Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by Dave Hickey

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

 Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy by Dave Hickey. From Art issues. Press, 1997: Colleagues of mine will tell you that people despise critics because they fear our power. But I know better. People despise critics because people despise weakness, and criticism is the weakest thing you can do in writing. It is the written…

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The Kepler Orrery V

May 11, 2017 / 0 comments

  All of the Kepler multi-planet systems (1705 planets in 685 systems as of 24 November 2015) on the same scale as the Solar System (the dashed lines). The size of the orbits are all to scale, but the size of the planets are not. For example, Jupiter is actually 11x larger than Earth, but…

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Huxley’s letter to Orwell

May 11, 2017 / 0 comments

“In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher. Orwell had just published his groundbreaking book Nineteen Eighty-Four, which received glowing reviews from just about every corner of the English-speaking world. His French teacher, as it happens, was none other than Aldous Huxley who taught at Eton for a…

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George Orwell: Pacifism and the War

May 11, 2017 / 0 comments

About a year ago I and a number of others were engaged in broadcasting literary programmes to India, and among other things we broadcast a good deal of verse by contemporary and near-contemporary English writers — for example, Eliot, Herbert Read, Auden, Spender, Dylan Thomas, Henry Treece, Alex Comfort, Robert Bridges, Edmund Blunden, D. H….

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David Altmejd

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

Sculptor: LINK: http://www.davidaltmejd.com/work/  

Nablus Soap Factory

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

This film shows the process of traditional soap production in the old soap factory in central Nablus. The film was produced in May 2014 by Eirik Moe, Stavanger, Norway. post@mokleiv.no

Microsculpture

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

Microsculpture is a unique exhibition that presents insects like never before. The clarity and detail in the three metre prints brings normally unseen beauty to the audience, allowing them to study these stunning creatures in minute detail. The exhibition provides unique visual experience and celebrates the beauty of the natural world. LINK: http://microsculpture.net/  

The Sound of Saturn

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

The Cassini spacecraft has been detecting intense radio emissions from the planet Saturn. They come from the planet’s aurorae, where magnetic field lines thread the polar regions. These signals have been shifted into the range of human hearing and compressed in time. For more information about how NASA produced this track, go to…

Nashtifan Windmills

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

In the village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, Mohammad Etebari serves as the last keeper of an ancient tradition. Now elderly, Etebari has dedicated his life to keeping the town’s few dozen historic windmills turning. LINK: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/nashtifan-iran-windmills/

ZHA & Form – Salerno Maritime Terminal Design Process

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

A series of drawings, models and photographs that lead to the design of a hadid building:   Inaugurated on 25 April 2016, the new Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects is integral to the city’s urban plan. Begun by Mayor Vincenzo De Luca, now Governor of the Campania Region, and continued under the city’s…

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