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The Art & Science of Awe

Clips and full-session videos from The Art & Science of Awe, a day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances.

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How Awe Transforms the Body and Mind

August 2016

Lani Shiota argues that awe is a fundamental part of being human—making our bodies and minds more receptive to new information, new experiences, and life’s deeper meaning.

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An Entertaining Tour of Our Awesome Universe

August 2016

Renowned astrophysicist Alex Filippenko offers a fast-paced, funny, and inspiring overview of the awe-inspiring power of space.

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How Culture Shapes the Experience of Awe

August 2016

Jennifer Stellar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, explains what is universal about the emotion of awe in cultures around the world—and what is different.

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Awe is Everywhere

August 2016

Full-length video for GGSC members: Jennifer Stellar, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and renowned astrophysicist Alex Filippenko explore how awe is built into the universe—and the human mind.

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Why Awe Is Such an Important Emotion

August 2016

Dacher Keltner gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits for health and well-being.

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Can Awe Combat Narcissism?

July 2016

Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, explores his research linking awe to kind, generous behavior.

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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Awe-Inspiring Power of Faith

July 2016

Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how spirituality helps us find our place in the universe and inspires us to do good.

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How Awe Makes You a Better Person

July 2016

Full-length video for GGSC members: Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, and Jakada Imani, director of capacity building initiatives at the Center for Popular Democracy, discuss how experiences of awe can inspire acts of goodness and greatness.

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How Poetry Captivates Us

July 2016

Former US poet laureate Robert Hass demonstrates the awe-inspiring power of poetry, in a series of readings that will make you say, “Whoa!”

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Why Jason Silva is Addicted to Awe

July 2016

Jason Silva, creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand.

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An Awe-Inspiring Performance by Wu Man

July 2016

Grammy-nominated pipa player Wu Man performs two pieces at The Art & Science of Awe.

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How Art Evokes Awe

July 2016

Full-length video for GGSC members: A panel of creators discuss the power of art to inspire and uplift us. Featuring Vanessa Inn and Ben Davis (Illuminate the Arts), David Delgado (NASA), and Wu Man (Grammy-nominated musician), moderated by Matias Tarnopolsky (Cal Performances).

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How to Open Your Mind to Magical Things

July 2016

David Delgado, a visual strategist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-founder of The Museum of Awe, shares some of his recent awe-inspiring projects.

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The Three Great Forces Behind Art

July 2016

Vanessa Inn, chief strategy officer at Illuminate the Arts, shares what she has learned about life from working with thousands of artists around the world.

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How Getting Outdoors Can Heal

June 2016

Stacy Bare, director of Sierra Club Outdoors, details his journey from war, PTSD, and addiction to healing.

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