Communication


Great Speeches, Volume 29: Barack Obama, Emma Watson, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and Jeb Bush. 117 min.

This program presents six speeches: Barack Obama's eulogy at Charleston, Emma Watson's address at the United Nation, Michelle Obama's Tuskegee Commencement, Joe Biden's eulogy of Rafael Ramos, and Jeb Bush's address to the NRA.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Breaking the Wall of the Museum: How Anthropology Investigates the Cultural Heritage of the Future 15 min.

Cultural heritage is a mixture of objects and ideas, traditions and stories – a legacy inherited from past generations, but at the same time providing the foundation on which we build the present and future. Among all artifacts and knowledge created in the course of human history, only a tiny fraction has been declared valuable and passed on to future generations. All over the globe, cultural iden...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Breaking the Wall to Neuroeducation: How the Neuroscience of Sound, Language and Music Shapes Human Communication 16 min.

Communication through sound is an everyday miracle. Spoken language reaches the listener’s ear as sound waves that our auditory system transforms into brainwaves. But merely decoding sound from the environment is insufficient to guarantee that its meaning will be understood. To make sense of the incoming sound, our brain must learn and adapt over time. This learning process shapes how the brain co...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

The Worlds of Philip K. Dick 57 min.

In this documentary film, viewers learn about the life of Philip K. Dick including his early work as a pulp fiction novelist, his successful career with Hollywood, and his obsession with artificial intelligence. Friends and experts remember the man, his importance in the literary world, and the psychoses that drove his work. Hear excerpts of Dick talking about his own work.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Jim Henson: In Their Own Words 55 min.

Explore the incredible life of the man behind The Muppets and so much more. Follow Jim Henson's career as he transcended puppetry to become one of the most creative, prolific, and influential artists of his time. Journey into his first work with the Muppets in the early 1950s during television's Golden Age, up to his sudden and shocking death in 1990. Witness key events unfold in his life, from hi...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2015

Walt Disney: Part 1 115 min.

Walt Disney built a media and entertainment company that stands as one of the most powerful on the planet, won more Academy Awards than anybody in history, created a cinematic art form, and invented a new kind of American vacation destination. Disney's work counts adoring fans on every continent and critics who decried its smooth façade of sentimentality and stubborn optimism, its feel-good re-wri...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2015

Walt Disney: Part 2 112 min.

Walt Disney built a media and entertainment company that stands as one of the most powerful on the planet, won more Academy Awards than anybody in history, created a cinematic art form, and invented a new kind of American vacation destination. Disney's work counts adoring fans on every continent and critics who decried its smooth façade of sentimentality and stubborn optimism, its feel-good re-wri...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2015

Our Real and Virtual Water Footprint: Stephen Leahy 63 min.

This episode of the Green Interview features Stephen Leahy, an independent environmental journalist and author. Leahy is the lead international science and environment correspondent at Inter Press News Service Agency (IPS), where he writes about climate change, energy, water, biodiversity, development, and native peoples. In his award-winning 2014 book Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts abou...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

The U.S. Should Adopt the "Right to Be Forgotten" Online: A Debate 92 min.

In 2014, the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that individuals have a right to be forgotten online, "the right—under certain conditions—to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them." This right is not absolute, however, but meant to be balanced against other fundamental rights, like freedom of expression. In the six months following the court's decision, Google...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Smart Technology Is Making Us Dumb: A Debate 104 min.

Smart technology provides users vast and instant access to information and to other people, forming a strong and pervasive presence in our lives. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity? Some argue that while smart technology may put a world of knowledge at our fingertips, it also fosters dependency on electronic gadgets, narrows our contacts to echo chambers, and impairs cognitive ski...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015