by Jessica Manuel edited by O Society October 14, 2019 “The secret of fusion is the fact that the artist's eye sees in nature... an inexhaustible wealth of tension, rhythms, continuities, and contrasts which can be rendered in line and color." ~ Susanne Langer Susanne Langer (1895-1985) in her 1942 book, Philosophy In a New … Continue reading Susanne Langer on Creative Philosophy in a New Key
"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon." ~ Luke 16:13 KJV We talk with historian Eugene McCarraher about the myths and rituals of the market, the lost … Continue reading When Did Capitalism Become Our Religion?
Let’s Talk About Love by Joanne Reed and Neel Burton edited by O Society October 12, 2019 Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love is called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.” … Continue reading What is Love?
Editor's note: How do we know this movie is about neoliberalism? Just watch the celebrity rich folks co-opt Joker to make more money and fame for themselves. This how we know the film works to expose the every-body-is-a-commodity main feature of neoliberal capitalismhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B3l5J7sF5eS/Miley Cyrus Touching Tongues With Some Guy Using the Joker to Promote Themselves in … Continue reading Neoliberalism Is the True Villain of ‘Joker’
by Gideon Lichfield edited by O Society October 10, 2019 “There are two kinds of propaganda,” wrote Aldous Huxley in 1958 in Brave New World Revisited, a retrospective on his famous novel: "rational propaganda in favor of action that is consonant with the enlightened self-interest of those who make it and those to whom it is addressed…" … Continue reading 21st Century Propaganda: A Guide to Interpret & confront the Dark Arts of Persuasion
Jo of the North Sea said, "You can't discuss the ocean with a well frog - he's limited by the space he lives in. You can't discuss ice with a summer insect - he's bound to a single season. You can't discuss the Way with a cramped scholar - he's shackled by his doctrines. Now … Continue reading A Frog in a Well
Heaven and earth operate without thought or purpose, through processes which are ziran 自然, so of them selves. Man follows the same course, through the process of growth and decay, without choosing either to be born or to die. Yet alone among the myriad things he tries to base his actions on thought and knowledge, to … Continue reading Liezi 列 Waterfall