The Best Documentaries of 2011 | POV Blog Note: This chart was updated in February 2012. View the updated post » What was the best documentary of 2011? That depends on who you ask, of course. If you go by the top documentary festivals, critics’ circles, vote aggregators and other awards-giving organizations, you could have named any one of 68 67 documentaries — from An African Election to Zeitgeist: Moving Forward — and still had at least some support for your decision. The chart below aggregates these lists of top docs, and sorts them based on the number of wins, nominations and list appearances, with the better known awards and festivals getting more weight. View a larger version of this graphic The Best Documentaries of 2011. Embed this graphic on your website or blog Assign as much meaning as you’d like to this list, but here are the documentaries that rose to the top of our list of lists (links will take you to interviews we’ve done here at POV’s blog): You can dig into the graphic to see more trends: Adnaan Wasey
The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Creator of <i>El Topo</i>: Alejandro Jodorowsky: 9781594771736: Amazon.com Richard Linklater Early life Career Austin Film Society Linklater founded the Austin Film Society in 1985 together with his frequent collaborator Lee Daniel. One of the mentors for the Film Society was former New York City critic for the Soho Weekly News George Morris who had relocated to Austin and taught film there. Morris had previously written articles on Leo McCarey, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, and Douglas Sirk. Early directing It made me see movies as a potential outlet for what I was thinking about and hoping to express. 21st century Despite the popularity of many of his films and having directed multiple high-paying Hollywood productions, Linklater remains in Austin, Texas and refuses to live or work in Hollywood for any extended period of time. He is also attached to direct to Where'd You Go Bernadette? Significance Filmography Feature films Other works Reception Critical reception Box office Awards and nominations
Quantum computing and new approaches to Artificial Intelligence could get the resources to achieve real breakthroughs in computing Ramez Naam made a case against a technological Singularity will take longer. Ramez gives examples and problems to achieving an intelligence explosion * the complexity of important problems like computational chemistry have exponentially increasing complexity - if designing intelligence is an N^2 problem, an AI that is 2x as intelligent as the entire team that built it (not just a single human) would be able to design a new AI that is only 70% as intelligent as itself * There are already entities with vastly greater than human intelligence working on the problem of augmenting their own intelligence. A great many, in fact. We call them corporations. And while we may have a variety of thoughts about them, not one has achieved transcendence. Let's focus on as a very particular example: The Intel Corporation. Quantum computers have the technological potential to more rapidly crack larger exponentially complex problems. Dwave Systems is doubling qubits every year. Silicon quantum dots
Cartas escaneadas del Tarot de Marsella restaurado por Jodorowsky y Camoin Alejandro Jodorowsky, refiriéndose al Tarot, dice: «El Tarot es un juego de cartas, pero de ninguna manera sencillo: es un instrumento creado por super-mentes misteriosas, una verdadera enciclopedia de símbolos, al mismo tiempo que un profundo estudio del espíritu humano. Es un juego que, viniendo del año mil o antes, es un precursor del psicoanálisis… El Tarot es un test proyectivo, lo que quiere decir que los Arcanos tienen mil y una manera de ser interpretados, no son esto o lo otro, sino esto y lo otro y todo lo demás. Vemos en ellos lo que en ese momento somos. El ser humano se proyecta en cualquier cosa. No hay que engañarse: todas las herramientas para detectar problemas en los que estamos sumidos provocan gamas de proyecciones subjetivas, tanto del consultante como del terapeuta. Es indispensable eludir la idea que estos elementos de apariencia mágica, contienen una verdad determinada: deben ser manipulados con arte. Cada bloque contiene las cartas indicadas.
Doug Liman Early life Liman was born in New York City, the son of Ellen (née Fogelson), a painter and writer, and Arthur L. Liman, a lawyer well known for his public service, which included serving as chief counsel for the Senate Iran-Contra hearings. He has two siblings, Emily and Lewis. Liman was raised Jewish. Career In 1999, Liman shot a commercial for Nike in which Tiger Woods, without letting the ball touch the ground, repeatedly bounced a ball on his club and then drove it into the distance. Liman at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2010 In 2009, he co-founded the website 30ninjas.com which is geared towards fans of action movies and television, gaming, extreme sports and viral videos. Most of his career has been associated with the production company, Hypnotic. Liman serves on the boards of the Legal Action Center, Symphony Space in New York City, and is actively involved in the Arthur Liman undergraduate fellowship program. Filmography Executive producers credits only
The future of medicine | Playlist Now playing One hundred sixty years after the invention of the needle and syringe, we’re still using them to deliver vaccines; it’s time to evolve. Biomedical engineer Mark Kendall demos the Nanopatch, a one-centimeter-by-one-centimeter square vaccine that can be applied painlessly to the skin. He shows how this tiny piece of silicon can overcome four major shortcomings of the modern needle and syringe, at a fraction of the cost. Project 2501 – Homage to ghost in the shell Mike Judge This article is about the cartoonist. For the billiards player, see Michael Judge. For the Roman Catholic priest, see Mychal Judge. Early life and education Career After graduating from UCSD with a degree in physics, Judge's first job was as a programmer for the F-18 fighter at Support Systems Associates, Inc. Animation, film, and TV work In 1997, Judge created King of the Hill for the Fox Network. In 1999, Judge had a voice cameo in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, the feature-length film adaptation of the popular Comedy Central series; he voiced Kenny McCormick when he was unhooded towards the end of the film. Since fall 2003, Judge and fellow animator Don Hertzfeldt have run an animation festival, "The Animation Show". In 2005, Mike Judge was presented with the Austin Film Festival's Outstanding Television Writer Award by Johnny Hardwick. His newest animated series, The Goode Family, debuted on ABC and was cancelled after one season. Political views
¿Qué ocurrirá cuando, dentro de no mucho tiempo, ya no sea necesario el trabajo humano? Paco Bello | Iniciativa Debate | 19/04/2014 La respuesta a esta pregunta es el mejor antídoto para la confusión producida por el envenenamiento por liberalismo económico agudo. Es una tremenda patada neuronal que debería hacernos reaccionar y poner en jaque todas nuestras convicciones. Y no precisamente pensando en ese día, sino en el día de hoy, en el que ya hemos superado el ecuador de un proceso inapelable, pero sin notar sus posibles beneficios, sino quizá todo lo contrario. Hacerle frente a esta cuestión hace que nos encontremos con dos nuevas preguntas: ¿qué tipo de sociedad hemos permitido? Y ahora olvidemos lo planteado y hablemos de las predicciones de uno de los economistas más nombrados de los últimos años, pese a que sus trabajos tuvieron lugar principalmente en las décadas de los 20 y 30 del siglo pasado. Lo mejor de este ensayo es comprobar en qué acertó y en qué se equivocó y el porqué. Pues no, no se equivocó, o si acaso en realidad se quedó corto. Ninguno, es obvio.
A Sharper Focus: Essays on Film by Norman Holland