Interpreting Postmodernity
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Copies of a number of the DVDs listed below are held by the Macquarie Library

Topic 1: A Theory of Relativity:

Nietzsche - Human, All Too Human https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuQzE2YYPNE

John Martin, The Great Day of his Wrath (1851-53) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MARTIN_John_Great_Day_of_His_Wrath.jpg

Lars Von Trier, Melancholia - http://www.melancholiathemovie.com/

Melancholia - Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHMy6abqq04

Slavoj Žižek, The Optimism of Melancholia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUIjoYDKETM

Caspar David Friedrich, The Wanderer (1818) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caspar_David_Friedrich_032_%28The_wanderer_above_the_sea_of_fog%29.jpg

Caspar David Friedrich, The Sea of Ice (1823-24) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caspar_David_Friedrich_006.jpg

Topic 2: Creative Destruction: Modernity and Modernism

Alexander Rodchenko - Smashing the Mould - The Art of Russia BBC 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC6fgr5ggHQ

Alexander Rodchenko and the Russian Avant-garde: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i29tL-LHyY8

Berlin Dangerous Ideas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZclgxGexmQ

The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky (1913 premiere production, Mariinsky Ballet, St Petersburg)

Topic 3: Pomophobia? The Critics of Postmodern Interpretation

Heidegger Human all too human (BBC)

Topic 4: Fearless Speech: Michel Foucault’s History of the Present

Michel Foucault Beyond Good and Evil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQHm-mbsCwk

Foucault – the lost interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzoOhhh4aJg

Foucault Chomsky debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wfNl2L0Gf8
This is an excerpt from the Chomsky-Foucault debate which was aired on Dutch television in 1971. The moderator is Fons Elder. For a copy of this debate and several interesting interviews that followed, see Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature, (New York: The New Press, 2006).

Michel Foucault audio archive (Berkeley University)

Topic 5: The Narrative Subject

I'm Not There (Todd Haynes Trailer)

Todd Haynes Talks I'm Not There (three parts)

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue

"I'm gonna get me a new Bob Dylan" No Direction Home (Martin Scorcese)

‘Bob Dylan – Shapeshifter’ (commentary on No Direction Home)

Derrida - defining deconstruction

Persona (Ingmar Bergman) Trailer

Jack the Ripper documentary:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMaIDC5kR5g

Tomorrow Never Knows – Beatles:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkirE9uH5SE

Topic 6: Progress and Nature

An Inconvenient Truth

Rachel Carson Silent Spring

Still Life (2006): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZTPQ40M9E

Three Gorges Dam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z9K82ZVdMA

Dai Qing: http://www.goldmanprize.org/1993/asia

The burning lakes of India’s Silicon Valley:
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/01/burning-lakes-experts-fear-bangalore-uninhabitable-2025

A river accorded human rights:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/16/new-zealand-river-granted-same-legal-rights-as-human-being

Topic 7: Postmodern War: the Postmodern Reading and Experience of War

Edward Snowden
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why

NSA files decoded
http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/nov/01/snowden-nsa-files-surveillance-revelations-decoded

The Fog of War (re Japan bombing)

Full Battle Rattle (documentary) - 'lost in the scenario'

Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defence, 12 February 2002

The Rumsfeld Papers - see 9/11 documents and PDF file from his memoirs,
'Known and Unknown', ch.26 'The Agony of Surprise'.


McNamara On Vietnam War 1965/4/26

Lockheed Martin's CEO Is After Your Social Security Check!

Is the threat of Cyber War real?
Cyber War Threat: US to fight enemy it created itself

China Declares Cyber war on America in 2012

Risk & Cyber War:
U.S. probing Lockheed cyber attack

Predator Drones

The Military Industrial Complex: http://www.militaryindustrialcomplex.com/

Topic 8: Postmodern Terror

Osama Bin Laden: How did they get him?

Osama Bin Laden's 'intriguing handwritten notes'

FRANCE 24 Report: India - Mumbai: a 'global terror capital'

Inside al Qaeda (National Geographic 2007)

The Guardian - The 9/11 Decade

Pankaj Mishra, ‘How to Think About Islamic State’

Topic 9: The Enterprising Citizen: Governmentality & Neo-Liberalism

Perfect Storm: The England Riots Documentary

Slaves of Dubai

Inside Story - Boris Yeltsin

The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs

The Rise and Fall of the Russian Oligarchs (The Putin era)

The Howard Years

WorkChoices advertisement

Business Council - workplace reform

The Battle for the Internet

The Corporation

Globalisation: The Guardian

Interview – Zygmunt Bauman on the UK Riots

Drone surveillance in the US? Alex Jones says 'the whole world is in danger'

Bitcoin: the fastest growing currency in the world

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/22/silk-road-online-drug-marketplace

Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics, Daniel Stedman Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehrjP2_ffPc

The Guardian: Neoliberalism has brought out the worst in us

Thomas Piketty on inequality in 21st century capitalism:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dusbw6q0NBw

Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century
http://www.ted.com/talks/thomas_piketty_new_thoughts_on_capital_in_the_twenty_first_century

Topic 10: Fitter, Happier? A History of Postmodern Culture

Radiohead Fitter Happier

Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime

JG Ballard - BBC Interview

JG Ballard (South Bank Show)

J. G. Ballard, High Rise:
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/mar/13/high-rise-jg-ballard-towering-vision-film-tom-hiddleston

Blade Runner (1982) Theatrical Thriller

The City of Future - Shanghai

Shanghai Property Bubble - China

Behind The Boom - China

The Shock of the New, ep 1 The Mechanical Paradise

The Shock of the New, ep 2 The Powers that Be

Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the Victoria and Albert
museum

Before The Music Dies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfpMZfPOBXk

Digital influencer
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/17/generation-instagram-how-nail-painting-and-yoghurt-eating-became-big-earners

Generation instagram
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/17/generation-instagram-how-nail-painting-and-yoghurt-eating-became-big-earners

Topic 11: Opening the Wall: Postmodern Reflections on Modernity

How the World Wide Web lost its way
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/24/internet-lost-its-way-tim-berners-lee-world-wide-web

The Possibility of Hope (The Children of Men DVD extra)

Guardian Series - Berlin Wall: 20 years on

‘Postmodernism: from the cutting edge to the museum’, Hari Kunzru,
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 15 September 2011

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep/20/postmodernism-10-key-moments

Welcome to the Anthropocene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvgG-pxlobk

'Hitler’s world may not be so far away', Timothy Snyder
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/16/hitlers-world-may-not-be-so-far-away

Generation Anthropocene:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/01/generation-anthropocene-altered-planet-for-ever

The Anthropocene and Capitalism:
https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n05/benjamin-kunkel/the-capitalocene


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