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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WHY CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN IS WRONG ABOUT UBER AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of disruptive innovation in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Two years later, he published his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. His work was widely praised, including…

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WHAT IS DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION?

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, including Intel, Southern New Hampshire University, and Salesforce.com Unfortunately, disruption theory is…

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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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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

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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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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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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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

SCHUMACHER SLAMS BRITISH ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Irony, allegory and dystopia − Patrik Schumacher sees no future for the type of hopelessly unrealistic education lauded by the British architectural  establishment The submissions to the current RIBA President’s Medals demonstrate once more that architectural education in Britain is operating in a parallel universe. The (best?) students of the current generation as well as their teachers seem to think…

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