Column: Tinder – A Lacanian Reading

Tinder: A Lacanian Reading In her weekly column Leopard Print in the Ivory Tower, Annika Blau applies academic theories to pop-cultural artifacts, bringing scholarship out of the ivory tower and unto the supermarket. In line with the Festival of Dangerous …
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Inside a Dangerous Mind – Peter Rollins

  Name: Rollins, Peter Age: 40 Occupation: Writer, theologian, philosopher Status: DANGEROUS –   Q: What makes an idea “dangerous”? I guess you could describe a dangerous idea as one that has the power to really change things. When people …
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Column: Dear Peter Rollins,

Each week in ‘What am I meant to do with my time?‘, Christopher Hocking turns to a famous figure to see if it can tell him how to live a digitally native life in 2013. Today, it’s theologian and Festival …
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Column: The Ideological Readings of Miley Cyrus’s Butt Cheeks

  Here at Leopard Print in the Ivory Tower, we take a look at what pop-cultural artifacts reveal about the prominent discourses in our society. And there is little that illuminates our discourse around sexuality more clearly than the reactions …
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Ann Mossop addresses the controversy around Erwin James

  After the announcement of the full 2013 Festival of Dangerous Ideas program, one speaker in particular attracted a fair bit of attention – and it wasn’t headliner David Simon. Erwin James is a columnist for The Guardian, author of …
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Inside a Dangerous Mind – Lawrence Krauss

  Name: Krauss, Lawrence Age: 59 Occupation: Theoretical physicist; cosmologist; writer Status: Dangerous – Q: What makes an idea “dangerous”? All ideas are potentially dangerous..that’s what makes them so exciting. Each one changes our world a little bit, with the best …
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Inside a Dangerous Mind – David Simon

Name: Simon, David Age: 52-53 Occupation: Writer/producer/showrunner; former journalist Status: Dangerous –   Q: What makes an idea “dangerous”? An idea is dangerous when it claims a simple, painless solution to complex, fundamental problems.   Q: Which technological or scientific …
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Videos from FODI 2013 Speakers

We asked some of our Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013 speakers to send through a short video introducing themselves and their dangerous idea. You can check them out below. Peter Hitchens – in ‘There Is No War On Drugs’ and ‘You …
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Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013 Program Launched!

The full program for Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2013 has now been announced! This year’s line-up features David Simon, Dan Savage, Evgeny Morozov, Lawrence Krauss, Arlie Hochschild, Kirby Ferguson, John Safran, Christos Tsiolkas, Vandana Shiva, Peter Hitchens, Erwin James, Peter …
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