For as long as humanity has dreamt, we have felt a justified curiosity and fascination about the nature of our dreams: why we have them, what they mean or if even they mean anything at all, what they tells us about the nature of our own existence, whether we can control them… etc. This fascination has naturally fuelled many literary and film works, a famous one being Inception (2010) which directed our attention to some aspects of the science involved in attaining the understanding we long for.
Professor DEIRDRE L. BARRETT, author and teacher at Harvard Medical School, is widely known for her clinical work on dreams and her contributions to creativity and objective problem solving. She has interviewed many modern artists and scientists in the use of their dreams, and has documented stories that happened to subsidized Nobel laureates and MacArthur geniuses whose ideas originated in dreams. In her clinical research, she also confirms that we can learn new skills in our dreams, and find solutions to our problems, as well as through hypnosis.
Formerly known as Terence Trent D’Arby, SANANDA MAITREYA is a creator of atemporal soulful music, some of which has been included in several movie and television soundtracks, as well as numerous commercials, starting with worldwide hits such as ‘If You Let Me Stay’, ‘Wishing Well’, ‘Dance Little Sister’, ‘Sign Your Name’, ‘Rain’, ‘Seven More Days’, ‘Right Thing, Wrong Way’… as well as incredible renditions of other authors’ songs, such as ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’.
He now refers to his own kind of musical creation as POST MILLENNIUM ROCK.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ANDY KINDLER (Bob’s Burgers, Everybody Loves Raymond, Raising Dad, Misery Loves Comedy, Last Comic Standing -Judge-…)
Generally considered to be the founding father of what we call Alternative Comedy, ANDY KINDLER is an exceptional stand-up comedian and an actor that frequently appears in well-known American sitcoms and comedy series such as Bob’s Burgers (Voice to Mort), Maron, Tosh.0, Wizards of Waverly Place, Everybody Loves Raymond, Raising Dad, and many comedy-related and variety shows for US national television…
Exclusive Interview with Prof. Frans de Waal (Renowned primatologist & ethologist; The Age of Empathy)
Author of numerous well-known books including Chimpanzee Politics, Our Inner Ape, the Age of Empathy and his most recent The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates.
His research focuses on primate social behaviour, including conflict resolution, cooperation, inequity aversion, and food-sharing
Exclusive Interview with Robin Hanbury-Tenison (Great Explorer of the XX Century & President of Survival International)
ROBIN HANBURY-TENISON is the Founder and President of Survival International, the world’s leading organisation supporting tribal peoples. To ensure freedom of action, Survival accepts no government funding.
Named as ‘one of the greatest explorers’ and hailed as one of the 1,000 ‘makers of the XX Century’, he has been on over 30 expeditions, including, as leader of the Royal Geographical Society’s largest expedition, taking 115 scientists to study the rainforests of Sarawak.
This research and his book, Mulu: the Rainforest, started the international concern for tropical rainforests.
ENGINEERING LIFE: An Exclusive Interview with Distinguished Prof. George J. Annas (Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights)
We are on the highway of genetic manipulation, cloning and molecular biotechnology, to the final destination of the engineering of all life.
Today, genetically modified seeds are being promoted to farmers, we have already cloned animals and are, in fact, in the early stages of manipulating human embryos in order to design our progeny.
It would be profoundly unfair to say that all our medical, scientific and technical advancements in this area are being pursued for the sake of power, notoriety and financial gain. The fact is that most of our doctors, scientists and engineers chose their specialties and poured their lives into their particular research because they genuinely wanted to prevent and end human suffering such as disease, physical pain, thirst, hunger, devastation, impediments, desolation, etc.
Still, there are a strong few who love turning these advancements into profit-making schemes, thus tilting the balance dangerously toward destructive tendencies that, ultimately, affect us all. We are all everyday witnesses of how easily and rapidly these destructive tendencies spread…
Colin Teague, the only one to have directed various episodes of Doctor Who and both its spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, is also famous for his brilliant work in Holby City, the very popular and Bafta nominated Being Human, for which he directed several of the most exciting episodes of the first, second & third seasons, and, most recently, the also very popular The White Queen, which earned three Golden Globe nominations. Right now Colin is filming a new series…
Their video for A Million Ways, released in 2005, which featured the band in their back yard performing a dance choreographed by lead singer Kulash’s sister, Trish Sie, became the most downloaded music video ever with over 9 million downloads by August 2006. With Here It Goes Again, released in 2006, they reached over 50 million views in YouTube. It’s been up since then in terms of their musical career, but, then again, it’s not surprising, since musically, visually and technologically, OK Go LIVE IN TODAY’S WORLD and guess what, they also care for others, including the four-legged furry types.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DR RICHARD MASSEY (FIRST TO PROVIDE A 3D MAP OF THE LARGE-SCALE DISTRIBUTION OF DARK MATTER)
DR. RICHARD MASSEY is a physicist currently working as Royal Society Research Fellow in the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University. Previously, he was a senior research fellow in astrophysics at the California Institute of Technology and STFC Advanced Fellow at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Edinburgh. He is renowned for his studies of dark matter, including the first 3D map of its large-scale distribution and its behaviour during collisions. He was awarded the 2011 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
MIKE CICCOTELLO is a NJ-based fine artist and a member of the artist collective, Albus Cavus. He has worked in a variety of media from three-dimensional animated motion graphics to large-scale outdoor murals. He worked in broadcast motion graphics from 1999 to 2012 and in 2007 received the LA Press Club Award for Best Editorial Comic for his illustration work on ‘Schmooze or Lose’. He was also the featured artist at the 2012 International Interior Design Association’s ‘Fashion Meets Finish’ Gala at Keane University.
Ciccotello has always combined his work for television networks, companies, private commissions and exhibitions, with his work for charitable causes, making of him a reference as an artist who pursues his career with as much passion as he cares for others.