20/05/2013

WHAT ABOUT: The future by Noam Chomsky

‘The future is not a pretty picture’.

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political critic and activist, he is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT —Massachusetts Institute of Technology—, where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics he has written on war, politics and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books, including the influential ‘Manufacturing consent: The political economy of the mass media’ with Edward S. Herman in 1988. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the ‘World’s top public intellectual’ in a 2005 poll. Chomsky has been described as the ‘father of modern linguistics’ and a major figure of analytic philosophy. His work has influenced fields such as computer science, mathematics and psychology. He is credited as the creator of the Chomsky hierarchy, the universal grammar theory, and co-creator of the Chomsky-Schützenberger theorem. After the publication of his first book on linguistics, Chomsky became a prominent critic of the Vietnam War, and since then has continued to publish books of political criticism. He has become well known for his critiques of US foreign policy, state capitalism and the mainstream news media. He describes his views as ‘fairly traditional anarchist ones, with origins in the Enlightenment and classical liberalism’, and often identifies with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. He is a member of the union IWW, Industrials Workers of the World.

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Este documental obtuvo un gran éxito que se tradujo en la obtención de varios premios y una gran difusión y repercusión mundial. Su trabajo ha conseguido llamar la atención de la comunidad educativa, pero también ha logrado el reconocimiento de otros sectores que pueden parecer más alejados, como el de la salud.'Happiness always comes from the connection between human beings'. After practicing as a primary school teacher for 38 years at different schools, retired in March 2007 and is currently a professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education in Hokuriku Gakuin University, in Japan. Through his idea of education 'Empathize with your friends to be happy', Kanamori investigates, from the 80s, different ways to work directly with people and nature. In the documentary 'Children Full of Life', produced by NHK (Japan National Television) shows what happened in one of his classes throughout a course. This film was a great success which resulted in obtaining several awards and a high circulation and global impact. His work has gotten the attention of the education community, but has also achieved recognition from other sectors that may seem further away, such as health." 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Nació en 1954 en Tíbet y a los cinco años tuvo que abandonar su país debido a la invasión china. Poco después, y gracias a los auspicios del Dalai Lama y el gobierno indio, ingresó en una escuela para refugiados tibetanos en Dalhousie, India, donde estudió su propia lengua, cultura, historia, arte y filosofía budista, así como inglés e hindi. A los dieciséis años ingresó en el monasterio de Namgyal, el monasterio privado del Dalai Lama en Dharamsala, donde pasó 11 años estudiando la doctrina budista. Fue director de Lama Project, un proyecto de recopilación y grabación en vídeo de las tradiciones y enseñanzas preservadas por los lamas más ancianos, a fin de asegurar su continuidad. Después de unos años de intenso intercambio cultural con occidente, en 1994 creó la Casa del Tíbet de Barcelona con el objetivo de divulgar la cultura tibetana, de la que además es director.'Young people are the future'. Born in 1954 in Tibet, at age of five had to leave their country because of the Chinese invasion. Shortly after, thanks to the auspices of the Dalai Lama and the Indian government, joined a school for Tibetan refugees in Dalhousie, India, where he studied his own language, culture, history, art and Buddhist philosophy and English and Hindi. At sixteen he joined the Namgyal Monastery, the Dalai Lama's private monastery in Dharamsala, where he spent 11 years studying Buddhist doctrine. He was director of Lama Project, a project to compile and video recording of the traditions and teachings preserved by the elderly lamas, to ensure continuity. After years of intense cultural exchange with the West, in 1994 created the Tibet House in Barcelona with the aim of spreading Tibetan culture, which is also the director. 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Filósofo, catedrático de filosofía contemporánea en la Universidad de Barcelona y profesor visitante en numerosas universidades de México, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, Estados Unidos e Italia, es además director de la revista Barcelona Metrópolis y de varias colecciones de libros sobre filosofía y pensamiento: Pensamiento Herder —Herder—, Pensamiento contemporáneo, Biblioteca del presente y Biblioteca iberoamericana de ensayo —Paidós— o Filosofía hoy —Santillana—. También es colaborador habitual en revistas científicas especializadas y en periódicos como El País, La Vanguardia o El Periódico en España y La Nación y Clarín en Argentina.'It has disappeared from our horizon the idea that the social order of the world could be another'. Philosopher, professor of contemporary philosophy at the University of Barcelona and visiting professor at numerous universities in Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Cuba, United States and Italy, is also director of the Barcelona Metropolis magazine and several collections of books on philosophy and thought: Pensamiento Herder —Herder—, Pensamiento contemporáneo, Biblioteca del presente y Biblioteca iberoamericana de ensayo —Paidós— o Filosofía hoy —Santillana—. He is also a regular contributor to scientific journals and newspapers such as El País, La Vanguardia or El Periódico in Spain and La Nación and Clarín in Argentina." 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Dejó su puesto de director territorial en la caja de ahorros donde llevaba trabajando 30 años para embarcarse en un nuevo proyecto: Triodos Bank, banco holandés creado en 1980 cuyo objetivo principal es ayudar a construir una sociedad más humana y sostenible. El banco invierte en cooperación al desarrollo, tecnología aplicada al Medio Ambiente, comercio justo o empresas socialmente responsables, y nunca en tabaco, armas o energía nuclear, por ejemplo. Y Juan Antonio habla de cosas tan chocantes en boca de un banquero como amor, espiritualidad, arte o libertad.'The art should be as important as education, math or grammar, because it develops our emotional capacity'. He left his position as regional director in the savings bank where he had worked 30 years to embark on a new project: Triodos Bank, a Dutch bank created in 1980 whose main objective is to help build a more human and sustainable society. The bank invests in development cooperation, technology applied to the environment, fair trade and socially responsible companies, and never in snuff, weapons or nuclear energy, for example. And Juan Antonio speaks about things so shocking coming from a banker as love, spirituality, art or freedom." 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