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De augmented vakantie

Vijf redenen waarom radicaal-rechts zo van Poetin houdt

Trump is niet de enige politiek leider die de Russische president Poetin bewondert. Ook de Italiaanse Lega-leider Matteo Salvini en andere …

Philosophy Needs Physics. Physics Needs Philosophy

Contrary to claims about the irrelevance of philosophy for science, philosophy has always had, and still has, far more influence on physics than …

Theoretical Physics

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

<b>In mid-2016</b>, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an …

Artificial Intelligence

The Celestial Map- Northern Hemisphere | Albrecht Dürer | 51.537.1 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The ancient tradition of making celestial maps can be traced back, by way of Arabic sources, to classical ones. Dürer's two maps, this one and …

‘Ik wil me weer een beetje verloren voelen’

‘Een politieke unie in Europa is een illusie’

What Data Has Done to Capitalism

<b>REINVENTING CAPITALISM IN THE AGE OF BIG DATA</b><br>By Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Thomas Ramge<br>288 pp. Basic Books. $28.<p>I’m regularly frustrated by the process of searching for hotel accommodations for my family of five. We know what we want: a basic suite, like at a Residence Inn, with four beds, two …

Schrijver, laat de lezer weer geloven in de werkelijkheid

Trump’s foreign policy looks a lot like Rapture Christians’ plan to welcome the apocalypse

In 1995, the US Congress voted to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. But until Donald Trump, presidents both Republican and Democratic resisted implementing the move, worried it could set off deadly violence. Yesterday, Trump’s advisors and family members Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner finally …

Teen trains artificial intelligence to paint nude portraits — with surreal results

An American teenager has trained artificial intelligence (AI) to paint nude portraits and tells Euronews he couldn’t be happier with the “strange and surreal” results.<p>Eighteen-year-old Robbie Barrat, who works at a research lab at Stanford University, is passionate about mixing AI and art.<p>After …

The artworks that predicted the future of the world

In 1889, author Oscar Wilde penned in <i>The Decay of Lying</i> that life imitates art. “The self-conscious aim of life is to find expression,” he wrote, “and art offers (life) certain beautiful forms through which it may realise that energy.” According to Wilde, what we find in nature and in life isn’t …

Great museums seem to matter for the locations on the shortlist for Amazon’s HQ2

Is it just by chance that almost all of the 20 cities and counties on the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters can boast access to great art museums?<p>You can’t help noticing the correlation. Of the 238 cities and counties that applied for consideration, plenty have the population (over a …

Art

Butterflies flutter at the Natural History Museum in London

London's Natural History museum has come alive with an estimated 60 species of butterflies from the Americas, Asia and Africa as "Sensational Butterflies" returns for 2018.<p>In a climate controlled enclosure on the museum's East Lawn, people can move among living Lepidoptera that fly freely within …

These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century

‘Specimens’ were acquired from Africa, Asia, and the Americas by deceptive human traffickers<p>More than 20 million people attended the 1904 World’s …

Het fiasco van de vrije markt

Artist Uses VR to Recreate World’s First Photo Exhibition from 1839

The world’s first major photography exhibition was held back in 1839 when British scientist and photography pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot held a …

If America's Democracy Fails, Can Other Ones Survive?

Yascha Mounk says the rise of populism isn’t over yet.<p>Almost everyone who writes about challenges to democracy sooner or later encounters the important work of Yascha Mounk. The list of his accomplishments is a long one: The German-born scholar lectures on political theory at Harvard, is a …

Political Science

How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral

Russian bots and their American allies gamed social media to put a flawed intelligence document atop the political agenda. That should alarm us.<p>On Tuesday morning—the day after the House Intelligence Committee voted along partisan lines to send Rep. Devin Nunes’ memo, alleging abuses of the Foreign …

Social Media

Gallery denies censorship after removing Victorian nymphs painting

<b>A gallery has temporarily removed a Victorian painting of naked adolescent girls in a move to "encourage debate" about how such images should be displayed in the modern age.</b><p>Manchester Art Gallery has taken down Hylas and the Nymphs by JW Waterhouse.<p>Curator Clare Gannaway said there were "tricky …

Ideology

Why have mildly erotic nymphs been removed from a Manchester gallery? Is Picasso next?

Picasso contains a jaw-dropping amount of salivating sexist visions<p>Manchester Art Gallery says it has removed JW Waterhouse’s 1896 painting Hylas and the Nymphs from its displays “to prompt conversation”. Yet the conversation can only really be about one thing: should museums censor works of art on …

Pablo Picasso

De ‘gewone’ Brit eerst

Ons bewustzijn is fonkelende software in een apenbrein

De Romantiek in het Noorden - van Friedrich tot Turner

<b>Het Groninger Museum presenteert De Romantiek in het Noorden – van Friedrich tot Turner, het eerste internationale overzicht van</b> …

Utah Elementary School Fires Art Teacher for Showing Students ‘Pornographic’ Paintings

Art World<p>A parent called police after discovering that a teacher showed nude paintings by the likes of Modigliani and Ingres during an art history …

Jean Nouvel's completed Louvre Abu Dhabi is spanned by a huge geometric-patterned dome

The first official photographs of the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi have been released, ahead of the museum's public opening this weekend.<p>A …