Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A ‘Giant Brain’

The idea of the universe as a ‘giant brain’ has been proposed by scientists – and science fiction writers – for decades. But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it’s actually true. In a sense. According to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, the universe may be growing in the same […]

1942 Rare USA Document: What is a Human Control System?

THE CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE ClTIZENS’ DEFENSE CORPS Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 10.35.44 A document from 1941, USA, Office of Civilian Defense WASHINGTON, D. C. ‘The purpose of this pamphlet is to supply the necessary instructions for establishing and operating a local civilian protection control system Every organization is composed of groups of workers, each […]

Anthropologist, film and creation of reality

I read a few chapters of this text when writing the profile of the project; now that I’ve read the book in full, what I admire about it is that it’s in many ways a philosophical ethnography of creative labor: a consideration of the role of art in how we look at things and reproduce […]

An interview of Luis de Miranda by The Oxford Philosopher

The Oxford Philosopher Speaks to… Luis de Miranda Forty-four-year-old philosopher, author, and film director Luis de Miranda is no stranger to the philosophical (nor the literary) community, and I was lucky enough to catch him between the flurries of his many ongoing projects at the University of Edinburgh. The Portuguese-born polymath discusses ‘crealism,’ a movement […]

The Deadly Irony of Terrorism

This article was published in 1972. Title: The Deadly Irony of Terrorism Is Part Of: Nature, 1972, Vol.237(5354), p.301 [Peer Reviewed Journal] Identifier: ISSN: 0028-0836 ; E-ISSN: 1476-4687 ; DOI: 10.1038/237301a0 Source: Nature Publishing Group Read the article here:1972

What Makes Hollywood Run? Capitalist Power, Risk and the Control of Social Creativity

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 […]