Thursday, December 8, 2016

Cloud Atlas and emotions

I'm 54 years old, surprisingly as it might sound, my wife still keeps my company, she even cares about me and we both look after our two kids (12 and 20), my parents,  our dog, Cadí, and our chickens. We live in a house that it's almost finished yet cozy enough for our pains and glories.

My job as a vocational teacher is quite demanding with homework in the morning preparing classes or grading exams and portafolios, and then giving lessons in the afternoon and evening, but mostly I enjoy it. There are very few jobs in which you have the privilege to be extremely creative while surrounded by young people full of energy and desire to leave their mark in the world.

And despite my personal satisfaction, from time to time, the bug of "what had happened if..." bites me and I find myself longing for crossroads gone long ago. Cities and towns left behind, relationships drifting away, a career change, quitting a course... Then I notice my heartbeat slightly speeding up, a preasure in my head, my awareness straying from the here/now and a little knot in my stomach.

I usually get a tight hold of Rhonda's Thank-you-Life! technique to get rid of demons flying around but then, this Wachovski's  movie found me and the script has been so therapeutical and soothing that it could be worth sharing it.

Atlas Cloud's mix of oneness, simultaneity of space and time as well as reincarnaion was not so foreign to Western beliefs. In a way, it looks like we sold our one life's soul to the devil in exchange of this -sometimes fake- sense of liberty, material progress and, for sure, world's leadership in economy and warfare. 

This deal's side effects often involve Westerners' higher heart attack rates, alzeimer, parkinson, cancer and anxiety. Most of our fears are likely rooted on the apparent evidence that we are unique and alone, dismembered from our piers, and gone forever after death. For that reason I like reading this transcript or watching it in context:

Wind like this, full of voices. 
Ancestry howling at you, yibbering stories...
All voices tied up into one... Old Georgie... 
And I'll yarn you about the first time we met... eye to eye...

Our lives are not our own.
From womb to tomb
we are bound to others,
past and present.
And by each crime 
and every kindness,
we birth our future.

Belief, like fear or love, is a force to be understood 
as we understand the Theory of Relativity and Principles of uncertainty. 
Phenomena that determines the course of our lives. 
Yesterday my life was headed in one direction. 
Today it is headed in another...

These forces that often remake time and space, 
that can shape and alter who we imagine ourselves to be,
 begin long before we are born and continue after we perish.

And all becomes clear. 

I wish I could make you see this brightness. 
Don't worry. 
All is well! All is perfectly damnably well.

 I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions.
All boundaries are conventions waiting to be transcended.
One may transcend any convention if one can confess any conceivable reason.

Moments like this I can feel your heart beating as clear as my own 
and I know the separation is an illusion.

My life extends far beyond the limitations of me!

I hope these words give you the same sense of immortality I felt!

Founder Institute - Livescripts - Disney proposal

Dear Agents,

LiveScripts-Dialogues  would like to market Vaiana's TRANSCRIPT in English by means of an App simultaneously to the launching of the DVD three or four months after the first release on December 2nd.

Obviously, Walt Disney provides viewers this very same information as SUBTITLES but our App is designed to dramatically increase the playing potential of written words:

1. Transcripts are structured by degree of difficulty, and each viewer can choose among the many possibilities: reading a scene, a selection of lines or the whole transcript, always conveniently translated at a click's distance;

2. We highly recommend viewers to read transcripts first and then watch the film, without subtitles; not just because it is more pleasant, but also because only then will psycholinguistic processes take place on the viewers' mind to properly assimilate the new code;

3. Our App includes a voice processor to interact with users, that is, readers can listen to the pronunciation of a given line, tape his/her own voice and the App will say how well they are doing;

4. We can also provide a new dubbing game in which kids -and parents- can substitute the original voices of a given scene for their own voices and share the results. It could be done for sheer fun but also for educational purposes like working on children's emotions;

5. Besides, this daily practice of reading/speaking/listening skills for 15 to 20 minutes during six months based on movie fragments and mass media would give readers an intermediate competence in any language.

LiveScripts Blog is now giving away free transcripts and links to videotapes on a variety of topics, commedies, monologues, feature movies, etc... but we strongly believe that parents or kids worldwide could likely pay for all these new features something between 25 cents and 10 Euros per viewer, 
So could we reach an agreement by which Disney grants permission to use Vaiana's transcripts (perhaps even an extended trailer or scene) and LiveScripts compromises to launch the App described above including, but not esclusively, said transcript in such a way that benefits from sales of these contents are fairly distributed?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Founder Institute - LiveScripts


Company-Building Work by Domenec

1. (Founder Guide) 

Experienced as I am on many other business seminars, academic courses and educational grands,  this methodology looks very demanding and agressive at first -and so is the market place. But since there's a lot of teamwork involved, the real challenge is really against yourself, your own emotions, your faith in yourself and your project. Any tough criticism is actually meant to help you as an enterpreneur and person.
If you allow me, let me remind you of the old promise being made by the first free-market capitalist theorists in the beginning of the XX century who envisioned the modern world and society divided into a leading class and a middle class with slight differences between them; and nobody would be really working class because machines would do that job.
It's obvious we are far away from that goal, but it should be worthy to have it in mind. It would be as if we were all one again, as in the dawn of mankind. 
My most favourite movie is Cloud Atlas (2012) by the Watchosky Sisters; and yours?
I think there is a place in the sun for everybody. Let's find it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

MR 1516 INSO M07 NF2 AANESE - Introducció històrica i normalització

Un metodo peligroso

Escola inclussiva.

Els sistema educatiu finlandes 1

el sistema educatiu finlandes 2

El sistema educatiu finlandes 3

Comunitats d'aprenentatge


Entrevista a Ramón Flecha.

plans educatius d'entorn.

Auroville - India.

AANESE - definició i estratègies

la eduacion prohibida

canción para niños especiales.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

primera calçotada

un dia excepcionalmente soleado y agradable para acompañar una comida estupenda, gracias a todos por la compañia y a Paco por tener tan bonito el huerto.

Dancing seminar - African rythms and Samba

Moltes gracies Mireia per convidar-me a aquesta sessio tan divertida, gracies a la professora i a tothom. Ens veiem.