Sunday, 17 May 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road




Tyrants will rise, oppression will be everywhere and only those which are truly mad will try to change anything. Definitely worth a vist to the cinema to see, even if just for the action scenes, of which there are plenty.

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"My name is Max. My world is reduced to a single instinct: Survive. As the world fell it was hard to know who was more crazy. Me… Or everyone else.”


-Mad Max (Opening Quote)



“Where must we go? He who wander this wasteland, in search of our better selves."


-Alburt Camus (Closing Quote)





Monday, 4 May 2015

Quote of The Day



"When we are children, we all draw. I drew as a child probably for two reasons. One was that I was engaged visually in the way some things looked, and I drew the things I liked and loved. The other reason was loneliness. The vulnerability that a child feels can provoke empowerment through drawing by capturing the things visually loved. Drawing is not just expressing a visual mode or a well-articulated visual response; it is deeply connected to a natural impulse. When I am drawing, I am aware of both a conscious and unconscious processes. The most difficult thing is to first abandon what a drawing should be (a complex conception or representational copy). Begin with an emotive response. It could be motivated by something as simple as a twist of hair against a bony clavicle or the comfortable or uncomfortable psychological space between two people. Second, provide form to that initial response. Here begins the strategy or conception. The trick is not to allow the concept to become rigid, but instead to remain flexible through the activity and allow a visual journey of selectivity and change through the drawing. Drawing from life is an accumulation of subtle events made evident on a page. Unlike photography, drawing is not instantaneous but a multitude of sequential responses over time. A drawing can provide the viewer with a relic of compounded experiences that remains alive to the eye."
- Drawing: A Natural Impulse by Steven Assael

Quote of The Day



"Every aphorism here is about a Procrustean bed of sorts—we humans, facing limits of knowledge, and things we do not observe, the unseen and the unknown, resolve the tension by squeezing life and the world into crisp commoditized ideas, reductive categories, specific vocabularies, and prepackaged narratives, which, on the occasion, has explosive consequences. Further, we seem unaware of this backward fitting, much like tailors who take great pride in delivering the perfectly fitting suit—but do so by surgically altering the limbs of their customers. For instance few realize that we are changing the brains of schoolchildren through medication in order to make them adjust to the curriculum, rather than the reverse"

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb's

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Century of the Self



Revisitng an old classic on individuality, freedom and the illusion of choice.





''The range of choice open to the individual is not the decisive factor in determining the degree of human freedom, but what can be chosen and what is chosen by the individual.
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"The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment."

-Herbert Marcuse














Sunday, 11 January 2015

Erwan Le Corre on Our Biological Call of Duty




In this episode of the ReWild Yourself! podcast, Erwan Le Corre, founder of MovNat, joins me to talk about natural movement. 

EPISODE BREAKDOWN:

What natural movement means to Erwan
"Movement" vs. "Exercise"
Do we need to re-learn to move naturally?
Connection between movement and survival skills
Erwan's top strategies to avoid injury during movement training
Specificity causes body alienation
The movement you can do this afternoon






Saturday, 8 November 2014

Terence McKenna - The world and its double







'It seemed to me that culture was a shabby lie, at least this culture anyway. If you work like a dog you get two hundred and sixty five channels of bad television and a german automobile. What kind of perfection is that? Our secular society, religion, is completely devalued and consumer object fetishism is the only kind of worth we collectively realise. I am sure you have all seen the t-shirt 'He who dies with the most toys wins.' That is the actual banner under which we are flying here and the level of unhappiness is immense."

Monday, 27 October 2014

Time Cannot Be Managed by Paul Check



"Time cannot be managed, only activities can be managed. We all have 24 hours in a day no matter where you are or who you are."