Greater Good Live
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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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.
Renowned astrophysicist Alex Filippenko offers a fast-paced, funny, and inspiring overview of the awe-inspiring power of space.
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.
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.
Dacher Keltner gives an overview of the young science of awe, from how it’s expressed to its benefits for health and well-being.
Paul Piff, an assistant professor of psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, explores his research linking awe to kind, generous behavior.
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.
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.
Former US poet laureate Robert Hass demonstrates the awe-inspiring power of poetry, in a series of readings that will make you say, “Whoa!”
Jason Silva, creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand.
Grammy-nominated pipa player Wu Man performs two pieces at The Art & Science of Awe.
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).
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.
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.
Stacy Bare, director of Sierra Club Outdoors, details his journey from war, PTSD, and addiction to healing.