A new National Geographic documentary called “Extraordinary Animals in the Womb” was released in August. The development from conception to birth of four animal were followed under the direction of David Chin.
I’ve compiled 10 things that I want to focus on over the next 18+ years. I want to raise a man.
Αn atmospheric and vague, painterly animated short that envisions a view upon a dying old house cat who bids a farewell tour to his home.
Paris Texas was the title of a film by Wim Wenders. Paris Νew Υork is the title of a website which compares the two large cities in an artistic way. One is in Europe, the other in the US but they are both lively, full of young people adoring them, but also full of poverty in their outskirts.
Just as natural selection acts on genes, is there a cultural selection that shapes our mind and culture by acting via replicating information?
He may not have the power of a Rembrandt or the gracefulness of a Vermeer, still the Dutch painter Cornelis Bega depicted in his own way scenes of his era, the 17th century.
Physics teacher and film-maker Alom Shaha sets out to uncover a genuinely satisfying answer to his students’ most common question: why is science important?
Language is a living organism in a cultural ecosystem. As such it is only through its ability to adapt to the particular needs of each period that it can achieve its perennity. But what is lost when a language dies? What forms of knowledge are embedded in a language’s structure and vocabulary? And how disastrous is it to humanity that such knowledge is lost forever?
Jacqueline Rush Lee is an internationally recognized English-Irish sculptor who lives in the USA (Hawaii). The way she explores and works with the book form is unique and beautifully evocative.
We can fall for the oil industry hype and keep ourselves chained to a resource that’s depleting and comes with ever increasing economic costs with staggering environmental consequences, or we can recognize that the days of cheap and abundant oil (not to mention coal and natural gas) are over.