You are warmly welcome to join us at the Imagination Club on Wednesday,
12 October at 18h45 for an interactive, experimental workshop on:
The Emotional Self and Society: The (Puppet) Show Must
By Kassandra D. Rothenstadt
The triumph of reason has been held as the ideal standard of human
intellectual pursuits since the Enlightenment and has come to symbolize
our very existence in the famous Cartesian assertion: "I think
therefore I am." Since then we have also understood that
an existence denied of emotion is a barren one, and more than that,
emotion has greater power and sway over us than any, however well-constructed,
logical appeal. Governments, corporations, advertisers and marketers
have capitalized on manipulating not only our thoughts, but also and
more methodically so, our emotions.
But have we reached an impasse in this unrelenting, ever-increasing
assault on our emotions?
Have we rendered our society 'post-emotional' where its authentic
power has been lost in an effort to making it a mechanized project?
Are we living in an age of simulated sentiment and synthetic feeling?
Is our society 'the best of all possible worlds" of Leibniz or
one described by George Orwell in his 1984?
"I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable.
There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect"
Kassandra's workshop will look at the role of emotions in society and
will attempt to put them in perspective because human intelligence cannot
limit itself solely to reason as true intellect involves heart as well
A special thanks to UBI for donating
classroom space for us!
|Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Time:18.45 to 20.30
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Between Troone and Naamsepoort metros
(see below or follow link)
|A contribution of €10 to cover expenses including materials,
drinks, snacks, etc.
Please reply to your invitation e-mail or follow
this link to sign up for for this workshop.
- Andy Whittle
- Jeffrey Baumgartner
- Kassandra D. Rothenstadt
- Ingrid Kreksch
- Nathan Axford
- Celia Von Braun
- Paul Van Merode
- Anke Seidler
- Lodewijk Regout
- Annette Monreal
- Chantal Claus
- Marc Bacon
- Nesrin Tahiroglu *
- Phil Dean *
- Hugo Demets *
- Sonia Resuli *
- Ela Lugowska *
- Carolyn Dare *
- Ana Agundez *
- Eri Potric *
- Monica Galeriu *
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