IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


Utopia in a love song: Sam Green's live documentary

Sam Green, the acclaimed director of The Weather Underground, has taken documentary film-making to the next level with his concept of live documentary, where the screening of the film is accompanied by live music, stage lighting, and spoken word by the director. This mixed, multi-media approach, combined with the spontaneity of live music and narration, by bringing the audience closer to the film-maker
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Films of Change from the Middle East

'400 Years of Arabic in Leiden' and the Leiden International Film Festival (LIFF) are excited to offer you 'Films of Change from the Middle East' during the 2013 edition of LIFF.The organizers have selected two recent films by young, prizewinning, filmmakers from the Middle East and invited these directors to suggest a movie that served as an inspiration to their own work.On Tuesday 5 November, Annemarie
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