Victor Mhlongo

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Turns Out 1960s Yugoslavia Was a Hotbed for Computer Art

Unfolding the story of New Tendencies, the avant-garde movement you've never heard of that championed the arrival of the computer in art.<p>In May 1969, a motley crew of artists, architects, engineers, scientists and historians converged in Zagreb, Croatia for a conference entitled <i>Computers and Visual</i> …

Art

[Music Video] Feel the Noirwave Vibes in Petite Noir's Elemental "Best"

We talked to Yannick Ilunga and art director Rochelle Nembhard about Noirwave and xenophobia in South Africa.<p>In the music video for "Best" by Petite Noir (the moniker of Cape Town producer Yannick Ilunga), the viewer follows Ilunga as he encounters different tribesmen across varying African …

South Africa

22 reasons why we should all be moving to Barcelona right now

1. The Mediterranean climate is the best for just about everything.<p>Skies are usually clear, winters are short and mild, summers are hot but bearable. …

Bike Lanes

Ancient Greek Sculpture

The sculpture of ancient Greece from 800 to 300 BCE took early inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and over centuries evolved …

Ancient Greek Science

By careful thinking based upon observation, some ancient Greeks realized that it was possible to find regularities and patterns hidden in nature and …

Eros

Eros was the Greek god of love, or more precisely, passionate and physical desire. Without warning he selects his targets and forcefully strikes at …

Ancient History

Marathon

The Battle on the plain of Marathon in September 490 BCE between Greeks and the invading forces of Persian King Darius was a victory which would go …

Hercules

The pan-Hellenic mythological hero Hercules (or Herakles) was famed for his great strength and endurance and celebrated as an extraordinary mortal …

Hellenic World

'The Hellenic World' is a term which refers to that period of ancient Greek history between 507 BCE (the date of the first democracy in Athens) and …

Nike

The ancient Greek goddess Nike was the personification of the ideal of victory. Such personifications of ideal terms were common in ancient Greek …

Nymph

A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, <i>nymphē</i>) in Greek and in Roman mythology is a young female deity typically identified with natural features such as mountains</i> …

Greek Society

Although the male citizen, with his full legal status, right to vote, hold public office, and own property, may well have dominated Greek Society, …

Odysseus

Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus (Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan-Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. His …

Pythagoras

Definition<p>by Joshua J. Mark<br>published on 14 February 2011<p>Pythagoras (ca. 571- ca. 497 BCE) was a Greek philosopher born on the island of Samos, off …

Socrates

Socrates (469/470-399 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and is considered the father of western philosophy. Plato was his most famous student and would …

Sparta

Sparta was one of the most important Greek city-states throughout the Archaic and Classical periods and was famous for its military prowess. The …

Greek Mathematics

The mathematicians of ancient Greece made a hugely significant contribution to world thought and all practical subjects which depend on that …

Troy

Troy is the name of the Bronze Age city attacked in the Trojan War, a popular story in the mythology of ancient Greece, and the name given to the …

Ancient History

Zeus

Zeus was the king of the Olympian gods and the supreme deity in Greek religion. Often referred to as the Father, as the god of thunder and the …

Sicilian Temples (Greek Metrology)

Characteristics of Sicilian Archaic Temples<p>The large dimensions of the components, the presence of a propteron, an adyton, and other specific …

The Parthenon Sculptures

The extraordinary quality and quantity of the marble sculpture which adorned the 5th century BCE Parthenon in Athens made it the most richly …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

14 quotes that drove the news in 2014

When all is said and done, a lot was said in 2014.<p>When all is said and done, a lot was said in 2014.<p>From memorable campaign lines to revealing emails to jaw-dropping gaffes, pols and pundits drove the news with quotes that kept America talking and PR flacks working overtime. As the year comes to a …

2014: An amazing year in space exploration

The last 12 months saw some out-of-this-world achievements and incredible firsts – from explorations on Mars to landing on a comet. But there was tragedy too.<p>More amazing image galleries of the year:<p>The year in aviation<br>Weird and wonderful images seen in 2014<p>... and more of our favourite space …

Space Exploration

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

Sydney Opera House

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez: 'His Work Is Immortal'

<i>Chilean writer Isabel Allende, whose novels incorporate the magical realist style perfected by fellow Latin American writer Gabriel García Márquez,</i> …

Literature

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature