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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Creating tomorrow

  For an artist, sources of inspiration are countless. Nature, dreams, nightmares, even a genetic condition can feed the imagination. Science is also a great tool for creativity. Modern technology, new inventions are often used in the creative process. But sometimes, it’s the other way round. Sometimes it is Art that helps Science progress, or …

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The Explorers

They started by walking as far as land would go. But it takes more to stop Man from discovery. They built roads, they built boats, they built bridges, and they managed to fly. Then they painted what they saw, they wrote about it, they photographed it. What was at first a necessity for survival has …

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The fab four

Have you ever had one of those late night conversations going on until dawn, talking about everything, elaborating theories? While those are often great moments, they rarely influence Men’s whole conception of the universe. Unless you are Empedocles. Philosopher, doctor, engineer, poet and thaumathurge, Empedocles was a busy man, who one day made the hypothesis …

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Personal expressions

  There are those who make their body disappear behind the creation. And there are those who, also using it as a tool, make it even more visible during the process. When thinking about artists using their body, the obvious ones who come in mind are actors and dancers. But it can also happen in …

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[The Space issue] Under stars

A lot of ideas come to mind when one hears the word “space”. One of the most common, and yet still fascinating, is the thought of space, in an astronomical way. The sky, the stars, the moon (and the black holes). Inspiration for cheesy poetry, intergalactic sagas, drooling monsters, or super heroes. For as long …

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From warhead to arthead

When James Leroy Acord was only a few months old, the first atomic bomb of History was dropped on the other side of his world. And nuclear never really left him until his death in 2011. A few years later, James, who had become a sculptor, learned that the granite he used for his art …

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