essays

political-ethical essays

Power to the people

Decentralisation; many of us have heard the term before, and in Berlin it is a buzz word.

The 9/11 debate that never was

It is actually possible to have a sober discussion about the events of 11. September, 2001.

The Dream Island of Modernity

This year, Sir Thomas More’s Utopia marks its 500th anniversary. Modern Times takes this opportunity to celebrate this, still radical, great piece of work.

Our Legacy is Threatened by Technological Developments

People do not want to be forgotten.

DATA OVERLOAD: When you can’t handle it any more

You probably know someone among your friends or family who has suffered from burnout

FAN HO: The roaming street photographer

The photographs of Chinese Fan Ho capture the lives, dreams and hard labour of individuals in an expanding metropolis.

THE CAMERA LENS AS A POLITICAL TOOL

Italian political cinema will be discussed at Cinemateket in Oslo this weekend

The Specific Intellectual

Is the role of intellectuals sometimes taken over by reflected filmmakers – and those old universal critics gone?

DOCUMENTS FROM THE U.S

We are drawing a line through three films from Sundance this year: politics, economics, and the Occupy Movement.

His theatre of thought

Slavoj Žižek’s philosophy in this film continually refers to sequences in films, but also Immanuel Kant, hardcore pornography, Wagner and caffeine-free coffee.