A thousand and one words

  Once upon a time, there was a writer, walking in the night. Those who encountered him and paid enough attention thought he looked sad, and a little lost. The truth was that he was looking for inspiration. It had been months since the last time he had written anything that he liked. He had …

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The people who lived inside a tale

    It could be anticipation, or even science fiction. It could be an episode from The Twilight Zone. If it were, it would probably be entertaining and lead to an interesting reflection. But it’s reality. It’s happening, right now, next to us. Just like that, entertainment is out, and reflection matters more than ever. …

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Without a touch

  Have you ever tried to make a phone ring just by looking at it? To make time go faster by watching the clock hands (but very, very intensively)? Carrie could throw a hell of a party with only her mind. Samantha just had to touch her nose to do magic. And any Jedi could …

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The Babel effect

It is often said that Art is a language in itself. The greatest paintings, symphonies, sculptures or photographs need no translation to give emotion or send a message. But what about novels, poems, movies? Don’t we need words, sometimes? Not always. We still don’t know exactly where language comes from. But one thing is for …

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Building bridges

This story begins in prehistoric times, probably with an accident. A tree falling across a river, making things suddenly easier for men to go further on their way. Giving them the idea to redo it later. This is evolution. And evolution applies to many domains. Make contact with something opposed, or at least no so …

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The length, the width, and the depth

Once upon a time, during a hot summer night, a theater was organizing an old horror movies night. A pair of paper glasses was distributed. The lights went out. And suddenly, a creature from a black lagoon started walking toward the spectators. Out of the silver screen. Out of the silver screen! What a nice …

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Amon Tobin ~ ISAM

A pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and a cap. If you passed Amon Tobin in the street, you wouldn’t turn your head. This is too bad, because then you would just miss the chance to meet a magician, currently touring the world with his incredible show, ISAM. The night is about to fall on the …

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You fooled them all

  Thomas Story Kirkbride‘s name is engraved in stone. Litterally. This American physician, known for his influential and controversial work in the domain of psychiatry, has also left his mark in the architectural world, being at the origin of the Kirkbride Plan, a model design leading to the construction of several mental asylums all over …

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