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Posted 27 November 2016 - 03:13 PM

Ever read "Needful Things" by Stephen King?

 

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Q. What is keeping society together?
 
A. Our addictions. These are exploited for maximum profit. Using the medium of television, movies, and the internet to make the important mundane. Reducing its value to banality. Maximizing our fears of dealing with complexity by providing a one stop shop in every corner. Confusing everything into skepticism and babbling criticism. These historical behavior concepts are measured by their value. Except there is a gap between the practice and the promise and a wall of rational reason turned upside down with logical fallacies. All media is hyper reality. it tends to hyper sensitize people by de-sensitizing reality.
 
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:54 AM

Distinguishing high culture from pop culture.
 
High culture is a realm of freedom; pop culture is a realm of manipulation. A victim for the entertainers....
 
What is the corruption?
 
Pretense and theatrics just to twist perceptions for profit.
 
Lying and faking
 
"Fake Culture and the Culture of Fakes" by Roger Scruton 
 

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

"Cinema is gone," Scorsese says. "The cinema I grew up with and that I'm making, it's gone."
 
"The theater will always be there for that communal experience, there's no doubt. But what kind of experience is it going to be?" he continues. "Is it always going to be a theme-park movie? I sound like an old man, which I am. The big screen for us in the '50s, you go from Westerns to 'Lawrence of Arabia' to the special experience of '2001' in 1968. The experience of seeing 'Vertigo' and 'The Searchers' in VistaVision."
 
Scorsese points to the proliferation of images and the overreliance on superficial techniques as trends that have diminished the power of cinema to younger audiences. "It should matter to your life," he says. "Unfortunately the latest generations don't know that it mattered so much."
 

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:00 PM

We consider that much of our technical history was created by fiction writers like Isaac Asimov & Jules Verne to include the fictitious creation of nukes, satellites and even religion in the case of Scientology. I would submit that even aliens as we think of them were created by fiction writers.
 
Seeing Through a His-story Based on Fiction 
 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:18 AM

The Technology That Will Make It Impossible for You to Believe What You See
 
With these techniques, it’s difficult to discern between videos of real people and computerized impostors that can be programmed to say anything.
 
Researchers create realistic video from audio files alone 
 
A new tool developed by computer vision researchers at the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering creates realistic video from audio files alone. In this example, the team created realistic videos of Obama speaking in the White House, using the audio file from a television talk show and during an interview decades ago.
 
 
Computer-vision researchers at the University of Washington have figured out how to create fake video of well-known people (anyone, that is, who's been filmed talking a lot). As The Atlantic puts it: "Computer scientists can now make realistic lip-synched videos -- ostensibly putting anyone's words into another person's mouth."
 
Needless to say, the technology also potentially could be used by unscrupulous sorts to fool voters, world leaders, generals, shareholders -- anyone with eyes and ears and access to a TV or computer. What's going to come from this? Only time will tell. Maybe old-fashioned retail politics and face-to-face meetings will see an unexpected revival.
 
 
There are ways for experts to determine whether a video has been faked using this technique. Since researchers still rely on legitimate footage to produce portions of a lip-synched video, like the speaker’s head, it’s possible to identify the original video that was used to create the made-up one.
 
“So, by creating a database of internet videos, we can detect fake videos by searching through the database and see whether there exists a video with the same head and background,” Suwajanakorn told me. “Another artifact that can be an indication is the blurry mouth [and] teeth region. This may be not noticeable by human eyes, but a program that compares the blurriness of the mouth region to the rest of the video can easily be developed and will work quite reliably.”
 
It also helps if you have two or more recordings of a person from different views, Suwajanakorn said. That’s much harder to fake. These are useful safeguards, but the technology will still pose challenges as people realize its potential. Not everyone will know how to seek out the databases and programs that allow for careful vetting—or even think to question a realistic-looking video in the first place. And those who share misinformation unintentionally will likely exacerbate the increasing distrust in experts who can help make sense of things
 
 
 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 05:45 PM

Motivating consumer behavior.
Moving icons and images through a culture towards acceptance.
Products as personalities selling connections for every desire.
Come to where the flavor is...
 
Sell & Spin A History of Advertising
 
Documentary about how products, ideas and people have been sold over the years. The program traces the development of advertising techniques and examines some of the most successful and disastrous campaigns ever developed.
 
 

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:06 PM

 

We consider that much of our technical history was created by fiction writers like Isaac Asimov & Jules Verne to include the fictitious creation of nukes, satellites and even religion in the case of Scientology. I would submit that even aliens as we think of them were created by fiction writers.
 
Seeing Through a His-story Based on Fiction 
 

 

 

Good interview and hypothesis on how hyper reality is used in movies to distort perceptions of reality.

In this edition of Auxiliary, Ryan speaks to author Robbie Graham about his book, ‘Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies.’ Robbie Graham is a leading authority on the cultural and political interplay between UFOs and Hollywood. He has lectured around the world on his topic and been interviewed for BBC Radio, Coast to Coast AM, Canal+ TV, and Vanity Fair, among others. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including The Guardian, New Statesman, Filmfax, Fortean Times, and the peer-reviewed Journal of North American Studies, 49th Parallel. Robbie studied Film, Television, and Radio at Staffordshire University, and Cinema the University of Bristol. He is the author of Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies.



I like how the author gathers together many different perceptions to instill tools to weed the wheat from the chaff. To better distinquish bias and fantasy and reshape our forms of perception to a higher level.


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