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Childhoods under the lens of humanist documentary photography

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:01:52 +0000

The only photography venue in the UK exclusively devoted to documentary, Side Gallery, is about to re-open with […]

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  • Why Are So Many of Today’s Logos Wordless? - The Atlantic
    MasterCard’s move reflects a wider shift among some of the most widely recognized global brands to de-emphasize the text in their logos, or remove it altogether. Nike was among the first brands to do this, in 1995, when its swoosh began to appear with the words “Just Do It,” and then without any words at all. Apple, McDonald’s, and other brands followed a similar trajectory, gravitating toward entirely textless symbols after a period of transition with logos that had taglines like “Think Different” or “I’m lovin’ it.”

Because sometimes all you need is BATS

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:08:49 +0000

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2013 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2005 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, who used to […]

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

  • The Boys Who Only Develop A Penis When They Hit The Age Of 12 | IFLScience
    When born, to all intents and purposes they appear to be female. But when the children referred to as “Guevedoces” in an isolated village in the Dominican Republic reach puberty, things start to change. They develop muscles, their chests start to grow, and by the age of 12, they sprout testes and a penis.

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Pixelache 2016: The Science of Empathy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:06:11 +0000

One of society’s current challenges is that empathy is not communicated efficiently online. The internet was conceived as a tool for empathy but as we know, that’s not what is happening. We need to improve ‘virtual empathy’

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Book review: Artificial Intelligence. What Everyone Needs to Know

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:36:28 +0000

Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans

Within: Instruments that challenge the way we understand hearing

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:01:28 +0000

Over the past seven years, Atoui has researched the relationships between sound, vibrations, instruments and the body, starting with how the deaf perceive sound. He challenges, expands and revises our established and conventional ways of experiencing sound

Book review: Drone. Remote Control Warfare

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:18:47 +0000

Anthropologist Hugh Gusterson examines the way drone warfare has created commuter warriors and redefined the space of the battlefield. He looks at the paradoxical mix of closeness and distance involved in remote killing: is it easier than killing someone on the physical battlefield if you have to watch onscreen?

Infinite Ear. On the practices of un- or para-hearing

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:37:25 +0000

Tarek Atoui and Council filled an abandoned swimming pool in Bergen with new instruments, historical artefacts, performances, social moments, ideas and of course sounds that challenge our understanding of the sound experience

Bergen Assembly: The End of Oil, the end of the world as we knew it

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:06:11 +0000

The End of Oil explores possible scenarios associated with the decline of the oil-based economy in Norway. 'With the prosperity of the oil-boom years likely coming to come an end and society finding itself on the brink of an infrastructural change, these scenarios relate to questions about our relationship with nature in a wider sense'

Béton: The history of a concrete-clad utopia

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:33:12 +0000

Brutalist architecture not only distinguishes itself through an expressive application of concrete but through a distinct social element; brutalist architecture stands for social housing, municipal educational establishments, cultural centers, and universities. Aiming to change society, brutalist architecture virtually gave shape to utopia

The Woodpecker: Could fake birds save our forests?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:49:48 +0000

Should bird populations decline drastically in the near future, could fake birds replace them and contribute to keeping the natural balance of a forest intact? The question might sound a bit fanciful but it is inspired by scientific papers about insect-eating plants, the extinction of birds species and the impact their disappearance would have on our forests