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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FaceDirector: Continuous Control of Facial Performance

February 20, 2016 / 0 comments

We present a method to continuously blend between multiple facial performances of an actor, which can contain different facial expressions or emotional states. As an example, given sad and angry video takes of a scene, our method empowers a movie director to specify arbitrary weighted combinations and smooth transitions between the two takes in post-production….

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WHICH WAY DID HE GO?: LATERAL CAMERA MOVEMENT IN FILM

February 16, 2016 / 0 comments

What’s the difference between moving left to right or right to left? The difference is everything. Let’s talk about movement, and why it means more than you’d think. Check out my Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/nowyouseeit?ty=h The Original Study: http://bit.ly/1LpK1k8 Cited: Egizii, Matthew L., James Denny, M.A., Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Ph.D., and Paul D. Skalski, Ph.D. “Which Way…

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EARTHLINGS 101

February 13, 2016 / 0 comments

Earthlings 101 is a beginner’s guide for alien visitors. No matter whether you are a space tourist, an alien scientist or a galactic warlord – if you want to learn more about human nature, this channel is for you. – Concept, artwork and text by me – Music by OcularNebula – Speech synthesis by Ivona

THE PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: MARSHALL MCLUHAN

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A candid conversation with the high priest of popcult and metaphysician of media. From “The Playboy Interview: Marshall McLuhan”, Playboy Magazine, March 1969. © Playboy In 1961, the name of Marshall McLuhan was unknown to everyone but his English students at the University of Toronto — and a coterie of academic admirers who followed his…

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WHAT REDDIT’S ‘RIDICULOUS’ BUTTON TELLS US ABOUT MORTALITY

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

A seemingly pointless button that popped up on Reddit more than a month ago has befuddled its members and garnered global media coverage. Now the number of “pressers” is approaching a million, and a major US think-tank has weighed in on the matter too. It looked like an elaborate April fool’s joke. At the beginning…

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THE MEN WHO MADE US SPEND

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The Men Who Made Us Spend – Episode 1 In the first of this three-part series investigating consumer spending, Jacques reveals how the concept of ‘product lifespan’ holds the key to our ever-churning consumerism. Exploring the historical origin of planned obsolescence, when some of the world biggest electrical manufacturers formed a light bulb cartel in…

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ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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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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