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The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock (Removed TED Talk)
Very interesting – better than I thought it’d be – especially the second half. Don’t know why they’d nix it.
neat speech by Doug Lenat on programming Cyc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAtn-4fhuWA
I didn’t follow all of it, but it givs some interesting thoughts on thought.
I’ll look for real docs now; promise.
. 2 weeks ago
I’ll count this, I think. It was an hour &½ of Derren Brown prepping a fake faith-healer.
. 4 weeks ago
- Oct. 28, 2013
I’m reminded every so-often about the quote: “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” ~Voltaire, Essay on Tolerance
Been thinking a little on watching one of these wordless documentaries – doing my thinking for myself – not being told what to think. Though, it’s still being produced & directed from some-one else’s point of view, I think it’s a window to a different place, a different mindset; not so much a consumer – of taking more personal responsibility for my thoughts & such.
Also been itching to get into the nuts & bolts of scientific writings. Forget the A to Z; “How do they get to A?”]
. 1 month ago
- “Michelangelo Revealed” http://video.pbs.org/video/1214340861/
- Do these “Secrets of the Dead” episodes count as a documentaries?
If so, then here’s one – it may be called “The Telltale Charcoal”? idk
These look neat too.
- http://www.ideacityonline.com Ogi Ogas & Sai Gaddam
- http://www.ideacityonline.com Patchen Barss
- “Tibetan immolation protests” hard-core!!!
- http://video.pbs.org/video/1239877248/ Olympix – just one more way to abuse kids?
- “Playtex documentary out of England admits bras do health damage.” (I don’t know if “Bras, the Bare Facts” is the one talked-about there.)
Is a neat article http://www.breathing.com/articles/brassieres-2.htm
. 1 month ago
document at least 43 of them for this goal.
- Oct. 3, 2013
. 2 months ago
Here’s three free potential documentary sites that I used to pick my documentaries to watch, if anyone’s interested:
I watched quite few over the summer,
-Fat, Sick and Nearly dead: Stories of 2 overweight and sick men gaining their health back by juicing fruits and veggies for 60 to 90 days
-Forks over Knives: A scientific review of the impact of animal based foods in our diets.
- The business of being born: Ricki Lake’s documentary on the benefits of natural birth in a society where it is the job of surgeons to attend to births. -Midwives, Dulas, Birthcenters..
-Le Jeune, une nouvelle therapie: (French) on fasting, AMAZING9 months ago
It was good. I was definitely left with the impression of how someone can be trapped in their wealth. I’ll admit, I’m guilty of being surprised by how nice and, well, normal as Jackie turned out to be. 10 months ago
Art can tell us as much about history as any text book. I really enjoy watching Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Brilliant. 16 months ago
I watched the parts 2 and three of the documentary series Soul & Science. Part two was mostly about ESP – telepathy (between twins) and ‘flashes from the future’, and a bit about near-death experiences. It didn’t capture my attention as well as the other two parts, but it was still interesting. The third one was completely about near-death experiences, and very interesting. The whole series all in all didn’t revolutionalize my way of thinking and perceiving, but it was fascinating. It’s mind-blowing to think that science is only taking its first steps, and there is still so much more to explore. All in all, definitely worth my time! 16 months ago
I watched the first part of a three-part Danish documentary called Sjæl og videnskab (Soul & Science). The first part was about sickness and health – can your thoughts make you heal faster or get sick? I knew most of the stuff introduced in the documentary already (placebo/nocebo, mental image training in fighting cancer etc.), but for someone who thinks anything else except for pills and surgeries is utter nonsense, it might be an eye-opening experience. It strengthened my belief that our minds have much more power than what we think. 16 months ago
I especially love watching documentaries that have something to do with travelling or other cultures, but I’m not picky. I’m trying to look for documentaries that I maybe wouldn’t find otherwise. Movies or series, doesn’t matter much, as long as they’re interesting.
On my list at the moment:
- Nederland van Boven (Netherlands from above). I’ve watched 3-4 episodes of this series, and because I love Holland and I love documentaries, well, I love it! Plus I can watch it with Dutch subtitles, which introduces new words to my vocabulary.
- Megacities. “A look at the people who live precariously, but with an unusual level of resourcefulness and imagination, in four gigantic urban agglomerations: Mumbai, New York, Moscow and Mexico City.”
- Life. “David Attenborough’s legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes…”
And lastly, a documentary I’ve already watched and loved, and just wanted to share it. I think everyone should watch it!
Life in a Day. “A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.”17 months ago
I think I spend an normal amount of time watching television – once my work is done and I’ve got some time to myself I usually pop a dvd on or browse Sky and find programmes like Bridezillas, You Are What You Eat, Snog Marry Avoid, Supersize vs Superskinny…..basically anything that looks like it could be termed “a guilty pleasure”.
But I’m 24 years old and I know embarrassingly little compared to some people about world matters and some subjects.
So my aim is to watch at least 3 documentaries a week, on a whole host of topics. My boyfriend has dvds on periods in History, and there’s always something on the Documentary channels on Sky.
So 3 times a week, instead of watching The Biggest Loser I’ll stick on a documentary.
Let’s see how it goes. It can’t hurt.
Vx 18 months ago
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock makes himself a test subject in this documentary about the commercial food industry. After eating a diet of McDonald’s fast food three times a day for a month straight Spurlock proves the physical and mental effects of consuming fast food. Spurlock also provides a look at the food culture in America through it’s schools corporations and politics. “Super Size Me” is a movie that sheds a new light on what has become one of our nation’s biggest health problems: obesity.
I’ve been meaning to watch this documentary since it came out but somehow never seemed to get around to it. Interesting and informative, overall I liked this (though I really could have done without the gastric bypass footage).
I did dislike how they place blame for the obesity epidemic on fast food companies, and not on the people who buy fast food. People have a responsibility to think for and take care of themselves. 22 months ago
Delve into the great unknown. While some mourn, others celebrate, but all seek to do right by the dead. What one society views as the perfect end, another calls taboo.
I’ve caught a few episodes of Taboo on TV before and it’s always left me with mixed feelings. On one hand they’re usually interesting and informative. On the other they’re overly sensationalist. That titillation factor makes me a bit uncomfortable.
Any which way Death was a bit of a hefty episode to start out with. Taboo is often stomach-churning but I actually had to cover my eyes during the third part (ironically, that was the part set in america). 22 months ago
Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation. In the early 1990s a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group and the subcultures they sprang from have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture. Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, BEAUTIFUL LOSERS focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.
I had high hopes for this in the beginning… but was disappointed in the end. An average documentary. 2 years ago