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Could a robot ever recreate the aura of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece?
This month, the internet was flooded with stunningly ethereal digital art portraits, thanks to the work of the latest artificial intelligence-assisted application to go viral: Lensa. Users uploaded their photographs to the app and then – for a small fee – it used AI to transform their profile pictures into, say, a magical elfin warrior princess … Continuer la lecture
Six Ways J.M.W. Turner Painted a Changing World
J.M.W. Turner may have regarded himself first and foremost as a landscape painter, but his art tells us a lot about the volatile and rapidly modernising times that he lived through. His lifelong interest in the inventions, conflicts, politics, society, culture and science of his time influenced many of his most original works and transformed … Continuer la lecture
Indigenous communities celebrate the Aboriginal Flag
Who is Harold Thomas, the man who created the Aboriginal flag? Posted Tue 25 Jan 2022 Harold Thomas designed the Aboriginal flag in 1970.(Supplied: David Hancock) The Aboriginal flag, for the first time, can now be freely used by all Australians. That’s because Harold Thomas, the man who designed the flag, agreed to transfer its copyright to the Commonwealth … Continuer la lecture
Banned books and digital resistance
As Calls to Ban Books Intensify, Digital Librarians Offer Perspective Posted on November 24, 2021 by Caralee Adams Image credit: Roger Nomer | The Joplin Globe From Texas to Virginia to Pennsylvania, there is a growing movement to challenge books in schools that some suggest are inappropriate for students. Concern goes beyond explicit content; it … Continuer la lecture
Scientists Know how to solve the climate crisis
Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen? Simon LewisWed 6 Apr 2022 The new IPCC report offers not only hope, but practical solutions. Governments that have signed off on it must now act A solar power plant on Karbi tribal land in Assam state, India, February … Continuer la lecture
Josephine Baker : from dancefloor to Pantheon
Dancer, singer … spy: France’s Panthéon to honour Josephine Baker The performer will be the first Black woman to enter the mausoleum, in recognition of her wartime work Jon Henleyin Paris Sun 28 Nov 2021 ‘Resistance heroine’: Josephine Baker entertains the troops at a London victory party in 1945. Photograph: Jack Esten/Getty Images … Continuer la lecture
The truth is out: Britain’s immigration system is racist. Now let’s fix it.
All parties, including my own, have been complicit in making bigoted laws. Acknowledging this is the first step to rectifying it. Diane Abbott Mon 30 May 2022 A protest march in London against the 1971 immigration bill. Photograph: Frank Barratt/Getty Images The unspoken rationale underlying British immigration policy since the second world war has always … Continuer la lecture
For 50 years, governments have failed to act on climate change. No more excuses.
Conflict and Covid make these troubling times, but national leaders must cooperate and take action now. Christiana Figueres, Yvo de Boer and Michael Zammit Cutajar Thu 2 Jun 2022 Leaders agreed to cooperate on threats faced in common at the UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, 1972. Photograph: Pressens Bild/AFP/Getty Images At … Continuer la lecture