Jan 16, 2013 | 16:57Ideacity Melissa Auf der Maur on masculine and feminine duality Video
Ideacity Melissa Auf der Maur on masculine and feminine duality Jan 16, 2013 | 16:57Melissa Auf der Maur perfects the balance of performance and commentary, with her insights into masculine and feminine duality accompanied by a rare, stripped-down set. Here, she opens up about how her “creative survival-ism” kicked in, her mother’s feminist inspiration, and the potential for women to define the future. Includes original performances of “22 Below” and the title track from her concept project “Out Of Our Minds.”
Aug 29, 2012 | 13:18Ideacity Tomson Highway on Women and Mythology Video
Ideacity Tomson Highway on Women and Mythology Aug 29, 2012 | 13:18In this talk both profound and funny, novelist and playwright Tomson Highway laments the unequal gender system and the view of life as a curse brought to North America by monotheistic religion. He reminds us that there are other world views where existence on earth is a blessing given by a female divinity. The audience also gets treated to his skills on the piano.
Jun 12, 2012 | 15:35Ideacity Natalie McLennan on her experience as "Natalia" Video
Ideacity Natalie McLennan on her experience as "Natalia" Jun 12, 2012 | 15:35Natalie McLennan tells the intriguing story of her rise, and subsequent fall, as "Natalia," New York City's #1 Escort. Here, she openly describes her original motivations, the consequences, and the lessons she learned from her experiences in the lucrative sex industry. McLennan touches on labels, passing judgment, and the importance of personal redemption.
Jan 2, 2013 | 17:30Ideacity Tarek Fatah on the threats of Islamo-facism Video
Ideacity Tarek Fatah on the threats of Islamo-facism Jan 2, 2013 | 17:30“The dangers we face; if we do not confront them today, our children will not forgive us tomorrow”. Tarek Fatah delivers a passionate call to action against injustice and violence, drawing the distinction between Islam as a faith and Islamism as an ideology.
Dec 12, 2012 | 18:57Ideacity Patchen Barss on Pornography and Technology Video
Ideacity Patchen Barss on Pornography and Technology Dec 12, 2012 | 18:57Patchen Barss studies the role of pornography as a driving force behind mass communication, tracing the path from cave drawings to internet haptic technology. In this talk, Barss suggests that the next chapter in the story is the complex nature of virtual relationships.
May 17, 2012 | 19:19Ideacity Albert Neremberg on laughing Video
Ideacity Albert Neremberg on laughing May 17, 2012 | 19:19Albert Nerenberg warns us of the spread of a powerful contagion: Laughter. With a handful of fun, Nerenberg uses his expertise as a “Laughologist” to explain how the forces at work behind a whole-hearted chuckle can protect the heart, strengthen the immune system, increase longevity, and then some. Including a gut-splitting “laugh-off” with Moses Znaimer, Nerenberg’s talk will leave you in stitches. No, really!
Jun 14, 2012 | 18:02Ideacity Erika Ritter on human-animal relationships Video
Ideacity Erika Ritter on human-animal relationships Jun 14, 2012 | 18:02Erika Ritter laments the injustice done to animals because of their inability to explain themselves. She argues that the human relationship with animals is constituted by a paradox between our compassion for and unfairness towards them, and that we try to resolve this by drawing closer to those animals we love and putting at a further distance those we commodify.
Jun 15, 2012 | 20:48Ideacity Ezra Levant on freedom of speech in Canada Video
Ideacity Ezra Levant on freedom of speech in Canada Jun 15, 2012 | 20:48Aa self-proclaimed "troublemaker," Ezra Levant is passionate and empowering in his discussion of freedom of speech in Canada. After being prosecuted by the Alberta Human Rights Commission for publishing editorial cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed in the Western Standard magazine, Levant felt censored by the government. Here, he talks about politics, ideas, censorship, free speech, and why offending people is important
Oct 3, 2012 | 10:22InSecurity Dan Gardner on intelligence, knowledge and bullshit Video
InSecurity Dan Gardner on intelligence, knowledge and bullshit Oct 3, 2012 | 10:22Expert Skeptic Dan Gardner defines bullshit as "a belief not supported by good evidence" and suggests that intelligent and knowledgeable people are not immune to falling for it. Watch as Gardner shares the secret to cutting the crap with a third ingredient that keeps nonsense in check.
Aug 29, 2012 | 20:32Ideacity Irwin Cotler on protecting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Video
Ideacity Irwin Cotler on protecting the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Aug 29, 2012 | 20:32Former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler advocates the importance of the promotion and protection of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He speaks about justice at a national and international level, the relation of terrorism and human rights, and his goal to build an international justice system in the 21st century. Learn about his passionate pursuit here.
Nov 14, 2012 | 17:38Ideacity Andrea Tone on the evolution of contraception Video
Ideacity Andrea Tone on the evolution of contraception Nov 14, 2012 | 17:38We’ve come a long way in our willingness to talk about sex. However, as a public history scholar, Dr. Andrea Tone advocates for a media outreach campaign that focuses on sexual education, more contraceptive choices, and the reality of infection and disease. Here, she discusses the evolution of contraception, the pharmaceutical industry, and whether the birth control pill can be considered a “marvelous feminine triumph.”