The Paper Tiger Television's ART, ACTIVISM and ANALYSIS series: Donna Haraway Reads 'National Geographic' on Primates; Ted Koppel's Long March as viewed by Dan Rabbit
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1987 Donna Haraway Reads "The National Geographic" on PrimatesTRT:29:30
How does the "cultured" gorilla, i.e. Koko, come to represent universal man? Author and cultural critic Donna Haraway untangles the web of meanings, tracing what gets to count as nature, for whom and when, and how much it costs to produce nature at a particular moment in history for a particular group of people. A feminist journey through the anthropological junglescape. Haraway is a leading thinker about people's love and hate relationship with machines. Her ideas have sparked an explosion of debate in areas as diverse as primatology, philosophy, and developmental biology. She is the author of Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields: Metaphors of Organicism in Twentieth-Century Developmental Biology (1976), Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science (1989), Simians, Cyborgs, and Women : The Reinvention of Nature (1991), and Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium. FemaleMan©Meets_OncoMouse™ (1997).
1989 From Woodstock to Tiananmen Square: Ted Koppel¹s Long MarchTRT:29:30
Chock full o' glamorous, very special low-tek effects, this video examines the post-massacre "spin" that Koppel & Co. put on the 1989 uprising of students and workers in mainland China. Trickster/anchor Dan Rabbit dismantles Ted's tract, exposing the embedded pro-state bias and how Ted and his cohorts manipulated the representation of the events to suit the needs of their agenda. Riveting tomfoolery!