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really check out our podcast you can get it wherever you get your podcast you can also find us at dot com 45 science. this is video being used live from berlin germany bans travel from countries hardest hit by new variants of the corona virus the government says it has no other choice to prevent a surge in new infections also on the program. it leaves president gives the country's parties 4 days to form a new coalition or he'll dissolve parliament we'll get the latest from rome. and
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it's not quite game over yet for game stops small investors that reversed their of buying on buying up the stock at the end of a wild week on wall street. on public vs welcome to the program germany is imposing a travel ban on countries most affected by new coronavirus variance the measure came into effect just hours ago and will remain until at least february 17th berlin says the restrictions are necessary to prevent a surge in new infections. the fear of new coronavirus mutations is real in germany it's also one of the main concerns for german authorities to prevent them from spreading faster in the country the government has now announced new travel restrictions the interior ministry has imposed an entry ban until the 17th of
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february for travelers from countries that are particularly affected by them brazil ireland portugal south africa the u.k. and a swat team. mutations have not hit germany as hard as other countries but already a hospital in berlin was forced to halt admissions after several cases were fond of the mutation 1st discovered in britain and health officials are stressing that the situation could deteriorate the moose and i would have and also we have to assume that of the more contagious variants continue to bridge in this country they will lead to even more cases in the near future and the situation will probably get worse we must work together to prevent. this one downturn is missing. the travel ban the seen as a step in that direction but it is still unclear how effective it could be. well i'm joined now by did abuse political correspondent and now the incidence of
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coronavirus in germany at this week alone $100.00 per 100000 residents in a 7 day period that's the 1st time it's happened in months so why is this ban being imposed now. well simply the answer is fear fear of the new mutations of the new variants of the virus which are that much more infectious so germany does not want to endanger what it has to achieved in terms of reducing the infection rate in the last couple of months achieved with a partial almost complete lock on which has had a lot of criticism within the german society but the german government says it's much too early to root. to. loosen these 3 strictures. they need to be to stay in place and in fact they need to be further restrictions such of the struggle now we live in you know a continent where there's a lot of movement of people people travel on
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a regular basis between germany and and say i had some of these countries that are on the list either for business reasons or to visit family and are there any exceptions to the rule are there any ways of people being able to avoid this ban. there are very very few exceptions the only exceptions really awful people such as diplomats and to keep supply chains going in other words truck drivers or pilots of airplanes are allowed to move between these 2 crimes these countries but beyond that really the only exceptions for serious cases such as a death in the family or something like that have regular travel for business purposes awful tourism purposes that is totally prohibited we have to see that this is an additional no restriction on top of restrictions that have been in place for months already it's already been very difficult to do international travel has
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already been very difficult and these are just additional restrictions for that handful of countries now hand briefly last year when at all these sets bans came in india in the original break of the had the coronavirus there was a plan within the e.u. to avoid bans and to act unilaterally and that why is it that germany has decided to go out on a on its own in this sense well in fact there was a meeting of the interior ministers of the european union this week and to trying to achieve some sort of restrictive common position but that was not achievable the german interior minister in fact had gone as far as wanting to close down all airports so what's happened now is that various countries in europe have taken their own restrictions germany is not the only one france is restricting travel outside the e.u. belgium has restricted all tourism travel so there have been several countries that
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have gone their own way on those news political correspondent times plant thank you . the world health organization is warning against what it calls a vaccine nationalism after the european union launched a scheme that could block exports of coronavirus vaccines this comes after the e.u. became entangled in a row with drug maker astra zeneca e.u. health authorities approves the company's job on friday but brussels says it has failed to supply the vaccine in the quantities needed and says the controls are needed to ensure export orders aren't from failed 1st. it was a dramatic decision borne out of desperation faced with diminished deliveries of the $1000.00 vaccine the e.u. on friday an ounce controls on vaccine exports this threaten controls at the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland keeping the border open was
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a key demand in the drawn out brags that negotiations on the news was greeted with disbelief in the k. you know i think it's quite incredible that it's an act of aggression actually less than a month into us leaving the european union we see them act in this unilateral way. the move came as the world health organization expressed concern over results nationalism it's not helpful to have in the country at this stage in export bins or barriers did not allow for the free. movement of the necessary ingredients that will make vaccines diagnostics in other medical since the lable to all the world the e.u. swiftly wrote back making clear that the island u.k. border would remain open but controls the vaccine exports will remain in place the measure was prompted by drug maker astra zeneca which plans to delay deliveries
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of its vaccine to the e.u. while maintaining full deliveries to the u k. this is a race against the clock we cannot lose thought him because of what seems not being delivered on a great scale. choose this we need to ensure that all at once purchased agreements for what seems made by zip in. the rally has not stopped the easier peon medicines agency from approving astra zeneca vaccine for use within the uni and but with the producer unwilling to significantly ramp up the block delivery of the approval is unlikely to boost an immunization campaign that is struggling to get off the ground. well told our news now from around the world the brother and several allies of the kremlin critic i like saying avani has been put under house arrest for allegedly violating coronavirus restrictions by calling for people to
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join protests the court decision comes ahead of new rallies planned for sunday authorities have warned protesters they could face charges of mass arrest. portugal's parliament has voted to legalize euthanasia the bill passed by a large majority allows assisted suicide for terminally ill patients the bill still requires the approval of the conservative president if he signs it into law portugal will become the 4th e.u. country to permit the practice. italy's president said it has a parliamentary leader to carry out further talks to try to form a new government roberto faecal leader of the parliament's lower house has until tuesday to determine whether the parties that formed the previous ruling coalition are willing to come together again in a new government the political crisis was triggered this month when a small coalition partner withdrew its support of the government of prime minister to say if it can't. well earlier journalists seem ago told us just how
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much change is on the success of coalition talks at the. a lot of issues still to be resolved who could be a possible prime minister perhaps giuseppe conti again perhaps mr fieger himself perhaps another think a technocrat but yes if they do not come up with a solution the president will then possibly go back to consultations once again to try and find some kind of new coalition and if that doesn't work all together that's the last possible option which is really the option of last resort and that is to dissolve parliament and go towards elections and of course most don't want that to happen because of course it's he is very much dealing with a pandemic right now just as other countries in the world are. this week the world of finance was turned on its head as small traders networking on social media sites like read it and facebook took on the might of hedge funds big gains in the share price of a company called game stock of led to big profits for some and caused
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a huge headache for wall street giants. this is stop a brick and mortar retailer specializing in video games it's pretty popular with gamers even though much of the market has moved to streaming a trend that will likely continue threatening to put game stop out of business just like record stores and video rental chains some big time investors on wall street have foreseen this and try to make a buck on the obvious trend hedge funds have been short selling the stock which means they have borrowed shares and sold them hoping to later buy them back i don't know what price and that's where things got out of hand and gamers and hobby investors came together to go after wall street. yemen and column mccloughan i'm here in houston texas i'm 31 years old and i have been in the stock
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market for the better part of the last 10 years and i bought game stop earlier this week on tuesday when i saw some traction around it in the wall street. read. wall street bets is an online forum way users discuss their big plan to buy up as many game stop she has a possible driving up the price and hurting those hedge funds who had bet against it that plan worked and looking at an insane rally in the stock price multibillion dollar hits funds found themselves in the squeeze quickly buying back shares to cut their losses among them high profile names like melvin capital citroen capital and point 72 asset management wall street cried foul and warned the new investors about the danger. or losing in the long run it turns out they already knew. that's what it is it's the regular joes versus wall street and when i put money
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into it i said even if this goes to 0 and i lose everything i like being a part of it and that sentiment is shared amongst a lot a lot of people. so it's not only about money it's a david versus goliath fight. 2 german football now and stuttgart hosted minds in the bundesliga friday night match the home team war rainbow striped jerseys in support of diversity on and off the pitch and they took stuttgart 55 minutes to get on the scoreboard sasha collides it took the century past to head it in stuttgart went on to win it 2 no. in tennessee australian open has gotten a boost up to $30000.00 fans will be allowed to attend per day making it one of the largest gatherings at a sporting event since the start of the covert 19 pandemic ahead of the australian open local authorities required players to undergo quarantine on their arrival in
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to australia and it has been 24 days since the state reported a locally acquired infections to state of victoria so organizers decided to allow up to 50 percent capacity which means a total of up to $390000.00 people will attend the tournament is friday and open starts on february 8th. restaurants in new york city are set to welcome back patrons for indoor dining starting on valentine's day in his latest briefing new york governor andrew cuomo said restaurants can reopen their inside spaces at 25 percent capacity from every 14th but only if cases continue to full restaurants and bars have tried to stay afloat on takeout and delivery as well as joining state was once an at the center of the pandemic. well don't forget you can always get the news on the go just download our from google play or from the apps store gives you access to all that i guess news from around the world
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as well as push notifications for any breaking news and if you're part of a new story you can also use to you up to send us photos and videos of what's happening. you're watching new news coming up next reporter which looks at the work of german photographer german photographer who made portraits of holocaust survivors for me on the rescue team here in berlin take care and see at the top of the next hour. it's about billions. it's about power. it's about the foundation of the new world order the new silk road. china wants to expand its influence with this trade network. but in europe there's
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a sharp morning when for accept money from the new superpower will become dependent on the time it was obvious that. the chinese state has a lot of money at its disposal a political and that's how it's expanding and asserting its status and position in the world football player china's gateway to europe. starts feb 19th d.w. . she'll see all told you i've also heard you're lucky to be alive so keep quiet. lest we forget a project by luigi toscano. we were brought to bear cannot get you to die and
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they're going to. luigi toscano travels around the world photographing contemporary witnesses of the holocaust. now he's on his way to paris for his largest exhibition to date. the project is a race against time. to see that there won't be any survivors left. because it's all the picture that i take around or that much of the actual to make of that job. soon his portrait of 95 year old jeanette will be joining them she survived the auschwitz be a canal concentration camp for suits you. i am.
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as you not calling go was lucky upon arrival at the camp her father brother and nephew were all sent straight to the gas chamber she met was 19 at the time of the . call so. the bright light remind some of the survivors of the interrogations by the gas stop o. not calling is nervous but a staff member of a jewish organization reassures her the woman knows the survivors she translates and helps the photographer establish a sense of trust. ok can you open guys please a little bit more. of these you know i don't i don't know. get it built my eyes are burning ok so for the.
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sake of very good. he stared at the picture would be pretty after the photo session jeanette calling because story is written down. like many jews in france she kept it to herself for years not even telling her husband for a long time thanks an. made up richard know. i'm a little embarrassed about being famous for my story. yet they're not they're going so many people dying in europe during that time on your book and me because of that period i'm considered a celebrity. when i think about it i feel ashamed seizure of if. you know me much else each of these encounters is difficult for luigi toskala know he has to maintain an emotional distance as a means of self protection.
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i think remy to me i'm pretty sure that if it were allowed we would embrace one another and of course there's a sense of powerlessness knowing the people who've been through such horrible suffering. it really gets to. unesco had quarters in paris luigi toscano as exhibition will soon be on display in and around the building. the crash town this is just like the fence of the united nations in new york. researchers i wish i could set up straightaway but unfortunately that's not possible the pictures on here yet i'm feeling antsy. to do you have security here we must speak about what's going on when something happens you know what we were doing together and they start to mate. so you know we we must of course when those. what we call sensible
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exhibitions it's these one unfortunately we check every day. we live with little security no tradition is always the fear in the back of my mind that something might happen to me the time might be made the target of an attack but we expected it to happen eventually i see and hear it. in 200-1008 did while on display in vienna several portraits were vandalized the incident made headlines around the world the shops i want to target the gun i just couldn't bear it. those pictures destroyed the swastikas on the left faces a shot that was really tough it tore me out but the embargo survivors called me and of course they were appalled by what happened about the fuss but they said luigi what younger don't give up we didn't he the boy. beyond us all an issue must the
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rule. in the back different we're about to meet another wonderful person i don't know much about anybody. in the world. i've already heard if you like it. see it here. your wrists are not risk covered. make battles. that they couldn't my parents were picked up and sent to auschwitz. shipped out or just said i lost 17 family members in paris alone or in poland all of them killed assess. them so i fled from
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a detention center with my sister because my mother wanted us to escape us. may have a vertical says shock. and i didn't want to leave her i was scared oh so she slapped match my mother slapped me yes it was the 1st love of my life and i later realized the slap saved me because. i left through the fire as it puts the policeman on duty and let my sister and me leave they simply look the other way. cultural when you're 8 years old and they take your mother your father practically your whole family when you grow up quickly you're no longer a child reason they'll feel. mannheim germany a week before the opening. this
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is one of the few places where i can really relax and unwind this for taking the photographs is not all aspects hack you learn itself it's in countering the people i'm more interested in their stories i can't get them out of my head and. it's affected me so deeply there were times where i couldn't sleep for days on end and i suffered a sudden hearing loss it's something that i really needed time to get used to or i had to get used to because otherwise it's impossible to come to terms with all that's insanity. but the whole of course is something i've always grappled with. and that's why i developed this concept of displaying portraits in public spaces just to
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intentionally provoke to say hey there are still people around people who survived that madness. and yet in some places in communities around the world we act as though the whole thing never happened. the. final preparations are made in a warehouse on the outskirts of paris. and the latest photos have just come back from the printers. on one hand you look at the details to make sure everything's alright on the other when you're standing. in here face to face so to speak you have flashbacks of the true encounter. 4 days later installation begins portraits from the e.g.
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toscano lest we forget series have already been exhibited in new york berlin and washington d.c. . it's pretty impressive i have to say this is the biggest exhibition have had up to now so it's a whole new dimension in itself. we're presenting over 200 photos here and people are starting to come and look at them and read the stories and that's just what i'd hoped to achieve this was a sheet of ice and rushed to. the exhibition inside the unesco building includes a portrait of 86 year old rochelle did he not to date it was ghana has photographed some 400 people for his series he doesn't have a favorite what matters to him are the people they represent he knows all of them by name. as was a lot of susan who was actually the 1st woman i was able to photograph and she made a last thing impression on me. she said something very profound for those who
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forget the past but to repeat it. and i think she entrusted me with this saying and said take it and internalize it and keep this saying in mind when you need it most. when people start to relativize or even to noir the holocaust it's a fine line and. it's the day of the opening all the portraits are in place and the photographer is feeling a bit nervous gets called for survivors a coming of course a nervous because we're talking about survivors who allowed me to take their portraits and now that we seeing the pictures for the 1st time. hope everything goes well. he's worried about the reaction of one man in particular his own father of on yes who's all former health minister of france. so.
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if. the circuits really exciting. i guess this is the reality because i can't stand to see such a sad old my. food too. good to be here but the gulf coast. it's like the rigs are. the river beds and. this is she seems to like it a lot that's a nice feeling that i've slipped past so moment it's not just my fortress because it represents so much more for all those deaths to see the entire show. it's important for this exhibition to exist and to travel around the world it can shift your back to.
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allow ourselves to. live in clouds. and hear spiderwebs. thinking of the world in a more poetic way. p.r.t. an exclusive interview with. lisa tires the largest charity organisation disappointing people who are working in the me. allegedly. in whistleblower discloses confidential documents sufficient. that qatar is my new single radical
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islamism here. in 45 minutes on g.w. . stores that people the world over information provide. the means they want to express g.w. on facebook and twitter are up to date and in touch follow us. i've been thinking about the idea of flying cities for a long time as our planet circles the sun. humanity and all planetary species are travelling at a speed of 76000 miles an hour the idea of flying cities isn't really that utopian
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from a cosmic perspective if i told an astronaut about it he'd tell me what we're already flying. 'd explore the pressing issues of all times reflecting on how we can live more sustainable lives and use our resources more sparingly he's also interested in alternative means of travel and how can inspire us to think outside the box. a little bit. i just. don't go out you know thank. you very much. thank you.
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the argentinian performance and installation artist takes an interdisciplinary approach to his work and regularly cooperates with scientific research institutions like when he launched this experiment in bolivia to test out the possibilities of emissions free air travel. this is sad to say knows bell in studio where he plans and prepare as his many projects. status and who has always been fascinated by the interplay between arts and science he studied art and architecture in argentina and then attended frankfurt's. art school on a scholarship he also took part in a nasa research project. has become an internationally sought after artist in part because his work ponders some of the most urgent questions we face today such as how can we shape our future and how much responsibility do we carry fall actions.
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kimmie meissner this is for me who is thomas said i say no you might as well ask me about the some of the different parts what makes someone the course and they are or you but i want to know if i have the feeling we as humans tend to see ourselves as extraordinary as somehow superior to other species. but in reality we struggle to forge real relationships with other species or does not real relationships founded on solidarity are essential to our progress this is from. santa sena began experimenting with the idea of floating city in 2011. that year he showcased his cloud cities project at butlins hamburger bahnhof gallery this project like so many others question the way we live as a society and in visions new forms of human coexistence and. community.
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belin show featured a network of cloud like orbs that visitors could climb inside what would it be night to inhabit such a floating city to live and what was there 'd . what matters to sara sena is that we realize that everything is interconnected it's the way it just pounds of a greater whole 'd . this does he have the feeling that all the attention afforded to him all his success and popularity goes hand in hand with a certain responsibility can we be your come or grow will compass or the inside of a lot of those who are i think responsibility can mean confronting certain problems and the next we can see a good day we face pressing issues like global warming and then equality going to
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land i mean don't know when they see we're lucky or but also the extinction of certain species and people dying on this planet brought home one of them in sort of the terror but it's ok i don't think it is enough to see individual answers to these issues in either allows follow the need global all encompassing answers we have just as he would pull up that's why i am always looking to forge new alliances adopt a new perspectives and take new steps that can bring about the changes our planet desperately needs where you want to look on your career and you're going to there's a couple. in or tim 2018 so to say no showcased his own ad installation at paris's i laid to tokyo contemporary art when you get focused on the importance of and how we as a species of looting this vital element. santo
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santo set up $76.00 spider webs to make the ad more tangible as it were spiders have inhabited the earth for hundreds of millions of years and heir to spin their intricate webs. or webs were a starting point. i have been fascinated by them for a very long time they're connected to the spiders they are a part of their body who are not on your normal rider can only sense a small bug is near because of the vibrations it sends through the well. without the well but it could neither feel nor see its prey like it was its own most spiders that make webs are blind. by creating a web they're essentially creating their own sensory ability. allowing them to feel the world and other species around them. the installation translated the
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vibrations of spiders movements into audio signals creating a kind of a rock made symphony. 'd tiny dust particles attract and also transformed into sounds the more people pass through this room the more the particles swirl around. find as registered these movements and sounds creating a form of interaction between them under visitors. started with my obsession with spider webs. so we set out making all kinds of them
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lacking. that technique and also invented a machine together with the technical university of darmstadt. they brought my idea to life if you like basically national news is laser signals to weave intricate web so they're going to go to really move them because. they were no i mean if we were that got many academics interested leave it up until then i said nobody had managed to create such a detailed map of spider webs and the silicon valley my team and so i got by did by the massachusetts institute of technology and max planck institute to get them to study spider webs and their surroundings to to better understand these creatures that they that i knew better than that i'm innocent and you know. with the whole kit and just let alone with spiders and spider webs and recently as
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they played an important moment in his office holder what exactly fascinates him about numbers and when did this fascination start or tickle me so i thought oh how to him what will i always say you work with spiders i always say no matter how the spiders work with me merely because they've been here for more than 200000000 years so we can only learn from them not the other way around my work is almost anthropological an attempt to reconstruct today's image of what it means to be human in this collection of bacteria and other inhabitants i'm trying to redefine our relationship to those with whom we share the planet. together with natural scientists sort of said who has set up his own lab in his studio in balad to study spiders and that behavior. you know look at me soon as it may pass and. what strikes me at my studio is that many people still suffer from a rock and a phobia
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a to. terrible fear of spiders i mean literally or. under when people visit the studio and realize that it's largely a hobby led by spiders and spider webs many of them grow uncomfortable these going forward. and we've been doing so if we kept puppies or kittens here people would say oh what pretty kiddies they don't usually do that when they see spiders. yet spiders are very different you must aim not only to differentiate between the various species list but to see what unites spiders and what separates them from one another and i think i discovered the cold relationships and synergies between species think about a system when you come into a spider nets have a special symbolism because you see all these connections these threads which go from one side to the other then if they look at it so if you ask me what fascinates
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me most about spiders it's the special beauty of their webs no vision somewhere. in his installations which take up entire rooms santa senate plays with the patterns and shapes found in his spider's web site. visitors can even enter into a huge web and experience the world from a spited specific to were. an open open saturday with many of my works because i'm not thinking about the speculators i'm also not thinking about the outside world which makes us feel foreign or different though who can with these works i'm trying to create something all encompassing. that's why i like to work with really large services if you move around on one side of this web the people on the other side move to when i move around i cause vibrations which. the
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space. and the spiders respond. or maybe this will let us find a new way of communicating with one another and with my work is about creating these kinds of connections and pulled out of the ok it's not just about seeing what's around us. i'm interested in interactions going on with him on a variety of levels and with different groups of people who know. what can we learn about ourselves from working with other species and does this change the way we deal with one another. sarah sent a dozen tame to definitively such questions rather he uses his thoughts to get people's thinking. and his work out the rhythms visitors and to an interactive network they see and feel the vibrations triggered by themselves and others.
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seem quaint he employs many different disciplines in his arms in astrophysics or engineering biology he even explores musical composition with the help of spiders so why is this kind of into disciplinary work so important to have reporters that important on the part of you think that connects you on basically not one of these 3. because it keeps opening up new worlds when you only look at a phenomenon from one perspective you're missing out on all the other perspective the other ways of sensing reality or thinking about it it seems to me that these days we often forget about these other realities. is it prompts people to change their perspective and encourage dialogue sort of said oh always presents the results of his exchanges with natural scientists and experts from a variety of disciplines. he wants all of us to be open to gauge with a broad spectrum of finding its. 'd
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'd 'd one that's captured cyrus and his imagination is humans a long held fascination with flying. in our time the dream of life has turned into a nightmare that's due to the way we fly at the top of the earth flying is a total disaster because we're reliant on fossil fuels on lithium on batteries or other kinds of all materials. there extraction endangers the survival of many species. we need to find new ways of making the notion of flying a possible dream again when it knows. when we're going to. say yes santa center has been experimenting with flying arrows solaced sculptures
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such a variety of locations around the globe these sculptures saw only by the song and carried only by the wind and enable flights without the consumption of fossil fuel is a radical concept. this is how to mass that i say no started to become interested in the possibilities of a new. one he calls our see the aerial era. but isn't there. and i think the term that best describes the era we're living in now is the capital of the i don't see the age of rampant capitalism. the era seen as an epoch of hope in an age which is radically different from the capitalist seen gate. into the.


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