From dancing pensioners to a mass baptism in the Thames, a new book collects seven decades of British documentary photography ‘Photography starts at home’: the story of postwar Britain – in pictures
Voici quelques résultats inattendus d’une expérience que j’ai menée sur l’intelligence artificielle Midjourney. Je lui ai simplement demandé d’imaginer “la meilleure oeuvre d’art de tous les temps” selon différents critères, et surtout selon son point de vue d’à l’Intelligence Artificielle. Artificial intelligence
It’s no surprise that corvids — the “crow family” of birds that also includes ravens, jays, magpies, and nutcrackers — are smart. Crows are self-aware just like us, says new study
From 2001 to 2021, Nigeria lost 1.14 million hectares of forest, equivalent to a 11% decrease in tree cover and equal to 587 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, according to Global Forest Watch, a platform that provides data and monitors forests. Cutting down trees for logging, opening up farmland or to feed energy demand …
The heavy sound of vehicles trundling overhead is impossible to ignore from beneath one of the UK’s best-known concrete structures, which turns 50 on Tuesday. Thousands of motorists travel through the Gravelly Hill Interchange on the outskirts of Birmingham at every hour of every day. Spaghetti Junction at 50: What lies beneath?
Le périurbain fait historiquement l’objet d’une certaine stigmatisation. Pourtant, ces territoires entre villes et champs recèlent un potentiel écologique méconnu en plus de favoriser l’émergence de sociabilités locales, comme nous l’explique Anne-Laure, lectrice d’Usbek & Rica. Et si on changeait de regard sur les banlieues résidentielles ?
I’ve always been drawn to photography because of its inability to tell the full story…It remains unresolved. (Gregory Crewdson) The experience of epiphany is paradoxical: both fleeting, like a bolt of lightning, and transcendent, with the power to alter the course of an entire lifetime. THE VISIONARY ART OF GREGORY CREWDSON
On the morning of 21 October 1966, a dark, glistening wave of coal waste burst out of the hillside above the Welsh village of Aberfan and poured down. People later compared the roar of the collapsing mine tip to a low-flying jet aircraft or thunder or a runaway train. The vision collector: the man who …
Last Exit: Space is a new documentary on Discovery+ that explores the possibility of humans colonizing planets beyond Earth. https://ift.tt/mAZpVQq Why Werner Herzog thinks human space colonization “will inevitably fail”
In the vast underground office of Lumon, the megacorporation at the heart of Apple TV Plus’ thriller Severance, the computers are downright bizarre. At first they look a bit like an old Mac, but the closer you look, the more strange they become. The CRT display is somehow a touchscreen. https://ift.tt/MECcWiw The weird computers and …
Entre les constructions modernes, si mal conçues qu’elles ne deviendront jamais des ruines et les constructions écologiques qui se réinventent ou disparaissent, nous pourrions ne plus léguer à nos descendants de ruines de notre temps. « L’écologie radicale et le capitalisme font des ruines des objets honteux, désuets, impossibles »
« Nous sommes si nombreux à avoir grandi pendant cette étrange période de transition des années 2000. On était confrontés à des trucs qui avaient mal vieilli, de vieilles choses restées presque inchangées, non entretenues, et des bâtiments non rénovés », explique-t-il. The Backrooms : l’image d’un bureau glauque retourne tout Internet
Buried in forest litter or sprouting from trees, fungi might give the impression of being silent and relatively self-contained organisms, but a new study suggests they may be champignon communicators. Mushrooms communicate with each other using up to 50 ‘words’, scientist claims
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. When I heard the news that my mother had suffered a stroke, the feeling that surfaced wasn’t despair, but an impulse to problem solve. Ambient Music Isn’t a Backdrop. It’s an Invitation to Suspend Time.
After moving to Los Angeles, Dan Erickson worked a boring desk job in “a tiny, windowless office.” One morning while on his commute, he did something that terrified him. Severance reveals the “scary” and “surreal” underbelly of office work in 2022
Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989) is a Russian visual artist, specializing in the field of documentary photography. He is known for winning the World Press Photo prize for his series Escape. This is how hermits live in the Russian wilderness
Russian troops descended on the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in northern Ukraine. The defunct power plant—still undergoing cleanup and decommissioning—was overtaken by the invaders and the employees held hostage. Chernobyl’s Strange Black Fungi Have a Superpower
My family go to a local Catholic church where, to my wild schoolboy excitement, Leeds United players regularly attend mass. Sightings of Billy Bremner, Eddie Gray, Terry Yorath – tie-knots as wide as their trouser flares – are the real religious experience for me. The day I thwarted Jimmy Savile: Mark Lawson on trying to …
The trees here tower a hundred feet above the forest floor — a ceiling as high as in prehistory and vanishingly rare today. That’s because no logger’s axe has ever touched these woods. The ‘Lost Forty’: how a mapping error preserved an old-growth forest