Probably our picture of the year: Chinese eco-positivism: Beijing, January 23, 2013, An LED screen shows the blue sky on the Tiananmen Square at dangerous levels of air pollution. Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images
and they have variants as the truth is... Read More | Share it now!
This strange website reminds me of the late 1970s and early 1980s. I was a pupil back then and could spend afternoons at a local lake near Munich, close my eyes and almost sense the imminent blast. What would happen? How many would die in an instant?... Read More | Share it now!
This short tweet surprised me in its sharpness
@paperstargirl True only, right? People apply the normative argument when it does not concern them. Positivist when it does. @mahekoholic
— Aashish C (@c_aashish) April 1, 2013
I opened a twitter... Read More | Share it now!
“What you see is real” – an interesting statement made on Chen Wenling’s web page; one might ask: what else should it be? I took this screenshot, before the message will disappear into the world of unstable web artefacts, klick at it to get... Read More | Share it now!
“Science promised the truth, and it is questionable if happiness can be made out of facts” — Émile Zola on the fin de siècle and all new dreams of strength and heroism in New York Times June 11, 1893.
M. ZOLA GIVES SOME ADVICE
HE... Read More | Share it now!
That is not exactly a number to celebrate, rather one to examine – in facebook terms it is a rather modest number.
I opened the facbook page of global positivism on March 15, 2012 with a bit of curiosity about the new features facebook was to give... Read More | Share it now!
What a task to bet against you, Mustafa! – especially since I love the idea of small states (as long as they are ready to enjoy a relative position in something larger like the EU) (I would actually invite all the world to become EU-States).
As to... Read More | Share it now!
Let me (with that look at Istanbul, “the future capital of the Positivist Empire” and the fragmentation Michel discussed) – risk a bet, seriously:
I contend that within the next three or four years we will see the emergence of an... Read More | Share it now!
When: June 9 till September 16, 2012
documenta is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art which takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. It was founded by artist, teacher and curator... Read More | Share it now!
Returning from a few days in Amsterdam I see Germany’s media embracing Joachim Gauck on his way to become the nation’s next president. An undercurrent of hidden fears is part of this embrace.
The last president has just resigned. Even if he never... Read More | Share it now!