- Critical Thought | TV
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Welcome to Critical Thought | TV
Critical Thought | TV features Stuart Mason Dambrot’s conversations with scientists, philosophers, artists, and other transformative individuals about the future of science, the arts and society.
Dr. Ben Goertzel, a self-described Cosmist and Singularitarian, is one of the world’s leading researchers in artificial general intelligence (AGI), natural language processing, cognitive science, data mining, machine learning, computational finance, bioinformatics, and virtual worlds and gaming He has published a dozen scientific books, 100+ technical papers, and numerous journalistic articles.
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is a biomedical gerontologist based in Cambridge, UK, and is the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a California-based 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to combating the aging process. His research interests encompass the characterization of all the accumulating and eventually pathogenic molecular and cellular side-effects of metabolism that constitute mammalian aging and the design of interventions to repair and/or obviate that damage. His comprehensive plan for such repair, Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS), breaks aging down into seven major classes of damage and identifies detailed approaches to addressing each one.
Mark Wigley, an Architectural Theorist, Scholar and Author, and Dean of Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP), has stated that “Architecture is a set of endlessly absorbing questions for our society rather than a set of clearly defined objects with particular effects. Architects are public intellectuals, crafting forms that allow others to see the world differently and perhaps to live differently.” Mark discusses his concepts, views and vision for architectural education and thought with Stuart Mason Dambrot on Critical Thought | TV.
As a Transmedia Activist, Lina Srivastava designs strategies that harness cultural context and artistic expression to create change. She works with institutions, organizations, activists and artists on collaborative projects aimed at positive transformation in communities in which political, social and cultural conditions create imbalance or inequality, or the potential opportunity for economic and cultural growth.
Culturalist and Neurophilosopher Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and Director of CUNY’s Mellon Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies, covers an encyclopaedic range of neuroscience-related topics – including empirical philosophy, evolution, culture, emotion, morality and consciousness – in his conversation with Critical Thought TV’s Stuart Mason Dambrot.
Randal Koene, Neuroscientist and Neuroengineer, discusses Substrate Independent Minds with Stuart Mason Dambrot on Critical Thought TV. Topics covered include the science, technology and ethics of Whole Brain Emulation, Universal Darwinism, Pattern Survival and a possible very far-future universe.
Alex Gabbay, Filmmaker and Director, discusses Just Trial and Error – his award-winning film that asks, What do Art and Science have to say about Consciousness? – with Stuart Mason Dambrot on Critical Thought | TV. (Just Trial and Error trailer Copyright © Alex Gabbay)
Filmmaker, aesthetic philosopher and ecstatic futurist Jason Silva — who spoke at Singularity Summit 2011 — articulates his call for passion and artistic sensibility to inform ideation and instantiation of the Singularity.
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