Monthly Archives: July 2011

German Prototype, More Reflections Still

I began talking about Fritz Lang, made more comments on more movies, especially old German silents, added more images: Lang, Murnau … have to cite GW Pabst! I’d recently been showing classic movies to my girl friend. Now she’s in … Continue reading

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German Prototype, More Reflections

Brigitte Helm, the actress who modeled the robot in Metropolis, also tried to use machinery to free the workers. This series of posts, a series so any one post wouldn’t get sunk by too many pix, skips around among subjects, … Continue reading

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German Prototype Reflections

(Make sure you’ve already perused German Prototype.) I don’t doubt that murder is older than war: but I bet that mutilation and group rape are probably almost as old. Terror would go way into pre-history. But never mind that: let’s … Continue reading

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German Prototype

I was first knocked out by Fritz Lang in the 1950s when his Metropolis (1927) came on the TV. It was at least 1959 or 1960 before I saw his M (1931), with Peter Lorre. And only just now am … Continue reading

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Teachers

Teachers can aid learning. My own emphasis since joining Ivan Illich in deschooling has been to emphasize the possibility of auto-didacticism: learn to observe, learn to listen, learn to read, learn the library, learn your society, go! The whole culture … Continue reading

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Duality: Binary Semantics

1998 10 27 Good & Evil. God & Satan. Life & Death. Flesh & Stone. Ideal & Real. Isn’t every culture filled with dualities? One, two, three … Every human culture can count to three. Ancient Chinese artists knew that … Continue reading

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Decimal Fractions

/ Knatz.com / Teaching / Thinking Tools / @ K. 2003 11 22 Absolute versus Gradual Mission: to highlight differences between absolute and gradient distinctions I blurt and rant in my Society section. Even my FLEX (deschooling) section has untamed … Continue reading

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