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Leonard Shlain

Holiday Reads: 10 Recent Books on Art and Culture

John Seed | Posted 12.07.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Each writer I know offers an open door into their extended world, full of their most treasured ideas and images. Writers share what they find most valuable. In that spirit, I'm sharing 10 great books with you and paying it forward for the writers -- and artists -- who have created them.

Art & Physics and Me

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Kimberly Brooks

Science and art were woven like DNA strands through my upbringing. While my father appreciated and encouraged my passion and talent as a child, a common saying around the house was "You can be anything you want, as long as you're a doctor first."

Making an "Autoblogography": Moving From the Third to the First Person

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Tiffany Shlain

In the 15th century, a Spanish noble woman named Leonor López de Córdoba wrote her "Memorias," which are considered to be the first autobiography....

Connected the Film: A Technology Story With Heart

John Bergquist | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
John Bergquist

I first learned about the film Connected through watching the filmmaker's interview with Brian Solis. The film was created by Tiffany Shlain who is al...

The Artist's Urge to Proselytize

George Heymont | Posted 11.12.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In many ways, Dear World was out of sync with the moment. Its relevance to the corporate greed and political corruption plaguing today's world is staggering.

(R)evolution in Art & Physics: The All-Round Genius of Aldo Tambellini

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Aldo Tambellini, Black on White and Red, 1961 Art generally anticipates scientific revisions of reality. Even after these revisions have been expres...

The Man Who Attended His Own Funeral

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

There was my father on a huge screen next to the platform in the center of the synagogue. He said, "I always wanted to attend my own funeral. Well...I'm here!"

A Vigil for My Father, Leonard Shlain

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

I asked him the other day while I was helping him add quotes to his newest book: "Are you afraid to die?" "No" he said." I'm not afraid to die. I just want to live."