Sigurd Ohrem
Sigurd Ohrem. (15 articles) Ohrem is a writer for MODERN TIMES.

The self-medication of complacency

BJØRNEBOE FILM: Is it the freedom we are afraid of? asks film director Terje Dragseth.

From naïve national socialism to a renewed ecological philosophy?

CONCLUSION: As existential anxiety today rises among people, Heidegger's philosophy may have some utility. Is it therefore possible to read parts of him today without just focusing on his Nazi sympathies?

Healthy skepticism about alternative perspectives

Conspiracy Theories: The Internet is teeming with conspiracy theories that can be both a driving force and a tool for political propaganda and suspicion of the opposing party.

The Chernobyl disaster - a Soviet science fiction?

Nuclear disaster: As a major docu-fiction, the Chernobyl miniseries is now on HBO. The series reveals that the Soviet authorities were on a misunderstood line of reassurance. But the same thing happened in Norway.

Krimmigrasjons policy

Hot communitarian trends locally can go hand in hand with the development of spider-like surveillance institutions or fence building nationally and internationally. What is Social Control?

When the self breaks down

Schizophrenia is still a mystery to researchers, but Paul Møller has provided us with a knowledgeable book on the phenomenon.

Athens: On the plain within the four mountains

The last issue of the philosophical journal Agora presents a collection of texts written by, among others, Freud, Derrida and Heidegger, under the title Athens. It is a very ambitious and interesting project.

Violence culture versus anarchism

The television series Westworld is a laboratory for civilization experiments, with universal ethical dilemmas as a consequence.

Brain research does not meet man as a thinking being

Modern brain research today has an unquestionable guiding star role in recent science and research policy. Markus Gabriel calls into question this status and position, and shows that nothing less than our freedom is at stake.

Life without a safety net

The anxiety has become a private matter and this is dangerous, writes author Heinz Bude in the Society of Fear - an essayistic gem of a sociology book.

Short Film Festival Celebrates 40 Anniversary

The short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand is the world's largest of its kind, and celebrated its 40 anniversary in February. Through 8 packed days, over 500 films were shown on 12 different arenas.

Hang the disc jockey, burn the disco

Black Mirror season 4 consists of six standalone episodes with independent action sequences, but with powerful converging themes. These are projections of the intentional and unintended effects of technological duplication, and conflicts these create at both micro and macro levels.

The woman, the immigrant and the critical of immigration

An interdisciplinary research group has recently published a pioneering work in the freedom of speech debate, in which the conditions for freedom of expression are given their overall presentation.

New Anarchism for a MODERN TIMES

Information control and militarization, labor rights, liberalist globalization, climate and environmental politics, international and interpersonal solidarity are central themes in the recent history of anarchism as well as 150 years of history.

Science fiction anthology with a view to the abyss

The Netflix anthology Black Mirror delves deep into the human abyss. How far will technological developments go?