"Rebirth" by IKEDA Manabu originated in the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster of 2011. The artist uses his expressive capabilities to depict in juxtaposition the continuously recurring existence of disaster throughout the world and to illustrate in a light and imaginative style the relationship between disasters and humanity. Ikeda spent 10 hours a day for three … Continue reading Rebirth
Zero? Yeah, zero is a wonderful thing. In fact, Zero is my hero! How can zero be a hero? Well, there are all kinds of heroes, you know. A man can get to be a hero for a famous battle he fought or by studying very hard and becoming a weightless astronaut And then there … Continue reading My Hero, Zero
The term surfing refers to the act of riding a wave, regardless of whether the wave is ridden with a board or without a board, and regardless of the stance used. Surfers represent a diverse culture based on riding the waves. Some people practice surfing as a recreational activity while others make it the central … Continue reading Surfing through Life.
Three years ago, I took it upon me to read the top 100 of the Canon of the world literature and have recently accomplished this challenge. The least I can say about this task is that I’ve learned something of this experience. Nevertheless there were a couple of unexpected hurdles along the road that I … Continue reading About The Canon of the World Literature.
I stumbled upon the works of Alexander Rodin in 2011 during an exposition called East Meets West in Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany. Rodin currently lives and works in Berlin, because (as he describes it himself in an interview with website n-europe.eu) 'Berlin is a place interested in art. [...] I am an artist and exhibitions … Continue reading The Poly-semantic Paintings of Alexander Rodin.
In my search for artistically projects that are inspired by the same themes as my writing project, I stumbled upon THE SECRET AND IMPOSSIBLE LEAGUE OF THE NOOSPHERE. This theater production is the result of conversations between director Meghan Arnette and playwright Darian Lindle about theater, science fiction, identity, the female voice, and the power … Continue reading SILON
In this post I would like to explore some artistically personality traits as inspired by the compositions of Giorgio Morode. The album Einzelgänger was first produced in Germany in 1975 and contained some electronic experimental soundtracks that at the time of its release attracted almost zero attention. The Englishman Bellotte was in charge of the … Continue reading The Artist as an Einzelgänger
The title of this post refers to a dance company that that takes inspiration from very similar sources as I do as a writer. The research behind their art is rooted in physics and astrophysics, as well as in their personal insight into Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the connections that lie between these seemingly different … Continue reading HUMANHOOD
Teachers and professors don't need to be clowns. However, they do need to engage their students. If you have more than 20 minutes of rigorous teaching, the student cannot anymore pay attention to the teacher. So the teacher has to change the adult mood to the child mood by humor, and that is why you … Continue reading The Teacher’s Obligation to Entertain vs. the Entertainer’s Obligation to Teach.
This post 's aim is to make it easier to understand why fame & fortune is not easy to manage.
Throughout modern history, societal progress has been measured in terms of GDP. The higher the GDP, the more developed a country, so goes the general belief. There is, thus a mad rush for increasing GDP. Hence, over time, GDP came to be seen as a surrogate for societal wellbeing – something it was never designed … Continue reading Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestically Product
Since Plato dreamed of a republic ruled by philosophers, the idea rooted in human conscience that knowledge should equal power. One should disagree with this stance, because in this worldview, Einstein would not have been just some bystander at the Alamo-project that developed the first nuclear bombs. We are trained and educated to comprehend the … Continue reading Knowledge and Power
While browsing through the websites I'm following on this forum, I stumbled upon a quote Oscar Wilde made in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890); Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colors of things worth of pursuing are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking … Continue reading Zen and the 7 principles of beauty.
From childhood, we are taught that the human body has five senses. I’m sure most readers can recite them: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. This list has remained unchanged since the time of Aristotle. To most people, a “sixth sense” refers either to one outside the realm of the scientific, or one that simply … Continue reading The Seven Senses