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thisisjuri

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stephen_designer
4 hours, 30 minutes ago

I read this article "An Existential View Of Loneliness" years ago when I was lonely and it helped me think better about loneliness. Rethinking and changing my perspective of loneliness, so I hope it can benefit someone in some way by sharing it here. "Loneliness, on this view, is an experience to be welcomed rather than banished, for it brings us face to face with two of life's most important questions: What is life really all about, and how should I use my freedom to define myself?" Link here: http://philosophicalsociety.com/Archives/An%20Existential%20View%20Of%20Loneliness.htm

stephen_designer likes mascaro 's blogpost
5 days, 23 hours ago

Talking with the moster.

stephen_designer
6 days ago

I'm so happy to be back on memefest! It's amazing to see you are still active on here Oliver, that's awesome to see! I haven't been on memefest for three years I think.

So tonight I have just watched the new Blade Runner 2049 movie for the second time! Blade Runner 2049 is blowing my mind, both in beautiful and amazing cinematography/acting and the many various topics it brings up. Such as futuristic SciFi slavery, cloning, technology, sex, power, control, authority, ethics etc. Then architecture, music, sound design, design disciplines that helped make Blade Runner 2049 film possible! Script writing too. There are so many tiny details in the film. Just an example is the way they portray a giant built man who wears tiny glasses creating part of his character profile is interesting. I plan on watching Blade Runner 2049 three more times this month while it's still in the cinema as it's not only entertainment for me, it's also for my own personal research for the cyber punk/glitch video styles, futuristic ideology/themes.

I hope I've convinced my comrades on memefest to go see Blade Runner 2049 at the cinema soon and indulge in watching it more than once. But don't watch the full movie trailers, if you watch the two official movie trailers for Blade Runner 2049 you'll basically see the entire movie which is huge spoiler. If you want surprises don't watch the movie trailers.

You can watch the first Blade Runner movie first, but it's not totally necessary, it just helps you understand the full story line if you watch the first movie.

This Blade Runner 2049 movie has come out at the perfect timing for me as I'm super interested in cyber punk/glitch video theme/style lately. I've gotten interested in Cyber Punk/glitches because of some new computer games I've found over the past two years that are currently being developed. Wanting to experiment with glitch videos now.

Another great movie to watch I recommend is the new movie called Atomic Blonde, came out in 2017. For some of the similar reasons as Blade Runner I love Atomic Blonde movie.

But above all else I hope to now be intellectually stimulated on memefest!

stephen_designer commented on marianoequizzi's blogpost Max Ernst is watching you
2 years, 8 months ago

"I had to search the internet for Max Ernst to help me understand this. Very interesting...."

stephen_designer commented on tliacas's blogpost Is our planet screwed? Well, maybe not…
2 years, 8 months ago

"That's interesting to think about that social networks media can be the strongest tool for establish..."

stephen_designer commented on marianoequizzi's blogpost once we were thinkers
2 years, 8 months ago

"What now approach do you mean? The teachers and workshop makers are trying to use stuffs and gizmos ..."

stephen_designer
2 years, 8 months ago

I listened to the critical discussion/debate about "Islam and Democracy" on the BBC World Service Radio Station in UK on 20 January 2015. The guest speakers were amazing to listen to! Well worth tracking down this radio talk to listen too.

"Democracy to be examined and explored across the BBC on Democracy Day" this is the official website with the list of live events: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/democracy-day

oliver
2 years, 8 months ago
Thanks Stephen- cant find any links to the actual shows on the link you sent though, or are the shows not recorded and uploaded?
stephen_designer
2 years, 8 months ago
Sorry for the confusion, that link only has brief descriptions of the radio shows. I now just did a search for it and found the full talk uploaded on youtube, Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96CxlYg1UI
I actually only came across the talk on radio in the last half, so now I can listen to the first half :)

I just found another talk on the "Does Democracy Work?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuzSTnEyE8w
oliver
2 years, 8 months ago
Thanks for that!
stephen_designer
2 years, 8 months ago
I just noticed BBC has uploaded the "Islam and Democracy" talk to the BBC website for the time being, that's where the Youtube video came from says in description. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h863b
stephen_designer
3 years, 1 month ago

I picked some of the most interesting questioning quotes from the article “Where The World Is Headed” on Philosophical Society. http://www.philosophicalsociety.com/beyond_the_end.html

“Perhaps there is very little vivacity in us, and we turn perpetually to the goings-on of culture to feel alive or a little less alone.”

“How is the “movement toward the less exalted” continued? What are the growth prospects for an ontology of absence?”

“Perhaps in the years ahead, the utensils of the technological imagination would have wiped out reflective cerebration altogether and substituted it with total passivity and a giddy nod to all things new.”

“Can anything stall or interrupt the technological march to the unknown? Might there be a moment or fortuitous event which conjures the human mind back to its beginnings and re-acquaints it with its finitude, re-acquaints it with the basic moral and metaphysical questions of life?”

“The verdict being that technologists, not poets or artists, are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”

stephen_designer
3 years, 1 month ago

Finally read another article on Philosophical Society about "A Deep, Lasting Defeatism Of The Real". I found this one particularly interesting.
http://www.philosophicalsociety.com/a_deep_lasting_defeatism_of_the_real.html

stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest Online Social Network: A Dialogue on Present State and Future Strategies
3 years, 1 month ago

"Through my experience on Memefest I think Memefest is an online social network where people do not u..."

stephen_designer
3 years, 1 month ago

Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud on the ego. Read about it, it's very interesting!

stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Pepper Spraying Cop Lt. John Pike
3 years, 1 month ago

"I saw the video/s and researched more in-depth about this incident around when it happened or very c..."

stephen_designer commented on Imp's blogpost IMP-Act
3 years, 1 month ago

"This is really interesting...."

stephen_designer commented on Jason's blogpost Urgent Invitation
3 years, 3 months ago

"This is a great idea and opportunity. And great to know it is a Brisbane based start!..."

stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest 2014 Festival Outlines: RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES
3 years, 3 months ago

"I watched a thought-provoking discussion yesterday about Australian culture dialogue, on the TV on A..."

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3 years, 3 months ago

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stephen_designer
3 years, 3 months ago

To be a meditation master and maintain that status is near impossible when living in a western society, dominated by materialistic culture/society and media saturated images and ideologies/systems all over the place creeping into and feeding your ego in negative ways, confusing ways. Especially when meditation in western societies is not mainstream and meditation seems silly, stupid or not useful enough to many people, because meditation cannot be materialised. But most societies around the world I think can be or are being affected like this now... At the moment the only way I see it is possible to be a meditation master and maintain that status is if you move to the hills, live off the land and have a following of people giving you stuff so you can remain a meditation master by avoiding the money value systems and avoiding all the systems that attack meditation integrity and practice. So the greatest success would be if someone could maintain being a meditation master or having a high level of meditation while living in a crowded city with so many systems constantly attacking them; that to me is a very strong mind and unconditioned mind. Or I think it should be said re-conditioned mind by the use of meditation practice.

But it is possible to be a meditation master or have a high level of meditation, any level of meditation anywhere because you are the only one who can control your own mind, no one else can control your mind, all they can possibly do is use your mind and influence your mind to think the way that is relevant to their aims etc.

I try to practice meditation when I need to, but it is best to practice meditation consistently to gain the best results.
Sometimes you are meditating by doing something, and you don't even know you are meditating, because you are unaware of what the meditation practice is or unaware of what meditation is.

Other thoughts on meditation?
Have you ever practiced meditation? Do you still practice meditation?

stephen_designer commented on oliver's blogpost Memefest 2014 Festival Outlines: RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES
3 years, 3 months ago

"I really like the dialogue theme this year. Especially because I am really interested in the creativ..."

stephen_designer wrote new blogpost
3 years, 3 months ago

Creativity
The quotes below are from my recent article called Creativity published 2 July 2014. Most of the quo...

thisisjuri
ABOUT ME

Username

thisisjuri


Name

Juri Itin


Birth year

1983


Gender

male


Country

United Kingdom (Great Britain)


Website

http://the-dots.com/juri


Faculty

Sth. German > Ravensbourne > see n.1 > Middlesex


Education

Graffiti dude > politico > printer > graphic designer > 'dad'


Working place

Micke, '07 render rig of ex-uni, spacehopper, pixar-lamp, paper


Collaborators

DiEM, occupy.* et al. & friends & strangers


Books I like

design book 1 was youtu.be/_23WXrJmuHU
atm. digesting a yellow Zizek & some London Below
fill out the gaps!


Films I like

ILFORD HP 5
rainbow slick @ old coffee
Wednesday Plays
blue electro tape


Communication projects I like

dropbox.com/sh/i6xwz7u7glwg7q4/AACEYTF8OA9nNStbWIKU7K0la


Websites I like

http://web.archive.org/web/00000000000000/http://www.sylloge.com/site_index.html


People I like

I do! Just tricky to let them know sometimes.


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