Oberlin Big History Project

Special Lectures in the 2016 academic year

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November 1, 2016
SPECIAL LECTURE No. 1
"Big History and Biodiversity"
Tatsuo MOTOKAWA
(Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Transcript
Professor Emeritus Motokawa polished his transcript.
Motokawa argues that to protect biodiversity, we need to employ broad egoism within which "self" includes its ancestors, descendants, and environment. Then he compares the design of civilization with that of living organisms. Lastly, he warns that modern civilization destroys our biological time as our environment and it is the ultimate cause of all of the environmental problems. DOWNLOAD
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Published: February 3, 2017

Related Website
Motokawa's lab

November 29, 2016
SPECIAL LECTURE No. 2
"Human-caused Scratches on Earth Considered from Space Agriculture"
Masamichi YAMASHITA
(Professor Emeritus, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA)

Transcript
Professor Emeritus Yamashita newly wrote down his lecture abstract for this website!
In this abstract, he talks about the future possibility of agriculture on Mars and then considers the human-caused scratches on earth in cosmic and earth history. DOWNLOAD
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Published: December 25, 2016

Q & A
Dr. Yamashita kindly answered all of questions from our sutudents.
What does life on Mars look like?
What are difficulties of space agriculture?
Will growth rate of crops change on Mars?
Will foods made on other objects taste different to our familiar foods?
What is the most delicious food in space? etc
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Published: December 25, 2016

Related Website
Space Agriculture Salon

January 17, 2017
SPECIAL LECTURE No. 3
"Big History and Infromation Revolution"
Wataru SASAKI
(Developer of Hatsune Miku, Crypton Future Media, INC.)

Transcript Forthcoming

Related Websites
Hatsune Miku Official Website
Hatsune Miku Official Channel on YouTube
Hatsune Miku Official Page on Facebook

Related Article
"Those Who Design Digital Innovations Design the World: The Father of Hatsune Miku Talks about the Future – Wataru Sasaki, Crypton Future Media" Dentsu-ho (Dentsu News), September 3, 2015

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