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)
= 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
yielding to =>
|Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014, at BrockU||thousands
|a choice to be made onsite, by attendees:|
|Wed, July 23||
Screening-cum-discussion format replaced by a visit to an off-campus Bible study See Session 3 report
CONTACT Lynne for details
|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 🙂 🙂 🙂|