Tarkovsky overwhelms the viewer. He may even frighten by the depth of his vision. But not everybody shares his worldview. Tarkovsky looks for a kindred spirit, not for the followers. His quest is to create together.
Creativity is an ability to create something new, intangible, unique.
Life wisdom comes to each of us only with time, after one tried everything he dared, and failed, and succeeded, and failed again.
Why is he so enigmatic and still so appealing? Is it because of his monsters? Or because of his scary images of consequences for the sinful behavior? Or his bold assessment that our well-established order just does not make sense? We are all in his paintings even if we do not want to acknowledge it.
The aging gets us every second, but we still do not quite know what causes it or, better to say, there is no one prevailing view. But we are trying to figure it out and recently have developed several new practical approaches.
We wish life would develop to our expectations. But the most we can hope is that the inevitable reality check will be not too hard. Today it is Ethereum’s turn to struggle through it. Will it survive? I think so, but…
The growing world complexity requires better prepared minds. One of the sources of such minds is gaming community. The whole generation has grown up playing on-line since the very tender age, and now some of this generation are applying themselves to the challenges of the real world.
Murphy’s Law: If anything can go wrong, it will. Parkinson’s Law: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Peter Principle: In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. In time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out […]
There are many outstanding individuals, who have done for humanity much more than Olympic gold winners and many entertainment celebrities, but the wider public does not know their names. I have written already about Bartini. Today, I would like to honor three mathematicians. I learned about them accidentally and was impressed by their lives and […]
The first game mastered by a computer was noughts and crosses (also known as tic-tac-toe) in 1952. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue, beat the reigning chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. There was some controversy around the match, but, after the event, Kasparov realized that he might have performed better if he’d had, as Deep Blue did, […]
Roberto Oros di Bartini was a genius. The only difference between him and a few well known greatest scientists of all times is that his name is familiar only to the specialists in the aviation industry, due to many specific reasons. First, as a young Italian communist, he probably worked for Russian intelligence. Second, after […]