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Découvrez le film réalisé par Spike Jonze avec Margaret Qualley et musique originale de Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin “Mutant Brain”.
Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.
Cats in Istanbul.
"Into Eternity is a feature documentary film directed by Danish director Michael Madsen, released in 2010. It follows the construction of the Onkalo waste repository at the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant on the island of Olkiluoto, Finland. Director Michael Madsen questions Onkalo's intended eternal existence, addressing an audience in the remote future."
Part I: The Age of Heroes.
"Many cities have come and gone, bearing the name Troy, in the historical record of Asia Minor. Michael Wood seeks the evidence for each of them, and analyses whether the details match Homer's account of the city.
"Michael Wood's motivation was to seek a legend: a character as deeply embedded in the collective memory of his audience as King Arthur had been in the earlier series; he sought Helen, the face that launched a thousand ships, although, as he himself remarks, romance is something which leaves no traces in the archaeological record."
"All of us have seen a world map at some point in our lives before, but it is very difficult to imagine how certain countries and parts of the world compare to each other in size that are far apart. In this video, I explore why the world looks very different than how it is portrayed in the Mercator Projection map. I then go on to explore how certain countries are unexpectedly larger or smaller than what they appear to be, and how some places looks wildly different than our perceptions.
"PS; Don't totally hate on the Mercator Projection, it's actually a really useful map for navigation and on keeping the correct shape of countries while sacrificing the size that we can all laugh about!"
Handy: The True Size.
And then: ITC Benguiat in use.
Type legends: Ed Benguiat.
"In developing the work for this exhibition, we imagined the construction of an alternative and experimental knowledge source that in turn maps all other sites of knowledge, as they exist in the UK Landscape. A 'Field Guide to Dark Places' is the first of these experimental resources, and aims to draw on and develop responses to the vast infrastructure of the techno-scientific and industrial / military complex, probing aesthetic, political and philosophical questions around spaces that are inaccessible or in some cases secret. (for reasons varying from simple understanding to physical and security issues - the performance as the writer Foucault would state of 'heterotopias')."
"A behind the scenes look at how Morgan cars are made from the craftsmen themselves. Following each stage of the process from the wooden frame construction right through to the final quality checks.
"Morgan cars have been hand crafted on the Pickersleigh Road site for over 100 years. See how traditional techniques have been passed down through the generations and have been adapted with modern technology to manufacture this unmistakable British icon."
"Most of the inmates on Rikers Island have been charged but not sentenced; others are serving sentences under one year. A majority of the inmates, say the two art therapists, are suffering some form of PTSD, and anxiety or depression."
"Lao Yang and Eddy both work for a company called CREC (Chinese Railway Engineering Company). They have just set up camp near the remote mining town of Kolwezi in the Katanga province of the RDC. The goal of the company is to redo the road - covering 300km - that connects Kolwezi with the capital of the province Lubumbashi. Lao Yang is head of logistics of the group. He is responsible for the equipment, building materials and food (mainly chickens) to arrive in the isolated Chinese prefab camp. The Congolese government was supposed to deliver these things but so far the team hasn't received anything. With Eddy (a Congolese man who speaks Mandarin fluently) as an intermediate, Lao Yang is forced to leave the camp and deal with local Congolese entrepreneurs, because without the construction materials the road works will cease. What follows is an endless, harsh, but absurdly funny roller coaster of negotiations and misunderstandings, as Lao Yan learns about the Congolese way of making deals."
"A documentary on Owen Barfield (1898-1997). Owen Barfield was a Christian philosopher educated at Oxford, where he met his good friend C.S. Lewis in 1919. Barfield was instrumental in converting C.S. Lewis to theism during the early period of their friendship.
"A member of the Inklings, Barfield's thinking informed the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, among others. His abiding interest was in the history of language, through which he investigated the evolution of consciousness."
"Today, the First Opium War is taught in Chinese schools as being the beginning of the 'Century of Humiliation' — the end of that 'century' coming in 1949 with the reunification of China under Mao. While Americans are routinely assured they are exceptional and the greatest country on Earth by their politicians, Chinese schools teach students that their country was humiliated by greedy and technologically superior Western imperialists."