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Every year in June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas bring together a diverse group of artists, writers, thinkers and world leaders to discuss the most pressing issues in art, society, politics and the environment. Every other week through out the year we share with our web audience our featured broadcasts of these events. Our eclectic program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking.

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    • Performing Arts

Every year in June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas bring together a diverse group of artists, writers, thinkers and world leaders to discuss the most pressing issues in art, society, politics and the environment. Every other week through out the year we share with our web audience our featured broadcasts of these events. Our eclectic program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking.

    • video
    George Takei and Byron Au Yong in Conversation

    George Takei and Byron Au Yong in Conversation

    In this talk, from our 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award, George Takei, the pioneering actor, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, and New York Times bestselling author is joined in conversation with composer, Byron Au Yong.

    • video
    COLLISION: HONG KONG ART IN NEW HAVEN

    COLLISION: HONG KONG ART IN NEW HAVEN

    Join Yale-China Arts Fellows Sarah Xiao (dance) and Nicole Pun (visual art) as they share how their residency in New Haven has shaped their art.

    • 59 min
    • video
    HABITS TO HEAL: EXPLORING PRACTICES FOR MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS

    HABITS TO HEAL: EXPLORING PRACTICES FOR MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS

    Improved resilience and health. Enhanced ability to manage stress and anxiety. Through mindful awareness, we can avoid being on “auto-pilot,” and more often consciously choose how we live. And there is good scientific evidence that mindful practices help us to be more compassionate, toward ourselves and others. Area experts Shirley Chock, Dr. Ginger Nash, and Hanifa Nayo Washington share healing habits that we can all experience ourselves.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    • video
    Data Driven Sound

    Data Driven Sound

    In a lively talk moderated by Nicole Merritt, musicians Kaki King, Spencer Topel, and Jay Alan Zimmerman share how they are using data not just to make sounds but to see and experience music. Kaki King’s 2020 Arts & Ideas commissioned Data Not Found explores how big data and personal data have come to affect our lives, and what those effects look and sound like, Yale Quantum Institute Artist-in-Residence Spencer Topel breaks down the sounds of a single moving electron, and composer Jay Alan Zimmerman discusses his collaboration with Google and their music visualization tools.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    • video
    WITHOUT HABITS: A PATH TO PURPOSE

    WITHOUT HABITS: A PATH TO PURPOSE

    We spend so much energy trying to cultivate healthier habits. But what might our days feel like if, instead, we question and cut out just one habit for a short period of time? What discomfort might manifest when social media, sugar, or instant self-deprecating thought are gone from our days? How might we face that space? With time, how might our physical, social, and inner lives transform? With insight from experts in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, art, and design, Jacqueline Raposo, author of The Me, Without, guides how reframing habits can lead to healing, happiness, and a purposeful personal path.

    • 47 min
    • video
    CITIES OF PEACE: HEALING THE TRAUMA OF CONFLICT THROUGH ART

    CITIES OF PEACE: HEALING THE TRAUMA OF CONFLICT THROUGH ART

    Join visionary and inspiring leaders, Dr. Ellen Frank—founder Cities of Peace, an innovative peace and visual arts program that honors the history and culture of world cities that have suffered trauma and strife and multi visual artist, photographer and educator, Luciana McClure— for a conversation on how healing, dignity and understanding of seemingly different cultures is possible.

    • 58 min

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