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The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned from Crete had thirty oars, and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus, for they took away the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their places, insomuch that this ship became a standing example among the philosophers, for the logical question of things that grow; one side holding that the ship remained the same, and the other contending that it was not the same.
— Plutarch, Theseus
Panique au village - Le Grand Sommeil : <p>Curious events befall Cowboy, Indian, and Horse as they repeatedly fall into deep sleep. Dir. Vincent Patar et Stephane Aubier. / Belgium / 2003 / ...
In 1973, Orson Welles narrated this animated short, which features somewhat surreal artwork by Dick Oden. You can see more of Oden's work here.
The Allegory of the Cave illustrates Plato's view of knowledge as presented in Book VII of The Republic: in ordinary experience, we see only shadows of the true world, which we can only behold by pursuing rigorous philosophical analysis.
This is not the only time "The Cave" has been set to film in some form. Open Culture readers may recall this brilliant version done with claymation. Gluttons for punishment may wish to peruse this collection of 20 YouTube versions at PartiallyExaminedLife.com, many of them frightfully amateurish and some of them presenting a warped and/or incomprehensible version of the story.
Comment fonctionne une œuvre d’art ? Par quelle magie ce que nous avons ordinairement devant les yeux peut-il se voir investi d’une aura particulière ? Comment, à partir de quelles ressources, l’artiste peut-il créer un monde, un univers, qui ne ressemble à rien d’autre et qui pourtant, par le regard, la lecture ou l’écoute, tisse au sein de notre intimité un lien unique qui devient un ancrage salvateur dans notre vie quotidienne ?
Premier temps de notre semaine: c'est aujourd'hui en compagnie de Michel Guérin, penseur du geste, que nous allons remonter en amont de l’œuvre d’art, au moment où ce geste inouïe va se saisir de la matière pour créer.
Afterlifers : The HalfLifers exhume cinema's favorite incarnation of mindless, decaying mortality, the Zombie, in the hopes of breathing new life into this misunder...
In the 2006 essay film The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, Žižek offered psychoanalytic readings of such pictures as The Red Shoes, Alien, and The Matrix. (See him take on Vertigo in a clip featured here before.) Now he returns with a sequel, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology.
Entretien avec le philosophe Bernard Stiegler, réalisé lors du tournage du documentaire "Après la Gauche". Documentaire réalisé par Jérémy Forni et écrit par Jérémy Forni, Geoffroy Fauquier et Gaël Bizien.
Beautiful Losers : <p>A documentary about art, design, street art with Ed Templeton, Margaret Kilgallen, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills, Shepard Fairey <a href="http://www...
Duration: 58 min. Directed by John Hughes
One way street explores the life and work of German Jewish critic and philosopher, Walter Benjamin, who died escaping the Gestapo in 1940. Although Benjamin's work is little known in this country, he is regarded in Europe as one of the most influential figures in 20th Century thought.
One way street provides clear and accessible introductions to some of the central ideas in Benjamin's writings. Expert commentary from a range of English scholars situate Benjamin's work in the context of their time and evoke a sense of the excitement that his work has generated. A heightened visual style, montage structure and strong musical treatments correspond in evocative and powerful ways with the concerns and the strategies of Benjamin himself.
Rizoma was created to become sort of a datapool of counter-information and resistance, with lots of articles, interviews, texts, translations (mainly from English), poetry, galleries, and reports about underground and activist movements and both the old a