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One of the dance routines by T-Bass included the rap lyrics: “too afraid to grow-up.”
The rebellion and self-seeking, that underlies today’s data driven world (of egos & algos), is making harder for people to grow-up.
Photographs: Stephen Wise
Love Bombs by Georgian artists Eteri & Gocha Chkadua.
“A very dark view of the future has been superimposed on our incorrigible optimism. We are children playing with adult toys. They have proved too much for us to handle. But in our defense, we are probably not the only ones for whom they are too much.” Allan Bloom, The Closing of The American Mind (Simon & Schuster, 1987)
Salvatore Petrosino, Director of Film, Video & Animation Dept., SVA, (photo) commented on the films for those in attendance.
Four of the five Festival films that we saw dealt with mental health issues—perhaps the single biggest problem in America today, especially among her elites, for whom truth is not an option.
“I couldn’t be more optimistic about the future of this country.” Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia), June 11, 2014
Photograph: Stephen Wise