Baudrillard on PBS

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Baudrillard, a French philosopher, described our disassociation from actual reality.

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TheBigScreenDavid Thomson asks, in this fat book “Does the big screen take us out into the world or merely mesmerize us?” What do you think?

Some Stories Do!

“It is well understood that each of us lives in a constructed world, for most purposes made up of unacknowledged social narratives so deeply embedded in our psyches that we rarely recognize them, let alone doubt their truth. To a degree they must conform to the actual case of ‘what is’ since if they were too off, our stories would kill us. Some stories do.” Gary Snyder, “The Mountain Spirit’s True [No] Nature,” published in Back on the Fire, 2007.

Rectangle Sample Reel

This video shows you a little of what we’ve been up to so far. It features an interview (editing in progress!) with Wes Nisker [wesnisker.com], Buddhist scholar and author of Buddha’s Nature as well as Bay Area radio personality, with animated claymation by Benjamin Kluewer.

In the second segment, Peter meditates on his response to media, an homage to a scene in Chronicle of a Summer [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxk-fg771r8].

Amber Case [caseorganic.com], named by Fast Company as one of the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010, and an adviser for Rectangle, discusses with Talley her thoughts about humans and technology.

Finally, Talley talks about her hopes for the movie she has found herself in, a scene from the beginning of the “third act”.