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Fantasy and Reality

Author: Infobase,; TVF International (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : TVF International, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2015] ©2015 2017.
Series: Institute of Art and Ideas: Cutting Edge Debates and Talks from the World's Leading Thinkers (Series 2).
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Publication:Films on Demand.
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In the topsy-turvy wonderland of the postmodern age, many of us are lost. From Baudrillard to blockbusters, cyberspace to statecraft, the contemporary world is a pageant of fantasies. Should we "get real" and see reality as more than cultural consensus, or can we embrace fantasy and build better lives? The Panel Oxford neuroscientist and director of The Human Mind Project Colin Blakemore, anthropologist Dan Everett  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Streaming video
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; TVF International (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1038752963
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by TVF International, 2015.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on December 11, 2017.
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Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (49 min., 7 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Fantasy and Reality: Introduction (0:53); Richard K. Morgan: the Pitch (4:54); Colin Blakemore: the Pitch (3:34); Dan Everett: the Pitch (7:07); Are Reality and Fantasy Distinct? (13:03); What is Reality and Have We Lost Sight of It? (10:01); Does Fantasy Help Build Better Lives? If So, How? (8:55); Credits: Fantasy and Reality (0:21);
Series Title: Institute of Art and Ideas: Cutting Edge Debates and Talks from the World's Leading Thinkers (Series 2).
Responsibility: TVF International.
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In the topsy-turvy wonderland of the postmodern age, many of us are lost. From Baudrillard to blockbusters, cyberspace to statecraft, the contemporary world is a pageant of fantasies. Should we "get real" and see reality as more than cultural consensus, or can we embrace fantasy and build better lives? The Panel Oxford neuroscientist and director of The Human Mind Project Colin Blakemore, anthropologist Dan Everett and dystopian fiction author Richard K. Morgan find fantasy in reality.

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