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    Wassily Kandinsky: the painter of sound and vision

    Wassily Kandinsky: the painter of sound and vision

    Playing with the boundaries between the visual and the musical is an old game. The Pythagoreans were probably the first westerners at it when they declared: “The eyes are made…

    “Imitation of Life” And the world turned upside down

    “Imitation of Life” And the world turned upside down

    Imitation of Life; Proton Theatre: Written by: Kata Wéber Direction: Kornél Mundruczó; Stage Design: Márton Ágh; Costume Design: Márton Ágh, Melinda Domán; Dramaturgy: Soma Boronkay; Cast: Lili Monori, Roland Rába, Annamária…

    Viruses from cosmos

    Viruses from cosmos

     An interview with Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe Conducted by Dr Predrag Slijepcevic, Brunel University London Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe is best known for his work on the modern version of the panspermia…

    Is travel the secret to a long life?

    Is travel the secret to a long life?

    I was that old gringo. I was driving south in my own car in Mexican sunshine along the straight sloping road through the thinly populated valleys of the Sierra Madre…

    We all know that we will die, so why do we struggle to believe it?

    We all know that we will die, so why do we struggle to believe it?

      In the novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886), Leo Tolstoy presents a man who is shocked by suddenly realising that his death is inevitable. While we can easily appreciate that…

    Facing History – Why we love Camus?

    Facing History – Why we love Camus?

    The French novelist and philosopher Albert Camus was a terrifically good-looking guy whom women fell for helplessly—the Don Draper of existentialism. This may seem a trivial thing to harp on,…

    Secular pilgrimage

    Secular pilgrimage

    Visiting Wittgenstein’s home evokes the philosopher’s serious, ascetic mind (no doubt he would disapprove its restoration) Westerners who see ancestor worship as something only other cultures do should look around:…

    No absolute time

    No absolute time

    Two centuries before Einstein, Hume recognised that universal time, independent of an observer’s viewpoint, doesn’t exist In 1915, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the philosopher and physicist Moritz Schlick,…

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