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Special Invite to INTFILO’s exhibit on Mapping Cyberspace

Mapping Cyberspace Poster 3 Mapping Cyberspace Poster 2 Mapping Cyberspace Poster 1 You are all warmly invited to attend the opening program on December 2, 2014 at 1245 PM and the exhibit dates on December 2-3, 2014. Special thanks to Valerie Wei of A52 for the posters. See you there!

The following are exhibitors who need to bring a typed-out explanation of their work.  We will need it together with your work.  If possible, on one-page letter-size bond paper.  Bring them to exhibit area by 8 AM on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

INTFILO A52

1. Glenn Matias

2. Torres, Chelsea

3. Nico Estrallado

4. Michelle Denise Tan

5. Therese Natividad

6. Rafael Castelo

7. Ma. Carlotta Esparas

8. Paula Abesamis

9. Katherine Pe

10. Nicole Marie Luces

INTFILO V24

1. Michelle Reyes

2. Lara Mariano

3. Sophia Gomez

4. Karla Chan

5. Harold Sy

6. Jeffrey Yu

7. Shannen Lee

8. Chryslyn Chow

9. Dana Leonen

10. Garcia, Arianna

11. Sanjeev Parmanand

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Do Video Games Reinforce Oppression of Women?

In this controversial series that has earned her death threats(!), Anita Sarkeesian examines how gaming culture reinforces the continued oppression of women.  I would love to read all your reactions with regard to this, so please feel free to hit the comments button!

For those who had valid excuse and missed the Big Lectures: Event you can attend

2-page report with summary and reaction plus selfie.

Through History, people have perpetrated extreme violent acts

In the name of religion…

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission (VCLM)

in coordination with the

External Relations and Internationalization Office (ERIO)

invites everyone

to participate in

Panel Discussion 2014:

“RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM”

November 26, 2014 (Wednesday)

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Br. Andrew Gonzales Multipurpose Hall, 20th Floor

Panelists:

Dr. Ali Unsal

PhD in Islamic Theology

Director of Fethullah Gulen Chair

State Islamic University, UIN-Jakarta

and

Assistant Professor Val Brillo

Faculty Member, Institute of Religion

University of Sto. Tomas

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A PANEL OF EXPERTS WILL DISCUSS THE CAUSES, EFFECTS AND PROSPECTS OF DEALING WITH THE GROWING EMERGENCE AND ACCEPTANCE OF EXTREMISTS RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGY WORLDWIDE.

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This event is organized by the Pacific Dialogue Foundation Inc. in partnership with De La Salle University

INTFILO CLASSES: 4th JOURNAL ENTRY: Crafting/Slaying/Destabilizing Self: Identity, Love and Power in Cyberspace

4th JOURNAL ENTRY: Crafting/Slaying/Destabilizing Self: Identity, Love and Power in Cyberspace DEADLINE: December 8, 2014 final This particular assignment aims to establish in a definitive way young people’s views of cyberspace. Through phenomenology, students critically examine their own experience as they navigate or surf cyberspace and how such experience impact on the way they understand themselves, their gender identities, sexual orientation and even their views on being Filipino. Methodology:

  1. A phenomenological study on self and/or gender as it is constructed, crafted and destabilized in computer games and cyberspace
  2. A phenomenological study on love in cyberspace. This includes flirting, hooking up, dating and falling in love. This could also touch on cybersex, cyber romance or how young people regard cybersex or cyber romance.
  3. A phenomenological study on human interconnectedness.
  4. A phenomenological study on empowerment or powerlessness in cyberspace
  5. A phenomenological study on reality in cyberspace.

Instructions: 1. Minimum number of pages: 2 2. Take note of the parts of the paper: 2.1 Introduction:  Basically, your question or thesis. 2.2 Description of Experience. For the second part, describe your experience as fully as possible. To conduct a personal description of a lived experience, try to describe your experience as much as possible in experiential terms, focusing on a particular situation or event. Try, as Merleau-Ponty says, to give a direct description of your experience as it is, without offering causal explanations or interpretive generalizations of my experience. Describe the experience from the inside, as it were-almost like a state of mind: the feelings, the mood, the emotions, etc.Focus on a particular example or incident of the object of experience: describe specific experience related to your topic. Try to focus on an example of the experience which stands out for its vividness, or as it was the first time. Attend to how the body feels, how things smell(ed), how they sound(ed), etc. Avoid trying to beautify your account with fancy phrases or flowery terminology. Please note: it is important to realize that it is not of great concern whether this experience actually happened in exactly that way. Phenomenology is less concerned with the factual accuracy than with the plausibility of an account–whether it is true to our living sense of it. 3. The Third Part is Philosophizing. Drawing from your description of experience, what insights emerged about “Self” or “Identity“ or Love” or “Power” or “Powerlessness” or Human Connectivity” or “Reality?” Are there parts, components, facets, or sides of any of the above? Describe them through an illustration. 4. Conclusion: What is your definition of “Self” or “Identity“ or Love” or “Power” or “Powerlessness” or Human Connectivity” or “Reality?” 5. Think of a smashing title for your blog entry.

Hang in There! I will get to your assignment soon!

promoting-peace

Meanwhile, thanks for the pic!

Dispatch from Indianapolis

What a journey it has been for this baby, Filipino Youth’s Sacred Experiences.  From its inception in 2012 and  to now, a presentation in the annual meeting of the Scientific Study of Religion. Thanks for all that made this possible—our resource speakers in the 2012 workshops, De La Salle University students, MSU-IIT faculty and students, IPDM, UBCHEA, and DLSU URCO.

Starting tomorrow, US east standard time, I will be getting back to you and addressing your academic concerns.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!