Ex Machina: A Movie About Human Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Ex Machina: A Movie About Human Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Below are trailers for Ex Machina as well as links to more information. IMDB Official Website Rotten Tomatoes Wikipedia Official Trailer Ex Machina | Official Trailer HD | A24 Ex Machina | Implications | Official HD Trailer 3 | A24 Ex_Machina Interview Special | Film4 | Interview Ex Machina | Examining Our Fear of Artificial Intelligence Ex Machina Featurette – The Making of Ava (2015) – Alicia Vikander, Domhall Gleeson Sci-Fi Movie HD FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena (Video Trailers)

Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena (Video Trailers)

Summary Tomorrowland is a Disney movie based on a story line where all the greatest minds in the world collaborate to make the world a better place. The film is scheduled to launch on 22 May 2015. Below are some resource links for the movie. Disney Movie Page Facebook IMDB Official Movie Website TakeMeToTomorrowland.com – Interactive exploration website. Wikipedia Trailers Disney’s Tomorrowland – Athena Disney’s Tomorrowland – Featurette 1 (Cast) Disney’s Tomorrowland – Featurette 2 (Walt Disney) Disney’s Tomorrowland Trailer #1 Disney’s Tomorrowland Trailer #2 Disney’s Tomorrowland Trailer #3 Tomorrowland Big Game Special Look Images Below are some images from the trailers. Click any image for a larger gallery view. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
Hijab and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Nuns

Hijab and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Nuns

Through the years, many religions have prescribed specific clothing and head covering for practitioners of the faith. Groups sometimes use clothing as a mark of uniqueness or distinction for their specific sect of a religion. Religious clothing is sometimes included with other symbols of faith to present a romanticized alluring old-world portrayal of religious life. Various traditional aspects of religious life are usually respected and considered off-bounds for insensitive and harsh criticism. One way of self examining our own criticism of others is to consider if we’re using selective criticism and differing standards when judging others. With regard to Islam, there has been criticism of women’s clothing even though it closely resembles clothing of women in other religious traditions. This suggests that the criticism of Islamic women’s clothing may be rooted in a bias against Islam rather than concern about clothing. Some images below show Muslim women’s clothing compared to that of nuns. Other than the facial covering, the style is similar — being dressed in black from head to toe with arms covered.   ___________ Note: The title of this article is a play on words referencing the book by Steven Covey titled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The cartoon below makes a similar reference. Those unfamiliar with Steven Covey’s book may not get the connection. When thinking up a clever saying or quote, it’s always interesting to do a Google search on it to see if anyone else has come up with the same phrase. This is how the cartoon below was discovered. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

Burka Avenger: “Justice, peace and education for all!”

In this new animated adventure series, a young Muslim woman with superpowers becomes “Burka Avenger.” Explaining her mission, she states, “Now, I use my powers for good. I stand for justice, peace and education for all. I fight against the forces of tyranny and ignorance… because I am Burka Avenger!” Al Jazeera says Burka Avenger is “Like no other superhero before her.” With English subtitles, you can practice your Hindi while enjoying this award winning action animation. Originally broadcast in Urdu, the Indian version will be dubbed in English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, in order to maximize its reach. She is perhaps the first superhero fighting to promote education for all, but we have some real life Muslim women on a similar mission. In 2009, Queen Rania of Jordan launched 1GOAL and proclaimed that she wants to provide education for every child on the planet. Queen Rania is not alone. Others, like Malala Yousafzai are also actively campaigning for equal access to education. Below are two episodes from the series. Visit Burka Avenger on Facebook or BurkaAvenger.com. Episode 1 – Burka Avenger Prevents a School Closing The first episode of the Burka Avenger, Season 01. In this episode Vadero Pajero and Baba Bandook conspire to shut down the girls school. Burka Avenger comes to the rescue and saves the day. Episode 2 – Burka Avenger Fights Polio Evil Baba Bandook kidnaps the polio health worker and steals the polio vaccines and hides them in the mammoth clock tower with the help of his giant robot (Roobot Zalminator). The dangerous polio virus is detected in Halwapur city and children are at risk. Burka...
Speech of King Abdullah II of Jordan at the European Parliament (Strasbourg, 10 March 2015)

Speech of King Abdullah II of Jordan at the European Parliament (Strasbourg, 10 March 2015)

Quotes “Young people must be inspired by values that reject violence, create peace, and build inclusive societies.” “A dialog of respect is the rockbed of all society. Attacking and excluding others, insulting other peoples and their faith, and their convictions; this is no way to live.” “The future lies in unity and respect. Not division and stereotypes.” “Together we can create pillars of mutual respect that will support the common good for generations to come.”     FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrGoogleMorePocketRedditPrintEmailLike this:Like...
“Unsung Hero” Believe In Good – Thai TVC Life Insurance Video Ad

“Unsung Hero” Believe In Good – Thai TVC Life Insurance Video Ad

The inspiring video above is an example of a new kind of advertising that focuses on kindness and universal virtues with very little mention of a company or what it sells. Commentary This is a commentary video uploaded to YouTube by Angie Li on Apr 11, 2014. A Thai life insurance company with a history of producing powerful, tearjerking ads has done it again. Its latest, a three-minute spot titled “Unsung Hero,” follows a good Samaritan whose daily deeds (watering a dying sidewalk potted plant, helping an elderly street vendor get her cart over a high curb, feeding a stray hungry dog, leaving bananas for an elderly neighbor, giving money to a poor young girl) go largely unnoticed — mainly because he’s not looking to be recognized. “He gets nothing,” an English translation of the ad’s voice-over reads. “He won’t be richer. Won’t appear on TV. Still anonymous. And not a bit more famous.” Eventually, though, the man’s kindness is rewarded when he sees the power of his actions — the girl going to school, the plant growing, the stray dog following him home. “He witnesses happiness,” the voice-over continues. “Reaches a deeper understanding. Feels the love. Receives what money can’t buy. A world made more beautiful.” The ad, created by Ogilvy & Mather Bangkok for Thai Life, has been viewed more than 5 million times since it was posted to YouTube. “Thai life insurance ad about this ‘Unsung Hero’ will make you cry at work,” Creativity magazine declared. Last fall, a Thai Life ad, called “Silence of Love,” depicted a teenage girl’s relationship with father, who cannot hear...
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