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Today i’ve been in a lecture about modern era and what happened afterwords. Artists and philosophers learned the world was changing from the modern era into something else and they called Postmodernism. The dumb truth is that everything that came after the modern era is pos modern. So what happened is that after that other changes happened as well and there was no appropriate name for is as they were also pos modern. Enough about names what interested me in postmodernism is the idea that differently from the modern era that was obsessed with time postmodern society is obsessed with space. We don’t produce Picassos anymore and artists are not made to last centuries in history. What we have now is the search for transformation and the necessity to blend. We don’t present a painting anymore. We make an installation and mix it with some photos and sculpture. We prepare a space to become an experience. That is not just about art. In the modern it was all about time and progress and technology. Cars had to be faster. More expensive. Now its about space and care. Cars have to pollute less. In other hand is an era where individuality and memory are loosing importance. History is less known and people live for the moment. The past and the future are not that important. We don’t need to know history. We google it. We don’t need to know how to cook that particular recipe. We look of it in a blog. We don’t need to remember of a melody. We search it on youtube. What i learned is that post modern is not a place you want to be. Is where things are fading. Where houses are made to last 20 years and not 500 years and the old castles built in renaissance. It appears our legacy for the future generations is the personal computer and the internet. Technology. The art we are producing will probably fade soon. The architecture we are building will fade soon. The register of our generation will be really poor.

Yesterday i watched the third zeitgeist video: Moving forward. For those who didn’t see those videos Zeitgeist is a german word that means the spirit of an era. All the ideas and fashions and arts and achievements and language that describes a society in a certain time. The first video called “Zeitgeist: the movie” talked about three things: The solar gods in which Jesus is classified and the theory about 9/11 being a big set up and finally about the money market and how banks controls society today. It’s really impressive mostly because the author uses facts as argument. There’s no big theory. Just interpretation of facts and i can tell these facts are pretty consistent. I saw the documentary about three years ago and i learned it was the video most ever seen on the web of all times. It’s around 500 million views. Last week i learned the same guy released a second and a third documentary. I watched the third and skipped the second. The idea of the third doc called “Zeitgeist: moving forward” is all around the money system and the money based society. The film does a big research in the next steps of society and tries to prove that it’s impossible to sustain this system for more than 40 years from now without destroying what is left of the planet’s resources. Finally it proposes the end of money. Not socialism or anarchism because those still runs with governs and power. A system with none of these thing. Though it is a really utopian idea for the actual society it makes us wonder how it would be to live in a world with no money and no lack of quality of life for everyone. I have to agree with the author that money is the cancer of our society. In every trade we do the banks can keep a share for them. In every effort we make they make money out of it and then they land us this money we made so we pay interest to have stuff we really don’t need. Soon we are slaved by this process sometimes not even with much choice of getting of not money in the banks. There are many researches not mentioned in this doc about the addictive power of consumption. I believe i’m addicted on buying stuff. In my case usually gadgets and art things. It’s good to watch a doc like this to make us think twice before buying stuff with money we still don’t even earned. The only people who makes money on this idea are bank and i really think bankers should all go to hell. Not when they die. Now!

I promised to write everyday and i’m doing it. I promised i would have things to tell everyday and i’m telling them here. Who am i writing it to? Is it any good? Why do i need a blog?? Feels right and at the end of the days you are exercising your mind to create. Or am i just stuffing information on the big system of the www and helping computers to me more relevant to our lives? That’s something we are doing everyday now. If you’re shopping you’re giving the system a profile of your shopping tastes. If you surf you’re giving google the info they need to better their search engine. The interesting thing is that you are doing if for free and google is profiting from it. When you write a blog you are producing material people will read and that will help other people to make money. So should i stop? In other hand it’s the first time in history  that we are also responsable for the stories told and we can interfere in the oficial history. People in google seams to know this and use it. They are smart. So i’ll keep blogging and reading blogs untill my brain melts but as they say we still use only around ten percent from our brain’s capacity so it will take a while for it to liquify. It’s funny i started a blog to put some ideas that i didn’t care to share but once they’re here i always remember i’m online. That’s a vice from the web era. Immediate Feedback!! Good blogging to you all.