New/Old Introductions - Welcome!

introductions

#1

Greetings, students! Post your introductions here.

A lot of you have already done so on the live class, but please feel welcome to share something more about yourselves here.

Thank you! :film_projector:


#2

Hi, everyone!

Figured I’d start us off here. You all, obviously, know me. But you may not know what spurred on this class idea.

The first motivation was my wife, who knows I am a bit of a movie buff and am often writing about films online. “Why not create a fun summer class?” And now we’re here. So, I have Nat to thank.

The second motivation was to have a fun departure from a winter/spring semester of in-depth reading; some of us here are coming off of a few months reading Jean Gebser’s The Ever-Present Origin. I wanted to engage with some of the same concepts and insights in a more contemporary, multimedia approach. It’s also helping me rev up for the next few writing projects coming down the pipe.

Looking forward to hearing from the rest of you!

~JJ


#4

Hello,

Great to hear this and all the very best.
My name is Malick and I am from India. I joined this class immediately because I love watching movies. Over a period of time I learnt how to immerse myself into the world and step outside for an objective viewing. I always wanted to make a program with movies to cover the length and breath of human culture and our connected behaviors which have led us where we are today; hence seeing this format that has been developed using movies was a lightening struck pleasantly for me.
Excited to have embarked on this mystical and sociologically enriching journey.

Malick


#5

Hi Malick! Nice to hear from you. I’m glad you’re taking advantage of this space, since I know making the watch parties/classes can turn into a late night. Would love to also hear your reflections on the first two movies (Solaris + Cave).