beyond the psychological independence of the “self-authoring mind,” so often seen as the zenith of adult development? Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on
0 Comments
In May this year, James Williams, a former Google employee and doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University, won the inaugural US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize. James argues that digital technologies privilege our impulses over our intentions, and are gradually diminishing our ability to engage with the issues we most care about. Watch James Williams,
0 Comments
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.
0 Comments
The Philadelphia Experiment is one of the most grotesque military urban legends ever — and it has endured as an infamous World War II conspiracy theory. But is there any truth to it? :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
0 Comments
: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. – This video has no negative impact on the
0 Comments
Do you think our attention is for sale? Is the technology we carry in our pockets distracting us from pursuing our life goals? Have we woken up to the scale of the attention-capturing and persuasive powers being held by a small number of big tech companies? In the latest RSA Short, James Williams warns of
0 Comments
This exclusive, backstage access short interview with Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Susan David reveals how a childhood teacher inspired her to write journals to cope with her father’s terminal illness and acted as an impetus for her career today. Subscribe now to get these bite-sized interviews straight to your inbox. Speaker: Susan
0 Comments
Entomologist William Romoser gave a poster presentation on at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis, Missouri. He claimed that analysis of NASA’s images showed conclusive evidence that life existed on Mars, including insect-like creatures and reptiles, some of which still live there today. “There was and is still life
0 Comments
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
0 Comments
Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to every student’s talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school. Chair: Matthew Taylor, RSA chief executive. Supported by Samsung Mobile Listen to the
0 Comments
Is That a Lizard on Mars? :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. – This video
0 Comments
What on earth is the RSA, and what does it do? Everyone’s favourite hairy hand (and proud RSA Fellow!) Andrew Park explains all with his trusty black pen. Narrated by George the Poet (another Fellow!) Want to support our work and become a Fellow yourself? https://www.thersa.org/fellowship/what-is-fellowship/ Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA
0 Comments
Stats guru and political forecaster Nate Silver reveals why most predictions fail, and shows how we can isolate a true “signal” from a universe of increasingly big and noisy data. Speaker: Nate Silver, statistician and political forecaster at The New York Times. Chair: Dara O Briain, award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster. SUBSCRIBE to our channel!
0 Comments
Influential author and speaker Dr Brené Brown tackles the myth that vulnerability is a weakness. Instead, she argues, it is the clearest path to courage and meaningful connection, and has the power to transform the way we engage and educate. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0007/1526353/20130704DrBreneBrown.mp3 Follow the RSA
0 Comments
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
0 Comments
Renowned behavioural scientist and No 10 ‘nudge’ guru David Halpern discusses how minor tweaks can have a huge effect in the world of decision-making. Watch the full replay: https://youtu.be/4XSKEM9FiZU 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
0 Comments
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
0 Comments
In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook:
0 Comments
The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? In this extract from his annual RSA Chief Executive’s Lecture, Matthew Taylor offers a vision for the future – a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity
0 Comments
7 videos of professor michio kaku blowing our minds :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== If you have any issues with our “Fair Use”, please contact us directly, for an amicable and immediate attention. Sciencetodaytv@gmail.com Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
0 Comments
We apologise for the sound quality on this video. There were problems with the feed at this event. Political economist and YouTube sensation Mark Blyth argues that austerity policies are downright dangerous: they reward the architects of the crisis, create political instability and income inequality and almost always lead to low growth. SUBSCRIBE to our
0 Comments
Watch this 5 Minute Life Lesson interview with one of Europe’s most prominent young thinkers, Rutger Bregman. These bite-sized interviews offer a backstage access insight into the thoughts of Rutger Bregman! With brand new, updated questions, hear about what he’s currently reading, who inspires him, and how success is often down to having a boring
0 Comments
Watch this backstage interview with Vanessa Van Edwards, behavioural investigator and author of ‘Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People’. These bite-sized interviews offer backstage access insights – with brand new, updated questions, hear about what makes Vanessa happy, who inspires her, and what she’s most curious about! SUBSCRIBE NOW to get these bite-sized interviews
0 Comments
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
0 Comments
Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the lives of those around us. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-scientific-method-of-the-mind-what-sherlock-holmes-can-teach-us-about-decision-making Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our
0 Comments
Author and business adviser Josh Kaufman reveals a new approach for acquiring new skills quickly with just a small amount of practice each day. SUBSCRIBE to our channel! Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like RSA Events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsaeventsoff… Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa See RSA Events behind the scenes: https://instagram.com/rsa_events/
0 Comments
In this RSA Animate, celebrated academic David Harvey looks beyond capitalism towards a new social order. Can we find a more responsible, just, and humane economic system? The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. For more information about our research, RSA Animates, free events programme and
0 Comments
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference. Voice: Jody Williams Animator:
0 Comments
‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want you to see! Chang explains why every single person can and SHOULD get their head around basic economics. He pulls back the curtain on the often mystifying language of derivatives and quantitative easing,
0 Comments