We’ve all known and been through phases of transition. How come they are so scary and so painful? Beyond the leap into the unknown, what hurts most is the way we instinctively compare ourselves to others. And it’s precisely this uncertainty that feeds an artist’s career; they are living examples of doubt on a daily basis. And they must overcome it if they are to create anything. Luciole is a singer-songwriter. She tells us how an artist oversteps uncertainty to reach the light of creativity.
The current world economy does not limit itself to the exchanges of goods and of money transfers.The new technologies offer to the non-trade exchanges a ground of expression of a new flow in the history of the humanity. Duc Ha Duong suggests us deciphering the economy of the digital era by means of a new prism through which we can refocus our lives.
The Hymn of the Birds of the mystic poet of Persian language Attâr, gives the opportunity to Khojesta Ebrahimi to speak to us of the meaning of the journey and more particularly about exile.
During this didactic and inspiring talk, Jean-Jacques Juillet explains us the journey to the Red Planet on the occasion of the launch of the Exomars mission. Jean-Jacques Juillet is a manager of European programs for the scientific satellites, exploration and observation of the Earth at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes.
During this talk Florence Escaravage shares the keys of her innovative approach: How to awaken your own and your partners dormant lover? What are the conditions required for the magic to work? We are all perfectly capable of finding love in a few months, or equally to get our partner to fall back in love!
In the world of cartoons, animals walk and talk and act like humans. Jim Toomey, author of the daily comic strip "Sherman’ s Lagoon," provides a cartoonist’s perspective on animal intelligence and how in many ways it might be superior to our own. In particular, he talks about the ocean animals he features in his comic strip and what makes them interesting to him as a storyteller and artist.
The Declaration of Human Rights is placed at the highest level in the hierarchy of legal standards in France. It was written in 1789, at a time when France had active participation in the slave trade. Our beliefs, too often influenced by the media, conceal France’s real history. Alexandra Baldeh Loras highlights our societies values and is an advocate of diversity. She encourages the debate on the French colored population and wishes to break the cultural stereotypes.
In his talk Frédéric Dayan shows us just how challenging and inspiring electronic health can be and why he dreams of a totally digital patient, your digital copy in a machine. He describes a whole new approach of personal treatment, thanks to the help of big digital health data.
Art and Sustainability: this new alliance is at the heart of an unprecedented artistic movement. Artists play an essential role in the ecological transition. It may not happen without them! Alice Audouin - pioneer in connecting contemporary art and sustainability - is the founder of Art of Change 21. She teaches at the Sorbonne.
Climate change is a fact of life experienced by everyone in Minik Rosing’s native Greenland. His most recent research has identified a new Arctic resource produced by the melting glaciers – a fine rock flour that can re-fertilize poor tropical soils, increase crop yield and sustain economic development, while at the same time sequester CO2 and mitigate climate change. Finally, some good news from the North.
How do we explain the growth of video games in our society? What are we looking for in these virtual worlds often with complex social relations? Gaming is a real world with its’ own characteristics and implications. Maude Bonenfant is live from Montreal and explains the principals and the mechanisms of this booming cultural activity.