Art and Culture

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Mask: What’s in a name?

Art and Culture

All of life’s everyday objects have a story, a genealogy, a raison d’être; and nothing is more exciting than to tell that story. The story of the humble nail, the loud hammer, the subtle book, the obedient washing machine, the…

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What will be left of the performing arts?

Art and Culture, Society

The performing arts are among the activities that are most threatened by the self-isolation measures. A priori, until at least the month of September, there will be very few concerts, theatrical performances, operas and festivals anywhere in the world. Not…

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Writing your life as a work of art

Art and Culture

One of the most common and beneficial exercises that many people do at the end of each year is to write a wish list for the following year. And to check the validity of the list of previous year. For…

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The Replicant and the Banana…

Art and Culture

Anyone who watched Ridley Scott’s brilliant film, “Blade Runner”, when it was released (1982) or later, cannot have forgotten the wonderful metaphor about the human condition. In the film, a police officer from Los Angeles tracks down humanoids that are…

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Fortunately, The Perfect Man Will Never Exist

Art and Culture

The Vitruvian Man, with supposedly perfect proportions, has been challenging humans for nearly two thousand years. The one we can see at the Louvre at the moment, which is materialized by Leonardo da Vinci, has fascinated us for nearly five…

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Toward a Micro-Balkanization of the World

Art and Culture

During the middle of the 15th century, a period marked by the belief that a new technology from Asia (movable-type printing press) would help strengthen the two dominant powers of the time (the Catholic Church and the Germanic Roman Empire),…

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