The Demon-Haunted World & Carl Sagan

August 11, 2017 / 0 comments

Jordan Peterson: FIghting Postmodernism

June 19, 2017 / 0 comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPojltjv4M0 “Jordan B Peterson (born June 12, 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. This is a public speech from 2017. Full video quoted under fair use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30U1A… You can support Dr. Peterson at his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson This channel aims at extracting central points of presentations into…

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Why The Free Content Era Has To End – Tim Wu & The Attention Merchants

June 5, 2017 / 0 comments

“Author Tim Wu on how the early Utopian potential of the internet gave way to naked capitalism Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, best known for coining the term net neutrality, and for tracing the history of modern communications in his last book, The Master Switch. In his new book, The Attention…

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Huxley’s letter to Orwell

May 11, 2017 / 0 comments

“In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher. Orwell had just published his groundbreaking book Nineteen Eighty-Four, which received glowing reviews from just about every corner of the English-speaking world. His French teacher, as it happens, was none other than Aldous Huxley who taught at Eton for a…

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George Orwell: Pacifism and the War

May 11, 2017 / 0 comments

About a year ago I and a number of others were engaged in broadcasting literary programmes to India, and among other things we broadcast a good deal of verse by contemporary and near-contemporary English writers — for example, Eliot, Herbert Read, Auden, Spender, Dylan Thomas, Henry Treece, Alex Comfort, Robert Bridges, Edmund Blunden, D. H….

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GILLIAMESQUE – TERRY GILLIAM’S PRE-POSTHUMOUS MEMOIR

February 18, 2016 / 0 comments

Terry Gilliam’s memoir is as unique as the man himself. Known for his work with Monty Python and as a director of films like Brazil, Time Bandits, and Twelve Monkeys, Gilliam’s work has always had a surreal quality that makes it instantly recognizable. His “Pre-posthumous Memoir” happily possesses a similar quality. Most authors would write…

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PARROTS, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world’s creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity. Series: Voices…

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PAPER ARCHITECTURE

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Beatriz Colomina has been a pioneer in expanding understanding of the relationship between the media and architecture, including through the touring exhibition Clip/Stamp/Fold, which examined “little” architectural magazines from the 1960s and 1970s. While in Melbourne to present her lecture “From ZANG TUMB TUMB to Twitter,” she met with Nicole Kalms and Ari Seligmann to discuss the importance of new media in cementing architectural ideas…….

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THE FUTURES OF ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION – BERNARD TSCHUMI

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Bernard Tschumi, Bernard Tschumi Architects and Professor, Columbia University (Dean, 1988-2003), discusses a wide range of projects. In his talk, “Questions, Notations, Concepts,” Tschumi describes his longstanding interest in referencing other disciplines in his work, such as literature and film. Spring 2015 LECTURE SERIES: “Deans/Chairs/Directors: The Futures of Architectural Education” is curated by Stan Allen.
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INVISIBLE TO NOTHING BUT THE NAKED EYE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Invisible to nothing but the naked eye is Zone 5’s record that documents the entire year of Whastsapp messages into a single book, both text and images.