The 70th Locarno film festival − held during the first days of August on the shores of Lake Maggiore on the border of Italy and Switzerland − again proved magical. But as Golshifteh Farahani, an actress staring in The Song of Scorpions (d. Anup Singh, Switzerland/France/Singapore, 2017), one of the films that was screened to more than 6,000 outdoor spectators on the Piazza Grande, said: “The power of the mountains, lake and rivers combined with movies and the best risotto in the world. What could be better than that?”Robert K. JohnstonPosted: November 12, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
The trend is unmistakable and deeply alarming: in international human rights spaces, religious fundamentalists are now operating with increased impact, frequency, coordination, resources, and support.
The following article is part of a memories project being carried out with a ;local council in Sydney, Australia, recording memories of senior citizens in a city that has changed culturally and geographically and in many other ways. Stories are recorded in video format and posted on the council’s website with other layers of investigation and research as well as full transcriptions of the interview.Asha ChandPosted: November 12, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
The late science-fiction author Octavia Butler once wrote in her unpublished work Parable of the Trickster that: “There’s nothing new / under the sun, / but there are new suns.”Emil Lundedal HammarPosted: November 12, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
“New museology” is a notion which has been gaining popularity in museum studies since the 1980s when Peter Vergo (1989) proposed it in a book he edited. The “novelty” of new museology concerns a shift of focus in museum work: redefining the institution from collection driven into audience-oriented (Hooper-Greenhill, 1994: 134).Aleksandra KubicaPosted: November 12, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
“I’m here to tell you a little bit of my story, and I’d like you to please read to the end. My name is R, I’m 29 years old and I’m from a working class family - or perhaps I should say from a very poor family. I’ve fought long and hard to get where I am today.Karen WorcmanPosted: November 12, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
I’ve played video games for as long as I can remember. From the electronic games like Munchman and Astro Wars developed by the British and New Zealand manufacturer Grandstand in the 1970s and 1980s, through my first Atari computer in 1983, to arcade games and consoles like Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox, games have been a recurring feature of both my personal and professional life.Colin HarveyPosted: November 12, 2017 (0) Comments (0) Like
For millennia humankind has given future generations access to the past by making recitords of events and genealogies. Now we go-ogle the past through the internet.