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Michel Foucault - The Culture of the Self, First Lecture, Part 1 of 7

Michel Foucault - The Culture of the Self, First Lecture, Part 1 of 7

Wim Wenders to make 3D Documentary on Architecture Since Wim Wenders’s new documentary “Pina” hit the theaters this month, the online world hasn’t stopped talking about the German film director’s plan to create a 3D documentary film on architecture. In a recent interview with the Documentary Channel, Wenders revealed his plans stating, “I have actually already started a long-term project, another documentary in 3D. It will take several years, but it’s going to be about architecture. I have always wanted to do a film about architecture, and I have a lot of architect friends. Continue reading for more information and videos. Wenders continues with the interview stating, “Most architects build this stuff and they already have 3D representation. Indiewire points out Wenders presence at the 2010 Biennale of Venice with the 3D short film entitled “If Buildings Could Talk”, suggesting that may have been the starting point for the new documentary. “If Buildings Could Talk”: PINA Official International Trailer:

BBC News - Malala Yousafzai speech in full Dave's Educational Blog Le biopouvoir chez Foucault et Agamben. 1 L’hypothèse du bio-pouvoir est formulée par Foucault à un tournant de ses recherches, notamment da (...) 2 Giorgio Agamben, Homo sacer, Le pouvoir souverain et la vie nue, traduction par Marilène Raiola, L (...) 1L’hypothèse d’un bio-pouvoir, c’est-à-dire d’un certain rapport entre le pouvoir et la vie, a été initialement formulée par Foucault dans La volonté de savoir et dans les cours contemporains donnés au Collège de France (Il faut défendre la société1). Foucault propose ainsi une nouvelle approche du pouvoir en identifiant un mode spécifique d’exercice du pouvoir lorsque la vie entre dans ses préoccupations. Il étudie les technologies de pouvoir qui, à partir du XVIIIe siècle, investissent spécifiquement la vie, c’est-à-dire les corps individuels, objets d’une « anatomo-politique ». Il s’inscrit en cela dans la continuité de ses analyses sur les disciplines. 3 VS, p.188. 4 HS, p.202. 1.1. 5 VS, p.179. 6 IFDS, p.216. 7 IFDS, p.216. 8 IFDS, p.219. 11 VS, p.19-21. 13 VS, p.116. 1.2. The Epidemic of Obesity, Diabetes and "Metabolic Syndrome:" Cell Energy Adaptations in a Toxic World? "Metabolic syndrome" (MetSyn) has been termed the "Epidemic of the 21st century." MetSyn is an accretion of symptoms, including high body mass index (weight-for-height), high blood sugar, high blood pressure (BP), high blood triglycerides, high waist circumference (central/visceral fat deposition), and/or reduced HDL-cholesterol, the so-called "good" cholesterol. Epidemics of Obesity and diabetes are intertwined with, and accompany, the meteoric rise in MetSyn. The prevalent view is that MetSyn is due to a glut of food calories ("energy") consumed, and a dearth of exercise energy expended, spurring weight gain—an "energy surfeit"—with the other features arising in consequence. But this normative view leaves many questions unanswered: Why do elements of MetSyn correlate? The customary "explanation" also creates paradoxes. · Ultra low-calorie or low-fat diets · Fasting, skipped meals

stevewheelerdotnet | Just another site Bergson Exclusive Diane Ravitch Interview on No Child Left Behind Where Social Learning is Stuck Today Do you know the story of the elephant and the twig? It’s the tragedy of social learning today: what is possible is not thinkable. It’s kind of difficult to plough through the clutter about social media and the stories of how it is supposed to reshape the way we are doing things today. The noise of the circus is getting so loud that nobody notices that we are almost stopped moving . One area in particular where this seems to be true is the area of ‘social learning’. Some time ago I argued that training is the unnatural de-contextualization of knowledge so it can fit into the context of multiple participants. Learning has a different disposition. The only way to sense if a problem is an interesting problem or to know if a solution is an elegant solution is by participating in the practices of a field. Social Learning is not the same as the use of social media in the classroom. Then what, you may ask, is holding us back from doing just that? No we don’t need a newer version of our device.

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