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Soundbreaking - La grande aventure de la musique enregistrée (1/6) - La fée électricité

1. La fée électricité<p>L'arrivée de l'électricité dans le monde de la musique populaire a rendu possible l'amplification des instruments acoustiques. …

What, if anything, can be said about what is unsayable? – Silvia Jonas

In 2010, the artist Marina Abramović performed for 700 hours at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in a piece called <i>The Artist is Present.</i> It …

Philosophy

Is Physical Law an Alien Intelligence? - Issue 42: Fakes

Perhaps Arthur C. Clarke was being uncharacteristically unambitious. He once pointed out that any sufficiently advanced technology is going to be …

UFOs

This Guy Might Have Made the Biggest Scientific Findings of the Century

On a sunny afternoon, at a bustling cafe less than a mile from Stanford University’s campus, near Palo Alto, and more than 5,000 miles from his home, …

Palo Alto

Visions of Kenya

By Fran Provedo // A long time went by before I was able to understand this trip. Sometimes, the present is not understood until it becomes the past. …

Cosa sta succedendo?

Bisogna che mettiamo in fila un po’ di idee, perché le cose che negli ultimi anni siamo andati dicendo che “rischiavano di succedere”, adesso stanno …

Temples of modernity: where to see the best cutting-edge art

The floorspace of London’s Tate Modern – one of the city’s greatest tourist attractions – will more than double when the gallery’s multi-million-pound new extension opens this month.<p>So what better time for modern art fans to rewrite their travel wish lists? Here's our pick of the best places to see …

Love of Life: Albert Camus on Happiness, Despair, the Art of Awareness, and Why We Travel

<i>“Those who prefer their principles over their happiness,”</i> <b>Albert Camus</b> (November 7, 1913–January 4, 1960) wrote in his notebook toward the end of his life, <i>“they refuse to be happy outside the conditions they seem to have attached to their happiness.”</i> Indeed, our principles tend to harden into habits …

Culture

Preparing For The Technology Revolution Created By Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence will soon bring on another technological revolution, where machines may take your job and shake up the economy in the process.<p>Drones are being used in warfare; Google, Tesla, and other companies are working on self-driving cars; and robots are designed to be superb …

The Problem Isn't That Life Is Unfair — It's That You Don't Know The Rules

Unless you're winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.<p>The truth is, life is just playing by different rules.<p>The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they're a bit more complicated, and a <i>lot</i> less comfortable, which is why most people never manage to learn them.<p>Let's …

Success

La gravità. “È ancora così misteriosa che ci vorrebbe un nuovo Einstein”

Einstein è scomparso, la Relatività è in ottima salute e ci servirebbe un altro Einstein. Sembra strano, eppure, nonostante i fisici in circolazione …

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The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

Foreign Policy

L’ARABIA DEI SA‘ŪD - Limes

A DISTANZA DI SEI MESI DALL’ULTIMA riunione dell’Opec in cui il ministro saudita del Petrolio ‘Alī al-Na‘imī ha lanciato il guanto della sfida ai …

Don’t Worry, Smart Machines Will Take Us With Them - Issue 28: 2050

When it comes to artificial intelligence, we may all be suffering from the fallacy of availability: thinking that creating intelligence is much …

Artificial Intelligence

A Manager's Manifesto

<b>10)</b> Always get the full story before making a decision.<p><b>9)</b> It's incredibly easy to 'flip the switch' and start writing people off after a few bad …

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20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Surprisingly Sage Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life

As a hopeless lover of both letters and notable advice, I was delighted to discover a letter 20-year-old <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b> (July 18, 1937–February 20, 2005) — gonzo journalism godfather, pundit of media politics, dark philosopher — penned to his friend Hume Logan in 1958. Found in <b>Letters of Note:</b> …

Connected, but alone? | Sherry Turkle

http://download.ted.com/talks/SherryTurkle_2012-64k.mp4As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies …

TED Talks

Cosa si nasconde dietro le nostre rabbie quotidiane

20 febbraio 2015 13:27<p>“Dovresti finire in galera”. “Sei un cane!”. “Pezzo di merda”. “Peggio della camorra”. “Si vergogni! Sono una professoressa e …

The Bridge From Nowhere - Issue 16: Nothingness

The question of being is the darkest in all philosophy.” So concluded William James in thinking about that most basic of riddles: how did something …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Slightly More Than 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism

My personal picks for must-read nonfiction from 2013.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction for The Best of Journalism, a weekly email newsletter I publish. The result is my annual Best Of Journalism Awards. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year and haven't …

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David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It's time to listen<p>Percy Shelley famously wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” For Shelley, great art had the potential to make a new world through the depth of its vision …

THIS IS WATER By David Foster Wallace

In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the …

Eunuchs of the Universe

Come join us as we go back seven months to the apex of the history of American capitalism in the 21st century. We find ourselves in a swarm of fellow …

All That

Once when I was a little boy I received as a gift a toy cement mixer. It was made of wood except for its wheels—axles—which, as I remember, were thin metal rods. I’m ninety per cent sure it was a Christmas gift. I liked it the same way a boy that age likes toy dump trucks, ambulances, …