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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Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by Dave Hickey

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

 Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by Dave Hickey. From Art issues. Press, 1997: Colleagues of mine will tell you that people despise critics because they fear our power. But I know better. People despise critics because people despise weakness, and criticism is the weakest thing you can do in writing. It is the written…

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SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A REVOLUTIONARY TODAY?

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Slavoj Žižek (Slovene pronunciation: [ˈslavoj ˈʒiʒɛk] ( listen); born 21 March 1949) is aSlovenian psychoanalytic philosopher, cultural critic, and a Marxist scholar. He is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University,[1] and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for 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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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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DADA DATA

February 6, 2016 / 0 comments

LET THE SHOW BEGIN! FIVE WEEKS OF DADA MADNESS AWAIT! After eighteen months of hard work, everything is finally ready. DADA-DATA, the little documentary factory, has opened its doors. DADA-DATA is a digital cabaret that’s open 24/7. A place of encounters, hacktions, dark corners, noise, an anti-museum, and weekly events – through to March 5,…

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February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

In this RSA Animate, celebrated academic David Harvey looks beyond capitalism towards a new social order. Can we find a more responsible, just, and humane economic system? Check out our NEW RSA ANIMATE with Carol Dweck: http://bit.ly/1UujoAh The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. For more…

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TWELVE THINGS I WISH I COULD SAY TO MY STUDENTS

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Student Shows 2014: Essay by the Anonymous Academic A student receives their feedback after a review… Student: ‘Why did I get such a low grade?’ Tutor: ‘I think the feedback gives you a clear indication why.’ Student: ‘But I thought it went so well -you didn’t say anything bad on the day.’ I learn just as many…

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