For three decades of independence, our culture has hatched and even opened its eyes, but has not yet fledged and certainly has not taken off! Until we learn how to qualitatively embody and “sell” ideas, first to our consumer, and then to the whole world, we will never grow up and become truly independent
J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series and one of the wealthiest women in the UK, who has had a distinguished literary career. For a long time she worked as a research assistant and secretary-translator, saved money, economized and could not even think about the fabulous fees that would fall on her as a writer
How does it affect the world that you live in an apartment building? How does this massive construction of asphalt, concrete and steel, with hundreds of cars, stay on the surface of the lake? Why do polymers have a bad reputation? Answering these questions, Bill Gates gives examples of how modern civilization is dependent on carbon fiber
People in Sidorenko’s art serve as a tool with which the artist conveys his ideas, his philosophy to the viewer. The artist even has his own hero – “a man in underpants”, who literally became a household name, combining the prototype of an inhabitant, an unremarkable bystander, who is at the same time an demonstrative cross-section of the whole society
We are tired of listening to colleagues’ complaints about the impossibility of obtaining the information necessary for work, about the closed nature of research. And we did something radically: laid out our base, just to see what would happen. The world has not collapsed! And I would like to hope that he becomes a little better from the fact that we allow others to use our work
Polaroid Corporation founder Edwin Herbert Land is the first scientist in the world to study the principles of polarization and mastered the one-step photo process. By nature, he was impetuous and energetic, like his one-click photograph. The Polaroid camera may not have survived the competition with digital technology, but Land’s inventions always accompany us in our daily life
Despite the global trend towards online education, it cannot replace a real teacher. The goal of a modern school is not only knowledge, but also real experience and skills. Creativity, collaboration and empathy develop only among other students and alongside mentors
Zhanna Kryuchkova: I watched Persian Lessons in Spain. In my opinion, this is a masterpiece. I’ll start our interview with a kind of an insider tip game. Il onai au (editor’s note: «I love you»). How often have you heard this phrase lately?
Vadim Perelman: I hear this phrase quite often. Even yesterday. By the way, what do I answer? Read in a frank interview especially for Huxleў
Vadim Perelman is a director whose debut film, House of Sand and Fog, received three Oscar nominations. In 2020 he released a new film, «Persian Lessons».
Earlier, Huxleў published an interview with the director after the premiere of «Persian Lessons» at the Berlinale, now we reflect on the important things through the prism of the film
Vlad Shkolnik: «SHERP is an incredibly versatile vehicle, which is its uniqueness. SHERP floats worse than a boat and moves in the mountains worse than a quad bike, in snow — worse than a snowmobile, in a swamp — worse than a hovercraft, but its whole point is that it travels everywhere»
Sergey Samokhvalov is a pioneer of new markets on the world map and the main integrator within the company. A mechanical engineer by education, he believes that one of the most valuable assets of a firm is trust-based relations between partners and alignment at the value level. «We are out of the way with those whom we are out of the way with», — this is what Sergey succinctly says about the life philosophy of partners
The theory of mind asserts that modeling mental states, the ability to put oneself in the place of another, is the exclusive ability of a person. Scientists consider it even one of the main markers of consciousness. But it turned out that humans are not the only biological species that can simulate mental states.
Perhaps, two world wars and disappointment in human nature, which is not helped by either religion, or enlightenment, or the dream of equality and brotherhood, led to the fact that people stopped looking for role models in the past or in myths, and focused on the future or on the otherworldly , parallel worlds, trying to understand what can be done “so” to save the world.
In his autobiographical book Justice, Not Vengeance, published in 1989, Wiesenthal writes: “I have always asked myself what I could do for those who did not survive. The answer that I found for myself (and which by no means must be the answer for every survivor) is: I want to be their mouthpiece, I want to keep their memory alive, so that the dead can live on in this memory”
For 20 years there has been no separate concept of “work” for me. There is a “meaning” and there is a “process”. Development is primarily a way of life. My hobby is the transformation and development of business structures by building a corporate culture based on the laws of nature