David Christopher Lane, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Mt. San Antonio College. Professor Lane received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a recipient of a Regents Fellowship. Additionally, he earned an M.A. in the History and Phenomenology of Religion from the Graduate Theological […]
What Makes Hollywood Run? Capitalist Power, Risk and the Control of Social Creativity McMahon, James. (2015). Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought. York University. (Thesis; English). Abstract or Brief Description This dissertation combines an interest in political economy, political theory and cinema to offer an answer about the pace of the Hollywood film business […]
Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.
Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the then distant year of 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the […]
Postscript On Societies of Control by Gilles Deleuze Foucault located the disciplinary societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; they reach their height at the outset of the twentieth. They initiate the organization of vast spaces of enclosure. The individual never ceases passing from one closed environment to another, each having its own laws: first […]
Are We Facing a World Crisis in Human Creativity? According to the Imagination Institute, ‘creativity is critically valuable, but research indicates it’s been declining significantly on a global scale over the last 20 years. This decline is evident in the challenges children are facing in school, life and work. One popular report states, “children have […]