Why Piero Umiliani’s music still electrifies us to this day
He composed for soft porn and neo-colonial TV documentaries, revolutionised Italian cinema and provided the soundtrack for the cocktail generation. In the meantime, records by Piero Umiliani end up on turntables again. But why?
Marc Kandalaft. Anatomy of a visual thinker
Kandalaft was born in war-torn Lebanon, exiled to Saudi Arabia, and yet shares an ancestry that is equal parts Lebanese, French, and Armenian. All of this giving him a global perspective that has informed and inspired every mile of his professional journey. He has seen the world in ways few others have, or could.
An introduction to Ryuichi Sakamoto in six albums
In the wake of his passing, we look back on the legendary Japanese composer’s decades-long career, from Yellow Magic Orchestra to his film scores and beyond This article was originally published on January 19, 2023.
Pedro Reyes and his sculptural art studio in Mexico City
A newly built, prefabricated, concrete object with rounded edges in the historical Coyoacán neighbourhood is artist Pedro Reyes' new studio and headquarters in Mexico City.
Le monde bouleversé par Boris Cyrulnik
Boris Cyrulnik dialogue avec Patrick Viveret (philosophe, essayiste), Jean-Paul Delevoye (ancien médiateur de la République et ancien président du Conseil économique et social), Youssef Courbage (démographe, sociologue), Philippe Brenot (psychiatre et anthropologue).
Paul Feyerabend’s Philosophy
Feyerabend was heavily influenced by the counter-culture movements of the 1960s. The central themes of his philosophy of science can be found in his seminal work Against Method.
Researchers identify a new personality construct that describes the tendency to see oneself as a victim
A new personality construct has been defined that describes people who persistently see themselves as victims within interpersonal conflicts. The research was published in Personality and Individual Differences.
Homo Faber + Artificial Intelligence
Reflecting on the relationship between the notions of Homo Faber and Artificial Intelligence, we can't help but question the use of the term artificial.
Étienne Robial. Graphisme et collection. De Futuropolis à Canal+
Du 10 novembre 2022 au 11 juin 2023 – Le musée des Arts décoratifs rend hommage au travail d’Étienne Robial avec une exposition rétrospective. « étienne + robial. graphisme & collection, de futuropolis à canal+ » retrace la carrière exceptionnelle de ce créateur prolifique et éclectique à travers des affiches, dessins, vidéos, livres, pièces de mobilier
Dieter Rams at 90. Passionate, principled, and committed to responsible design
Dieter Rams, recognised as one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century, celebrated his 90th birthday on 20 May 2022. Whilst now shying away from public engagements he remains passionate about his principles and commitment to responsible design.
The Creative Process. In short
Have you ever wondered how our ancestors managed, with no inherited information, no encyclopedia, no manual of any kind, to invent tools, understand the solar system and time, and discover that plants could heal?
WATER 1. International Festival of Films on Art. Official Selection
“WATER 1” has been selected in the Official Selection - Short Films section of the 41st edition of The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) and will be presented on Saturday March 18th, from 1 to 3 PM at the McCord Museum in Montreal. The screening will also include “Mantles of Transience” by director Nagaru Miyake.
Essay by Vilém Flusser. Astute. Pertinent. Insightful.
Many English words have become terms used internationally. At present this is taken to be a symptom of Anglo-Saxon predominance within the cultural realm. But the case of the term “design” is different. In its international use, “design” means something like a “pattern” or a “sketch,” and the verb “to design” means something like “to make a plan for the production of some object.”