August 2017 Culture and Society

Read the articles selected in August 2017

Alexandra Elbakyan pirate d’articles scientifiques

Source: Le Monde, 28 July

Her hacker site allows the free integral circulation of scientific information in every discipline, putting a problem to editors. Although persecuted by justice, she has been acknowledged as a person who has made possible a progress of science and common good, in disobeying an unfair law.

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Prévert, “Les Visiteurs du soir”, et un synopsis enluminé

Source: Le Monde, 28 July

 

Before he started writing a screenplay after the rules of a film writing, Jacques Prévert defined characters and situations making them live freely on a drawing sheet. There are seven documents related to seven films written by the poet. One of them has been bought by the Biblioteque nationale de France.

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What is the moral compass of “Game of Thrones”?

Source: The Economist, 24 July

Every story has a moral. In Games of Thrones every death carries its lesson, and character’s attitudes and choices have consequences. If the evil does win sometimes, as in the real life, it’s because of the rigid fixation of a principle or tradition. Flexibility, and cunning are the new moral.

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 “Nous vivons à l’ère d’une hypertrophie du moi”

Fonte: Le Monde, 28 Luglio

 

In the time of numerical relations, how is changing psychoanalysis? The new technologies have modified the relationships of individuals each other and with themselves. The automatism of digital operations unfolding the whole world steps over the existential temporality of the subject.

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