The Day the Universe changed

On 02/09/2011, in History, Philosophy, Technology R&D, by wouter

(subtitled “A Personal View by James Burke”) is a British documentary television series written and presented by science historian James Burke, originally broadcast in 1985 by the BBC. The series’ primary focus is on the effect of advances in science and technology on western philosophy. The title comes from the philosophical idea that the universe […]

 

Pandora’s box

On 01/21/2011, in Politics & Law, Psychology, Technology R&D, by wouter

Pandora’s Box, subtitled A fable from the age of science, is a six part 1992 BBC documentary television series written and produced by Adam Curtis, which examines the consequences of political and technocratic rationalism. The episodes deal, in order, with communism in The Soviet Union, systems analysis and game theory during the Cold War, economy in the United Kingdom during the 1970s, the insecticide DDT, Kwame Nkrumah‘s […]