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Lecture Notes 9/10/14

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University of Colorado at Boulder
Film 3660 - The Postmodern

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FILM 3660 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I II Features of The Postmodern a A New Depthlessness b A Weakening of Historicity c Intensities The Sublime and the Postmodern Waning of Affect d The Pervasiveness of Technology e Mutations in Built Space f Political Art in the Age of Late Capitalism Van Gogh s Shoes Outline of Current Lecture I Blade Runner Movie Review a Labor b Control vs Freedom c Finitude v Obsolescence d Time e Cityscape Housing f The Human g A Utopian Moment Current Lecture Blade Runner 1 Labor The use of the word off world slave labor colonization artificial spaces Population isn t defined by race or gender or ethnicity privileged and slaves separate them Progressive class consciousness I understand my place in society and am starting to reject it Cognitive mapping happens here because we find our place in the world Batty Deckard Quite and experience to live in fear isn t it That s what it is to be a slave Rachel I am not in the business I am the business Can we give ourselves purposes and experiences other than those for which we are designed Can we act on our freedom These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute As soon as we can say I am a slave and I refuse I want more life fucker Can we act on our freedom are we living organ donors Can we say I know I was designed to do this power is forcing me to act this way but I want to do something else 2 Control vs Freedom Photograph memories implants a strange obsession with life because we know its short Fake memories to give the illusion that Rachel has a past and has meaning to give someone fake memories is like being engineered to remember things in order to control us In what degree are our memories ours Jamison says we give ourselves images of the past but they hold no real weight in out own lives Can I really divide what is mine and what has been produced for me 3 Finitude v

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