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01.05.2020

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

Russians under lockdown (re)create famous artworks online

The Izoizolyatsiya Facebook group has become a national obsession In 1868, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “beauty will save the world.” A hundred and fifty years later, that remains to be seen; but one thing’s for certain — it can definitely distract us from the world outside during a global pandemic. »

01.05.2020

Pandora’s Box: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

Pandora’s Box: Hope in the Time of Covid-19

It would seem that a Pandora’s box of sickness and death has been unleashed by the virus that has been wreaking havoc over the whole planet. But, when all is said and done, is this latest pandemic a boon or a bane? Is humanity doomed with a Pandora’s box of… »

27.04.2020

New special category at the 6th edition of the Jalón Ángel Award and new deadline 17 may

New special category at the 6th edition of the Jalón Ángel Award and new deadline 17 may

The Jalón Ángel Photograph Archive pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of the creation of the San Valero Dominican Foundation (FUNDOSVA) by including a special category: Education and cooperation in its 6th International Photography Award. This category has been added to the already veteran Travel and Portrait categories. Moreover, the… »

23.04.2020

Humanist Educators reflections about the actual world crisis evidencies by the pandemic

Humanist Educators reflections about the actual world crisis evidencies by the pandemic

We are educators from different countries in Latin America that adhere to the Universalist Humanist Pedagogical Current (Copehu) with the need to deepen our reflections, understand the moment humanity is going through – and therefore education -, clarify aspirations, within the framework of one of the deepest crises in the… »

21.04.2020

Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application

Russians launch mass virtual protests using satnav application

A wave of “digital protests” strikes a country under lockdown Russia is the midst of a strict COVID-19 lockdown. Although protesters cannot take to the streets, they are still holding mass demonstrations — digitally. Today, residents of the southern city of Rostov-on-Don gathered outside the local government building to protest the… »

20.04.2020

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Coronavirus: A magic moment for social media?

Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good? Empty, silent, boring — the world’s cities are deserted. The coronavirus pandemic has brought public life to a standstill:… »

19.04.2020

The Power of Art in A Time of Coronavirus Crisis

The Power of Art in A Time of Coronavirus Crisis

By Jaya Ramachandran PARIS (IDN) – As billions of people find themselves either in lockdown or on the front lines combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the first celebration of World Art Day on April 15 is a timely reminder that “art has the power to unite and connect in times of… »

17.04.2020

What’s the Matter With Science?

What’s the Matter With Science?

By David Swanson What’s the matter with science? By that, do I mean, why don’t we turn away from corrupt politics and religion and follow the way of science? Or do I mean, why have we allowed science to so corrupt our politics and our culture? I mean, of course,… »

15.04.2020

Millions Watch Andrea Bocelli Sing in Empty Milan Cathedral

Millions Watch Andrea Bocelli Sing in Empty Milan Cathedral

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo Easter concert from an empty Milan Cathedral streamed live to millions of people around the world in coronavirus lockdown. The “Music for Hope” performance, which was streamed on YouTube from Milan’s Duomo cathedral, has been watched more than 22 million times so far. »

14.04.2020

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

By Sonali Kolhatkar The COVID-19 global pandemic has prompted a major question about leadership in a time of crisis: how to balance the importance of public health with the respecting of individual liberty? The virus respects no borders. It cares little for how nations are run, whether through democratic governance… »

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