Contributed blog post by Sara Petrović “Every great story seems to begin with a snake.”Nicolas Cage Since warmer days are coming, most of us will spend that time enjoying nature. With that always comes a warning – beware of snakes! […]
A brief history of computers Since the invention of the computer (at first, mechanical) humans have always sought to increase speed of computation (and later, storage capacity). Performing more computations in the same amount of time meant not only more […]
Contributed blog post by Nathalie Sebayashi and Estelle Henriot The first artistic act : research Artists, designers, and most professionals working on artistic projects generate a lot of notes, drawings, schematics, and, in a nutshell, documentation in order to create […]
Make belief experiences are experiences nonetheless In life we play roles of all kinds. We learn sets of rules and play along with the settings and constraints presented to us. We have flaws, objectives, bonds, strengths and gain wisdom and […]
We live in a world of constant assessment. From the first moment in our lives we learn that every action we make is in some way evaluated by others, and we rely on the approval or disapproval of others to tell […]
Thanks to mass production there are more and more environmental sensors available at a low price. But how do I, as a maker, choose between sensors that present similar prices and characteristics? Amongst others, there are two important questions that […]
Would you like to like math or help others to like it? Then empathy might be what you need! This is what Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University, proposes in his 2014 paper ‘Writing about Math for the Perplexed and the Traumatized’.
Ever since the middle of the 19th century, the atmospheric CO2 concentration has been steadily rising due to anthropogenic activities. If you want to know more about the main sources of CO2 at the global scale, have a look at the […]
Each of us has a unique genome, yet the amount of difference between two random humans on this planet is tiny: around 0.1% on average. This 0.1% difference between you and me actually contains enough information to tell you where you come from.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay, @WWF invites you to create nature themed artwork & share with #ArtForEarthDay 1: Wildlife 🦊Day 2: Freshwater 💧Day 3: One Planet 🌍Day 4: Food 🥕Day 5: Forests 🌳Day 6: Climate 🌤️Day 7: Ocean […]