Is the Art Market a Scam?
In 2005, a Salvator Mundi believed a replica was auctioned off from the property of Baton Rouge industrialist Basil Clovis Hendry Sr. at the St. Charles Gallery auction house in New Orleans. It had been highly overpainted to the degree of looking like a replica, and was characterised as “a wreck, dark and depressing” before restoration. The picture was purchased for $1,175 by a group of art dealers. The team thought there was a chance that this low-quality piece may be Leonardo’s long-lost original.
Writer's Block? Neuroscience may have a solution (or two) for you!
Arguably, the problem with writer's block is creativity. Not the fact that we may at times lack creativity, but that we wait for inspiration when it comes to creative projects. See, if you need to write an email for work, or finish a paper for Uni or high school, or even write a sad text to your ex, you don't get the block. You just do. You write.
Let's Talk About The Porn Industry, Baby
Wallace - to get an idea of what inspired me to write about porn- recounts the story of when he was invited and attended (or had to correspond from; unsure) a porn convention. This may sound like freaky stuff, and maybe it was, but that wasn't the point, not for "our correspondent".
Let Kids Play Videogames!
Previously, being creative was associated with either crazy (the mad scientist), money, or insane brilliance. But this doesn't appear to be the case any longer, does it? It's also not a particularly democratic approach to process and invention.
Easy Steps To Have Better Discussions
Let’s consider a narrative. Let’s imagine a world where humans were made a bit stupid by their political views. A world where being engaged in political thinking could make people worse at math, or at general critical thinking. Imagine that random people were asked questions such as if a scientist was an expert in science (or not), and right-wing people would systematically consider them an expert only if they thought of climate change as a fad, while left-winged people considered the same scientist an expert only if they really supported the idea of man-made climate change.
Let's Talk About Nudity: Art or Vulgarity?
Born we are, naked. With time though — now in a historical “human” context — we started covering ourselves for warmth, for status, for everyday life. This state of always being dressed rendered the naked body the most vulnerable and “essential” state for us, but much like clothing, the naked body imprisons and reveals meanings. Especially in the arts.
Artista Barista? Why coffee art is worth their while
What even is a basic latte? How can something so intrinsically perfect be ever basic? And is basic even a bad word? These questions that might be worth answering, but not the ones we’ll be discussing today.
Gamification is the future of creativity, innovation, and education
You are 10 years old. You are out with your great-grandma and are super excited because your 4-year-old brother is there too, and maybe, just maybe, you’re going to get ice cream. But, all of a sudden, ice cream is out of the picture, as the car goes errant: your grandma has had a heart attack and has lost control of the vehicle.
The Self and Psychology in Videogames and NFTs
Even in what we refer to as IRL (in real life), we may not fully comprehend the intricacy of our own selves and identities. We do, however, express our self by extending it to our belongings. Clothing, hobbies, furnishings, and photographs all contribute to our sense of self-identity and help us keep track of it.
How Plants Nurture You
“We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us” — Jenny Uglow When I was, the last summer, watering the tomato plants in my mother's garden, it hit me: I was at peace. And honestly, I'm not often at peace with myself.