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Asylum. Asylum (From ancient Greek ἄσυλον) may refer to: Kinds of Asylum[edit] Art and entertainment[edit] Film[edit] Literature[edit] Music[edit] Asylum Entertainment, is a social network, entertainment website and record label originally founded in 1992Asylum Records, an American record label Albums[edit] Songs[edit] Television[edit] Video games[edit] Places[edit]


History of psychiatric institutions. The rise of the lunatic asylum and its gradual transformation into, and eventual replacement by, the modern psychiatric hospital, explains the rise of organized, institutional psychiatry.

History of psychiatric institutions

While there were earlier institutions that housed the 'insane,' the arrival at the answer of institutionalisation as the correct solution to the problem of madness was very much an event of the nineteenth century. To illustrate this with one regional example, in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century there were, perhaps, a few thousand "lunatics" housed in a variety of disparate institutions but by 1900 that figure had grown to about 100,000. That this growth should coincide with the growth of alienism, now known as psychiatry, as a medical specialism is not coincidental.[1]:14 Medieval era[edit]

Asylum (antiquity) In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, places existed where people facing persecution could seek refuge.

Asylum (antiquity)

These locations were largely religious in nature, such as temples and other religious sites. In ancient Greece the temples, altars, sacred groves, and statues of the gods generally possessed the privileges of protecting slaves, debtors, and criminals, who fled to them for refuge. Asylum (1972. Sherwin Nuland: How electroshock therapy changed me. Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness. R. D. Laing.

Ronald David Laing (7 October 1927 – 23 August 1989), usually cited as R.

R. D. Laing

D. Laing, was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness – in particular, the experience of psychosis. Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder. Laing was associated with the anti-psychiatry movement, although he rejected the label.[2] Politically, he was regarded as a thinker of the New Left.[3] Early years[edit] Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head. The Autumn of the Patriarch. The Autumn of the Patriarch (original Spanish title: El otoño del patriarca) is a novel written by Gabriel García Márquez in 1975.

The Autumn of the Patriarch

"When I sit down to write" Strange Pilgrims. First edition Strange Pilgrims (original Spanish-language title: Doce cuentos peregrinos) is a collection of twelve loosely-related short stories by the Nobel Prize winning Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez.

Strange Pilgrims

Not published until 1992, the stories that make up this collection were originally written during the seventies and eighties. Each of the stories touches on the theme of dislocation, and the strangeness of life in a foreign land, although quite what "foreign" means is one of Mr. García Márquez's central questions in this book. Mr. The Stories[edit] The twelve stories are: Story summaries[edit] "When I sit down to write" Gabriel García Márquez's writing career ended by dementia. The Nobel prizewinning author Gabriel García Márquez is suffering from senile dementia and can no longer write, his brother has revealed.

Gabriel García Márquez's writing career ended by dementia

Jaime García Márquez told students in Cartagena, Colombia, that his older brother, affectionately know as Gabo, calls him on the telephone to ask basic questions. "He has problems with his memory. This rise of immersive theatre puts design in the spotlight « World Stage Design 2013 World Stage Design 2013. World Stage Design 2013 exhibitor David Shearing asks whether immersive theatre offers designers new opportunities, or restricts creativity through a limited focus on the illusion of reality?

This rise of immersive theatre puts design in the spotlight « World Stage Design 2013 World Stage Design 2013

Over the past decade the rise in – the now well documented and publically critiqued – ‘immersive theatre’ has shifted the spotlight toward experiential design-led performance, in which the audience is the centre of the action. This proliferation of immersive performance work demonstrates a public appetite for hedonistic theatrical thrills, where the audience is offered an ‘authentic’ experience in a realistic staged environment. Digital Media Artist, Educator, Maker of Things. Thought disorder. In psychiatry, thought disorder (TD) or formal thought disorder (FTD) refers to disorganized thinking as evidenced by disorganized speech.[1] Specific thought disorders include derailment, poverty of speech, tangentiality, illogicality, perseveration, neologism, and thought blocking.[1] Psychiatrists consider formal thought disorder as being one of two types of disordered thinking, with the other type being delusions.

Thought disorder

PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) I Official UK Trailer. Association (psychology) The following discussion assumes the point of view of associationistic theory.

Association (psychology)

Some modern theorists disagree with this approach; they argue that it is very misleading to try to understand mental or brain function as a network of associations .[3] Memory seems to operate as a chain of associations: concepts, words and ideas are interlinked, so that stimuli such as a person’s face will call up the associated name.[4][5] Understanding the relationships between different items is fundamental to episodic memory and damage to the hippocampal region of the brain has been found to hinder learning of associations between objects.[6] Classical conditioning is an example of associationistic learning. In his famous experiment, Pavlov paired the sound of a bell with food and later the dog salivated to the bell alone, indicating that an association had been established between the bell and food.[7][8] Jump up ^ Boring, E.

Jump up ^ Crisp & Turner, R. David Hume. First published Mon Feb 26, 2001; substantive revision Fri May 15, 2009 The most important philosopher ever to write in English, David Hume (1711-1776) — the last of the great triumvirate of “British empiricists” — was also well-known in his own time as an historian and essayist. A master stylist in any genre, Hume's major philosophical works — A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-1740), the Enquiries concerning Human Understanding (1748) and concerning the Principles of Morals (1751), as well as the posthumously published Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (1779) — remain widely and deeply influential.

Although many of Hume's contemporaries denounced his writings as works of scepticism and atheism, his influence is evident in the moral philosophy and economic writings of his close friend Adam Smith. Hume also awakened Immanuel Kant from his “dogmatic slumbers” and “caused the scales to fall” from Jeremy Bentham's eyes. 1. Hume also accompanied St. Samuel Beckett: Quad I+II (play for TV) William S. Burroughs on the Art of Cut-up Writing. The latest music blogs, free MP3s, best new bands, music videos, movie trailers and news analysis. The V&A museum's David Bowie exhibition is a triumph, packed with costumes and one-off artefacts from Bowie's own collection and curated with great reverence, just like a career retrospective for any great artist should be. A showman like Bowie would approve of its crescendo-like finale too, but you won't get any spoilers here.

Instead, here are 25 things NME learned from the exhibition. 'The Next Day' album cover alternatives. Burroughs-cutup. In writing this chapter I have used what I call "the fold in" method that is I place a page of one text folded down the middle on a page of another text (my own or someone else's)--The composite text is read across half from one text and half from the other-- The resulting material is edited, re-arranged, and deleted as in any other form of composition--This chapter contains fold ins with the work of Rimbaud, T.S. Autoteatro. Uncreative Writing: Redefining Language and Authorship in the Digital Age. By Maria Popova “An updated notion of genius would have to center around one’s mastery of information and its dissemination.” “And your way, is it really YOUR way? ,” Henry Miller famously asked. "Uncreativity as Creative Practice" Kenneth Goldsmith. Kenneth Goldsmith I am spending my 39th year practicing uncreativity.

On Friday, September 1, 2000, I began retyping the day's New York Times, word for word, letter for letter, from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner, page by page. William Kentridge. "I do believe that art changes the world but" Jean Louis André Théodore Géricault French, 1791-1824 Head of a Guillotined Man, 1818:19. "I mean that’s what every artist does is use other peoples pain as well as their own as raw material" Greil Marcus on the artificial divide between "high" and "low" art by brainpicker. "What’s the impulse behind art?" "That’s what art does, that’s what it’s for" "I think we all have this little theatre on top of our shoulders" Third Ear. Headphones. Tracklisting Full Liner notes downloadable here.

15 Chris Watson. Oceanus Pacificus: 10M.Original Format: 7” vinyl. Touch Sevens Series. # TS02.Using two hydrophones, field-recordist Chris Watson records a Galapagos Island current 10m below the surface. The physical properties of sound transmission in water are different than air, so all bets for normal spatialisation are off with this track. We end this collection of work for headphones with a repeating locked groove of a record—gone perhaps so interior we’re trapped in our own cranial fluid. – clastone
14 Westerkamp, Hildegard. WHISPER STUDY (1975-79) - excerptOriginal Format: Audio Tape. This release: 20 jahre inventionen II. Edition RZ 4004.«Whisper Study started out as an exercise in exploring basic tape techniques in the analogue studio of the 1970's and using the whispered voice as sound material. Eventually, it became a piece about silence, aural perceptions and acoustic imagination. Whisper Study explores the place or moment where sound ends and its image begins.» The most influential stylistically so far; beautifully atmospheric, with the same intensely personal address that makes Janet Cardiff so affecting, but with a more lyrical approach to sound and narration. – clastone

Original Format: Pedagogical Audio CD: Cardiac Auscultation: 3M Littman Stethoscope. 3M Health Care, "this is the twilight zone of aural hallucination" Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: Recent Works.

"These site-specific sound works take the listener on a physical and psychological journey. They combine unexpected new perspectives on everyday surroundings with disturbing flashbacks in a process which mirrors consciousness itself." – clastone
"The Berlin Files (2003) features film sequences that echo the disjointed space and time of dreams - a photo of a woman, a frozen landscape or a run-down night club. The voiceover hints at narratives of search, danger and loss echoed in the soundtrack. Images are used to trigger emotions while three-dimensional sound seeps beyond the film to merge celluloid reality with our own." – clastone

Intermedia Art: Infrequency Podcasts. Janet Cardiff.