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Biomorphic Abstraction: Organic Shapes in Sculpture, Painting

<b>Biomorphs in Painting</b><p>The principal painters who employed biomorphic forms included: the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, the versatile Spanish …

Art History

Biomorphism

<b>Biomorphism</b> models artistic design elements on naturally occurring patterns or shapes reminiscent of nature and living organisms. Taken to its …

Basil Al Bayati

<b>Basil Al Bayati</b> (born 13 May 1946) is an Iraqi-born architect and designer who has lived and practiced for the most part in Europe, in particular, …

Naissance de la biopolitique - résumé du cours au Collège de France

Le cours de cette année a été finalement consacré, en son entier, à ce qui devait n'en former que l'introduction. Le thème retenu était donc la …

The Practice of Parrhesia

Socratic Parrhesia<p>I would now like to analyze a new form of parrhesia which was emerging and developing even before Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. …

Self Writing

These pages are part of a series of studies on "the arts of oneself", that is, on the aesthetics of existence and the government of oneself and of …

Waters of Versailles

“Waters of Versailles” by Kelly Robson is a charming novella of court intrigue in 1738 Versailles as a clever former soldier makes his fortune by …

Gallery: Sea creatures as you rarely get to see them

Thomas Peschak takes stunning, up-close pictures of starfish, sharks and whales. His goal? To make us fall in love with them.<p>A surfing seal. A pair …

Dangerous Writing

Writing

Mathematicians are geeking out about a bizarre discovery in prime numbers

Prime numbers have both fascinated and boggled mathematicians for millennia. But a new study contends that one aspect of prime numbers’ core usefulness—the ability to appear random—may not be what we suspected it to be.<p>Despite having a simple definition, a whole number that cannot be exactly …

Mathematics

Paul Klee’s awesomely charming hand puppets

It’s Paul Klee week on Dangerous Minds! After who knows how many years of never mentioning him once in a headline, we’re now going to do it two days …

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The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper

And it has the saddest happy ending in black literature.<p>The contemporary Tlingit artist reaches all the way to space in her first solo exhibition.<p>The …

Seattle

Novels

Why Can't Quantum Mechanics Explain Gravity? (Op-Ed)

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of the podcasts Ask</i> …

Have we discovered the threads of life?

RENOWNED astrophysicist is heading to Australia and he just might hold the key to the universe. Or should we say, multiverse.

Physics

Quantum physicists turn to the dark state

A team of quantum physicists managed to tame a so-called "dark state", created in a superconducting qubit. A superconducting qubit is an artificial …

Vivid Hopelessness: William Gibson’s Neuromancer

<i>The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.</i><p>When I first read that opening line in the late ‘80s, I was hooked. I …

Eight brilliant books that are impossible to put down

Keeping the reader at the edge of his seat while telling a really decent story is one of the most difficult forms of art to master. However, there …

Books

Jonathan Franzen On Freedom Books Podcast

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Jonathan Franzen: Books Made Me Survive

We visited Jonathan Franzen at his California home, where he shared his approach to writing character-driven novels and his thoughts on being a writer in America: "I play for 'Team Literature' and so I'm on the lookout for things that threaten the team."<p>Franzen had a miserable time at junior high …

Jonathan Franzen Reads David Means

Jonathan Franzen joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss David Means’s “The Spot,” from a 2006 issue of the magazine.

Jonathan Franzen

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Creativity

Entanglement: Gravity's long-distance connection

When Albert Einstein scoffed at a “spooky” long-distance connection between particles, he wasn’t thinking about his general theory of …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Physics

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Rock pioneer Keith Emerson dies aged 71

The flamboyant keyboardist who popularized the synthesizer in rock music has passed away at his California home. He was hailed as a "pioneer and …