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Ron Fricke

Shot in 70mm film across 25 countries, the visual juxtapositions in Samsara offer a profound meditation on the nature of our planetary ecosystem, human civilization, and the divine.

The Last Question

Isaac Asimov

For eons humanity and our descendants have asked a single question: “Can entropy be reversed?”

Voyager Golden Record

Carl Sagan

”This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours.”

Rise of the Garden Empires

Wolf Tivy

Mankind’s environmental destiny is to build garden empires, synthesizing ecology. and industry together into a new order or life.

Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

Joge Luis Borges

Humanity’s path forward depends on rethinking our maps and critically examining the territory we now occupy.

Technology: The Emergence of a Hazardous Concept

Leo Marx

The evolution of 'technology' from an academic concept to a key societal term marks a significant shift in how humans perceive and influence the world.

Confronting Modernism Means Overcoming Humanism

Charlie Smith

Rational modernity has failed to fully understand the world and chart a centralized plan. Instead, we will need to embrace our uncertainty and the gaps in human agency.

Macworld 2007

Steve Jobs

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.”

That Mighty Sculptor Time

Marguerite Yourcenar

The great lovers of antiquities restored out of piety. Out of piety, we undo what they did.

The Color of Pomegranates

Sergei Parajanov & Nicholas Jaar

"In the temple of cinema there are images, light and reality. Sergei Paradjanov was the master of that temple."

How to Start a Startup

Paul Graham

In 2005 Paul Graham outlined keys to success in startups. His wisdom would be codified in YCombinator and sought by a generation of entrepreneurs.

The Only Reason to Explore Space

Marco Jukic

There is only one durable justification for space exploration. If we fail to understand it, our civilization will end on Earth, not among the stars.

A School of Strength and Character

Tanner Greer

The virtues developed by 19th century Americans remain powerful norms for those building institutions or agentic cultures today.


Walt Disney & Salvador Dali

In 1945, two titans of the creative arts began a collaboration on an avant garde film. 58 years later, it was completed.

Citizenship in a Republic

Theodore Roosevelt

”To you and your kind much has been given, and from you much should be expected.”