digitising Rembrandt's Night Watch!
Rijksmuseum web site full of fascinating details.
Bernard Stiegler (rather convincingly) calls Alan Greenspan a proletarian, plus, more treats...
survived most of his pals...
message from Larry Brilliant
the man who eradicated smallpox - about the current pandemic.
TED - talk about Love
we define Love as sickness! a collaborative work of art is a much better metaphor - no?
the mysterious state of FLOW
classic talk about life worth living
Rare Historical Photos
this great site is a must for anyone with a brain and a pair of eyes (you also need an Internet connection).
TED - hacking a mouse's brain
still trying to work that one out...
Cortazar - documentary
financed by a bank -- they are good for something!
2Cellos - live at Arena Pula (Croatia) 2013 (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser)
my new friend, Santiago just sent me this... 2 cellos can do a lot ;-) 7.5 M views so far.
Quantum computing explained in 10 minutes
eh.. not really, but it's enough to blow to pieces all your preconceived ideas about the future...
Moshe Szyf on epigenetics
we are just beginning to understand how the genes work and, no, your destiny is not fixed.
Renzo Piano on TED...
Beauty WILL save the world says Renzo -- lets hope so -- he is certainly helping. PS. found this nice quote on his company site: "Knowing how to do things not just with the head, but with the hands as well: this might seem a programmatic and ideological goal. It is not. It is a way of safeguarding creative freedom."
How a dragonfly brain is designed to kill
an astonishing lesson in DIY neuroscience reveals the dragonfly as a 97% accurate predator. all this with only 16 neurons.
Jaron Lanier - how we need to remake the Internet...
great talk from big Jaron - "We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them"
TED: How your brain hallucinates reality
Anil Seth explains how we predict ourselves into existence, includes the wonderful artificial hand experiment.
Rise of Human-Computer cooperation...
we badly need good news from the advancing robotisation front - and here are some! average humans able to use computers well beat chess champion on supercomputer - the key is low friction interface. brief, it's AI (Artifician Intelligence) vs IA (Intelligence Augumentation)
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us - by Bill Joy
this now classic vision of the future from the year 2000 remains valid, with most questions unanswered.
This is the most dangerous time for our planet
a poignant message to human kind from one of a kind Stephen Hawking...
Adam Ben Ezra - Flamenco
astounding percussive double bass version -- music speaks one language, across all borders.
simple web site from Oscar Schwartz, where you can try to guess whether a poem was written by a human or a computer. many poems easily pass the Turing test of >30%,
Elon Musk on TED Apr 2017
talk with Elon Musk - "I just try not to be sad when thinking about future"...
design studio of my old, multi-talented friend from Paris, now quietly settled in Brooklyn, NY.
The Gift - short animation film
nice, clever and hugely successful 7'50'' animation from Chileans Julio Pot and Cecilia Baeriswyl
the fearsome literary magazine in Valencia, Spain, run by (Al)Chemist Ximo Rochera, with Jesús García Cívico (Aldo Alcota has been eaten). now in 7th issue continues to delight and inspire (in Spanish).
high voltage power lines health effect = 0...
combat pseudoscience and hysteria with Steven Salzberg - professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics, USA. contains links to statistical data from US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Dutch interaction design engineer
small design studio and shop in central London working for and distributing over 350 of independent magazines from around the world.
a curated online space where the dynamic relations of mediation as performed in photography and other media can be encountered, experienced and engaged - says Prof. Joanna Zylinska.
lost and miraculously resurrected, via find of 100,000 photographs, to earn her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum
2001 project from Valencian neofuturist architect, creator of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia.
TED.com - online social change: easy to organize,
yes! democracy needs to be updated. but -- it will not be done as easily as you think. techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has the news -- good and bad.
Alex Wissner TED talk about intelligence
Function of intelligence ? keep the maximum of options open.
MIT Tech Review - latest breakthrough technologies...
10 breakthrough technologies of the 2013, according to MIT - include memory implants, additive manufacturing and supergrids - they got quite a few of them right. they do that every year, just change the date in the address.
Sounds and Silence - movie
A new film about ECM's Manfred Eicher, with Arvo Pärt, Dino Saluzzi, Jan Garbarek and others.
TED talk by a reformed graphic designer from Canada
open-source electronics prototyping platform
poster designs from Geoffrey Dorne (FRA)
new online journal from NY art group e-flux
large photography collection and study centre in Antwerpen, Holland
London visual artist and writer, creatively using IT technology
Artists' group, Amsterdam
site dedicated to this great writer, born in 1949.
OFF_PRESS is a UK-based independent publishing house, promoting contemporary creative writing in English, with a special focus on translations, using multimedia and live events to celebrate reading and storytelling in different languages/genres around the world.
French site for a well known Spanish artist. i am rather disillusioned that it is a yet another Wordpress installation :-/ but check also picasso.com -- shows what can happen if you do not register a .com version of your name...
general computer and IT industry news - useful and often entertaining
dictionary of urban slang and techno neologisms.
Parisian literary collective
useful resource for music notation systems, from sheet music to MIDI and Braille
Majora Carter at TED
Greening the ghetto - caution - this is fast moving...
Sven's Space Place
space exploration technology and history from Sven, Sweden.
American DJ and poet in Paris