What is The Flame Challenge?
The annual Flame Challenge contest is part of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, its mission to help scientists share their work with the public. This short film, produced and directed by Terri Randall for The World Science Festival, tells the story of how Alda came up with the idea. (2014)
Alive from PopTech!
Alive from PopTech! The PopTech! conference serves as the annual gathering of a robust community of remarkable scientists, humanitarians, technologists, designers, artists, innovators, corporate and governmental leaders, academics, and those who defy tidy categorization. This segment is about Jesse Sullivan, an American electrician best known for operating a fully robotic limb through a nerve-muscle graft, making him one of the first non-fictional cyborgs. (American Public Television- 2005).
Better, Stronger, Faster: The Future of the Bionic Body
How close are we today to the bold promise of bionics? “Better, Stronger, Faster,” was produced and directed by Terri Randall for the World Science Festival; part of the Big Ideas Series (2014).
Mind Over Masters: The Question of Free Will:
Do we make conscious decisions? Or are all of our actions predetermined? Produced and directed by Terri Randall for the World Science Festival, part of the Big Ideas Series (2015).
Planet of the Humans: The Leap to the Top:
How does the incremental process of evolution suddenly produce, say, humans—animals who walk upright, communicate through language, and possess the brainpower to travel to the moon? In this program, some of the world’s leading thinkers in anthropology, linguistics, biology, and philosophy tackle this conundrum. Produced and directed by Terri Randall for the World Science Festival; part of the Big Ideas Series Festival (2015).
Spark of Genius? Awakening a Better Brain
How far would you go to improve your focus, memory, or even learning ability? Would you be willing to strap on headgear that delivers electrical shocks to targeted areas of your brain? You may soon have that option. Produced and directed by Terri Randall for the World Science Festival; part of the Big Idea Series (2015).
Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded?
Can life and death decisions be coded? Leading AI experts, roboticists, neuroscientists, and legal experts debate the ethics and morality of thinking machines. Produced and directed by Terri Randall for the World Science Festival: part of the Big Ideas Series (2016).