a few film directors who influence me…

…..and some thoughts from their philosophical approaches to their art–not the only ones btw, just ones who stand out career-wise:

David Cronenberg:

Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.
Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
I see technology as being an extension of the human body.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
You’re right on the money with that. We’re all like detectives in life. There’s something at the end of the trail that we’re all looking for.
I really, sincerely believe that one should trust the work, and not the author.
I have often thought it was very arrogant to suppose you could make a film for anybody but yourself.
I am certain that there are two things in life which are dependable, the delights of the flesh and the delights of literature.
Last but not least, Catherine Breillat (name drop moment: I met Catherine Breillat in the early 2000s at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switerland–she taught a class on her film work to a class that included a small but very angry set of young, privileged white American men who spent their time trolling her instead of gaining insight on how she produced her work):
…the basic theme is the dichotomy of womanhood. the woman cut in two. every society creates laws to exercise power over women and exclude certain parts of the woman…
If I haven’t found out who I am until the end of my life…because I am afraid/ashamed of it, then I would have just pretended to live. Intimacy really means to find something out about yourself that is deep inside.
I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because ‘romantic’ doesn’t mean ‘sugary.’ It’s dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.

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…reposting old podcast favs for my fans searching my archives…

Yes, folk, I do check my stats, and it seems a few of you are thirsty for the old stuff on my podcast channel.  Don’t fret–here’s a shortcut:

For my listeners looking for old podcast favs!

The Brand is growing!  This summer will be busy with more posts, the launching of a new blog and podcast show, plus guest hosts and writers to really expand on afrofuturism work, as well as digital humanities work and creative writing.  Going to get really busy here, so stay tuned and please do continue to support this channel and the podcast channel –> https://cash.app/$drcat

Cherie Ann Turpin

Does my writing persist in talking about topics you prefer me to not mention?

Read “Laugh of the Medusa” by Helene Cixous, and get an understanding of how my feminism works, why I embraced the idea of women’s writing moving beyond reinforcing heteronormative, male-centered, binary, phallocentric gender performance, why it is so importance for the liberation of women and men from these limits that women and especially Black women write ourselves into the revolution, and of course, look for opportunities to disrupt the dominant paradigm currently chopping us into soylent green.

This is what a feminist looks like.

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Performing Black Womanhood

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Performing Black Womanhood

Saturday March 2nd, 10am

Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240), Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C.

‘Performing Black Womanhood’ celebrates the intellectual and artistic lives of women across the African diaspora.

The event includes a pop-up exhibit of materials from the Special and General collections curated by Hispanic Division staff and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow, Adjoa Osei, as well as a Research Orientation focusing on women in the arts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula.  The morning concludes with a Symposium featuring a panel of speakers who will deliver presentations that will explore and celebrate women of color in the arts.

Pop-up exhibit: 10am – 2pm

Research orientation: 10:30am – 11:15 am

Symposium: 11:30am-1pm

Adjoa Osei, University of Liverpool

Lá vem a baiana – Performing an Afro-Brazilian Archetype’

Dr. Camara Dia Holloway, independent scholar:

‘Dark Beauty, Bright Ambition: Navigating Black Stardom in Jazz Age NY/LON’

Sala Elise Patterson, independent scholar

‘Finding Ady: Recovering the Story of a Black Surrealist Muse’

Writing for the Web: Digital Humanities Class – I did my class live today on my podcast channel!

Writing for the Web: Digital Humanities Class – I did my class live today on my podcast channel!

Writing for the Web: Digital Humanities Class

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2019/01/25/writing-for-the-web-digital-humanities-class

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At the Edge Think Culture is Knowledge, Production, Performative, Liminality!

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At the Edge discusses ideas, crossing cultural boundaries to expand ideas about art, writing, knowledge, publishing, and production, while contending with challenges about access, virtual space, political context/challenges, and incursion of cyber cultures.


Help me keep my podcast going strong this season!

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SEASON TWO 2018-2019

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2019/01/05/adapting-the-interpersonal-reducing-gun-violence-in-black-communities

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/13/soulful-visions-of-the-speaking-self-ronald-mason

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/06/22/culture-makers-ronald-mason-and-spoken-word

Merry Christmas!

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Season’s Greetings readers and listeners! Merry Christmas!

I’ll be adding some poetry to my blog over the brief break. More podcasts are coming for 2019, but for now please download my latest podcast here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/13/soulful-visions-of-the-speaking-self-ronald-mason

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Here’s my first 2018 episode featuring Ronald Mason:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/06/22/culture-makers-ronald-mason-and-spoken-word

Also, do check out my talk with Amanda Huron – Carving Out the Commons http://www.blogtalkradio.com/at-the-edge-thinkculture/2018/12/05/amanda-huron–carving-out-the-commons

Pick up Amanda’s book here:

https://www.amazon.com/Carving-Out-Commons-Organizing-Cooperatives-ebook/dp/B07B46FS9H/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1544020183&sr=1-1&keywords=amanda+huron

Support my website and podcast here –> cash.me/$drcat

My first book is still available too: https://mellenpress.com/book/How-Three-Black-Women-Writers-Combined-Spiritual-and-Sensual-Love-Rhetorically-Transcending-the-Boundaries-of-Language-Audre-Lorde-Toni-Morrison-and-Dionne-Brand/7973/

I am currently at work on my second book!

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Safe travels, and hugs/kisses for all my readers and listeners!