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Bitter Lake: helping make sense of complex reality?

Peter Kennard , Photo Op, 2006

Increasingly we live in a world where nothing makes any sense.  Events come and go, like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and uncertain.

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Ideas And Politics

AVC Text

Relationship of Command

Drones are unmanned aircraft that watch possibly insidious persons from afar and often aim to engage in airstrikes. But the most common reaction to James Bridle’s ‘Drone Shadow’ installations were comments on how surprisingly large drone vehicles are. 860 more words

tell me how you feel so i can make money off it

“It is fashionable to suggest that cyberspace is some kind of “island of the blessed” where people are free to indulge and express their Individuality…this is not true….i have seen many people spill their guts on-line, and i did so myself until…i began to see that i had commodified myself. 97 more words

Big Data

What I thought of Bitter Lake

The new Adam Curtis documentary Bitter Lake, is either a stunning new way to tell a narrative of history that many don’t fully know, or is a jumbled hurried mess, and in fact it really depends on how you look at it. 468 more words

Criticism

Oil, money, banks, guns and blood.

The history of power, control, those who wield it, and where it has taken us all.

There is a real pain in me as I start into today’s post. 988 more words

Culture

On grief and independence, part 2

by Andrew Eaton-Lewis

It is just over a year since my dad died. In theory I should now be in the final stage of grief – reintegration, accepting your newfound reality and moving on. 3,606 more words

Commentary

Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake is probably the most fascinating documentary I’ve seen since… the last Adam Curtis documentary. It’s perhaps ironic that this 2 hour lesson of how the world’s narratives have been simplified (mostly into battles of ‘good and evil’) – is really simple to digest and really makes sense of the world right now. 55 more words

Inspiration & Advice