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Ideas for the curious

The BBC has just launched a new experiment - short films for curious minds. It’s called BBC Ideas.

Ever wondered about the history of the @ sign? Or asked yourself if we’re ready for robots? And who doesn’t like a good ‘ism’ - from absurdism to transhumanism, don’t we all need a better understanding of some of the world's most important ideas?

BBC Ideas has playlists, like how to navigate modern life, where there are bite-sized films - of no more than four minutes long - on topics such as should we teach ethics to driverless cars? and Monk mode... and five other tips for work-life balance.

At Nesta we love curious minds. We believe that ideas are the key to human progress, prosperity and happiness. In a rapidly changing world, we need ideas - of all shapes and sizes - to tackle the big challenges we all face and empower people to shape the future.

This is why we are so excited about BBC Ideas. The BBC will be working with a number of organisations, including Nesta, on the content as it develops over the next year.

Watch this space > www.bbc.com/ideas. We will be.


Sarah Reardon

Sarah Reardon

Sarah Reardon

Director of Media and Corporate Affairs

Sarah was the head of Nesta's media and corporate affairs teams. She helped tell Nesta's story and the stories of the people and projects that we work with.

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