Jon Fox is the director of the new documentary Newman. The film tells the story of a self-educated inventor named Joseph Newman who in the 1980s claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine. To Newman’s skeptics, his device violated basic laws of physics. But according to Newman — and many of his scientifically credentialed supporters — his device was real, and it promised a populist form of free energy that could change the world. Jon Fox spent over a decade working on the film and it’s screening on March 8th at IFC Center in New York.
The existence of parallel universes is a theory in physics that allows us to open our minds to what could be possible in another similar realm. As part of “Parallel Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz asked people in NYC about their visions of a parallel universe and what their place might be in an alternate world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Don’t Make Me Hit You” by Har Mar Superstar
We speak with Surendra P. Singh, professor of quantum optics at the University of Arkansas, about the world’s largest quantum communication network in China.