February 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Victim of the Brain is a 1988 film by Dutch director Piet Hoenderdos (it's in English) about the ideas of Douglas R. Hofstadter and is based off the book "The Mind's I: fantasies and reflections on self and soul" Basic Books, 1985. It stars an ever-so-young looking Douglas Hofstadter and younger-but-not-quite-young-looking Daniel Dennett; it is in parts quite comedic and definitely deeply thought provoking. As the title suggests, it explores how we are trapped in our own brain/ways of thinking and extrapolates to what the future of consciousness could be.
0. Meet and get introduced between 18:30 and 19:00.
1. Watch the movie (19:00-20:30)
2. Get an introduction to Internal Development Extrapolation (IDE; pronounced 'eedeh') a Citizen without borders technique for creating our own personal philosophy
3. Have a go at IDE based on reflections from the movie
4. Engage in a facilitated discussion about the movie and our IDE.
WHEN: Wednesday, 20 February 2013 at 6:30/7:00 PM
WHERE: University College London, Gower Street, Pearson G17
If you'd like to come very well prepared and even watch the movie in advance, you are welcome to do so from this link: http://virgil.gr/49
All walks of life welcome ;)
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