Arthur Koestler: The Act of Creation (1964)

January 17, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Einstein’s space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh’s sky. The glory of science is not in a truth more absolute than the truth of Bach or Tolstoy, but in the act of creation itself. The scientist’s discoveries impose his own order on chaos, as the composer or painter imposes his; an order that always refers to limited aspects of reality, and is based on the observer’s frame of reference, which differs from period to period as a Rembrant nude differs from a nude by Manet. —Arthur Koestler, The Act of Creation, 1964

The Act of Creation is a 1964 book by Arthur Koestler. It is a study of the processes of discovery, invention, imagination and creativity in humour, science, and the arts. It lays out Koestler’s attempt to develop an elaborate general theory of human creativity.

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Ingmar Bergman: Scenes from a Marriage

January 16, 2015 § 2 Comments

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To my surprise I have to admit that I don’t know who I am. —Marianne, Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

Scenes from a Marriage (Swedish: Scener ur ett äktenskap) is a 1973 Swedish TV series written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. The story explores the disintegration of a marriage between Marianne, a lawyer, and Johan, a professor (played respectively by Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson) over a long period, using a restricted cast, a naturalist, hyper-realistic cinematic style, claustrophobic close-ups, and strings of rapid, articulate monologues. After major success in Sweden, the series became notorious worldwide when it was condemned for allegedly inspiring a spike in Scandinavian divorce rates, which almost doubled in the year of its release. « Read the rest of this entry »

Concert CD: Slamet Abdul Sjukur 79 Years: ‘Sluman Slumun Slamet’

January 5, 2015 § 1 Comment

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Sluman Slumun Slamet adalah bagian dari bahasa Jawa dan itu ada kaitannya dengan gaya saya yaitu berbuat karena senang berbuat. —Slamet Abdul Sjukur, 2014

Sluman Slumun Slamet, concert of Slamet Abdul Sjukur works organized by Pertemuan Musik Jakarta (PMJ) and Dewan Kesenian Jakarta (DKJ) on 27 September 2014 at Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta.

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The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology

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“The Revolution of Hope lives up to its title with an uplifting exploration of the definition of hope, what it truly means to be human, and steps that should be taken to promote humanization in an increasingly disconnected and technology-driven society. [The American Mental Health Foundation’s Fromm titles] are timely, directly relevant to modern psychological and social issues, and bring absolutely invaluable humanist messages to temper psychology’s scientific and healing discipline. Highly recommended, especially for college library collections.”

Midwest Book Review

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On This Day, August 17

August 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

1744
Iklan pertama di Hindia Belanda terbit di Batavia.

Perintis tumbuhnya iklan di Hindia Belanda adalah Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587–1629).

 Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587-1629). Source: Wikimedia Commons. Click to enlarge.

Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587-1629). Sumber: Wikimedia Commons. Klik untuk memperbesarnya.

Dalam masa pemerintahannya, ia mengirim berita ke pemerintah setempat di Ambon dengan judul Memorie De Nouvelles, salinannya kemudian ditulis dengan tangan pada tahun 1621. Lebih dari satu abad kemudian, setelah Jan Pieterszoon Coen meninggal, tulisan tangannya diterbitkan kembali di surat kabar De Batavia Nouvelles pada tanggal 17 Agustus 1744. Karena De Batavia Nouvelles adalah surat kabar pertama di Hindia Belanda, iklan yang dimuatnya pun menjadi iklan pertama. Kenyataan ini menunjukkan, bahwa surat kabar dan iklan lahir tepat bersamaan di Hindia Belanda.

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Ramadhan Bouqie Artwork: Di Atas Kuda Membara

July 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

Di Atas Kuda Membara

Di Atas Kuda Membara

From the collection of ‘Human Absurdity’

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Ramadhan Bouqie Artwork: Di Atas Piring, Di Bawah Sinar Lampu

May 28, 2015 § Leave a comment

Di Atas Piring, Di Bawah Sinar Lampu

Di Atas Piring, Di Bawah Sinar Lampu

From the collection of ‘Human Absurdity’

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Slamet Abdul Sjukur Partitur: GAME-Land 2: Hommage à Ton de Leeuw (2005)

May 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Slamet Abdul Sjukur Partitur: GAME-Land 2 (2005). Click to enlarge.

Slamet Abdul Sjukur Partitur: GAME-Land 2 (2005). Click to enlarge.

Untuk Gamelan Slendro:

  • 2 Saron Barung
  • 1 Demung
  • 1 Gambang
  • 1 Gender Barung
  • 1 Slenthem
  • 2 Gong

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Ramadhan Bouqie Artwork: Episode Sebelum Pengusiran

May 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

Episode Sebelum Pengusiran

Episode Sebelum Pengusiran

From the collection of ‘Human Absurdity’ 

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Ramadhan Bouqie Artwork: Bermain Tali Anjing

May 26, 2015 § Leave a comment

Bermain Tali Anjing

Bermain Tali Anjing

From the collection of ‘Human Absurdity’ 

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