Tag: Life

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Man Ray Photography Life Lessons

Photograph at auction estimated sale between 5 – 7 million dollars

U.S. Artist ManRay teaches Life Lessons antonfoek.com Amsterdam, Feb. 24 2022– Timing is everything in life, as my mother once told me when I was still a very small child. And she said, Happiness and Satisfaction are the keys.  And I also remember not even 12 years old, I wanted to become a photographer.  One Christmas…
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AI Designed Xenobot

First-Ever Living Reproducing Robots

XENOBOTS by Sam Kriegman Title image: An AI-designed “parent” organism (C shape; red) beside stem cells that have been compressed into a ball (“offspring”; green).  Credit: Douglas Blackiston and Sam Kriegman Amsterdam, December 28th 2021– AI-designed Xenobots reveal an entirely new form of biological self-replication—promising for regenerative medicine. To persist, life must reproduce. Over billions…
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Police

The Police Again and Again

Or How Not to be Angry Amsterdam, 26 December 2021–  The police called at my student apartment one early evening, but I didn’t answer as I thought they’d come to evict me. I hadn’t paid my rent in months.  But then I got to thinking: my mum hadn’t been too good and what if it was…
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William Smith (1769-1839)

William Smith: Fame after Shame

Bankruptcy and jail by Anton Foek Amsterdam, October 21st 2021– The story of William Smith is simply fascinating: the orphaned son of an English country blacksmith, who became obsessed with creating the world’s first geological map and ultimately became the father of modern geology.  Craters on Mars named after him as well as an annual lecture of the…
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Ama

AMA – a short film by Julie Gautier

JULIE: Ama is a silent film. It tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience. There is no imposition, only suggestions. I wanted to share my biggest pain in this life with this film. For this is not too crude, I covered it with grace. To make it…
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Gustav Klimt der Kuss

Gustav Klimt: Life of an Artist

Gustav Klimt biography: This video covers the life of famous artist Gustav Klimt from his beginnings in Baumgarten in Austria to his worldwide success. He was prodigiously talented even from a young age, as was his brother Ernst, who he would set up an artist’s company with. Gustav Klimt was the first president of the…
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Albert Camus

Absurdism: 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus

In this video we will be talking about 7 Life Lessons From Albert Camus. Albert Camus is one of the most representative figures of the philosophy of the “absurd” or “absurdism,” and his philosophy has inspired a lot of people in dealing with the absurdity of life. 7 Live Lessons So with that in mind,…
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Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire inspirator and early influencer

An example of and for Life ??  by Arnold Heumakers/nrc Amsterdam, July 29th 2021– One of the most remarkable prose poems in Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris (1869) is about a mother whose son committed suicide. He hanged himself in the house of the painter, where the boy lived. The mother asks the painter (who…
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Kim Bok-Dong

Life as a “comfort woman”: the story of Kim Bok-Dong

Madame Kim passed away on January 28, 2019, making this interview possibly the last sessional interview of her 92 years on earth. Although she dedicated her life to helping wartime rape victims, she received no official apology from the Japanese government. Her story will live on through her fighting spirit. Please watch this video and…
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