Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Lucifer Effect


For the past 2 months I have been balancing Inking for John Kricfalusi‘s new George Liquor cartoons, and 3rd year of Sheridan College.

For my return post, I’d like to share one of the best lectures I’ve heard recently: In “The Lucifer Effect”, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo (originator of the Stanford Prison Experiment) Provides an amazingly in-depth explanation of good and evil. At the core is the power of the situation, and our reaction to social conditioning.

How can good apples become corrupt by a bad barrel? How can blind obedience and uncritical conformity lead to evil doing? What is heroism, and how can it be triggered in the same situations? Find out in this real eye opener!

I've attached 2 versions of the lecture: Google (full length) and TED (short), the Google version is much better if you can dedicate the time for it. Both contain a slideshow of violent images, which can easily be skipped, if you find material of the kind disturbing, the lecture can be understood without it.


Nico said...

phat dope tight!

Amir, you gonna be in LA again sometime soon? We need to haaaaang

Amir Avni said...

Hi Nico, I'll write to you on facebook :)

Arschblog said...

I like your drawing style!!! You always make your drawings look exciting and appealing!!!=D

And I really like your Lupin drawings!!!:3

Will Finn said...

nice caricature! lots of rhythm and especially good and natural hands!

i will check out this lecture, too. you might enjoy reading the late ernest becker, who wrote a little along these lines. a brilliant mind, long gone but still in print.

Amir Avni said...

Gee, thanks Will and Steffi, as usual, it means a lot coming from you!

--I'll look into the writing of Becker!

Mitch L said...

Nice to see you post again Amir.

Il like the caricature as well, nice feel. Looks like it whas fun to draw.

mike f. said...

Hey Amir, your drawings are looking great!

Steve and I did another post on Fearless Fosdick. Here's more Fosdick than you can digest in one sitting:

Amir Avni said...

Mitch- Thanks, it's nice to be back, and It wouldn't be a real return to blogging without your comments ;)

Just finished reading the post, and commented, Wonderful stuff!
Glad you like the drawings, it means a lot coming from one of the best cartoonists out there!