Sessions June – August 2014

Last updated: August 6, 2014

Don’t we all want to have this kind of summer?! Part of it at least, in between reading-writing-conferencing…

Therefore, MC summer decision:
The movie discussion and presentation format is deferred until the Fall 2014 semester.

  • The July 23 session was a visit with a Bible study group. See report
  • The August distributed session consists of samplings of Tibet & Tibetans in Toronto, and from Toronto.

Call for Movie Discussants and Presenters


For our upcoming sessions, we invite 20-45 min presentations, on any topic that relates different, perhaps (seemingly) incommensurable points of view and belief systems, embodidnesses and situatednesses. Human selves and others? Pets and their humans? Pick a movie to expand on, or fly on your own with a course paper, thesis chapter, or raw research findings.

There is a possibility to publish a précis of the presentation or a full-length paper with the Mind & Time journal.

Tech support: overhead projector and wireless are available in the rooms, at OISE or elsewhere on campus.

Future sessions may feature, depending on interest:

  • Poetry reading
  • Glimpses of Canadian history – e.g. Puritan settlement and education
  • Ecological issues
    and so much more…

You can choose from the list of documentaries below, many of them recipients of multiple awards, or go with your own choice to screen/discuss

  • An Ecology of Mind, by director Nora Bateson (2011): interviews with her father, Gregory Bateson, a remarkably wide-ranging thinker, contributor to cybernetics, psychology, anthropology (with wife Margaret Mead) http://www.anecologyofmind.com/
  • Zulu Time, by director Johnny Silver (1999): interviews with Derrick de Kerckhove and other media technology thinkers, associates/”students of” Prof. Marshall McLuhan
  • Chasing Ice, documentary featuring renowned photographer James Balog, author of photo-album Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers (Iceland, Greenland, Alaska & elsewhere)
  • Examined Life: Philosophy Is in the Streets, directed by Astra Taylor (Zeitgeist Films, 2009): interviews with Judith Butler, Martha Nussbaum, Anthony Apiah, Cornel West et al.
  • videos about the life story of Irena Sendlerowa (1910 – 2008) – shortened to Sendler, for familiar reasons
    = Irena Sendler in the name of their mothers (2011)
    = The courageous heart of Irena Sendler (2009)
  • Residential schools
    = Stolen Children truth and reconciliation (2010)
    = Stolen Children (2008)
  • what can be called “differential ability”
    = Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie (2006)
    (watch on YouTube if you cannot make it to a session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4E_2zyM5RM&feature=kp)

Ideas Welcome! — Pls email movie title, discussion topic, preferred dates to the project lead Lynne.Alexandrova@mail.utoronto.ca

Date Movie/Presentation topic Presenter(s)or free discussion
June went mutually
uneventfully
yielding to =>
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014, at BrockU thousands
perhaps
July day tba a choice to be made onsite, by attendees:

Wed, July 23

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Screening-cum-discussion format replaced by a visit to an off-campus Bible study See Session 3 report

CONTACT Lynne for details

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August day tba a choice to be made onsite, by attendees:

tba
month of August MC is dedicating thi9s whole month to TIBET, in a “distributed” format — periodic reports on what we find out about Tibetans’ worldviews, traditions, ANYTHING SOMEONE may fall in love with 🙂 🙂 🙂

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