In 1992, Errol Morris finished “A Brief History of Time,” about the life and work of Stephen Hawking, the physicist who is often compared to Einstein and who is paralyzed and has spent much of his life in a wheelchair. In this film adaptation of Hawking’s book about the origins of the universe, Morris has woven together graphics, interviews and archival material in a story about both Hawking’s life and science. David Ansen in Newsweek has called it, “an elegant, inspirational and mysterious movie. Morris turns abstract ideas into haunting images, and keeps them spinning in the air with the finesse, and playfulness, of a master juggler”.
Nov. 29, 1971: In time for the holidays, the O of the famous “Love” sculpture, by Robert Indiana, was lowered into place — at Fifth Avenue and 60th Street — on a cold day that foreshadowed rain. Photo: Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times
The most recent collaboration between italians (both based in milan
and new york) artist maurizio cattelan and photographer pierpaolo ferrari has resulted in a self-proclaimed ‘new generation’ magazine by the name of ‘toilet paper’. the magazine’s sophomore release was in january and is comprised entirely of photographs that combine high commercial production value with challengingly ambiguous narratives and a troubling imagination. In an interview with vogue italy, ferrari described the project as a ‘mental outburst’ of shared ideas between the two collaborators’ passion / obsession. the result is a fascinating collection of visual tableaux, though not for the squeamish.
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Could you describe somehow the way he has influenced your life?
Well, it has been 40 years. He is the father of my child. He was my best friend, and we shared so much, because I was his actress. And after all, I was directing some of his scripts. We had a lot of fun together, we laughed a lot. As I said, because he always took his work seriously, he made it possible for all of us who worked with him to take the work seriously too. It wasn’t for money, but commitment. (…) I have worked with good directors, especially in the theatre. But working with Ingmar was special. He allowed me to use everything creative within me, as much as I know about my craft. There are no secrets left, that haven’t been challenged. He was there just as an inspiration. - Liv Ullmann
Some grammatical rules can be thought of like cancellation rules in algebra. For example here, the word Chocolate becomes a noun phrase once after cancelling with the noun phrase Biscuits on its right. The words Likes and Quite are more complicated, but constructed so that in the end after all cancellations we have derived a sentence. Adjectives absorb noun phrases, returning new ones. This has lead to some computational linguists treating adjectives as functions of nouns [nouns are often modelled as vectors which encapsulate what contexts they occur in, so adjectives could be matrices which multiply them giving new vectors]
Dissecting Table is the musical project of Japanese musician Ichiro Tsuji. His work can best be described as a mix of industrial music and noise, with elements of other genres such as death metal and various forms of electronica.