sociology

Death of Ivan Illyich

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While conformity and the playing out of social roles can help shore-up our bridges of self-deception, this may in the end turn out to be more of a curse, than a blessing. For given the brevity of life it is far better to become aware of our deceptions while we still have time to change. But sadly, it is often only when one is at death’s doorstep that they come to recognize the vanity and falseness of their existence up to that point.

Rendezvous with a Reflection – Screenplay

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“Rendezvous with a Reflection” [First Draft] by Padamja Gupta Rohan Verma (Group – “Untitled”) A girl, struggling to accept reality, confronted by her own reflection. Instructor: Shrimoy Chaudhury Course: Psychoanalytic Films through Historical Lens   ACT I FADE IN: A long shot of New Delhi and the skyline. The sun is rising breaking dawn. Camera pans to visuals of empty shopping streets being lit with the morning sunlight.

Vorstellungsrepräsentanz

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Las Meninas[1] In Lacan’s seminars, he discussed the artists Cézanne, Holbein and Velasquez. In each case the fil rouge which connected Lacan’s thought was the idea of shifts in perspective leading to ways in which the artist had produced a work that evoked the experience of the “gaze”. In Seminar XIII, in discussing Velasquez’ Las Meninas, Lacan identifies the “picture within the picture” which we see Velasquez working on, as the Vorstellungsrepräsentanz , the representative of the representation.

Understanding the Undertones of Political Thought within the Politically Agnostic FOSS Movement

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Introduction The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement, which is now seen as an integral part of the technology sector, is now making its impact outside this domain in various dimensions. It has given rise to the three “Open” pillars – Open Source, Open Standards and Open Content. Ideas formulated during the rise of these new FOSS communities have been able to raise various questions about Intellectual Property, Information Production and other newly formulated concepts.