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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The Loving Trap

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

“In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic papers he stumbled across on the internet. Instead, I have plundered various video archives and ripped him off, up, down, left, right and back again.” By Ben Woodhams

ARTHUR C. CLARKE DESCRIBING THE 21ST CENTURY

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Clarke was a great ambassador for science and technolgy in popular culture. He’s like your favourite uncle who can discuss groundbreaking ideas in a way that you’d imagine you’d talk to someone over a cup of tea. I’m sure he had a far more in depth grasp of many technolgies than he presented in many…

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F FOR FAKE: HOW TO STRUCTURE A VIDEO ESSAY

February 27, 2016 / 0 comments

If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us about structure. NO SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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SMARTPHONE’S AS EXTENSIONS OF OURSELVES

February 21, 2016 / 0 comments

Apple’s recent refusal to abide by a court order to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone has brought to the public’s attention an argument over cybersecurity and encryption that has been raging throughout the tech world for years. On the surface, that argument has a particular and recognizable ethical character. But further down, it is…

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#RIOT: SELF-ORGANIZED, HYPER-NETWORKED REVOLTS—COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

February 9, 2016 / 0 comments

LET’S START WITH the fundamental paradox: Our personal technology in the 21st century—our laptops and smartphones, our browsers and apps—does everything it can to keep us out of crowds. Why pack into Target when Amazon can speed the essentials of life to your door? Why approach strangers at parties or bars when dating sites like…

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THE POPULAR MYTH OF AN IMMATERIAL INTERNET

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

The Popular Myth of an Immaterial Internet is allowing our cities to be covertly corrupted by private infrastructure devoid of any sense of public generosity Years ago, on a quiet lane in rural Devon, I saw a crew of engineers drag great chunks of copper cable from a trench. Each was a thick bundle of copper, remnants of a…

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SOCIAL ARCHITECTURE

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

David Cowlard explains how social-media channels have become dominant features of the digital landscape and the increasing influence of social media within the field of architecture. Whether we are keeping in touch with triends and family or actively engaged with an online community, social media now shape the way many of us communicate. Facebook users now number close…

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