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    I'm thinking how hard it is for futurists to work in our liquid world. I'm not sure if I'm depressed or if in fact there's no future. Sometimes I think the new step (back) for our civilisation will be cannibalism. Yeah... Sometimes I can picture a new Twitter trend: #cannibalism. So sad, so hard...
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    The Next Black documentary film that explores the future of clothing

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    Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon Adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.

    Learn more about the project.

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    Tue, Feb 10, 2015  Permanent link
    Categories: future, fashion,
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    WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)



    Wilhelm Reich



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    "Orgone energy was a hypothetical universal life force originally proposed in the 1930s by Wilhelm Reich. Orgone was seen as a massless, omnipresent substance, similar to luminiferous aether, but more closely associated with living energy than inert matter. Reich's theories held that deficits or constrictions in bodily orgone were at the root of many diseases - including cancer - much as deficits or constrictions in the libido could produce neuroses in Freudian theory. He created the Orgone Institute to pursue research into orgone energy after he emigrated to the US, and used it to publish literature and distribute material relating to the topic for more than a decade. Reich designed special orgone accumulators - devices ostensibly collecting and storing orgone energy from the environment - for improvement of general health or even for weather control."


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    Saving Humanity from Homo Sapiens SHfHS is dedicated to preventing threats to humankind brought about by humans.
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    September | World Alzheimer's Month

    The theme for World Alzheimer's Day 2011 is Faces of Dementia according to the Alzheimer's Disease International - ADI - and a lot it's been deliberated.

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    Alzheimer's Disease is a specific form of Dementia, accounting about 50-70% of cases of Dementia and manifests through specific microscopic brain abnormalities.

    Even today it’s almost impossible to see such brain irregularities, so for a doctor to definitively distinguish Alzheimer’s from other types of Dementia requires a thorough patient history, medical tests and an examination to define the patient’s abilities.

    Alzheimer's Disease progresses slowly, beginning with loss of short-term memory, loss of judgment, the ability to feel things, consciousness, language, speech and also the ability to interact with the environment. 

    Alzheimer's Disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive disease (worsens over time) and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S..

    Dementia is an impairment of thinking and memory which will interfere with a person’s ability to do things he or she was previously able to do.

    In short, Dementia is more of a symptom, and encompasses the deterioration of the brain and intellectual abilities which are a result of an unspecified disease or disorder of the brain. A diagnosis of Dementia is useless in itself unless you know what is causing the Dementia. 

    There are other causes of Dementia besides Alzheimer’s disease such as Parkinson’s disease, a stroke, a brain injury and even extreme dehydration.

    Distinguishing Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia differences is crucial because some causes of Dementia are treatable and potentially curable, while Alzheimer's has no cure - there are treatments that slow the symptoms and ensure a better life for patients.

    * Personal

    During 2005 I was a volunteer at the Brazilian Association of Alzheimer's - ABRAz, for the simple commitment to volunteer.
    Returned in 2011 for family reasons and in order to join the cause.

    ABRAz is an non-governmental organization that provides information to families, professionals and caregivers in touch with Alzheimer's Disease patient. Helps informing the population through support groups, courses for families, scientific updates for professionals, family's personal service, newsletters, ...
    ABRAz believes that information is a way to provide to a person with Alzheimer's Disease and his family a better quality of life.

    As September is a month of intensive activity and with the proximity of the World's Day (21st), I decided to write this post about Tatsumi Orimoto, more specifically about the series "The Art Mama".





    Before "The Art Mama" became a personal issue to my life, I used to be shocked by that artistic shameless exposure of a patient with Alzheimer's. I even wonder why that Orimoto work was called art?
    And not in the foolish way to discuss what art is, but I feel sad to see that mother with no consciousness, no cognitive capacity, exposed to the world amplified in large pictures, unable to behave rationally to (possible) ridicule. Well ...



    Life + Reality

    Actually "The Art Mama" is very far from ridiculous. It is a work that captures the most contemporary issues about aging, self-image and 'excluded' from society.



    Orimoto said:

    "My art is daily life, my daily life is art.

    "For a few years I've been living with my mother, who's very sick.

    "Every day I care for her, cook for her, help her with everything. Although she can walk, it's very strenuous for her, so she stays in bed almost all day. She also has problems with her memory, but she recognizes me.

    "Yes, it's difficult; my daily life is devoted to her.
    I thought that if that's the situation I'm going to be in, then we'll just make art out of it.

    "I'm interested in people, and my artistic work is communication.
    "The Art Mama is the work that I do together with my mother, and I imagine that it will continue for another couple of years."

    © interview by Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder | 2001

    *******

    When I've questioned Orimoto's "The Art Mama" was just because my impotence to expose my mother if under similar conditions.
    Fortunately today I admire the courage and strength that carries this series.



    How many of us should expose issues of contemporary society as Orimoto does?
    When our private problems could so explicitly benefit society in an artistic way like this?


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    Tatsumi Orimoto was born in 1946 / Kawasaki
            studied at the California Institute of the Arts
            1971 moved to New York
             1977 returned to Kawasaki due to his mother diagnosis

            He is best known for "Bread Man" performances

             Lives and works with her mother in Kawasaki, Japan

    © All copyright remains with photographer Tatsumi Orimoto, Courtesy DNA







    Bibliography
    ADI  |  ABRAz São Paulo  |  Issues with Alzheimer  |  Universes in Universe  |  DNA Gallery  |  DNA bio  |  TA Art Projects  |  Get Addicted to ...  |  A Foundation  |  Art in Liverpool  |  Photography Now  |  Google Images  |  Facebook
    Mon, Sep 19, 2011  Permanent link
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    Solar System Scope is a interactive 3D model of planets and constellations moving over the night sky. Illustrates real-time celestial positions.

    by Mito
    Tue, Apr 26, 2011  Permanent link

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    Documentary about the life and ideas of Ray Kurtzweil



    Barry Ptolemy director interviewed by Jason Silva

    Via @JovaughnBrown
    Wed, Feb 23, 2011  Permanent link
    Categories: movie, A.I., Singularity
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