The CCCB's thematic selections

Playlists to enjoy talks, interviews and debates with some of the most relevant figures of today's science and technology.

Science is culture, and the CCCB is clearly committed to both. For years now, Barcelona's benchmark of contemporary culture has been hosting exhibitions to provoke the reflection on the combination of scientific knowledge, art and its social impact. These exhibitions and events promote the celebration of talks, debates and interviews which are given by international experts. The great news about all this is that many of these activities are now available on the CCCB's thematic playlists.

Through eleven talks, the playlist Humans Are not at the Center of Everything makes us see how our species is far from being the only living being with intelligence or even the most evolved in the world. All the organisms we share the Earth with are the result of an evolutionary process based on the mechanism of natural selection that has turned them into organisms perfectly adapted to their environment. Likewise, animals and plants have non-human intelligence that have allowed them to survive until today. On the contrary, our supposedly intelligent species, with less than a million years of existence, has been able to shake the natural balance of the planet and degrade it to an irreversible point.

The critical transformation of our world due to human activity is the subject of the Eight Thoughts on Climate Crisis. In this playlist, climate change is addressed from different points of view: the environment, the right to freedom, anthropocentrism, the economy, and the relations with those around us, whether they belong to our species or to any other. These talks are also closely related to those in the playlist Responsible Consumption and Degrowth, where our daily habits are shown to be the cause and solution to many of today's environmental, social and economic problems.

Two more lists allow us to approach the knowledge of two of the most complex scientific disciplines. One is the selection What Do We Know about Quantum Physics?, where twelve videos will help us understand about the functioning of the universe at its smallest scale: subatomic particles. The other list includes twenty-nine videos dedicated to the most complex thing in the known universe: The Brain. This organ allows us to interpret the world in order to survive, and it also gives us the ability to think, reason and imagine. Fiction is the result of such imagination and it frequently helps us to set new goals, to anticipate the future and to create new imaginary universes. If you are passionate about the subject, don't miss out on the selection of talks and debates on Science Fiction and Fantasy.

And much more! Discover all the online culture that the CCCB offers following this link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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