Tag: Life

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Stahl House Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sunset Blvd living

The Stahl House antonfoek About two months after their dash to Las Vegas, the Stahl family decided to drive up to this mystery spot and have a look around.  They found themselves gawping at the entirety of Los Angeles spread out below in a grid that went on for an eternity or maybe even more. …
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The Zero in our lives

The Zero in our lives

And lifetimes  Anton JieSamFoek// Hannah Fry Amsterdam, 21 January 2023– Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics. Nothing. Get that ? Nothing as in zero, of course. This cheeky yet powerful number has caused more controversy and provided more delight than any other digit I know. For one thing, it allows us to…
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1:02 / 4:23 RICHARD BURTON SPEECHS TO FRANK SINATRA 1983

Richard Burton speechs to Frank Sinatra 1983

The man with the greatest speaking voice honoring the man with the greatest singing voice. Frank Sinatra’s 1983 letter to Richard Burton: “You moved me as no other man ever has. And I will be grateful to you every day of my life.”

Tyranny of the Clock

How to escape the tyranny of the clock

If all that existed was the now, we couldn’t prepare for or anticipate anything in the future. I can’t imagine how you would plan your goals, or how you would perceive yourself as a temporal being,” says Johanna Peetz, a psychologist at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. Time also plays a vital role in all…
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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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