Raven9940 wrote:I tried reading the summary twice and I still don't understand.
Raven9940 wrote:I'm sorry but can someone explain this years theme to me?
or if you think of the whole Chariots of the Gods speculation, they've been here already.Elliot wrote:Raven,
As for the aliens, my understanding is that the next "John Frums" who arrive on the islands may not come in propeller planes and steam ships as they did in World War Two, but may arrive in flying saucers -- which opens up new possibilities for art.
By the way, you are not required, or even expected, to do anything with the official theme. It's just a suggestion.
Elliot wrote:By the way, you are not required, or even expected, to do anything with the official theme. It's just a suggestion.
Drawingablank wrote:The movie The Gods Must be Crazy is a favorite of mine and pretty much what I envision cargo cultism to be all about.
Elliot wrote:Drawingablank wrote:The movie The Gods Must be Crazy is a favorite of mine and pretty much what I envision cargo cultism to be all about.
Now that I do not understand. I watched that film after the theme was announced, and I saw nothing like a cargo cult.
(Not that it matters.)
Savannah wrote:The thing I think about over and over again, in terms of the concept of a "Cargo Cult", are:
1) one culture who wants advancement
2) a second, technically more advanced culture that seems godlike, but isn't necessarily, or in all ways, and . . .
3) how it's very human to seek answers from the Gods (or some form of higher power . . . aliens, Gurus, whatever) despite the fact that those answers may never come, or would be healthier or wiser coming from within.
I think it's a very interesting theme, and will enjoy seeing what people do with it, but . . . I will probably (personally) ignore it as I usually do.
some seeing eye wrote:Savanah, are you saying Larry is a god?
scruffenheimer wrote:I like the Cargo Cult theme. To me it reflects the need for knowledge and understanding over superstition. The theme addresses the way ignorance can lead us to resort to pathetic mimicry of past events in an effort to summon the things we want and need. Knowledge is power. Ignorance leaves us making pathetic gestures in an attempt to imitate the past, hoping those gestures will bring about the desired result.
9ah wrote:Well... uummm.. this is awkward....
Update: I notice you said you 'tried' reading... I think that's where the issue may lie, my dear. Maybe a youtube video with a verbal explanation may help further.... And you're in Brooklyn and you can't figure out cargo cult. Getting into Manhattan on the weekend must be a mindfuck.
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