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Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky
Alejandro Jodorowsky (Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929)[1][2][3] is a Chilean[4][5] filmmaker, playwright, play director, actor, author, poet, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation".[6] Born to Jewish-Ukrainian parents in Chile, Jodorowsky experienced an unhappy and alienated childhood, and so immersed himself in reading and writing poetry. Dropping out of college, he became involved in theater and in particular mime, working as a clown before founding his own theater troupe, the Teatro Mimico, in 1947. Biography[edit] Early years (1929–1952)[edit] Jodorowsky was born in 1929 in the coastal town of Tocopilla, Chile, to parents who were Jewish immigrants from Yekaterinoslav (act. France, Mexico, and Fando y Lis (1953–1969)[edit] Personal life[edit] Related:  G-L

Richard Linklater Early life[edit] Career[edit] Austin Film Society[edit] 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[edit] It made me see movies as a potential outlet for what I was thinking about and hoping to express. 21st century[edit] 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[edit] Filmography[edit] Feature films[edit] Other works[edit] Reception[edit] Critical reception[edit] Box office[edit] Awards and nominations[edit]

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

Doug Liman Early life[edit] 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.[2] Liman was raised Jewish.[3] Career[edit] 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 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[edit] 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. 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[edit] Career[edit] 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[edit] 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[edit]

¿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.

Richard Kelly (director) James Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975) is an American film director and writer, known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. His fourth film, and second feature, Southland Tales, a rough cut of which screened in competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival,[4] was released November 16, 2007 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Kevin Smith and Miranda Richardson. In 2008, Kelly's production company Darko Entertainment announced that it was producing the adaptation of the bestselling book I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell with director Bob Gosse.[5][6] The book's author Tucker Max detailed Kelly's involvement in the process on his blog.[7][8] Richard Kelly's style is composed of Steadicam based tracking shots and camera movement in general, satirical elements (as seen sparsely in Donnie Darko and much more prominently in Southland Tales), comedy, drama, and enigmatic plots.

What is a Book Sprint? | A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint via print-on-demand services and e-book formats. The Sprint Table Zero to book in 5 days. There are three important outcomes from Book Sprints: * Producing a book* Sharing knowledge* Team/community building Books Sprints produce great books and they are a great learning environment and team-building process. This kind of spectacular efficiency can only occur because of intense collaboration, facilitation and synchronous shared production environments. There are five main parts of a Book Sprint (thanks to Dr D. 1. Here are some interesting articles that provide more detail on the process: * 0 to Book in 3 Days? is where the Book Sprint methodology all started.

Richard Lester Richard Lester (born January 19, 1932)[1] is an American film director based in Britain. Lester is notable for his work with The Beatles in the 1960s and his work on the Superman film series in the 1980s.[2] Early years and television[edit] Lester was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A variety show he produced caught the eye of Peter Sellers, who enlisted Lester's help in translating The Goon Show to television as The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d. Film career[edit] The Beatles[edit] Superman[edit] Lester directed Superman III in 1983. Later years[edit] In 1984 Lester was awarded the MTV Video Vanguard Award.[9] In 1993, he presented Hollywood UK, a five-part series on British cinema in the 1960s for the BBC. In recent years, director Steven Soderbergh has been one of many calling for a reappraisal of Lester's work and influence. Filmography[edit] Personal life[edit] Notes and references[edit] Jump up ^ The Times 19 January 2009, Retrieved 2010-01-09Jump up ^ "Richard Lester". External links[edit]

El Espíritu del Tiempo – Desempleo tecnológico: “Necesitamos un nuevo sistema social actualizado” David Castillo, del capítulo MZCosta Rica, ha escrito ésta interesante reflexión sobre el desempleo tecnológico, mostrando principalmente datos que evidencian su existencia a base de un sistema de organización deficiente de nuesros recursos del conocimiento y nuestras posibilidades materiales. Si no está familiarizado con el término “desempleo tecnológico”, este artículo es una importante introducción a uno de los desafios más grandes que se tienen en lo que respecta a organizar a la sociedad del futuro sin permitir que las máquinas compitan con los seres humanos. Los niveles de desempleo crecen dramáticamente en muchas partes del mundo. Todos sabemos que anualmente crece la eficiencia de todo tipo de máquinas. Todos sabemos que lo que abunda tiene poco valor. ¿Y esto que tiene que ver? La causa principal del alto nivel de desempleo es el progreso tecnológico. Una sobreoferta de horas de trabajo significa que éstas valen menos y bajan los sueldos y salarios. No hay uno. ¿Y usted desea eso?

John Huston Huston was known to direct with the vision of an artist, having studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years. He continued to explore the visual aspects of his films throughout his career: sketching each scene on paper beforehand, then carefully framing his characters during the shooting[citation needed]. While most directors rely on post-production editing to shape their final work, Huston instead created his films while they were being shot, making them both more economical and cerebral, with little editing needed[citation needed]. Before becoming a Hollywood filmmaker, he had been an amateur boxer, reporter, short-story writer, portrait artist in Paris, a cavalry rider in Mexico, and a documentary filmmaker during World War II. Early life[edit] John Huston was born on August 5, 1906, in Nevada, Missouri. Huston's parents divorced in 1913, when he was 6, and as a result much of his childhood was spent living in boarding schools. Early career as writer[edit]

The future of jobs: The onrushing wave IN 1930, when the world was “suffering…from a bad attack of economic pessimism”, John Maynard Keynes wrote a broadly optimistic essay, “Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren”. It imagined a middle way between revolution and stagnation that would leave the said grandchildren a great deal richer than their grandparents. But the path was not without dangers. One of the worries Keynes admitted was a “new disease”: “technological unemployment…due to our discovery of means of economising the use of labour outrunning the pace at which we can find new uses for labour.” His readers might not have heard of the problem, he suggested—but they were certain to hear a lot more about it in the years to come. For the most part, they did not. For much of the 20th century, those arguing that technology brought ever more jobs and prosperity looked to have the better of the debate. When the sleeper wakes Be that as it may, drudgery may soon enough give way to frank unemployment. The lathe of heaven