@ 2015-07-29 – 10:29:07
@ 2015-07-26 – 09:26:07
Let's have the "H" first. Good to see the blue spaces. Might humble one or the other Eurocentrist. But apart from states we also have the usual farmers, gatherers, nomads and farmers. This still does not tell us much about how people lived in their leisure time, right?
Leisure? Here is the "G". Monuments, slavery. Where did the most self-determined, a.k.a. "free" people live back then - if we look at the map again? Is there freedom where there is danger and tyranny where there is security? Well, China was developing a lot then, too. India, Iran. Europe comes in a bit later in common world history story telling. Wait! What could be said about the Aborigines, Inkas, Indians, Africans? Am I - via Marx and Kant and whoever else - telling a story from a very typical view here? Let's better stop the world before we come to Rome and Greece, won't we?
@ 2015-07-22 – 10:22:07
The books I have read so far in '15:
Christopher Clark: The Sleepwalkers (by half yet)
Laline Paull: The Bees
Simon Reynolds: Totally Wired (again, partly)
IG Kultur Wien: Wer geht leer aus?
Douglas Coupland: All Families are Psychotic (again)
Jean-Paul Sartre: Huis Clos
@ 2015-07-19 – 09:19:07
Yes, there is something funny to the linearity of this little lexicon here. So here is an "E". I mean: The universe may expand or not, but that humankind has been ripped apart by continental drift! Well, we went searching for the others, didn't we? And we can't seem to stop, no matter which wars and whatever takes place. We never find enough, may it be people, territory, even virtual space, but also shades of different cultures, stories of people from different times and places, ways to overcome distances.
Here is an "F". Every family, at least every clan, was able to survive on their own back then. Had to fight all kinds of neighbors, though, right? But we might as well jump to Plato at the end of the day to see what he had to say about division of labor.
@ 2015-07-15 – 10:36:36
Good old times when there were still instructional movies and not just official infotainment, mainstream movie-, web- and tv-idols and youtubers giving good advice! Here are some of my favourite easy going propaganda films from national archives and the likes: