Archive for the 'Philosophy' Category

They built an alternative community – Docu – 2014

• May, 2018

How would people organize an alternative community if they could start all over again? Shortly before the municipal elections, VPRO backlight, inspired by the reality TV program Utopia, together with the brand new professor of community development Justus Uitermark looks into how people would organize their own alternative community if they could start again. Original title: Youtopia (VPRO backlight) Vpro backlight goes to three local alternative communities in which people who are not able to handle the existing political system try to turn towards a

How Long is a Piece of String?

• December, 2013

Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems. An encounter with leading mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals that Alan’s short length of string may in fact be infinitely long. When Alan attempts to measure his string at the atomic scale, events take an even stranger turn. Not only do objects appear in many places at once,

In pot we trust

• December, 2013

In pot we Trust .::. <<video>>

Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

• October, 2013

Banned TED Talk. RUPERT SHELDRAKE, Ph.D. (born 28 June 1942) is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, where he was a Scholar of Clare College, took a double first class honours degree and was awarded the University Botany Prize. He then studied philosophy and history of science at Harvard University, where he was a Frank Knox Fellow, before returning to Cambridge, where he

Culture in Decline | Episode #6 – Tale of Two Worlds

• September, 2013

In this final episode of the season, Dr. Peter Joseph shows off his fresh new Time Machine, guiding the audience through a vision of two possible futures. The first exploring the current trends that just may lead us all into vast new levels of decline; The second showing what the world could be…if anyone actually gave a damn to make it happen. ;) Louie the Logic Gremlin is sleeping; Bob is Dead.

Okupacion

• May, 2013

Squatted social centers are proliferating all across Europe. Ordinary people are occupying empty buildings in urban areas, turning them into free, open and public space. Alongside music and art collectives, concerts, food co-operatives and community gardens one also finds construction workshops, child care, language classes, political talks and even legal advice on social and economic rights. These community activities are indicative of burgeoning social and political autonomist movements, emerging from within the walls of these occupied buildings. Watch this, urban publicization of, space. Thanks to

Waking Life

• February, 2013

imdb excerpt: A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. storyline: Dreams. What are they? An escape from reality or reality itself? Waking Life follows the dream(s) of one man and his attempt to find and discern the absolute difference between waking life and the dreamworld. While trying to figure out a way to wake up, he runs into many people on his way; some of which offer one sentence asides on life, others delving

Trance-Formation

• February, 2013

Exposing the Meme that enslaves Society.

Reggie Watts: A send-off in style

• January, 2013

Youtube excerpt: Reggie Watts, the final performer on the PopTech 2011 stage, sends the audience off in style with his characteristic blend of wry improvisational humor and unpredictable musical riffs. Using only his microphone and a looping machine, Watts creates a brilliant pastiche of the conference and brings the conference attendees to their feet to dance.