Ever ponder the miracle of life or the scale of the cosmos? Ever wonder about the emergence of intelligence and the complexity of the human mind? Ever contemplated the wonder of our existence and the mystery of our future?  

 

Join us as we explore in depth Jason Silva's Shots of Awe, in which he chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week we'll look at the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.

 

 

Shots of Awe: Deep Think is a curriculum for older teens with curious minds and an existential bent. It allows for a deeper immersion into the ideas Jason Silva presents as he freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.
 

Aim:

To co-create a student-led, creative commons curriculum that takes an inter-discplinary approach to thinking and learning by employing Silva's Shots of Awe videos as a stimulus.

 

Objectives: 

To develop a deeper understanding of the themes addressed by Silva in his Shots of Awe.

To analyse key words and phrases from the video transcripts.

To make cross-curricular links between science, poetry, and philosophy.

To create a fun and intellectually stimulating curriculum for older teens to engage with .

 

Key Areas of Focus:

Science, Tehcnology, Poetry, Astronomy, Cosmology, Singularity, Creativity, Innovation, Ontology. 

 

Thinking Skills:

Critical Thinking | Lateral Thinking | Design Thinking | Futures Thinking

 

Who is Jason Silva?

Jason Silva is a media artist, futurist, philosopher, keynote speaker and TV personality.
He is the creator of Shots of Awe, He is also the Emmy nominated host of National Geographic Channel's hit TV series Brain Games, airing in over 100 countries.

He's been described by the media as a Wonder Junkie, an Ideas DJ, a Re-mixer of Awe, a Techno-philosopher, and a Poet for the Digital Age.

 

What is Shots of Awe?

Shots of Awe is a short-film series of "trailers for the mind" that serve as philosophical espresso shots exploring innovation, technology creativity, futurism and the metaphysics of the imagination. Shots of Awe has received more than 13 million views.

 

Sample Session

Reailty of the Virtual

What is Creativity?

The Re-mix Revolution

Awe

Cosmic Revolutionaries

How we Create Serendipity?

The World in a Sentence

Technology Made us Human

Technology Made us Human

To view more Shots of Awe videos click here 

 

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