Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Flax Nectar: Jacques Lacan parle, "What Does Lacan Say About… Desire?", Freedom, Psychiatry at WUaS, Lacan video from 1972 with the French hippie in front of a large audience, Wonder what Lacan would do too with the idea of eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology - In the film he talks about transference as love, but seems to be a little limited by the discourse of psychiatry with which he is coming into conversation, Curious to articulate with time John Money's thinking in these regards with Lacan's, Meditation


Bonjour M,

Here are two fascinating videos about Lacan and an article on his thinking about "desire," all quite interesting, French and intelligent ... How to think critically about this further (and even vis-a-vis my blog - I engage a concept of freedom, where he doesn't at the end of the longer film, for one - e.g. http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/freedom)? -

Jacques Lacan in 1 minute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwlirZQLAAg

Jacques Lacan parle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLYedUTSEuk
was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31iQQTPY-kA

What Does Lacan Say About… Desire?
http://www.lacanonline.com/index/2010/05/what-does-lacan-say-about-desire/

which I've added to Psychiatry at WUaS -

http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Psychiatry

... smoking a cigarette ... when it flushes blood cells in people's faces ... makes them a little less attractive than otherwise in my experience, and there's the smell of the smoke too ....


Time to read a law case for deliberation in a MIT UnHangout group video conference in the JuryX / HarvardX / edX course I'm taking, where Harvard Law Professor Charlie Nesson is the Professor.

Laura M, at AFSC SF, could possibly come on the WUaS Board which would be great.

I enjoy meditation every morning ... hoping you had a good day.

Friendly regards,
Scott


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Re this blog and these Lacan resources,

I liked his interaction in the above hour-long film with video from 1972 with the French hippie in front of a large audience, bringing a therapeutic conversation rich with symbols into a lecture, and the mentioning mention revolution - which gets at the early 1970s in an interesting way.

I wonder how Lacan with his very cool shirt would have looked at Harbin Hot Springs, and how he engaged the idea of Bonobo chimpanzees in his teachings, his practice and his thinking vis-a-vis questions of desire.

The longer film above is also a good introduction, in French with good subtitle translations, to key terms and ideas in Lacan's thinking.

I also felt better after seeing it ...

I wonder what Lacan would do too with the idea of eliciting loving bliss neurophysiology. In the film he talks about transference as love, but seems to be a little limited by the discourse of psychiatry with which he is coming into conversation.

I also appreciated aspects of French culture and questions of universal applicability of psychiatric ideas.

At the very end of the film, it touches on what Lacan thought about writing and film - pre-Internet, with implications for the web.


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Curious to articulate with time John Money's thinking in these regards with Lacan's ...


Sweet Birch: Questions of Determinism on the nontheist Friends' Email List, John Money's 'Concepts of Determinism'

http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/05/sweet-birch-questions-of-determinism-on.html

John Money - Concepts of Determinism -
http://scottmacleod.com/JohnMoneyConceptsOfDeterminism.html

John Money - Lovemaps -
http://scottmacleod.com/JohnMoneyLovemaps.html

... and to inform the Psychiatry department - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Psychiatry - at WUaS with this.


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Good morning, M,

I found the Lacan films interesting for a variety of reasons idea-wise (theoretically) only some of which ideas I've further elaborated here - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/04/flax-nectar-jacques-lacan-parle-what.html. Did you see them?

For Lacan (in the above), desire seems to become translated into attention (I've explored separately an "ecology of attention" in the past in this blog), and what was so interesting to me about Sas, also French, and a woman, was the qualities of attention she offered and shared, which opened all kinds of windows and zephyrs of connecting possibilities, which otherwise aren't open these days for me in these ways in the Bay Area. A kind of French connecting consciousness raising ... Good to learn this in these new ways  ... thanks Lacan, France and Sas (and Berkeley TS).

From April 12: "Met a lovely French woman recently ... and we all had dinner afterward, and we sat next to esch other, but while she was so receptive, attractive and enjoyably conversational, and smart and engaging, - she lives, and is a youngish professor, in France ... She's inspiring though vis a vis the woman I'd like to meet and marry - perhaps it's a kind of identity I'm looking for- la femme Francaise - that I don't find in America?"

Enjoying meditation, kind of self-selected for its benefits, but also in conversation loosely with -
http://angela-victor.com/. Read their little writings here and check out their images, photographs and paintings. They're both visionary yogi artists and I like the mediation discourse they've generated in comparison with many many others.

I have a Scottish Small Pipes' gig on Friday in a week, and have inquired about collaborating with the AFSC with WUaS ... would like to seek employment there to develop WUaS further, but this would have to come from the AFSC elders. Still waiting to hear from Duke University Press about my actual / virtual Harbin ethnography, and continuing to begin work on my next Harbin book / virtual world.

Love, Scott



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