Tucked between two larger buildings the bar is easy to miss, but not so much that it’s an excuse for Alec to walk by it. He huffs in annoyance and turns at the end of the street, hurrying back until he reaches his destination.
Anti Bullying with Lindsay Atkin, Helen Anderson, Charlie McDonnell, Bethan Leadley, Alex Holmes & Beckie0 Baking/Cooking on YouTube with Tom Burns, Jamie Jo, Barry Lewis, Rapha Blueberry, Doug A & Sorted Food Filmmaking Q&A with PJ Liguori, Chris Kendall, Mitchell Davis, Sophie Newton, Louis Grant and Jamie Swarbrick
How To Start Your Gaming Channel with Liam Dryden, Eman Kellam, Kwebbelkop, Josh Temple, TycerX, Yasmin Uddin & AmyLee33 BookTube with Sanne Vliegenthart, Bookish Thoughts, Candice O’Reilley & Christine Riccio Mental Health with Leena Normington, Beckie0, Luke Cutforth, Catrific, Melanie Murphy & Thomas Ridgewell Coming Out on YouTube with Alex Brinnand, Lewis Parker, Jimmy Hill, Doug A & Savannah Brown
YoungTubers with Lewis Parker, LookingForLewys, Hedy Clark, Emily Jade & Toby Randall Online Safety with Chriss Foxx, Savannah Brown, Eman Kellam, Gary C, Melanie Murphey & Jana Damanhouri Let’s Talk About Sex with BPAS, Laci Green, Hannah Witton, Bethan Leadley, Thomas Ridgewell & more!
Vines with Damian Collier, Huw Samuel, Daz Black & Aaron Crascall Education on YouTube with Tom Scott, Michael Stevens, Jake Roper & Hannah Witton Women on YouTube with Lex Croucher, Laci Green, Jana Damanhouri, Strawburry17, Dodie Clark, Cherry Wallis & Theodora Lee The Best of YouTube’s Short Films with Bertie Gilbert, Sammy Paul & Tim H
Working Behind The Camera with Lucy Moon, Matt Amys, Ciaran, Emily Diana Ruth, Louis Grant & Jamie Swarbrick Gaming Channels with Wot Fannar, Paris Gachette (FifaMonstah), NettyPlays, Kwebblekop, Oliver ‘Ov’ Ryan & George Benson YouTubeHonestyHour! with Teoh Lander Boyce, Emma Blackery, Hazel Hayes, Daniel J Layton, Meghan Tonjes & JaackMaate
Inspired By Japan with Adam Spence, Kelsey Ellison, BeckiiCruel, Noodlerella & Abigailm28 Smaller YouTubers with Ali Jardine, Jon Aitkin, Ant Lightfoot, Francesca Georgioi (FranJustFran), Sam-E Lockock (pimbolammy) & Audience Participation! Short Films on YouTube with Sammy Paul, Hazel Hayes, Tim H, Emily Diana Ruth, Benjamin Cook, Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs & PJ Liguori.
Plants are intelligent. Plants deserve rights. Plants are like the
Internet – or more accurately the Internet is like plants. To most of us
these statements may sound, at best, insupportable or, at worst, crazy.
But a new book, Brilliant Green: the Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence,
by plant neurobiologist (yes, plant neurobiologist), Stefano Mancuso
and journalist, Alessandra Viola, makes a compelling and fascinating
case not only for plant sentience and smarts, but also plant rights.
For centuries Western philosophy and science largely viewed animals
as unthinking automatons, simple slaves to instinct. But research in
recent decades has shattered that view. We now know that not only are
chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants thinking, feeling and
personality-driven beings, but many others are as well. Octopuses can
use tools, whales sing, bees can count, crows demonstrate complex
reasoning, paper wasps can recognise faces and fish can differentiate
types of music. All these examples have one thing in common: they are
animals with brains. But plants don’t have a brain. How can they solve
problems, act intelligently or respond to stimuli without a brain?
Beech Tree, on the North Downs near Dorking, Surrey, UK.
Photograph: Derek Croucher
This year at VidCon there was an awesome #WomenOnYouTube workshop for creators, featuring Emily Graslie, Hayley G Hoover, Akilah Hughes, Savannah Brown, Lex Croucher, and Rosianna Halse Rojas. Attendees split into smaller groups, each with one of those group leaders, and had an open discussion about current issues affecting female creators.
Here is some footage of the opening and closing panel dialogue and Emily Graslie’s discussion group.