Andrei Fantana: "The Monkey Selfie: Identity and other virtual currencies" (opening DJ Set by Nik Sliwerski)

May 30, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Tags : | foodie | lifestyle | music | public talk | self-inquiry

Are you an iPhone or an Android person? Do you prefer rock or rap music? Are you a vegan or do you eat meat? How about fish? Are you going to get married or, in fact, you want to keep trying people out? Should you buy a Porsche eventually?

Everybody has a need of belonging, a sense of sacrifice. We have the will to devote ourselves to any cause to become more than we are. There’s an open market for new values in the information technology/ current societal predicament and it’s an endeavor to manage ones existence, while trying to “fit in” and become a beacon for personal discovery.

Taking a look at what defines each person in this talk, Andrei will explore the concepts of what values get associated along small path decisions and how this helps putting a bit of order and simplicity into the whole process.

This talk is a conversation about the very real aspects of the present society, the small things that take a lot of consideration and always seem to matter despite no real value. It’s a talk about the new dynamics of life aligned with the social media paradigm, self confinement and the values of identity defining choices.


Featured Instructors

Andrei Fantana

Andrei was born in Eastern Europes communist Romania, raised in the isolated mountains of the Romanian countryside...

Nik Silwerski

After playing bass in a psychedelic punk band, touring and releasing albums on New York's Shimmy Disc label...


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kongtong
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