How I use art to bridge misunderstanding

Director and playwright Adong Judith creates provocative art that sparks dialogue on issues from LGBTQ rights to war crimes. In this quick but powerful talk, the TED Fellow details her work — including the play “Silent Voices,” which brought victims of the Northern Ugandan war against Joseph Kony’s rebel group together with political, religious and cultural leaders for transformative talks. “Listening to one another will not magically solve all problems,” Judith says. “But it will give a chance to create avenues to start to work together to solve many of humanity’s problems.”

Link Original: https://www.ted.com/talks/adong_judith_how_i_use_art_to_bridge_misunderstanding


How to Be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe

 


“The notion that you can make an artist overnight, that there is nothing but genius, and a dash of temperament in artistic success is a fallacy,” artist Georgia O’Keeffe asserted when she was 40 years old in 1928. The year before, she’d been given her first retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum -an indisputable marker of success. But O’Keeffe, who would live to the age of 98, wasn’t done developing as an artist -or contemplating what it meant to be one.

“Great artists don’t just happen, any more than writers, or singers, or other creators,” she continued. “They have to be trained, and in the hard school of experience.”

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Vatican unveils frescoes in catacombs that show FEMALE PRIESTS

Do these images prove that early Christianity had FEMALE priests? Vatican unveils frescoes hinting that women held power in the early Church

  • The 230-240 AD frescoes were found in the Catacombs of Priscilla of Rome
  • One fresco shows a group of women celebrating banquet of the Eucharist
  • Another shows woman with outstretched arms like those of a priest
  • Vatican says assertions that these women were priests are ‘fairy tales’

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How Acoustic Shells Work (And How to Design Them Effectively)

 

Acoustic shells are iconic elements seen in public spaces around the world. But beyond their curious form, their operation is highly interesting. Inspired by the design of the human ear, the sound waves produced within acoustic shells are organized by their form, becoming stronger and more vivid for the audience in front of the structure.

From a technical point of view, sound propagation is carried out by reverberations that, when created inside the shell, are directed by the concave shape towards the spectators. In other words, after a sound is made, it hits the shell and, due to the shell’s carefully calculated form, is distributed to the audience. Another object that uses the same reasoning is the iconic Brazilian pay phone developed by the architect Chu Ming Silveira.

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