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Big Think taps insight from Bill Nye, Arianna Huffington

The online learning platform launches an interview series in conjunction with the 92nd Street Y's 7 Days of Genius Festival.
March 2, 2015

Online video network Big Think announced on Monday that it is launching a series of videos that will be posted daily in conjunction with the 92nd Street Y’s second annual 7 Days of Genius Festival: Venture into the Extraordinary, running through March 8 in New York City.

The series features interviews with thought leaders, filmed at YouTube Space New York, including:

  • Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, and writer Maria Konnikova (pictured), discussing the science of mindfulness.
  • “The Science Guy” Bill Nye and broadcast journalist Jack Roper exploring how to nurture future geniuses.
  • Neuroscientist Heather Berlin and science writer Carl Zimmer examining neuroscience and genius.
  • Yale School of Medicine psychiatry and neurobiology professor Joy Hirsch and Zimmer discussing creativity and the brain.

Big Think is an online learning platform with 12,000-plus videos featuring 2,000 leading thinkers. It has more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.3 million Facebook likes.

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Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at]gmail.com or on twitter @toddlongwell1
  • Arik Katzenberg

    What possible insight could Ariana Huffington provide? Maybe she can conjure up something as she jets around the world on her private plane racking up carbon points.

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