Movies are the dreams of our culture
"The next time you are sitting in a theater watching a big, popular film, ask yourself what it is communicating about the large issues of life. You may be surprised to find that the cinematic dreams unfolding in the darkness hold the key to understanding who you, and the rest of us, truly are and where we appear to be going".
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Women are still a minority
"Why do we still discuss women and ICT - after more than 20 years with efforts to change the situation?" Although there are numbers of initiatives and projects to recruit (or keep) women to IT education which have positive results, we still haven't been able to change these trends.
The Larry Summers Flap
has generated a decent discussion with many links
to follow. And now the NYTimes has an article titled Harvard Seeks to Advance Opportunities for Women
The Erotic Museum presents The Human Body Project
...a positive image of the potential of human sexuality.
What about the Kids?
Consuming kids - The Hostile Takeover of Childhood
'Kids can recognize logos by 18 months, and before their second birthday, they're asking for products by brand names.'
If you haven't yet watched the BBC series
The Power of Nightmares, highlighted here
by Katrina vanden Heuvel, you can find all three parts
online, though her suggestion to contact HBO and PBS would be instrumental in reaching the viewership this documentary commands.
Here you will have the opportunity to assess your conscious and unconscious preferences for over 60 different topics ranging from pets to political issues, ethnic groups to sports teams, and entertainers to styles of music. At the same time, you will be assisting in a large-scale study of preferences.
I do not want a rolex, and no
I do not want to play with you even though your husband is out of town and you only live two blocks away from me.
posted by Cyndy