by Athar Jaber | 17 December 2023
Last Friday was Isamu Noguchi’s birthday, born on 17 November 1904, and I’ve decided to celebrate and honour the iconic sculptor with an edition dedicated entirely to him.
Can Robots Replace Michelangelo?
An industrial area outside Carrara, Italy, is home to a group of up-and-coming marble sculptors – powerful, automated robots. This article describes the upcoming industry and how it affects the thousands-year-old tradition of stone carving.
Meanwhile, photographer Caleb Stein is currently documenting their labor through a series of intimate ‘portraits’.
Best Geology Overview
Unlike many modern science documentaries filled with fancy graphics and dramatic re-enactments, Doug’s Geology Journal keeps it simple. Doug, an everyday geologist, avoids fancy presentations, opting instead to hand-draw his graphics and film his own journeys. He talks about how the land formed and connects it to culture. His way of giving just enough detail in the right places makes it easy to understand the big picture.
King Charles III appeared at COP28 wearing a matching tie and pocket square emblazoned with the Greek flag. This article discusses how the King’s sartorial choice sent a message – whether intentionally or not – regarding the decades-long dispute on the Elgin Marbles.A masterclass in covert communication, showing how a seemingly innocent attire can circumvent algorithmic screenings, sending messages perhaps stronger than any statements.
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