12.18.2010

The digital story of the nativity

Check The digital story of the Nativity that our TAR Lucía sent to me, in line with the documentaries:

What the bleep do we know?

What did you know?

Times to rest, enjoy, and go on thinking and learning...any other chance? :)

Merry Christmas, Happy Hollidays, and whatever your believes are, enjoy as much as you can

12.15.2010

BABIES

Release Date: April 16, 2010
Genre: Documentary
Director: Thomas Balmes
Writer: Thomas Balmes
Studio: Focus Features

Plot:
Everybody loves... BABIES. This visually stunning new movie simultaneously follows four babies around the world - from first breath to first steps. From Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo, BABIES joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.


We propose an interesting discussion: how much do we have from culture? how much do we have from our own individuality? how much do we owe to our parents? The eternal debate is now, thanks to this documentary, again open and live, but it can be traced back, in fact, to Aristotle, who defended that Man is a social being...and continued with Hobbes' (XVIIth c.) and his revival of Plauto's (III B.C.) Homo Homini Lupus est (Man is a wolf for man)...opposed to Seneca's Homo sacra res homini (Man is sacred for man...)
Check this trailer and the one of ENTRELOBOS, and tell us what you think!

11.15.2010

Woody Allen talks about Psychoanalysis

Check this interview of Dick to Woody, about Woody's own experience with psychoanalysis. Do you find it funny?
Woody is a master of irony and of black humour, which he mixes with ridiculous, pathetic, hilarious situations which usually go through breaking social prejudices. Personally, I really admire how smart he is, and how brilliantly he portrays pure reality and laughs at it, while at the same time he denounces the miseries of human beings in a realistic and funny way...
Of course, it is a matter of taste! Being aware that he has both admirers and distractors, I would like someone to give us an opinion on different matters:
Woody Allen, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapies, Western religions and believes, prejudices of our times and societies, etc etc etc.
Shall I start?: I believe that anything that helps you to maintain a healthy state of mind and to keep (as much as possible) a clean soul is good, and this "anything" can ben called religion, philosophy of life, psychotherapy, art, culture, and so on. Likewise, any system that goes against the dignity of people, either political, religious, cultural, traditional, is bad.
So...

11.03.2010

Richard Heinberg: The Oil Peak

The problem of energies is growing

Richard Heinberg is an American journalist and educator who has written extensively on ecological issues, including the problems with Oil. He is the author of nine books, including The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse, and Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines.

Take a look at this interview and to the next part of this same interview, and then, tell me,
are we like yeasts? Shall we end up destroying ourselves, exactly as these micro-organisms do?

Is this related to intelligence? Are we on time to act smartly enough? Let's hope so!!!

10.18.2010

Marriage and Love Affairs: Diversity of LOVE


video
How do we see LOVE nowadays?
Is LOVE the engine of our lives?
How do different cultures express (and feel) LOVE?
Is MARRIAGE, as Frank Sinatra sang, the main -and basically the only- social institution for the construction of LOVE? http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/frank+sinatra/love+marriage_20056073.html
LOVE...the most discussed word and concept of all our times, as old as man, is not connected to MARRIAGE any more...or at least, not necessarily.
Even scholars do research on LOVE, which comes to be, eventually, something cultural...or not?:
http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/0/1/4/8/6/p14869_index.html#abstract
We encourage readers to participate in this proposal: Post here your own main LOVE experience (or one from someone that has really shocked you or called your attention)
Let's not judge anyone nor anything, let's just share experiences, stories, and learn from each other!
(Opinions on this post welcome too)