Multimedia Project Invites Discourse on Human Existence
By John Roach
for National Geographic News
May 23, 2001
Will the Internet change humanity? Why do we make music and art? Does sex have
a future? What will tomorrow really be like? Questions such as these lack
simple answers, but open discussion of them is vital to understanding the
nature of human existence.
At least that's the theory of Robert Kuhn, an investment banker with a Ph.D.
in brain science from the University of California in Los Angeles and a passion
to use communications technology for intellectual discourse, not to sell
Kuhn's passion led him to form a partnership with KOCE, a public television
station that serves southern California, to create Closer to Truth—a multimedia
enterprise in which artists, scientists, philosophers, and members of the
general public discuss the fundamental scientific and ethical questions of