The Institute of Art and Ideas has started an educational platform called IAI Academy with free online courses from world-leading scholars on the “ideas that matter.” The IAI Academy takes place at the HowTheLightGetsIn festival and all courses are subsequently made available online–for free. This year’s version runs from 21st to 31st May in Hay-on-Wye in Britain and will add Academy courses on everything from how culture affects mental illness with the president of the World Psychiatric Association Dinesh Bhugra to how AI will change our societies by the Data Editor of the Economist Kenneth Cukier and a course on Why the World Doesn’t Exist with German philosopher Markus Gabriel. (Gabriel is Germany’s youngest philosopher.)
All courses from last year’s Academy can be found here, and the full program for this year’s festival courses here. The festival itself is 11 days of big thinking and music with over 200 world-leading speakers including Lawrence Krauss, Roger Penrose and Paul Krugman, and 270 artists such as Lianne la Havas, Mike Skinner and Rae Morris.
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