Who was Gilles Deleuze?
Gilles Deleuze, who died by his own hand in 1995, was one of the most influential and prolific French philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. He wrote influentially not just on philosophy, but on literature, film, fine art and the environment as well. But his writing style - highly allusive, peppered with neologisms - is not easy-going. This week, we try to get to grips with a significant and important thinker.
Hour 1: Building Blocks of Life, Pre-Clovis Americans, Return of Project Mohole
New analysis of an old spark flask biochemistry experiment, hunting for traces of Americas first inhabitants, drilling to the mantle of the Earth.
Hour 2: Computers and Emotions, Richard Feynman, Spacesuit Design
Measuring emotions via technology, a biography of physicist Richard Feynman, and a look at Apollo-era space suit design.