As a window on current QG research, recorded seminar (RS) talks have become a valuable alternative to the online preprint archive. One reason for this is the PIRSA (Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive) quantum gravity series: http://pirsa.org/S005 (select term="all" and year="all") This has posted videos of 15 talks just in the past 6 months---going back to beginning of September 2011. Another factor is the ILQGS (International LQG Seminar): http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/ This has slides and audio for 9 talks during the same period (from beginning of September). I want to try making the 1st quarter 2012 poll a "MIRS" (most important recorded seminar talk) rather than a "MIP" poll. Here are a few recorded talks that we could consider including in a 1st quarter MIRS poll. If you wish check out the PIRSA and ILQGS listings and identify others of particular interest or importance. As always in these polls the aim is to identify lines of investigation and results which we think will prove especially valuable to future research. POSSIBLE ILQGS CANDIDATES (not a complete list--see the seminar's website for others): Tuesday, Sept. 20th Jacek Puchta, University of Warszaw Title: The Feynman diagramatics for the spin foam models PDF of the talk (3MB) Audio [.wav 35MB], Audio [.aif 3MB]. Tuesday, Oct. 18th William Nelson, PennState Title: Inhomogeneous loop quantum cosmology PDF of the talk (500k) Audio [.wav 32MB], Audio [.aif 3MB]. Tuesday, Nov. 1st Tim Koslowski, Perimeter Institute Title: Shape dynamics PDF of the talk (500k) Audio [.wav 33MB], Audio [.aif 3MB]. Tuesday, Nov. 15th Jonathan Engle, Florida Atlantic Univesrity Title: Plebanski sectors of the new spin foam models PDF of the talk (3.5MB) Audio [.wav 38MB], Audio [.aif 4MB]. Tuesday, Jan 31st. Parampreet Singh, LSU Title: Physics of Bianchi models in LQC PDF of the talk (500KB) Audio [.wav 40MB], Audio [.aif 4MB]. Tuesday, Feb 14th. Claudio Perini, PennState Title: Classical limit of spin foams on arbitrary triangulations PDF of the talk (2MB) Audio [.wav 40MB], Audio [.aif 4MB]. Tuesday, Feb 28th. Marc Geiller, Univ. Paris Title: Continuous formulation of the LQG phase space PDF of the talk (400k) Audio [.wav 36MB], Audio [.aif 4MB]. Links to all these and a lot more are immediately available if you simply click on http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/ so I won't bother to reproduce the PDF and Audio file URLs here.