The E.O. Wilson #BigQuestionLab is the Humanist Hub's children's program; developed originally as -- the Learning Lab (2012 - 2015) -- as a secular sunday school for humanist, atheist, agnostic, and multi-faith families who wanted to teach their kids about morals and critical thinking.
It was further developed in 2015/16 by a team of educators, humanist community members, families, and a multi-modal artist/teacher @AHughman (Nick Bohl) who is documenting (in YouTube series form) their goal to help kids in communities develop as compassionate, creative, and critical thinking human beings.
I began this series with the goal to use every expressive art in my toolkit to explore philosophical topics still budding in my mind; etymology of non-theism, optimistic nihilism, visual epistemology, emergent divinity, paradoxes of truth, science, religion, love. All the music would be my original work, available for download, all the art would be my own, and I wanted to have a dialog with you, the audience, about the ideas presented in the videos.
It evolved as each episode came out, my art changed, the music changed, and your ideas influenced mine. It ended up becoming a sort of instruction manual on navigating the modern intangible expanse of human ideas, complete with its own soundtrack and fantastic audience commentary.
I've connected with strangers on levels I never imagined was possible, and shared ideas I thought might forever remain trapped in my head, structurally unexchangeable. For me, this has been a marvelous, secularly sacred, multi-modal, multidimensional, dance of meaning making.
The future of this series is still a mystery to me.