Whether you want to rise up with the cast of Hamilton, transport yourself to the sky with an astronomy expert, or learn to live happier with less from “The Minimalists,” you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few of our favorite Talks at Google from August (we know … it’s a week late, but worth the wait).
- Jessica Biel stops by Google NYC to discuss her new TV series based on the international best selling novel, “The Sinner.”
- Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, together known as “The Minimalists,” help people live meaningful lives with less stuff.
- In our Future of Race series, panelists Chef Eddie Huang, actress Paola Mendoza, Googler (and one of the fathers of the internet) Vint Cerf, and author Luvvie Ajayi discuss how dismantling structural systems held up by historical racism, will require an entire new perspective on race, rooted in a belief that the future of identity will be much more complex than it is today.
- Former Vice President Al Gore, Filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, and Dr. Joe Hanson of “It's Okay To Be Smart” discuss "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power."
- Hamilton National Tour cast members Solea Pfeiffer (Eliza Schuyler), Ruben Carbajal (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), and Ryan Alvarado (Alexander Hamilton) delve into how the play has affected their lives and the learnings we can all take home from Hamilton. Talk moderated by Michael Smart.
- Zack Rago, Dr. Mark Eakin and Richard Vevers, the creative team behind Netflix's documentary “Chasing Coral,” discuss the making of the film and reveal how the oceans are changing.
- Andrew Franknoi is the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill college and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. He joins us to talk about the most exciting astronomical event of the decade: the total solar eclipse of 2017.
- Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, Director at the Reuters Institute, shared his perspective on the 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report. He discussed trust in media around the world, increasing levels of political polarization and how people are discovering content through new mediums.