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There's a true story about the student who showed up late to math class. He copied the problem that was already written on the board, assuming it was homework, and solved it that week. Only afterwards did he find out the teacher put it on the board as an example of an unsolvable problem.
This question - “What is the meaning of life?” - is the classic unsolvable problem. For thousands of years, people have been trying to figure it out. It's the punchline cliché of unanswerable questions.
But right now, let's be the naive ones that don't know it's considered unsolvable, and just figure out the meaning of life in under 20 minutes. OK?
FMK Film, an assembly of seven concentrated film snippets that deconstruct and expand the logic, beauty and anguish trapped within each track of the 7 tracks on Matthew Wilcock's debut EP, FMK / Floating Metal Key.
It's 2150 There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. when the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to do is simply deliver the box. However, it never goes as planned. Johnny encounters strange and bizarre planets and always seems to cause trouble on his delivery route. Will he be able to finish his mission without trouble?
Ayano Tsukimi (64) is living in Nagoro, a village in eastern Iya on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. Not many people are still living there. For those who die or move away, Ayano Tsukimi is making lifesized dolls in their liking and puts them in places that were important to them. The dolls are scattered around the whole valley. She is married, but her husband and daughter are living away from her in Osaka. She's living alone with her 83 year old father in the house of her family.
Personal History: The Comfort Zone – Growing up with Charlie Brown. : The New Yorker: To the countercultural mind, a begoggled beagle piloting a doghouse and getting shot down by the Red Baron was akin to Yossarian paddling a dinghy to Sweden. The strip's square panels were the only square thing about it. Wouldn't the country be better off listening to Linus Van Pelt than Robert McNamara? This was the era of flower children, not flower adults. But the strip appealed to older Americans as well. It was unfailingly inoffensive (Snoopy never lifted a leg) and was set in a safe, attractive suburb where the kids, except for Pigpen, whose image Ron McKernan of the Grateful Dead pointedly embraced, were clean and well spoken and conservatively dressed. Hippies and astronauts, the Pentagon and the antiwar movement, the rejecting kids and the rejected grownups were all of one mind here.
Hard Talk: Jeremy Rifkin: Monday 5th May (MP3): What if we lived in a radically different world? An internet driven, smart world where individuals and communities generate their own free energy, produce and share the things they need and build an economy defined by collaboration, not competition. HARDtalk speaks to economist and author, Jeremy Rifkin. For him, this is no utopian fantasy, it's the unfolding story of the next century. Are we really entering the post-capitalist age?
Die Honigmacher- Imkern in Großstädten (MP3): Die Vitalität von Bienenvölkern sagt viel aus über den Zustand von Natur und Umwelt. Allein Europas Honigbienen-Populationen haben sich in den letzten Jahren um 20 Prozent verringert: durch landwirtschaftliche Monokulturen, Agrarchemie und die aus Südostasien eingeführte Varroa-Milbe. Eine Antwort auf das Bienensterben kommt aus den ökologisch oft intakteren Großstädten. Mit der Urban Gardening-Bewegung halten auch Honigbienen in London, Berlin oder Stuttgart Einzug.
The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer | Popular Science: While the first upload of a human brain remains decades – if not centuries – away, proponents believe humanity may be far closer to reaching another key technological milestone: a preservation technique that could store a brain indefinitely without damaging its neurons or the trillions of microscopic connections between them. "If we could put the brain into a state in which it does not decay, then the second step could be done 100 years later," says Kenneth Hayworth, a senior scientist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, "and everyone could experience mind uploading first hand."
JIANG Pengyi: Jiang's early work All Back to Dust, massive real-life buildings turn into miniatures and are placed among junk, brushed aside like forgotten beings.
katharina grosse colorizes railway landscape for train ridersduss: berlin-based artist katharina grosse is transforming the landscape one of philadelphia’s major transportation routes with a series of seven, vibrantly-colored installations along the city’s rail gateway, visible primarily to passengers aboard passing trains.
The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the 'old men' of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren't old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney's desire to use animation to express character and personality. This movie is my personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.
The Man Who Literally Built Star Wars - Esquire: One of the most memorable elements of the original Star Wars in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the soundtrack. It was the set design. Back in the 1970s, you didn't just get the interior of the Millennium Falcon spaceship made. You had to use unconventional methods and items to achieve the desired look. In Roger Christian’s case, he used scrap airplane metal.
Back then, the hired set decorator was tasked with helping a young George Lucas on Star Wars: A New Hope, creating prop prototypes and decorating sets in a way that hadn’t ever been achieved before in science-fiction films. Presented with a low budget forced the Londoner to more or less create something from nothing. His work earned him an Academy Award for set decoration, and every film of the Star Wars franchise has been trying to achieve that inexplicable rustic and authentic appearance ever since.
How to tell you're reading a gothic novel – in pictures | Books | theguardian.com: When Horace Walpole published his 'gothic story' The Castle of Otranto, he launched a literary movement which has sired monsters, unleashed lightning and put damsels in distress for 250 years. A horde of sub-genres has followed, from southern gothic to gothic SF, but are some novels more gothic than others? We return to the genre's roots in the 18th century for this definitive guide