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26 JULY 2016

The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom?

"Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It's what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the world. But if you step back and look at what freedom actually means for us today, it's a strange and limited kind of freedom.

Politicians promised to liberate us from the old dead hand of bureaucracy, but they have created an evermore controlling system of social management, driven by targets and numbers. Governments committed to freedom of choice have presided over a rise in inequality and a dramatic collapse in social mobility. And abroad, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the attempt to enforce freedom has led to bloody mayhem and the rise of an authoritarian anti-democratic Islamism. This, in turn, has helped inspire terrorist attacks in Britain. In response, the Government has dismantled long-standing laws designed to protect our freedom.

The Trap is a series of three films by Bafta-winning producer Adam Curtis that explains the origins of our contemporary, narrow idea of freedom. It shows how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today's idea of freedom. This model was derived from ideas and techniques developed by nuclear strategists during the Cold War to control the behavior of the Soviet enemy."

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2007 • A Beautiful Mind (2001) • Adam CurtisAfghanistan • anti-democratic • authoritarianismBBC Two • bloody mayhem • cold war • contemporary idea of freedom • controlling system • deterministic logicdocumentary seriesexplicit objectivesfreedom of choicegame theory • goal-oriented agenda • government policygrand political dreamhuman behaviourindividual freedomindividualismIraqIslamism • John Nash • limited kind of freedom • mathematical modelmetricisation • narrow idea of freedom • neoliberalism • nuclear strategists • operational criteriaoversimplificationpersonal freedom • point of equilibrium • rational self-interest • Ronald David Laing • self-monitoring • simplistic model • social inequality • social management • social mobility • Soviet Union • state control • systems theory • target-oriented agenda • targets and numbers • the dream of our age

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
28 FEBRUARY 2015

2007 Joy Division documentary by Grant Gee on BBC Four

Grant Gee (Director). (2007). Joy Division: Hudson Productions; Brown Owl Films [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1097239/fullcredits]. Broadcast 27 February 2015, 21:00, BBC Four.

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2007 • Alan Hempsall • Annik Honore • Anton Corbijn • audiotapes • BBC FourBernard Sumner • Bob Dickinson • Cabaret Voltaire • Deborah Curtis • enduring musical legacy • Genesis P-Orridge • Grant Gee • Iain Gray • Ian Curtis • John Peel • Jon Savage • Jon Wozencroft • Joy Division • Kevin Cummins • Lesley Gilbert • Lindsay Reade • live performance footage • Liz Naylor • Malcolm Whitehead • Manchester • Martin Hannett • music documentary • music legacy • music scene • Paul Morley • Pete Shelley • Peter HookPeter Savillepost-punkpostindustrial • Richard Boon • Richard Kirk • Richard Searling • Rob Gretton • social and political change • Stephen Morristelevision documentary • Terry Mason • Tony Wilson • unique time and place • visual account

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Simon Perkins
18 APRIL 2014

Positive and negative spaces form a skyline photo-alphabet

"Berlin–based photographer and illustrator Lisa Rienermann created this unique font out of buildings and blue skies while studying at the University of Duisburg–Essen; it was awarded a certificate of typographic excellence by the Type Directors Club New York back in 2007. 'It began with the 'Q,'' she has explained. 'I was in a kind of courtyard in Barcelona. I looked upward and saw houses, the blue sky and clouds. The more I looked, I saw that the houses formed a letter Q.' Click through for a better look at some of the letters."

(Caroline Stanley, 23 February 2011)

Fig.1 Lisa Rienermann (2007). "Type The Sky".

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2007alphabetBarcelonablue sky • building silhouettes • buildings and environmentsbuilt environmentcityscapecloud • compositional framing • compositional strategies • courtyard • editing through selectionexperimental type design • framing space • groupingletterform • letters in the landscape • Lisa Rienermann • negative spaceoutlineperceptual organisation • photoalphabet • photographic alphabet • photographic selection • positive space • selective framing • shapessilhouetteskyskylinetype • Type Directors Club • Type The Sky (2007) • typefacetypography • University of Duisburg-Essen • visual abstractionvisual approach • visual framing • visual similarity

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
24 JANUARY 2014

Striking animated music video for BULGARI's Curare (2007)

Music video for Bulgarian musician/producer/DJ. Bogdan Irkük a.k.a. BULGARI's (Богдан Иркук а.к.а. БУЛГАРИ) 2007 song "Curare". Credits: directed by Måns Swanberg (a.k.a. Pistachios), illustrations by Tomas Nilsson, character modelling and rigging by Jonas Thörnqvist, recording label: Rollerboys Recordings.

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20072D animation3D animationanimated music videoback storyBMW • Bogdan Irkuk (BULGARI) • Bulgarian • car crashcard game • Curare (2007) • drivingflashback • Jonas Thornqvist • Mans Swanberg • monotonemusic video • Pistachios Studio (Sweden) • poison • poison dart • Rollerboys Recordings • Tomas Nilsson

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
27 DECEMBER 2013

Stephen Downes: Trends and Impacts of E-Learning 2.0 (as per 2007)

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2007 • co-op learning • conferenceconnectivism • distributed representation • e-learninge-learning 2.0e-portfolioeducationeducation technologiesgame-based learning • immersive learning • intangible creations • keynote presentation • learning networkslearning objectsmobile learningonline learning • Online Learning Environment (OLe) • open coursewareopen learning • patterns of connectivity • Personal Learning Environment • pervasive learning • PLE • podcasting • RSS Writr • Stephen DownesTaipeiTaiwantrends • ubiquitous learning • video lecture • vodcasting • Writely (Upstartle)

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Simon Perkins
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