Archive for system

The American Dream (2011)

Posted in Animation, Mystery, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Tad Lumpkin, Harold Uhl
Producer: Tad Lumpkin
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

Too big to fail.

The American Dream is a animated film that shows the scams by the most basic elements of government system. How money is created? How banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? What the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects the every single day? The film takes an entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new, and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system.

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The Corporation (2003)

Posted in Documentary, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Producer: Bart Simpson, Joel Bakan
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English /
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The pathological pursuit of profit and power.

The documentary shows the development of the contemporary business corporation, from a legal entity that originated as a government-chartered institution meant to affect specific public functions to the rise of the modern commercial institution entitled to most of the legal rights of a person. Taking its status as a legal “person” to the logical conclusion, the film puts the corporation on the psychiatrist’s couch to ask “What kind of person is it?” What the study illustrates is that in the its behavior, this type of “person” typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. The film was nominated for over 26 international awards.

~ Price of Civilization ~

Posted in Art, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Price of Civilization
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
~ Lord Acton ~

~ Rise of Mankind ~

Posted in Cosmology, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Rise of Mankind

Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.
~ Archimedes ~

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.

The Crisis of Civilization (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Dean Puckett
Producer: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Lucca Benney
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Aware, Alert, Alive!
A powerful critique of a failed global system and a manifesto for constructive social change.

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.

The real solution is to recognize the inevitability of civilization change, and to work toward a fundamental systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living, politically, economically and culturally.

Paradise or Oblivion (2012)

Posted in Cosmology, Documentary, Philosophy, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Roxanne Meadows
Producer: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows
Genre: Documentary
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / AR / FR / IT / PT / DE / ES / RO / RU / EN subtitles

A holistic approach to benefit human civilization.

Paradise or Oblivion is a free online documentary created by The Venus Project. The movie details the root causes of the systemic value disorders and detrimental symptoms caused by our current established system. This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge, featuring the life-long work of Social Engineer, Futurist, Inventor and Industrial Designer Jacque Fresco, which he calls a Resource-Based Economy.

The film details the need to outgrow the dated and inefficient methods of politics, law, business, or any other “establishment” notions of human affairs, and use the methods of science, combined with high technology, to provide for the needs of all the world’s people. It is not based on the opinions of the political and financial elite or on illusionary so-called democracies, but on maintaining a dynamic equilibrium with the planet that could ultimately provide abundance for all people.