Todd Gannon describes his interest in the phenomenon of obsession. He characterizes the unprecidented ability of contemporary youth to multitask as a new kind of hyper-attention. He attributes this to advances in technology and especially real time feedback loops.
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Eugenia Butler introduces the panelists Alan Dressler, Aino Paasonen, and Margaret Wertheim. Dressler discusses the formation of the universe and our galaxy, illustrating his talk with slides. Paasonen discusses Dante’s vision of the cosmos. The panel discusses physics and spirituality. Wertheim discusses her introduction to physics, and argues that modern physical science has lost its historic spiritual connection.
Alan Dressler talks about the Big Bang. The panel discusses the expansion, shape, and age of the universe. Dressler comments on the psychology of understanding the universe. Aino Paasonen discusses Dante’s concept of the cosmos.
Eugenia Butler and panelists Alan Dressler, Aino Paasonen, and Margaret Wertheim discuss physical science, spirituality, and art. The panelists and audience argue about existence, the definition of the soul, and the gender gap in science. The panelists talk with the audience about ethics, love, and belief.