Integral Art and Media Center conference call to discuss Cloud Atlas. Thursday December 6th, 2012, at 8:30 P.M. eastern time. Open to members only. Please see the blog "Preliminary Remarks on CLOUD ATLAS" and if possible see the film prior to the call. Executive Director Dr. Michael Schwartz will open with some remarks which will lead into a group exploration of the film.
Michael Schwartz's blog
I call this blog “preliminary” because having seen Cloud Atlas only once in the theaters, I am aware that an authentic and deep engagement with this cinematic artwork is going to demand many viewings once it comes out on DVD. That said, I would like to share some initial reflections.
The Integral Art and Media Center is a professional organization, part of MetaIntegral, that supports and celebrates integrally informed and integrally manifest efforts and explorations in all media of art as well as in the like theorizing and criticism of art.
There are two levels of participation – core members (who are invited); and general members (open to all subscribers).
There is a tendency in integral circles to collapse and conflate the terms of art, beauty, and aesthetics. While there can be an aesthetical-sensory experience of art that is beautiful, this alignment of terms expresses only one range of enacted perspectives that might otherwise deploy these terms.