Why can't we trust what we see? Witnesses to a "murder" were tested on their powers of recollection The human memory can be impressive, but it is equally prone to letting us down. Now groundbreaking research has revealed the extent of just how fragile it can be - and how to use it better. You're in the pub and trouble starts. There is shouting, someone is stabbed, they die. It happened right in front of your eyes and the police want to speak to you. It's long been accepted that eyewitness testimony may not always be as reliable as it seems. But however fallible human memory is, it's often the only thing police have to go on and eyewitnesses have been responsible for sending people to prison ever since the justice system began - both rightly and wrongly. Now research has gone further than ever before to understand the fragile nature of our powers of recall. The project - involving the Open University, the BBC and Greater Manchester Police (GMP) - is groundbreaking in several ways. 'Appalling' 'Lifeblood' 'Empty the head'
The First Woman Photographer - Anna Atkins - Films not dead. - F.N.D Anna Atkins is said to had been the first woman to create a photograph. Initially she was trained as an English Botanist and discovered photography as a means to document botanical specimens for a scientific reference book, entitled ‘British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions’. This book subsequently became considered to be the first book to demonstrate light-senstive materials in a publication. As well as this, Aktin’s decided to use the Cyanotype process further by printing her hand-written text and illustrations through the means of this photographic process rather than using traditional letter pressing. In 1843 Atkins printed and published Part I of ‘British Algae’, which in turn established photography as an accurate medium for scientific illustration. Anna Atkins was born in Tunbridge, Kent, England in 1799. From 1843 to 1853 she worked constantly to document her large collection of seaweed, which were then released as a 12-part series.
England riots: Timeline and map of violence Riots in London and around the country saw widespread looting and buildings set alight. Dozens were left homeless after a night of riots on the streets of Tottenham after a peaceful demonstration on 6 August over the death of a man who was shot by police turned violent. Here is a timeline of what happened, starting with most recent events. 00:22 BST - The Metropolitan Police say 1,103 people have now been arrested in connection with the riots and 654 people have been charged. Greater Manchester Police said they had so far made 147 arrests and more than 70 people had already gone through the courts. The night passes off peacefully - with officers still on the streets in large numbers. 21:50 BST - Metropolitan Police now say 1,009 people have been arrested in connection with the riots - and 464 have been charged so far. 20:04 BST - The debate concludes and the Commons adjourns. 10:57 BST - Housing minister Grant Shapps says 100 families have been made homeless following the disturbances.
Daughter of Art History by Yasumasa Morimura | EVI PAPADOPOULOU ελληνικά CLICK ON IMAGE to view Yasumasa Morimura in Luhring Augustine Gallery Yasumasa Morimura is a special case in the artistic scene of the last twenty years for various reasons. His artworks constitute photographic works as well as performances, the roles he performs become challenges for the artistic representation of the human body and he uses media of many different types. From the beginning of his career, he turned to the appropriation of western iconography and not to the “original” artistic creation. Daughter of Art History is a series Morimura dedicated to paintings of the past. In his photographs he impersonates various roles identifying at the same time with women as well as with men. The final result provokes multiple questions. Morimura comments mainly on the reception of european art in his country and on the result of this procedure, as it is reflected in hybrid icons of contemporary life in Japan. ibid. Yasumasa Morimura, ibid.
Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? - Alex Gendler The ‘prisoners and hats puzzle’ is a classic logic problem with many variants, some of which are described and summarized here. Like other puzzles where each player has information about the other players but not about themselves, they rely on inductive logic and the hierarchy of beliefs to figure out the other players’ thought processes to deduce the missing information. Just remember – if you try to stump other people with this kind of puzzle, make sure you have the right answer yourself. Love the challenge of this riddle? Can you solve the bridge riddle?
Signe Kassow « Wunderbuzz | Celebrating cerebration, curiosity and femininity Susanna is for me the perfect example of a dreamer. She created the blog Girl Meets NYC in 2008, to document her Summer in New York City. Here, she has written many poetic, dreamy tales combined with amazing photos. It feels like reading someones diary and being allowed into the world of her dreams. Because the photographs (taken by both established and up-and-coming photographers) are so well chosen, they seem to be taken specifically to accompany the written words. Today, Susanna is in the process of writing two books and has travelled through nearly all of Asia, which she’s documented in both words and pictures. Nonconformist and nomad, adventurer and raconteur, sculptor of words. I’ve asked Susanna a few questions about her life, work and inspirations. Self-portrait by Susanna-Cole King Tells us a bit about the place you grew up. Untitled by Susanna-Cole King, Baltimore, 35mm film. Untitled by Susanna-Cole King. What’s the best time of day? Is it true that you’re writing a book?
Science Isn’t Broken If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately. Peer review? More like self-review. An investigation in November uncovered a scam in which researchers were rubber-stamping their own work, circumventing peer review at five high-profile publishers. Taken together, headlines like these might suggest that science is a shady enterprise that spits out a bunch of dressed-up nonsense. If we’re going to rely on science as a means for reaching the truth — and it’s still the best tool we have — it’s important that we understand and respect just how difficult it is to get a rigorous result. If you tweaked the variables until you proved that Democrats are good for the economy, congrats; go vote for Hillary Clinton with a sense of purpose. The data in our interactive tool can be narrowed and expanded (p-hacked) to make either hypothesis appear correct. Which political party is best for the economy seems like a pretty straightforward question.
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The five major world religions - John Bellaimey HINDUISM Children in India are often given comic books describing the lives of the saints and gods. Take a look at one of these and think about the obstacle faced by the protagonist and what spiritual resources were required to overcome it.ISLAM Much of the beauty of the Qur'an comes in its poetry. To appreciate Arabic poetry is difficult for the non-speaker. Investigate the meanings of the following expressions and tell what each one means, literally and symbolically:"Seal of the Prophets""Sun" Letters and "Moon" LettersMen are known as Abu (Father of) and women as Umm (Mother of)Arabic words are all based on three (sometimes four) letter roots, so S-L-M is the root of Muslim, Salaam, Islam, and other wordsWhat are the Greater Jihad and the Lesser Jihad and why might most non-Muslims be surprised to learn which is which?CHRISTIANITY See if you can identify the symbols used in a stained glass window like the one shown here.
Bill Viola :: Featured artists and works :: New contemporary galleries Bill Viola, stills from Observance 2002 and Memoria 2002. John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of NSW © Bill Viola USA, b1951A pioneer in video as art, Viola has commented that, after years of working with the medium, he experiences time as a ‘palpable substance’. Viola participated in a Kaldor Public Art Project in 2008, which included works at the Art Gallery of NSW as well as St Saviour’s Church in Redfern. Memoria 2000 Shot using an old surveillance camera in low light, the footage shows a man’s face but ‘visual noise’ intermittently obscures the image. View Memoria in the collection Observance 2002 This work is part of a series, The passions, which explores the representation of extreme emotional states. View Observance in the collection
The history of African-American social dance - Camille A. Brown Interested in some more of the history of social dance in the black community? This article has some great references and video clips showing the dances described and discussed in this lesson: From juba to jitterbug to jookin: Black dance in America. The educator of this lesson has a wonderful site that will further inspire you to learn more about social dance. Interested in seeing a video clip from Mr. Photo credit for Camille A. Bill Viola: The Passions Bill Viola: The Passions 29 July – 6 November 2005 Introduction | The Passions | Viola by night – ART-TALKS-FILMS-MUSIC Dolorosa 2000 video diptych on two freestanding hinged LCD flat panels Collection of the artist © Bill Viola, Photograph: Kira Perov more detail The National Gallery of Australia presents Bill Viola: The Passions, a mesmerising exhibition of recent works by the internationally-renowned American video and sound installation artist. Since the 1970s Viola’s videos and installations have dealt with themes of perception, memory and self-awareness. Viola draws on a wide range of sources including both Eastern and Western art, as well as spiritual traditions such as Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism and Christian mysticism. Viola’s background in music, performance and as a studio engineer also informs his practice. I’ve been looking at the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, when making art drastically changed. Proudly sponsored by Notes