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A Special Place for Blog Lovers with a Touch of Science!

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and...

Blog of Social Sciences & Arts SSA blog gives you the opportunity to participate in discussions concerning the human spirit in all of its aspects and applications. The discourse crosses the imaginary border between Science and Art in order to obtain a new level of understanding the cultural phenomena. From Political Sciences, Economics and Psychology to Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Visual Art, here is the place to extend the scope of your own knowledge or to share your expert opinion.

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Editor’s pick: Baruch Spinoza

Credit: Baruch de Spinoza (1632 - 1677), Dutch philosopher. Woodcut engraving, published in 1881.; Getty images

Excerpts from Ethics, Demonstrated in Geometrical Order (1677)

1. "Hatred is increased by being reciprocated, and can on the other hand be destroyed by love."

2. "The more we understand the order and connections of things, the more we understand the laws of God."

3. "The highest good is knowledge of the union existing between the mind and the whole of nature."

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The latest technological revolution

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How will AI change the world?

It is generally accepted that so far, there were four main industrial revolutions. The introduction of coals around 1760; gas -1870; electronics and nuclear – 1969; and internet and renewable energy – 2000. In the last several years, however, we are witnessing a worldwide and immense new technological shift. That is the turn to artificial intelligence systems. It develops with such a tempo that we cannot really grasp it.

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Editor’s Pick: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Credit: The philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his home in Paris 1950; Getty Images

Short Bio

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) was a French phenomenologist philosopher and a leading figure in existentialism. He was born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France and died in Paris, France. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure and later taught at the Sorbonne, the University of Lyon, and the Collège de France. Merleau-Ponty is best known for his work in phenomenology, which emphasizes the role of perception and embodiment in understanding the world. His major works include "Phenomenology of Perception" (1945) and "The Structure of Behavior" (1942). He died at the age of 53 in a road accident.

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The Art of Yayoi Kusama

Credit: The installation "The Spirits of the Pumpkins Descended Into the Heavens" by Yayoi Kusama; Getty Images

The most famous Japanese avant-garde artist

Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist known for her avant-garde work in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, performance art, and installation art. Born in 1929 in Matsumoto City, Japan, Kusama began creating art at a young age and moved to New York City in 1958 to pursue her career. She quickly became a prominent figure in the art world, known for her use of polka dots and repetitive patterns. In 1973, she returned to Japan and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, which has greatly influenced her art. Kusama's work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world and is held in the collections of major museums worldwide.

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The immersive marvels of digital art exhibitions in Paris

Credit: Paul Cézanne - the master of Provence; Culturespaces

L'Atelier des Lumières

L'Atelier des Lumières is an art center in Paris, France that features immersive digital art exhibitions. The exhibitions use state-of-the-art technology to project images and animations onto the walls and floors of the center's galleries, creating an immersive and interactive experience for visitors. The exhibitions often focus on the works of a specific artist or art movement, which at moment are the French impressionist Paul Cézanne and the Russian abstractionist Vassily Kandinsky.


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