While we are mourning the passing of the epically brilliant Stephen Hawking, we are comforted by the fact that his profound insights into the workings of our Universe will live on and will inspire and inform future generations of humans who simply long to understand.
At CuriosityStream, we will always be grateful that Stephen Hawking passionately wanted to share his enthusiasm for the wonders of the Universe with his fellow humans. His dedicated and tireless work on television projects that took viewers to the furthest reaches of his mind and the cosmos he sought to deeply understand are treasured gifts to humanity. Although Stephen Hawking demonstrated a remarkable optimism about our capacity to understand the Universe, he also cautioned us about the fragility of our human condition as we currently remain bound to a small planet subject to meteor strikes and other natural and manmade catastrophes. In the end, he urged us all to get on with the quest to explore and populate worlds beyond our origin. He will always remain a towering figure in the history of human thought and inspiration.
In tribute, please enjoy our complete Emmy® Award-winning series, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, including the newly released third and final episode, free of charge until March 23, 2018.
Part and parcel with a new year arrives both reflection on the past and excitement (hopefully) toward the future. Here at CuriosityStream, we are very much looking forward to 2017 and to helping you become more curious about the many wonders in science, technology, history and nature. Our team has been hard at work over the holidays putting together a release schedule of original and exclusive titles debuting on CuriosityStream over the next few months. Take a look at some highlights below and stay tuned for their official premiere dates.
New year, new you! Hosted by Dr. Michael Greger, MD, author of the New York Times best-seller How Not to Die and editor of the world renowned website NutritionFacts.org, explore the dramatic health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution in how we approach our relationship with food. New episodes will be released bi-weekly beginning in early January.
Travel back in time to visit the three most powerful extinction events in Earth’s history. This original series explores the major events that wiped out between 70-90% of Earth’s species developed during the Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous periods.
Join former astronaut Chris Hadfield – a YouTube sensation for his performance of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station – along with hitchhikers Michio Kaku and more on a joyride across our Solar System, scaled down to the size of the continental United States.
You will be captivated by this epic story of our origins told through the story of one extended family. This group of men, women, and children are your guide to over 15 million years of human history, including the trials, drama and joys of being human across the ages.
Can a team of scientists reveal unknown chambers in the Great Pyramid using special muon detector plates beneath the pyramid? In this expedition, experts use high-tech drones, thermal cameras, laser scanning to create a 3D map of inside and out of the famous Giza plateau tombs.
Elizabeth Hendricks North
President & CEO, CuriosityStream
DIGITS is available now in ultra HD 4k, HD and standard definition on CuriosityStream. The worldwide exclusive, original 3-part documentary series takes viewers on a journey into the history of the Internet with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes insight into the remarkable technology that now permeates our lives.
Today marks a very exciting day for CuriosityStream, with the release of our groundbreaking new documentary series, DIGITS. We have been anticipating this series since it was included as part of our suite of original 4K content when our founder first announced CuriosityStream to the world. But today, the show’s relevance is even higher.
“DIGITS is a perfect example of the smart, deep dive programming we offer. The series takes the time to delve into the past for context, and then it examines the present for implications affecting us now. And finally, it taps into expert predictions to help shape our thinking for the future.” – John Hendricks, Founder and Chairman of CuriosityStream.
Originally described as “a history of computers and the Internet,” the final product delivers on that front, plus it has evolved into something heavily influenced by one major issue that we all face in today’s online world: cyber security. Viewers are taken on a fascinating look at the Internet, exploring the potential applications—and risks—of innovations like virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 24/7 surveillance. The series is hosted by Derek Muller, who knows a little something about digital media and online engagement, as the creator of the YouTube science channel Veritasium, followed by close to 4-million subscribers. In DIGITS, Muller leads the conversation, which features interviews with co-founder of the Internet Vint Cerf and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
“When you think about the fact that your washing machine is a computer and can be used to attack other computers within your own home network—your laptop, your tablet, your phone…or better yet, when your toaster gets connected to the Internet, think about who has the capability to turn that on. This brings us to this big question of, ‘well what do we do about it?’”– Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor
With today’s headlines of hacked emails and cyber security attacks becoming the norm, it’s almost impossible to keep up with what is private and what is personal anymore. Just think about it. What if someone was able to recover a decade’s worth of private information and documents that you’ve submitted online? What could they do with it? Adding to the uncertainty is the fact that we are now relying on the Internet for everything – from our phones, to our entertainment viewing, to our watches, to our fitness trackers to our household appliances. So, what happens to all of that information that we provide when we register and engage with these devices? And, how might the laws in different countries protect their citizens’ rights to privacy in different ways?
DIGITS isn’t all dark – in fact, many moments in the series are quite fun and even humorous. But it also provides valuable information that we hope will spark conversations by everyone who tunes in about what it means to be an informed and responsible digital citizen in the 21st Century. Welcome to 2017, folks.
Watch the trailer below and experience the entire 3-part series here, only on CuriosityStream.
Michael Hammerstrom is CuriosityStream’s Manager of Marketing and Engagement. Follow him on Twitter @mhammerstrom.