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HyperNormalisation

The latest BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. The film was released on 16 October 2016.

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"Artistic freedom" and political control

An interesting article, by Ned Resnikoff, about the so-called “post-truth” politics of Brexit and Trump. Relevant to this blog is the description of art’s place in this version of society (emphasise in bold are my own): 341 more words

This Year in Marienbad

Alain Resnais’ film L’Année dernière à Marienbad is generally praised as visually breathtaking and intellectually incomprehensible. Since this year, this film might also be called… 828 more words

Mathematics

Consumer democracy?

I have recently discovered the documentary films of Adam Curtis and can highly recommend “The Century of the Self” (2002) – it’s available on YouTube… 231 more words

Online, social platforms shaming spirals: Out of control?

Out of control? Online shaming spirals

Misused or confused privilege of freedom of expressions?

“Living in America puts us in a bit of a bubble… 3,038 more words

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Adam Curtis - HyperNormalisation

Watch the full length film on BBC iPlayer here: http://bbc.in/2dNS7LA

We live in a time of great uncertainty and confusion. Events keep happening that seem inexplicable and out of control. 176 more words

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Thought Projectors 5

The last eighteen months have been nothing short of extraordinary…

As recently as May 2015, most of us were still labouring under the impression that the world was fundamentally the same as it had been since the late-1990s. 2,403 more words

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