Videos

Links to entertaining short films and clips in the digital media that reflect the work we do, what the Anthropocene (or ‘anthropocenes’) mean to people, and which also cast an intellectual light on the journey we are all taking into the Anthropocene.

THE PALE BLUE DOT

CARL SAGAN
Who Speaks for Earth?

One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center: Michael McClare

CARL SAGAN
Pale Blue Dot

Global Commons in the Anthropocene
Rockstrom explains why we call our era the Athropocene" and why the world development is only possible on a stable and resilient planet. The presentation was delivered during the Our Commons: An International Dialogue organized by the GEF in October, 2016.

 

TED NARRATIVES ON THE ANTHROPOCENE

TEDxCanberra - Will Steffen - The Anthropocene
Executive Director of the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute, Professor Will Steffen, takes us on a journey through the science measuring humanity's effect on the planet.

TEDxDanubia 2011 - Rachel Armstrong -- Children of the ...
Rachel Armstrong is co-director of AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) in Architecture and Synthetic Biology at the Bartlett S...

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn ...

Third millennium questions for a sustainable world ...
Rachel Armstrong talks about innovating and designing sustainable habitable structures that use new technologies such as synthetic biology and smart chemistr...

Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself?
Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make archit...

The history of the world in 18
Minutes David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline..

Generation Anthropocene Is Upon Us: Mike Osborne and Miles ...
Mike Osborne and Miles Traer bring a geological lens to 21st-century problems. Inspired by courses they've developed at Stanford, Mike Osborne and Miles Trae...

Eccentric Engineering: Thoughts for the Anthropocene ...
Tega Brain outlines some of her recent projects that cross the boundaries of art and eco-reality with her site-specific interventions, dysfunctional devices,...

In search of water in a drier age | Gaia Vince | TEDxLondon
Human life depends on water. But as human life and activity shape and change our planet at an increasingly rapid rate, we are putting access to fresh water at risk ...

Anthropocene Magazine: Introducing Anthropocene
We are a digital, print, and live magazine in which the world’s most creative writers, designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs explore how we can create a sustainable human age we actually want to live in.

SCIENCE ARGUMENTS FOR A NEW EPOCH

Planet Earth - As We Eat Our Way To Extinction 
"This is the video future generations will be wishing everyone watched today." ~Leonardo DiCaprio. It is the no. 1 cause of global warming, world hunger, deforestation, water pollution, species extinction and other environmental disasters. Can you guess what ‘it’ is?

Welcome to the Anthropocene
A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity ...

Tea with Erle Ellis on the Anthropocene
Some scientists believe we have entered a new geological era in which humans play a profound role in shaping the planet Subscribe NOW to The Economist: http://econ.st ...

When did the 'age of humans' begin? - BBC Newsnight
For more than 11,000 years we've been languishing in a period of geological time called the Holocene, but many geologists believe the earth has entered a new epoch ...

Experts say humans have triggered the Anthropocene era
A 'new age of man' has arrived: Scientists declare the dawn of the human-influenced Anthropocene era The human impact on Earth's chemistry and climate has cut short ...

5 Ways Humans Have Changed The Earth
We are approaching a whole new era! . . .or at least a new epoch. Michael Aranda explains how humans are leaving their mark on the Geologic Time Scale. Hosted by ...

 

VISUALISING THE ANTHROPOCENE

DON'T PANIC
Hans Rosling showing the facts about population

Hans Rosling: The best stats you have ever seen
You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."

Welcome to the Anthropocene
A geological age created by human activity

Water in the anthropocene
A three-minute data visualisation communicating the scale at which humanity is now altering the global water cycle. The film was produced by IGBP and Globaia for the ...

Climate Change: The State of the Science
Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation. The data visualization summarises and visualizes several of ...

What is the Anthropocene?
Class project to explain the concept of the Anthropocene, and its impacts on conservation.

 

LINKING THE ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SCIENCES

The Anthropocene and the Near Future: Crash Course Big ...
In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about the Anthropocene, an unofficial geological era that covers the last century or so, in which ...

Facing the Anthropocene: The Earth's New Geological Era
Ian Angus, author of the new book Facing the Anthropocene, explains the significance of a new epoch marked by an unprecedented level of human impact on the Earth ...

Tiago Torres-Campos: Landscapes for the Anthropocene
Tiago Torres-Campos is a Portuguese Landscape Architect and Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. His activities bridge between practice, research and tea...

Anthropocene The Movie | Trailer 2015
#ResetYourWorldView Trailer for Anthropocene - a 90 minute feature documentary by Steve Bradshaw about the decision whether to declare a new geological epoch in the ...

Political Utopianism in the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton
Author Clive Hamilton addresses the Thinking For Yourself Conference on humanity's failure to comprehend the extent of its impact on the environment. Presented by La ...

Christian Schwägerl on The Anthropocene
We live at a moment of deep change, between one geological epoch and another, between the Holocene and the present - an era we are beginning to call the Anthropocene ...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution | Full Version
Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence ...