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מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Watching and accepting responsibility<br><br>An award-winning, captivating and exciting animated film<br><br>Nothing Happens <br><br>Michal and Uri Kranot

Watching and accepting responsibility

An award-winning, captivating and exciting animated film

Nothing Happens

Michal and Uri Kranot

Animation is conquering our cultural space, and not by chance. Visuals are instantly captivating because they require less time than linear reading. The power of an image is that it can simultaneously present a subject, interpret it and sometimes even pass judgment. This advantage is understandable, especially, in an age when the pace of life [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות “We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors.”<br><br>Stanisław Lem<br><br>The Solarist <br><br>100 years since the birth of Stanisław Lem - anyone who reads Solaris might think that the cobwebs are being cleaned from deep recesses of their brain.

“We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors.”

Stanisław Lem

The Solarist

100 years since the birth of Stanisław Lem – anyone who reads Solaris might think that the cobwebs are being cleaned from deep recesses of their brain.

Solaris is cataloged as science fiction, only because of our need to classify things. Disregard the classification and read the book. Dr. Aaron Hauptman has retranslated the Solaris from Polish to Hebrew, simply because he was captivated with the book’s extraordinary qualities. We asked him to write this article and he gladly agreed, again because [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות What is Time?

What is Time?

Dr. Baruch Falach The riddle of time has preoccupied philosophers, writers, poets, mystics and thinkers since the dawn of human and Jewish thought and culture. But rather than clarifying the issue, this effort has burdened it, changing time from an epistemological [cognitive] symbol into an essence that many people think has an unconditional existence. Einstein’s theory [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות To refresh our thinking

To refresh our thinking

“If the goat knew it was a goat its feet would become entangled. If the fish knew it was a fish it would sink to the bottom of the river like a lump of lead. The goat, the fish, the mountain and the river know themselves by knowing that they do not know. Only humans tries to “know” in [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות “What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of which they are presumably part.” (Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism) <br><br>Video Game – Shepherd<br><br>If you will – the Shepherd & the Herd

“What convinces masses are not facts, and not even invented facts, but only the consistency of the system of which they are presumably part.” (Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism)

Video Game – Shepherd

If you will – the Shepherd & the Herd

We tend to think about video games as a form of entertainment, but over the last couple of decades there has been a growing movement that considers games to be a fully-fledged artistic and narrative medium. This relatively new medium enables us to explore topics and questions in ways that traditional media can’t accommodate. In [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Let’s take a break and step outside of the world of personal ideals.<br><br> Dear readers, let’s consider a substantial, serious matter together. Let’s stop for a moment, step outside our worldview, and rest for a few minutes. Read this article about an undefined, ideal place.

Let’s take a break and step outside of the world of personal ideals.

Dear readers, let’s consider a substantial, serious matter together. Let’s stop for a moment, step outside our worldview, and rest for a few minutes. Read this article about an undefined, ideal place.

The following selection, which is circulating on the internet, is a crystal-clear reflection of the extreme degree to which we are exposed in the digital world. It’s a painful satire. It is, indeed, absurd; that is what allows it to portray so sharply the extent to which every person is exposed, more or less, because of technological [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Embroidering Reality as a Therapeutic Act<br><br>Joana Choumali

Embroidering Reality as a Therapeutic Act

Joana Choumali

On March 13, 2016, a brutal terrorist attack struck Grand-Bassam, a coastal town in the Ivory Coast, near the home of artist Joana Choumali. Three weeks after the attack, Joana photographed the location and its people on her cell phone, as if she needed to bring the reality to life. The idea of embroidering the [...]
מגזין מקו ועד תרבות Forcognito – Future-think<br><br>Humans have the ability to future-think. Really?<br><br> Do humans and animals have futuristic cognition?

Forcognito – Future-think

Humans have the ability to future-think. Really?

Do humans and animals have futuristic cognition?

In his book Forcognito, Prof. David Passig reviews various studies in the field of neurophysiology and cognition that illuminate his claim that the brain is ready for its next evolutionary stage, a stage in which, with assistance of human-made technologies, future- thinking will take on a new dimension. He calls this new ability, “forcognito.” Prof. [...]
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