2012 Webby Honoree
The Floating University is a free online education platform featuring video lectures by some of the world’s top thinkers. The first course, “Great Big Ideas” serves as an introduction to a wide variety of disciplines–from Physics to Demography to Political Philosophy to Biomedical Research–and was taught at Harvard, Yale and Bard.
Produced for Big Think / Director of Production: Jonathan Fowler / Director & Producer: Kathleen Russell / Editorial Director: Buboo Kakati / Editorial Assistant: Cody Adams / Director of Photography: Charles Farrell / Camera Operators: Ryan Muir, Dillon Fitton / Editors: Charles Farrell, Kathleen Russell, Wesley Swinnen / Assistant Editor: Dillon Fitton / Animators: Gabe Darling, Mark Phillips, Russ Porchia
Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell
Steven Pinker: Linguistics as a Window to Understanding the Brain
Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)
Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything
Tamar Gendler: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Politics and Economics
Douglas Melton: Is Biomedical Research Really Close to Curing Anything?
William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour
Leon Botstein: Art Now (Aesthetics Across Music, Painting, Architecture, Movies, and More.)
Jeffrey Brenzel: The Essential Value of a Classic Education
Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence
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