11
Jan

The Next Revolution in Physics is coming

In 2014 I had a pleasure of collaborating with British physicist and mathematician Julian Barbour (also an acclaimed writer, author of the bestselling The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics) on Bottom’s Dream. This 45-minute movie became an episode of my documentary series Pioneers. For half a century Julian Barbour (b. 1937) has […]

17
Dec

Desert singularity of Santa Fe Institute

In autumn 2017 I was honored by an invitation to collaborate with the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. We’ve been working on a documentary movie project depicting this unique non-profit science institution’s search for order in the complexity of evolving worlds. Documentation and the first filming sessions took place in December 2017. The documentary […]

1
Dec

Art, Science, and Value of Friendship

The art and science event we had fun participating in on 20 October 2017 constituted a grand opening of the series of events dedicated to Pioneers that took place this autumn and winter in Lublin, at the one and only Meeting of Cultures Centre. We enjoyed six (in total) panel discussions about those rarely visited regions that […]

20
Oct
Marian Turski, the Chairman of the Museum Council for POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Deputy Chairman of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, a Holocaust survivor and long-time journalist for Polityka weekly - hosting Daniel and Susan Dennett at POLIN. Photo: KJ

Does Dionaea Muscipula Have Free Will?

Daniel C. Dennett (b. 1942) from Tufts University is one of the key philosophers of mind today and a great reformer in the field of knowledge. For nearly half a century he has been searching for the answer to the questions: What is consciousness? What is free will? Is faith a natural phenomenon? My film […]

3
Oct

Pioneers at the edge(s) of the world

Autumn has just started needling us shamelessly with cold rain, battering with this-is-not-a-breeze-look-for-a-shelter, but in other respects this October has been developing surprisingly well. Slowly but stubbornly my dearest series Pioneers go global. Yeah, it’s a quiet percolation rather than a brute invasion, and it won’t win anyone an Oscar, but that’s not the point of the series. The […]

3
Aug

Shape Dynamics of the Cotswold Hills

Julian Barbour, one and only independent physicist, cosmologist, and Shakespeare connoisseur based in Oxfordshire, whom you might know as the protagonist of Bottom’s Dream, the third installment of the Pioneers series, continues his work on Shape Dynamics theory – “a new theory of gravity that is based on fewer and more fundamental first principles than General Relativity”. Sounds […]

3
Aug

Summer of love, summer of protests

Summer in the city, summer of protesting. Since Poland is struggling with a crawling coup d’etat, we “relax” on the streets – trying to save as much of democracy as we can. We usually fail…

3
Aug

When days of acid rains are over

The Central Sudetes, one of the most forgotten, the least hip(ster) mountains in Poland – and perhaps the most beautiful ones. Compact, quiet, surprising on every turn of countless hidden, winding tracks, heavy with unsolved mysteries. It’s a region with the most convoluted history, a perfect example of Central Europe’s cultural complexity. Despite being washed […]