Greatest Thinkers of our Time Discuss Genius in Original Series
NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Big Think, the online video network where the world’s leading thinkers examine the most essential ideas of our age, today launches an exclusive video series of today’s brightest minds exploring the theory of genius. Exclusive videos will be posted daily throughout 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius Festival: Venture into the Extraordinary, running March 1 to March 8.
Exclusive interviews with thought leaders, filmed at YouTube Space New York studios, include:
- Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post and Maria Konnikova, Writer and Journalist, discussing the science of mindfulness;
- Bill Nye, Science Educator, Comedian, Writer and Actor, and Jack Roper, Broadcast Journalist, exploring how to nurture future geniuses;
- Heather Berlin, Neuroscientist, and Carl Zimmer, Science Writer and Blogger, examining neuroscience and genius; and
- Joy Hirsch, professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, and Carl Zimmer discussing creativity and the brain.
Video interviews will be posted exclusively at youtube.com/bigthink.
“Genius is defined as exceptional intellectual or creative power and to hear great minds such as Arianna Huffington and Bill Nye explore what genius means to them will be fascinating,” said Peter Hopkins, Co-Founder and President, Big Think. “We are excited to partner with 92Y on 7 Days of Genius and share innovative and influential ideas with our audience.”
“92Y is proud to host conversations with some of the best minds of our generation, and through festivals like 7 Days of Genius and partnerships like this one with Big Think, we are increasingly able to share those discussions and spark new ones, engaging an ever growing community in the world of ideas,” said Henry Timms, Executive Director, 92Y.
92Y’s 7 Days of Genius: Venture into the Extraordinary will curate a nation-wide conversation on and off-line featuring a series of talks with luminaries from the worlds of science, technology, religion, art, music, film, literature and business. 7 Days of Genius events are available via free live webcast at 92Y.org/genius.
7 Days of Genius events are available via free live webcast at 92Y.org/genius. You can also join the conversation on genius with Twitter chats, behind the scenes video, images, surveys, gaming and more social content at #7DaysofGenius and @92Y.
About Big Think
Big Think is a video-centric online learning platform, where 2,000 of the world’s leading thinkers explore the most essential ideas of our age. Created for an astute and engaged audience, Big Think’s 12,000+ exclusive videos are short, sharp and elegantly filmed and go beyond the lecture to provide expert knowledge and actionable insights. Big Think’s videos have been viewed more than 100 million times and the Big Think YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers. Big Think’s videos are also available on Facebook, where the brand boasts over a million ‘Likes’. In addition, Big Think produces exclusive content for corporate subscribers to Big Think Edge, providing major companies with videos and supplemental materials tailored to their employees’ needs, to help them build the expertise they need to innovate and compete. For more information, please visit www.bigthink.com.
92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish institution, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.