Art for the AI generation

Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Rutgers University By Chris Baraniuk Now and then, a painter like Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso comes along and turns the art world on its head. They invent new aesthetic styles, forging movements such as … Continue reading “Art for the AI generation”

“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”

It’s the birthday of the man who wrote, “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains”: philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (books by this author), born in Geneva in 1712. He left home at 16 and wandered around Europe for … Continue reading ““Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains””

Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk deserves praise for his bravery!

Born in Istanbul in 1952, where he grew up in a fairly wealthy and Westernized district. He studied architecture and then journalism, but at 23 years old, he decided to become a novelist. He lived with his mother and wrote … Continue reading “Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk deserves praise for his bravery!”

The Salem Witch Trials

Salem Town, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem Witch Trials. The hysteria had begun in Salem Village (now Danvers, Massachusetts) in January of that year; a few preteen and teenage girls, including the daughter of Samuel Parris, … Continue reading “The Salem Witch Trials”