In western society we are told to follow our hearts when it comes to choosing the right partner, but is this really the best approach to relationship matters? In other parts of the world arranged marriages are still no rarity and just a few generations ago this was also the case in Europe. What has … [Read more…]
Common gender stereotypes exist in multiple aspects of our life: In early years, people always say girls should play with dolls and boys should play with trucks. In teenagerhood, it is said that girls are better at reading and boys are better at math. Did you notice such kinds of gender stereotypes before? And do … [Read more…]
Join us online for the VOX movie night, followed by a discussion revolving around Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange” Date: 20th Oct, 2020 Time: 19:00-21:00 Link: On the Vox Delft discord server. Join here: https://discord.gg/ejxZgg We are looking forward to seeing you!
How to define art is a controversial topic in philosophy. For example, Plato thinks that the arts are representational, or mimetic. Hegel thinks the best artworks convey a certain type of beauty – the perceptual appearance or expression of absolute truth. For some, art inspires by evoking emotions and creating experiences beyond the realm of … [Read more…]
“Memento Mori – Remember you must die” is a message that can be found in art and philosophy throughout many centuries of history. The Stoics e.g. aimed to appreciate and live in the here and now by constantly reminding themselves of the inevitability of death. This concept can also be found in many paintings and … [Read more…]
Please join us for the General Assembly meeting to elect the Vox Delft board of 2020/2021 on 29th September, 2020 online. This will be followed by our first discussion Date: 29th September, 2020 Time: 19:00-21:00 Meeting link: https://meet.jit.si/SmallResidencesSurroundAlone Discussion topic: What is the Individual’s Responsibility towards Society? In western cultures a large focus is put … [Read more…]
VOX Delft organizes weekly discussions. Open in topics, types of people, and attitude, there’s a lot of opportunities to learn from all the different perspectives, faculties, nationalities, and other factors. Requiring no registration or charge, please join us any time you feel like! If you want to check it out feel free to come and listen … [Read more…]
Hot Girls Wanted is a 2015 American documentary film directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus. The film follows the lives of several 18- and 19-year-old pornographic actresses. Several 18- to 25-year-old young women are interviewed about their experiences as pornography performers. Several women, including Rachel Bernard and Tressa Silguero are recruited by a 23-year-old … [Read more…]
Age is an interesting concept. Many cultures attribute more authority and respect to a person as they get older. If you talk to someone and find out they are very young or old, do you treat them differently (maybe even subconsciously)? For instance, would you challenge their point of view more? How does this relate … [Read more…]
When I look back at my time in school, I’ve learned some pretty useless stuff. I’ve learned the capital of Canada, but not how to program in Python. I don’t blame my school though. How could they know that we would stream Gigabytes of information into our lives just so we can become couch-potatoes and … [Read more…]
‘Too Big To Fail’ is biographical film that details the actions of the financial crisis between the period of August 2008 to October 2008. It focuses on the actions of the U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernake. It follows the series of private back channel negotiations among … [Read more…]
What exactly is equality to you? Is it an achievable ideal? And if so how do we get there? Do you think that the current systems by which society runs would be able to sustain a population of equals? Or is inequality an unavoidable fact of life? Are measures such as financial compensation and land … [Read more…]
There’s a lot going on in the video game world. The age old arguments of violence in games spurs violence in real life will still continue. But looking past these obvious tropes, there have been some serious developments in the gaming industry. The biggest of which is the introduction of microtransactions in games that have … [Read more…]
Take Your Pills is a documentary film directed by Alison Klayman and produced by Motto Pictures and Netflix Studios which explores the positive and negative effects of Adderall along with the pressures to take these types of stimulants to stay ahead at work and school. “Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, … [Read more…]
You are probably aware that data from your online activity is collected and distributed to various third parties. And yet, how many times have you actually read through the privacy agreement that you so casually agree to every time you click- well… ‘Agree’? Even after all the privacy scandals that have been on the news … [Read more…]
How much of ourselves can we change before we stop being who we are? Will replacing all our organs make us a different person? Do we want to live forever? Will relationships, family, nationality and one’s identity remain the same?
This month VOX Delft is screening ‘Paprika’ an anime psychological thriller by Satoshi Kon. When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it. Join us on Tuesday (26th of February) at 7 pm, Blue Room in the TU … [Read more…]
Our world is becoming home to more and more robots every day, driving us around, cleaning our homes, performing medical surgeries and even (according to some) threatening our jobs. While robots make certain aspects of our lives a lot easier, there is always the lurking possibility that our mechanized helpers will at some point turn … [Read more…]
The movie for January is ‘Children of Men’ by Alfonso Cuaron. The film takes place in 2027, where two decades of human infertility have left society on the brink of collapse. Illegal immigrants seek sanctuary in the United Kingdom, where the last functioning government imposes oppressive immigration laws on refugees. Owen plays civil servant Theo … [Read more…]
This is round the time of year to change the way we do things; make new or break old habits. However, from past experience we know that this is a really challenging task. Share with us your opinion of what worked and what did not.