RADICAL OPENNESS – An anthem on the power of IDEAS created by Jason Silva at Therapy Studios.
Presented at TEDGlobal 2012
Inspired by the ideas of TED, Chris Anderson, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Steven Johnson, Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, Imaginary Foundation and many others.
Dedicated to those who believe in IDEAS WORTH SPREADING!!
[quoted from the description box of the video on Vimeo]
Louis C.K., delivered in his talented, comedic way, illustrates the reason why his girls do not have cellphones. He makes a valid point in his philosophy that it is okay to feel alone and to just feel, to be present in loneliness, sadness, and empathy; as from this emotive dance comes happiness and gratitude. Louis C.K. points out that cellphones can disconnect human beings from being present with their feelings, from learning to empathize with other human beings. Although, humorous, his point has veracity.
deranged delusions dance before dawn
daring to be real in the fit of a new day
apologies for carefree freedom rings
ringing but w/no bells, just sound
trees killing themselves in cities
ocean waves rolling tides over white music
but no voices
volunteers borrowing some other country’s sorrow
in the middle of the day, crying
crime of 3:30am prepubescent penal passions
love raining elusively over neo-noir-nouveau fashion
silly salacious serenity says too many faces of insanity
saddam hussein’s feral feeble reminders
of a death invented just so we can stay alive
sublime silence screaming behind bars
bare & naked & nothing else to see in
sensing this moment: a now, & now
With the advent of the automobile, civilization changed greatly and at great speed. Henry Ford, the first to use the assembly line technique to build his Model T cars, also created (unbeknownst to him at the time) the precursor to scientific management and the alienation of Man from his humanity. When skill and mastery were removed from work and delineated along an assembly to many people (who need not have the skill) performing the same task repetitively over many days, months, years, Man became divorced from his own sense of accomplishment, efficacy, and benefit from the fruits of his own labor. His being was reduced to numbers and algorithms, he became quantified and thus his trajectory towards a life of drudgery and misery. Rather than the life of leisure at first thought promised to civilized Man, his life became one of automation and robotification. Empty and emotionless.
This music video is an attempt to illustrate that story.
Credits (all clips are public domain or used with permission through CC license)–
“Big Road Blues” by Tommy Johnson from Internet Archive
“American Road 2” from Prelinger Archives
“Wheels of Progress (circa 1927)” produced by U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Agriculture, Educational Film Service from Prelinger Archives
“Black Girl” by livedtap
Stock Footage filmed by NIKOtheOrb
Edited by NIKOtheOrb
Other music videos.