I explore the basics of René Girard’s theory of Memetic Desire and sacrifice with Craig Stewart. We also discuss the resurgence of scapegoating in contemporary politics and how Girard’s theory can give us insight into the mechanisms by which this has occurred.
My third discussion with Paul Vanderklay, where we talk about our own situations, the Jordan Peterson moment as well as our vision of the meaning crisis.
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Christian Roy is an expert on Jacques Ellul, Marchall Mcluhan and Bernard Charbonneau. We discuss technicity, media and its relationship to a symbolic world.
The Storm Area 51 facebook event has taken the internet by storm, boasting more than 3 million people interested or saying they will attend. Why has this joke become so popular, what social trope does it manifest in the world.
News of our flood situation and preview of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale video for patrons only.
I look at the pattern emerging from the recent viral videos of people licking ice cream, spitting into containers in stores and putting the items back on the shelf.
Laughter, distraction, exceptions, are all images of the edge of a world, but is there a way for laughter to play a useful part in living on the edge.
I go through the image of the Garden of Eden presented in St-Ephrem the Syrian’s Hymns on Paradise, discussing how it is a structure of being and experience and relating it to other works, especially St-Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses.
An interview with Left Foot Media.