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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A fan video from a student at the University of California from the 1990's, with footage from an early Burning man.
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This a clip from a televised interview with Timothy Leary at home. Leary discusses emerging technology, the Sixties and the youth culture of the 1990s.
Topics: emerging technologies, The Sixties, The internet, youth culture, 1990s
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A documentary called Timothy Leary's Last Trip with Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters by A.J.Catoline, O.B.B.Babbs, and David Herman. Film features soundtrack including previously unreleased Grateful Dead tracks. Original footage of Leary, The Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead. Includes narration by author Ken Kesey. Exclusive footage of Leary’s final "Cyber Chat" with Ken Kesey on the internet.
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Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a video of a candid meeting at Leary's home with many notable figures of the early days of LSD research. Filmed in the 1970's or early 1980's. The conversation is on LSD.
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Topic: LSD
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a series of video shorts produced by Retinalogic in the 1990's featuring two public service videos of Timothy Leary: "Think for yourself" and "How to operate your brain". A public access television show called How to Operate Your Brain, hosted by Timothy Leary from 1993, with Genesis P. Orridge.
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Topics: Consciousness, psychedelics, philosophy, retinalogic, how to operate your brain
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A promotion video spot for William Gibson's book Neuromancer, with commentary by William Gibson and Timothy Leary, from the 1990s. This video was used to promote the book to be made into a film.
Topics: William Gibson, Neuromancer
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A collection of video shorts by Retinalogic with Timothy Leary, Henry Rollins and Aileen Getty from the 1990's.
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Topics: How to Operate your Brain, Henry Rollins, AIDS, retinalogic, aileen getty
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A documentary on Timothy Leary titled "The Enthusiastic Death of Timothy Leary". Featuring Ram Dass, Leary, Ken Kesey, and Ken Babbs. Leary speaks about his life and impending death.
Topics: The Sixties, Death, Merry Pranksters, ram dass, ken kesey, ken babbs, death
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A public access television show called How to Operate Your Brain, hosted by Timothy Leary from 1993, with Genesis P. Orridge.
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Topics: philosophy, psychedelic, genesis p. orridge, 1993
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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Footage of a televised interview with Timothy Leary on the 1980's by Joan London, possibly for Good Morning America. Leary discusses his role as a philosopher, Huck Finn, and the Drug War.
Topics: Philosophy, Huck Finn, The Sixties, Drug War, interviews, good morning america, joan london
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This video is of footage of a lively debate between Timothy Leary and Ram Dass. The topics range from humanism, God, and the differences between them.
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Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Constitutional Law 1, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review California bar exams from July '96, Feb. '91, July '80.
Topics: law, bar exam, constitution
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is footage from a multi-panel discussion on Drugs that is shot live in New York in the 1980's. The panel discussion on drugs and addiction are with Dr. Andrew Weil, John Philips, and John Bradshaw; via satellite in Los Angeles is Richard Kiel, Timothy Leary and Sarah Jessica-Parker. Produced by Pepsi and presented live across a College cable network (CSN).
Topics: Drugs, Drug War, andrew weil, john philips, john bradshaw, sarah jessica-parker, new york
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Real Property 1, hour 1 (of 2). For extra practice with issue spotting, review Feb. '98, July '02 bar exams.
Topics: property, law, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A short comedy titled "Silicon Valley Story" (by Ted Nelson).  Starring Ted Nelson, Douglas Engelbart, Rick Mascitti, Stewart Brand, and Timothy Leary as the venture capitalist (note, Timothy Leary does not actually appear in this video.)
Topics: emerging technology, humor, silicon valley story, ted nelson, douglas engelbart, rick mascitti,...
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Civil Procedure 1, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review exams from the Feb. '04, July '99, Feb. '02 California bar exam.
Topics: civil procedure, law, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This video is footage from The Afternoon Show from the 1980's. Guests on this episode are: Tracey Gold, Imogene Coco and Timothy Leary. Leary discusses his software called Mind Mirror.
Topics: Mind Mirror, emerging technology, software
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Evidence 1, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review July 1996 California Bar Exam.
Topics: evidence, law, bar exam
Academic Film Archive of North America
by Yvonne Anderson
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Provincetown: 1953 The First Summer (2007) 6m. This extraordinary home movie is essentially a time capsule of Provincetown, Massachusetts, as it was in the summer of 1953, consisting of old stills and silent black and white film. In 1953, Yvonne Andersen and Betty King, art students at LSU, went to Provincetown for the summer to study with painter Hans Hofmann. Living there at the same time, aspiring writer Dominic Falcone. The trio met in Provincetown, and for a time were all working at the...
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Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a video demonstration of early virtual reality programs and tools from the 1980's.
Topics: Virtual reality, emerging technologies
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A music video of the song "California" by WAX, directed by Spike Jonze on Feb. 8, 1995.
Topics: WAX, music video
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2003, TED, Talks, business, choice, culture, marketing, shopping, storytelling, 2003
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Constitutional Law 1, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: law, bar exam, constitution
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Professional Responsibility, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the PR questions in the Feb. 1995 and Feb. 2002 California bar exams.
Topics: California, law, bar exam, ethics, professional responsibility
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Constitutional Law 1, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting and exams, try writing the Con Law exam from the Feb. 2004 California Bar Exam.
Topics: law, bar exam, constitution
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A video of footage from a trip that Timothy Leary took in Japan in the 1990's. Leary discusses Youth Culture, Technology, and virtual reality.
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 4, Constitutional Law 2, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, try July '95, July '00, July '04.
Topics: law, bar exam, constitution
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 1, Remedies 1, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review California bar exams from July '78, Feb. '00.
Topics: remedies, law, bar exam
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Business Associations, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the Business questions in the Feb. 1980 and Feb. 1999 California bar exams.
Topics: California, law, business, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a Men's Fashion Video for an L.A. designer from the 1990's
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Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Evidence 1, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: evidence, law, bar exam
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Community Property, hour 1 (of 6). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the Comm Property questions in the Feb. '03, Feb. '01, Feb. '96 California bar exams.
Topics: community property, law, bar exam, California
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A fan video for Timothy Leary by Joe Sparks from the 1990's.
Topics: Fan video letter, joe sparks
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Civil Procedure 1, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: civil procedure, law, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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A video montage with audio by Timothy Leary on the subject of consciousness from the 1980's
Topics: consciousness, philosophy
TED Talks
by TED.com
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As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere -- and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world's knowledge about life.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, TED Prize, ants, biodiversity, biology, biosphere, global issues,...
PBS | NPR Forum Network Health & Science
by WGBH
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Sunita Williams, astronaut, NASA Sunita Williams shares her experience being a crew member of the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle. While on the International Space Station, Williams set a world record for women with four spacewalks totaling 29 hours and 17 minutes. Williams has logged a total of 195 days in space. Wililams, a NASA Astronaut and Needham, Massachusetts native, gives this lecture on the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy's Rice University speech about going to...
Topic: society & culture
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a video of footages of Timothy Leary speaking to a high school class, on stage debating G. Gordon Liddy, and talking about personal computers.
Topics: emerging technology, philosophy
TED Talks
by TED.com
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'I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof.' That is how Ron Eglash greeted many African families he met while researching the fractal patterns he’d noticed in villages across the continent.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, architecture, culture, design, education, math,...
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a video montage of Timothy Leary in his later years, dubbed with an audio track of Leary talking about consciousness and The Sixties from the 1990's.
Topic: montage, 1990s
TED Talks
by TED.com
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In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds -- and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2005, TED, Talks, culture, language, psychology, science, 2005
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Real Property 1, hour 2 (of 2).
Topics: property, law, bar exam
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Wills, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the Comm Property questions in the July '03, July '00, Feb. '00, July '96 California bar exams.
Topics: wills, law, bar exam, California
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 4, California Civil Procedure 2, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the July '00, Feb. '94, Feb. '84 bar exams.
Topics: civil procedure, law, bar exam
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species' existence.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, business, culture, global issues, media, violence, war, 2007
Rumi Nagashima
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This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Rumi Nagashima, a college student and girl scout troop leader from Tokyo, Japan. She was 22 years old at the time of the shoot. Rumi Nagashima was born in 1984 in Higashi-Koganei, a suburb of Tokyo, Japan. At the time of the Global Lives Project shoot, she was about to graduate from Atomi University with a degree in Management Studies, and had a job lined-up with Fujitsu as a systems engineer. Due to an accident in 2005, she lost the...
Topics: Tokyo, Japan, disabled, globallivesproject, Global Lives Project, glp, globallives
TED Talks
by TED.com
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With stunning photos and stories, National Geographic Explorer Wade Davis celebrates the extraordinary diversity of the world's indigenous cultures, which are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2003, TED, Talks, anthropology, culture, environment, film, global issues, language,...
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 4, Constitutional Law 2, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: law, bar exam, constitution
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, California Civil Procedure 1, hour 3 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting and exams, try writing the Civ Pro question from the July 1996 bar exam. A video analysis is available when you're done.
Topics: civil procedure, law, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a video of footage from a television show called Extra with guest Timothy Leary from 1981. Leary discusses prison, drugs, LSD, family, cults, and death.
Topics: prison, LSD, family, death
Anarchivism
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MPEG-4 / AAC-LC / H.264 (Main Profile, 8 B-Frames) Descriptions coming.
Topics: ccc, chaos computer club, hacker, conference
Source: torrent:urn:sha1:68d3d0b3aed42df1495ac5ecaa38bd6f7bd91fbf
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Kenichi Ebina moves his body in a manner that appears to defy the limits imposed by the human skeleton. He combines breakdancing and hip-hop with mime using movements that are simultaneously precise and fluid.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, arts, culture, dance, entertainment, short talk, 2007
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to openly state their position -- and to fight the incursion of the church into politics and science. A fiery, funny, powerful talk.
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Topics: TEDTalks, TED2002, TED, Talks, God, atheism, culture, politics, religion, science, 2002
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This video is candid footage of Timothy Leary traveling to a debate in Oklahoma with a DEA official sometime in the 1980's. Leary discusses prison life and the debate. There is also a behind-the-scene footage of an interview he gave at that time with Channel 8 News in Tulsa about the Drug War.
Topics: prison, youth movement, Drug War, oklahoma, DEA, tulsa
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 3, Evidence 1, hour 3 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting and exams, write the Evidence question from the July 2005 bar exam.
Topics: evidence, law, bar exam
PBS | NPR Forum Network News & Public Affairs
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Elaine Brown, activist, writer Elaine Brown is a lecturer, a writer, an activist, and the first female leader of one of the most influential militant civil rights groups in the US, the Black Panthers. Ms. Brown continues to uphold the vision of the Black Panthers and continues to advance some of the programs introduced by the party, but now serves a is executive director of the Michael Lewis Legal Defense Committee. This committe supports the legal appeal of Lewis "Little B", who was...
Topic: law
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Business Associations, part 2, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the Business Associations questions in the July '97 and Feb. 2005 California bar exams.
Topics: California, law, business associations, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
by Hyperdelic Video
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This is a video of techno music and experimental video by Hyperdelic from the 1990's.
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 4, Evidence 2, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the July '99, Feb. '98, July '05, July '00, Feb. '02 bar exams.
Topics: evidence, law, bar exam
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's Bar Review, a video lecture on how to analyze the real property question from the July 2002 bar exam. This question covers easements, sale and transfer, and warranties.
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Topics: bar exam, law, California, real property
TED Talks
by TED.com
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When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2007, TED, Talks, Africa, alternative energy, design, energy, global issues,...
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Professional Responsibility, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: California, bar exam, law, ethics, professional responsibility
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Trusts, hour 1 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting, review the Trusts questions in the Feb. 1992 and Feb. 1987 California bar exams.
Topics: trusts, law, bar exam, California
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 4, Civil Procedure 2, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: civil procedure, california, bar exam
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a video of footage from an interview Timothy Leary made in the 1980's for a talk show called Good Morning Bay Area. Leary discusses LSD and his philosophy. Also on this tape is a clip from an appearance on the cop drama called Medium Rare, in this episode, Leary plays a coroner at the crime scene, from the 1980's.
Topics: LSD, philosophy, acting
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a series of video shorts produced by Retinalogic in the 1990's featuring music videos by Unrest and Mother Thongue as well as two public service videos of Timothy Leary: "Think for yourself" and How to operate your brain".
This is video footage from the Psychedelic Summit in California around the 1990's with a video address by Prof. Hoffman.
Topics: Psychedelics, War on Drugs, psychelic summit, albert hoffman
TED Talks
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Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2004, TED, Talks, Featured, animals, apes, biology, culture, education, evolution,...
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is California Business Associations, hour 2 (of 3).
Topics: California, business, law, bar exam
Emersons California Bar Review
by Emerson Stafford
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From Emerson's eight week course schedule, this is from Week 4, Constitutional Law 2, hour 3 (of 3). For extra practice with issue spotting and exam writing, try July 2004 from the California Bar Exam.
Topics: law, bar exam, constitution
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This video is footage from a live interview with Timothy Leary via satellite for a television program in England in the 1980's. Leary talks about his first trip, LSD, Millbrook, and partying with celebrities in LA.
Topics: LSD, Millbrook, celebrities, millbrook
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, brain, consciousness, culture, illness, illusion, science,...
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This video is a documentary called How Timothy Leary Changed My Life, a film by Claire Burch. (part 1) It has recollections by several people on LSD experiences and meeting Leary in person.
Topics: LSD, The Sixties, claire burch, documentaries
Timothy Leary Archive: Videos
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This is a documentary titled How Timothy Leary Changed My Life, a film by Claire Burch. (part 1) Recollections by several people about LSD experiences and meeting Leary himself.