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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TARIQ ALI ON THE EXTREME CENTRE

March 6, 2016 / 0 comments

Tariq Ali gives a lecture at SOAS University (London) on the centrist tendencies of political parties in Europe and the United Kingdom.

JOHN CLEESE ON CREATIVITY

February 12, 2016 / 0 comments

You know, when Video Arts asked me if I’d like to talk about creativity I said “no problem!” No problem! Because telling people how to be creative is easy, it’s only being it that’s difficult. I knew it would be particularly easy for me because I’ve spent the last 25 years watching how various creative…

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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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THE NEW HOW – GREG LYNN AND CHUCK HOBERMAN

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Greg Lynn, Greg Lynn Form, and Chuck Hoberman, Hoberman Associates Inc., speak to the topic of “Motion Dynamics” with SoA faculty and students Ryan Johns, Axel Kilian, Evangelos Kotsioris, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Forrest Meggers, and Michael Young. Fall 2014 LECTURE SERIES: “The New How” is curated by Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
 ©2015 Princeton University School of Architecture. Recorded…

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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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THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Herbert Marshall Mcluhan (*1911 – +1979) lecture recorded by ABC Radio National Network on 27 June 1979 in Australia. For the best resource collection of his work check out the page Mcluhan on Maui (MOM) here: http://www.mcluhanonmaui.com/ The best documentary about Mcluhan (in four parts) is definitely CBC’s Life and Times: Understanding Mcluhan here: part…

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PLAIN OLD UNTRENDY TROUBLES AND EMOTIONS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

David Foster Wallace, who died last week, was the most brilliant American writer of his generation. In a speech, published here for the first time, he reflects on the difficulties of daily life and ‘making it to 30, or maybe 50, without wanting to shoot yourself in the head’ There are these two young fish…

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THE MACHINE, THE GHOST AND THE LIMITS OF UNDERSTANDING

February 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Professor Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: “The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding: Newton’s contributions to the study of mind” at the University of Oslo, September 2011. Q&A at 45:33

CHOMSKY & KRAUSS: AN ORIGINS PROJECT DIALOGUE

February 1, 2016 / 0 comments

oin intellectual giant Noam Chomsky and noted physicist and public intellectual Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation at the Origins Project Dialogue. Science, Mind, and Politics is a candid and unscripted conversation on contemporary issues on the nature of humanity, the power of science and the mind, and global social justice.