Archive for interdependence

~ Asymmetrical Chain ~

Posted in Art, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Asymmetrical Chain
The hand that gives is above the hand that takes.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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~ Inertia of Opposite ~

Posted in Metaphysics, Mysticism, Mythology, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Inertia of Opposite
To love beauty is to see light.
~ Victor Hugo ~

Balance (1989)

Posted in Animation, Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Christoph Lauenstein
Producer: Wolfgang Lauenstein
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: Germany
Language: English / German / None

A meditation on human interdependence.

Directed by German brothers Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, Balance is a remarkable piece of animation. A platform floats in a neutral space. Strange men, identical except for the numbers on their back, appearing as though out of some dystopian future, must work in concert to prevent the platform from tipping and cause them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy box. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more than one sense.

Like a story out of Game Theory, if the men were to cooperate they could all enjoy the box together, but it is selfishness that dooms them. The ironic ending of Balance, who is at fault? The men that fail to do what is best for them? Or the system that fails to acknowledge this human quality?

It has won many international prizes, including an “Academy Award” for Best Animated Short.

~ Life Cycle ~

Posted in Alchemy, Art, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

life-cycle
Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.
~ Hippocrates ~

~ Hidden Within ~

Posted in Alchemy, Art, Metaphysics, Mysticism, Philosophy, Psychedelic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Hidden Within

Follow the river and you will find the sea.
~ French Proverb ~

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview (2013)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Joseph Ohayon
Producer: Joseph Ohayon
Genre: Documentary
Country: United States / Israel / Norway
Language: English / CN / IT / PT / DE / ES / RO / RU / EN subtitles

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.

Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do.

Crossroads places evolutionary context to today’s escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness.

A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

Scientists and thinkers featured in Crossroads include: Amit Goswami, Neale Donald Walsch, Elisabet Sahtouris, Bruce Lipton, Peter Joseph, Caroline A. Miller, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, Michael Laitman, Ervin Laszlo, Dean Radin, Dave Sherman, Annie Leonard, Jairon G. Cuesta, and John St. Augustine.

The Spectre of Hope (2001)

Posted in Art, Documentary, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Paul Carlin
Producer: Paula Jaifon, Colin MaCabe, Adam Simon
Genre: Documentary
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

What globalization really looks like and what it is doing to the Earth.

This powerful film brings together art critic John Berger, author of “Ways of Seeing”, and world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado for a discussion about the power of photographic images to inform and inspire. As they peruse Salgado’s book, “Migrations”, a project that took him to 43 countries in order to document the experiences of people pushed from their homes and traditions to cities and their margins – slums and streets and refugee camps, their intimate and wide-ranging conversation, inter-cut with Salgado’s photographs, explores the deeper meanings of Salgado’s images, addressing both their artistic and emotional qualities and their political function as a critique of globalization.