UNESCO has listed two of the Nepali Manuscripts Nisvasattatvasamhita, the earliest surviving tantric manuscript, and Susrutasamhita, the oldest document in the field of Ayurveda in its world heritage list. The two manuscripts are among 54 new additions to the Memory of the World Register, approved yesterday by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Axel Plathe, Nepal’s UNESCO […]
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That’s me in the picture to the left standing in front of an artwork by Daniel Buren, a French conceptual artist, who decided in 1965 that he liked a particular pattern of stripes he saw in a fabric store in Paris, and has been making them ever since — sometimes as “street art,” anonymously pasted […]
The Clark Institute has a huge collection of Homer’s art. This exhibit focuses on his works on paper, including letters and invoices. Homer began making lithographs for magazines at the age of 19; dozens of his covers are reproduced here. You can see him learning from his apprenticeship — especially composition. Winslow was quite nervous […]
By Sabin Geyman The movie “Star Trek: Into Darkness” is an exercise in disjointed storytelling, mind-numbing action, and occult symbology. I like a story that is going somewhere—but it doesn’t have to go light-years away, and it doesn’t have to linger in the darkness, to get my attention. The sci-fi genre has always been dubious […]
A video reflection from an Aussie expat in the calm after a 36 hour storm that stopped all traffic for 24 hours in Massachusetts & Connecticut.
HISTOGRAMS Part 2: Physics can’t be beat, we’re just trying to compete. Entering the World of Computer Algorithms Section C: Histogram Digital Data Distribution Sub Section 1: Bits define Tonal Depth Sub Section 2: Divvying up the Data […]