11
Jun

Postcards from the quantum edge

Before I write more (soon), let me express gratitude for visiting the website by sending those sound postcards taken in a mysterious city on the Equator. I grew up listening to small format analogue records called pocztówki dźwiękowe – singles or extended play records with images imprinted in them – here’s my tribute to this […]

27
Mar

Pleasures of staring at birds in the post-truth world

My introduction to the world of birdwatching (many thanks to Jędrzej Winiecki, a real pro). Damn cold and windy March morning, but the whole experience – thoroughly addictive! Myriads of European golden plovers, thousands of Taiga bean geese, some cackling geese, some ruffs, a dozen of black-tailed godwits, one white-tailed eagle, plus twenty or thirty […]

19
Mar

Sound and science hooligans on board

Here it is. Trailer of the latest, seventh installment of the Pioneers series. Artur Ekert DIY.  Let me quote the synopsis: In 1992 Artur Ekert (b. 1961), a young maverick mathematician and physicist, invented a unique kind of quantum cryptography. Being a recipe for the perfect cipher, it also questioned some common truths about the […]

18
Mar

Unfamiliarization of the city of Warsaw

Making familiar unfamiliar. Unfamiliarization. The first step in research of a given culture, they say. It happens so naturally, instinctively easily when we travel, usually providing us with an illusion of understanding. And it is so difficult to achieve when we try to defamiliarize the place we are used to. Here are some attempts of making […]

18
Mar

Love, hate, Warsaw

It is one of those cities that embraces you with love and hates you, tries to shrug you off at the same time. Warsaw. But there is something undeniably unique to it – and it is the river.

18
Mar

Terraforming planet Earth

Terraforming (literally, “Earth-shaping”) of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth to make it habitable by Earth-like life. (Wikipedia)

18
Mar

The land of overlapping IDs

Niederschlesien, Niederschläsing, Dolní Slezsko, Dolny Ślůnsk, Silesia Inferior, aka Dolny Śląsk. The quintessential Europe. The region which has as many names as identities. Or go back – its identity is something fluent, overlapping, ever changing, and emergent. It doesn’t conform to the framework of national identities, it does not conform to the scheme of borderlines. […]