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If Music Gives You Chills Your Might Have A Special Brain

Think about the piece of music that gives you the most joy, and recall the feeling it gives you. If you are struggling to do so, listen in to this spine-tingling performance of Ennio Morricone’s Extasy of Gold. Did the hairs of your arms stand up, did you get a lump in your throat, or […]

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If Music Gives You Chills Your Might Have A Special Brain

Think about the piece of music that gives you the most joy, and recall the feeling it gives you.

If you are struggling to do so, listen in to this spine-tingling performance of Ennio Morricone’s Extasy of Gold.

Did the hairs of your arms stand up, did you get a lump in your throat, or maybe a tingling sensation on the back of your head? If so, you might have a more special brain than you think.

Research undertaken by Ph.D. Matthew Sachs at the University of Southern California has shown that those who get chills from music may have structural differences in their brain. 

The study tested 20 students, who listened to 3 to 5 different musical compositions. Ten of them reported feeling shivers, while the rest did not. The team then scanned the brains of all the subjects.

“[The ten who felt shivers] have a higher volume of fibres that connect their auditory cortex to the areas associated with emotional processing, which means the two areas communicate better,” Matthew told Neuroscience News.

In addition, the ten participants had a higher prefrontal cortex, which is the key to certain areas of understanding, such as interpreting the meaning of a song.

“People who get the chills have an enhanced ability to experience intense emotions,” Matthew noted. “Right now, that’s just applied to music because the study focused on the auditory cortex. But it could be studied in different ways down the line,” he added.

The research also discovered that those who are open to experience – in addition to people who have been musically trained – are more likely to report powerful emotional responses. 

If you didn’t get goosebumps by listening to the first piece, have a listen to Rebekah Del Rio’s breathtaking performance of Llorando (Crying) from David Lynch’s masterpiece film, Mulholland Drive.

Which category of listener do you fall into? Let us know your thoughts on the subject by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you’ve enjoyed it. 

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Museum Challenges Bored Curators to Share the Creepiest Items from Their Collections https://iheartintelligence.com/museum-challenges-bored-curators-to-share-the-creepiest-items-from-their-collections/ Mon, 04 May 2020 09:10:16 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=65987 The post Museum Challenges Bored Curators to Share the Creepiest Items from Their Collections appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Museum Challenges Bored Curators to Share the Creepiest Items from Their Collections

With most art establishments around the world shut down due to the coronavirus crisis, house-bound museums are coming up with all kinds of ways to share art. For instance, the Yorkshire Museum in the UK recently made an open call on Twitter asking for art enthusiasts to share pictures of the most disturbing items in […]

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Museum Challenges Bored Curators to Share the Creepiest Items from Their Collections

With most art establishments around the world shut down due to the coronavirus crisis, house-bound museums are coming up with all kinds of ways to share art.

For instance, the Yorkshire Museum in the UK recently made an open call on Twitter asking for art enthusiasts to share pictures of the most disturbing items in their collections using the hashtag #CreepiestObjects.

The Yorkshire Museum got it all started by sharing a picture of a hair bun that belonged to a Roman woman in the third or fourth century. The bun has a couple of pins sticking out of it. Museum experts soon started posting their own materials including a blood-soaked doll without an eye, a burned leg that transformed into a weird creature, a 16th-century plague mask, and much more.

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What are your thoughts on these creepy items? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you’ve enjoyed it. 

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Kirk Douglas: A look back at the life of a Hollywood legend https://iheartintelligence.com/kirk-douglas-look-back-at-the-life-of-hollywood-legend/ Thu, 06 Feb 2020 09:37:15 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=60506 The post Kirk Douglas: A look back at the life of a Hollywood legend appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Kirk Douglas: A look back at the life of a Hollywood legend

The great Kirk Douglas, filmstar from the Golden Age of cinema, has passed away at the age of 103. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son, actor Michael Douglas, posted on social media. “To the world he was […]

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Kirk Douglas: A look back at the life of a Hollywood legend

The great Kirk Douglas, filmstar from the Golden Age of cinema, has passed away at the age of 103.

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son, actor Michael Douglas, posted on social media. “To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.”

It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103. To the…

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Born in 1916, Amsterdam, New York, Issur Danielovitch changed his name to Kirk Douglas prior to becoming part of the U.S. Navy in WW2.

Before entering the war, Douglas made his Broadway debut in the musical “Spring Again.”

After he received an injury while in the Navy in 1944, he was released from duty and went back into acting for the theater, commercials, as well as radio.

In just a few years, Douglas rose into fame and transitioned to film where he made a name for himself as a box office giant. He received his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film “Champion,” a noir drama about the life of a boxer.

O invencível (The champion, 1949): Midge Kelly (Kirk Douglas) e Grace Diamond (Marilyn Maxwell)Marion

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Throughout his extensive career, he acted in several hit westerns, starting with “Along the Great Divide” (1951). He also showed off his military skills in movies such as “Top Secret Affair,” “Paths of Glory” and “Seven Days in May.”

However, Douglas is most recognized for his fantastic role in “Spartacus,” (1960), for which he additionally was an executive producer. He was later also championed for his lighter role in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

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The Hollywood giant received three Oscar nominations in total throughout his life, and was given an honorary Oscar back in 1996. That same year he suffered a stroke, which strongly impaired his ability to speak.

This condition never held him back from making public appearances, however. After a period of rehabilitation, which included speech therapy, Douglas wrote a book named “My Stroke of Luck,” in which he described how his life “changed for the better.”

In 2003, Douglas starred in the film “It Runs in the Family,” along with his son, Michael Douglas, Michael’s son, Cameron, and his first wife Diana Dill.

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His last big role was in 2009’s “Before I Forget,” a one-man autobiographical show he performed four times in Culver City, Calif. The performances were compiled into a documentary that was released in 2010.

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Kirk Douglas is survived by his second wife Anne Douglas, whom he married in 1954, his three sons and many grandchildren. His fourth son, Eric Douglas passed away in 2004.

In December of 2019, Kirk became 103 years of age. What made his last birthday uniquely special was the announcement that his son Michael had received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in “The Kominsky Method.”

Michael shared a photo to wish his dad a happy birthday and thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association “for making my Dad proud.”

12.9.2019 what a great day! Thank you to the HFPA for the Golden Globes nomination, and for making my Dad proud on his 103rd birthday! The Kominsky Method

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Farewell Kirk! The world loves you. You will be fondly remembered.

What are your thoughts on this legendary icon of cinema? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you wish to pay tribute to Kirk’s life. 

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Scorsese’s latest masterpiece, ‘The Irishman’ is now on Netflix, and he has a few more things to say https://iheartintelligence.com/scorseses-latest-masterpiece-the-irishman-on-netflix/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:01:19 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=57530 The post Scorsese’s latest masterpiece, ‘The Irishman’ is now on Netflix, and he has a few more things to say appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Scorsese's latest masterpiece, 'The Irishman' is now on Netflix, and he has a few more things to say

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ which had a run in selected theaters, started streaming on Netflix yesterday.  The three-and-half-hour epic comes after a decade-long journey that brought a legendary filmmaker into the realm of a platform that is redefining cinema in a time of small screens and everchanging entertainment alliances. ‘The Irishman’ was released in theaters […]

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Scorsese's latest masterpiece, 'The Irishman' is now on Netflix, and he has a few more things to say

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman,’ which had a run in selected theaters, started streaming on Netflix yesterday. 

The three-and-half-hour epic comes after a decade-long journey that brought a legendary filmmaker into the realm of a platform that is redefining cinema in a time of small screens and everchanging entertainment alliances.

‘The Irishman’ was released in theaters on November 1. However, as part of an agreement between Scorcese and Netflix, the $160-million film did not get the theatrical run of big studio films. Similar to ‘Roma‘ and ‘Marriage Story,’ which Netflix also acted as a distributor for, ‘The Irishman’ is another sign of Hollywood’s strategy to lure in master directors, writers, and actors to its streaming service universe.

‘The Irishman’ is based on the life of Frank Sheeran (played by Robert De Niro), a mafia hitman who claims to have taken out Jimmy Hoffa (played by Al Pacino) of the Teamsters union, and has earned Scorsese some of the most astonishing reviews of his entire career.

It is a story of organized crime, greed, politics, murder and the relationships of criminal men who age, die and fall into darkness.

It feels like a metaphor for what was seen as the American Century, which spanned from WWII to the new millennium.

“With all the flash and all the spectacle gone, what’s left?” Scorsese said in an interview a month ago, prior to the film’s theatrical release.

He refers to the situation Sheeran finds himself in the late stages of his life – the vivid details which are described in Charles Brandt’s book “I Heard You Paint Houses,” a euphemism for murder.

“For me, it’s hard to put into words. You take that world and you strip it away and you’re left with individual existence. Frank’s there (in a nursing home). He’s reflecting. I like to think he gets his soul back somehow.”

Scorcese is a walking encyclopedia of cinema whose role models include Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, John Cassavetes, and Sam Peckinpah. During all the euphoria around the opening of ‘The Irishman,’ the director took a step back to the old days of filmmaking, causing social media fury and backlash for saying that Marvel movies – which have been dominating the box office for a while now – are more of an amusement park ride than real cinema. They are a fleeting thrill, he said, with little reverence for the complexity of human nature.

Many fans of the Marvel universe, a few filmmakers and even Disney CEO Bob Iger were angered by Scorcese’s comments. But, in his mind, this is a classic case of art being pushed under the bus in the name of commerce.

In a recent interview, he reminded us of Alfred Hitchcock, a director with a sharp eye for marketing and showmanship, as an example of a filmmaker who created popular thrillers and mysteries without sacrificing the wholeness of his characters.

“Hitchcock played the audience like an orchestra,” said Scorsese. “ ‘The Birds.’ ‘Strangers on a Train.’ The thing is, with the Hitchcock pictures, you can go back 10 years, 20 years later, and they’re still rich. Some are better than others. ‘Rear Window’ stands up more than ‘To Catch a Thief.’ ‘Psycho’ remains. What’s interesting about ‘Psycho’ is that the murder scenes, all that incredible editing, still hold up. But that’s not the most interesting stuff. All the dialogue, all the angles, the use of music, the looks on the faces of the actors, the framing. That has a resonance. It’s about people.”

Tiny screens, VR, varying dimensions, and CGI are remodeling the way films are created. And Scorsese can in no way escape all this; he utilized a costly ‘de-aging’ process in flashbacks in order to make his actors look more youthful in ‘The Irishman.’

However, he believes that in the end technology must be a servant of our deeply-rooted need to tell and be told stories about our nature as human beings.

“You can’t stop the creative impulse of young people wanting to tell stories, whether it’s writing, painting, music, theater,” he said. “They’re going to do it, and I think the reaction is stripping it all away and going back to the human being. The storyteller.”

‘The Irishman, ‘ which is a powerful awards season challenger, is a celebration of those principles.

Written by Steven Zaillian, the movie, which until now has grossed over $4 million at the box office (Netflix does not disclose such numbers), tells a story of deceit and corruption. It focuses on the relationships and loyalness of wise guys. However, it is also a portrait of America’s sins and imperfections from the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba by President Kennedy to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal. Historical news programs are played throughout the movie and lead us to reflect on current times.

“The point is [democracy] is always in progress, and now we’re having our biggest test since the Civil War. The world is constantly being tested on how we should live,” said Scorsese. “I go back to ancient Greece. You had Plato and Dionysius in Syracuse. Dionysius was this terrible tyrant, but he brought Plato over because Plato was talking about the philosopher king. He was going to teach Dionysius. But Dionysius wound up arresting Plato. He sent him off to be a slave. It didn’t work.”

He added:

“It makes us reflect on what we’re supposed to be. This document called the Constitution. Now, we’re all getting a real education.”

Scorsese has dedicated much of his existence looking into dark hearts and analyzing different strains of violence, greed, and power.

From “Goodfellas” to “The Wolf of Wall Street,” the figures he portrays have not always found atonement but in them, we have seen parts of ourselves.

”I wanted to witness that process with him by the last half hour of the picture,” he about Sheeran in “The Irishman.” “Coming to our own reckoning that we all have to do, if we’re given the time. That’s the price he had to pay. Ultimately, God forgives him, but does he forgive himself. I think that’s the dilemma for most people.”

You can see the final trailer for The Irishman in the link below.

Are you excited for Scorcese’s latest film? What are your thoughts on The Irishman (if you have seen it already)?

Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you enjoyed it. 

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Meet the 9-year-old boy who exchanges his custom pet paintings to help animal shelters https://iheartintelligence.com/9-year-old-boy-exchanges-custom-pet-paintings-help-animal-shelters/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 10:04:31 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=56037 The post Meet the 9-year-old boy who exchanges his custom pet paintings to help animal shelters appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Meet the 9-year-old boy who exchanges his custom pet paintings to help animal shelters

Heroes don’t always wear capes. However, their positive deeds often speak for themselves. The story you are about to read proves that even the smallest of us have what it takes to bring positive change to the world while restoring faith in younger generations. Kids can come up with the smartest ways to solve issues […]

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Meet the 9-year-old boy who exchanges his custom pet paintings to help animal shelters

Heroes don’t always wear capes. However, their positive deeds often speak for themselves. The story you are about to read proves that even the smallest of us have what it takes to bring positive change to the world while restoring faith in younger generations.

Kids can come up with the smartest ways to solve issues grown-ups often fail at.

So how do you combine your love for homeless animals with your love of art?

A soulful 9-year-old Russian boy named Pavel Abramov has a great answer to this question.

The little painter from Arzamas in Nizhny Novgorod has been creating wonderful portraits of animals and not to earn cash for his toys or a new technical device, as you may have guessed. He exchanges his beautiful portraits for pet food and supplies he donates to a local animal shelter.

Pavel and his mo Ekaterina Bolshakova started the project together and named it “Kind paintbrush” about one year ago.

Pavel developed the idea when he lost a four-legged friend and he could simply no longer ignore the stray animals wandering the streets of his town. He needed to make a change in memory of his precious Barsik and he most certainly did it in the most generous and creative way.

However, this was not the beginning of their animal rescue journey. The two have been managing a group on Russian social media site, VK, called “What a little volunteer is capable of?” which has been showing people that everyone with a heart can follow their example.

Pavel doesn’t receive help from fundraising organizations; he does not have a boss or employees underneath him – but he has a big heart and talent to match.

He paints real animals of owners willing to sign a deal to provide large amounts of meat, porridge, and other supplies in exchange for a painting of their loving animal friend.  Pavel knows each of the pets by name and meets them once the painting is done. He paints based on pictures of them and always wants to know how they met their owners.

Pavel is deeply moved by the touching stories of rescued animals and this likely has a large influence on his commitment.

Pavel’s story has already touched the hearts of people beyond Arzamas city. Animal lovers from all corners of Russia and beyond want to have paintings of their pets made and take part in Paver’s mission of charity. Pavel’s art has traveled to Germany, Spain and more countries to come.

Arzamas is currently home to more than 100 dogs, and Pavel is the youngest volunteer of the shelter. Pavel exchanges his paintings for household supplies, accessories, and food, depending on the shelter’s needs at that time.

Little Ksyusha’s painting was given for 6 kg of buckwheat, bandages, medicine, and dog food.

The portrait of Chuck was given to the customer in exchange for 10 cans of dog food, 5 kg of buckwheat, and skin medicine.

Jesse’s painting went out for 7 kg of offal and 3 kg of buckwheat.

The portrait of Timofey was exchanged for medicine and collars for dogs.

Two beautiful hamsters were presented to their owner for 4 kg of dog food, 2.5 kg of dry food, a toy, and a leash.

Sweet Onyx’s portrait went for 3 kg of dog food, 2.5 kg of oatmeal, 4 kg of pearl barley, household supplies, and treats for dogs.

A painting of these three cuties was exchanged for 15 kg of beef.

Wonderful Basi’s portrait was exchanged for 10 kg of buckwheat and 10 kg of pearl barley.

10 kg of beef were given for this portrait of furball Sonya.

Mr. Puzan’s depiction was exchanged for 15 kg of beef trimmings and bones.

“Our family is proud of his wonderful project. His days are scheduled to minutes, he wants to do absolutely everything, there is just not enough time,” Pavel’s mother told Bored Panda.

Pavel hopes to one day become an architect and construct a large dog shelter in the future. But for now, he will help as much as he can through his art and humane acts.

You can follow Pavel’s work on VK.com and Instagram.

What are your thoughts on this young boy’s mission of love? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments, and please share this article to spread the good word.

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An actor impersonates 20 Celebrities with deepfake technology altering his face: Astonishing Video https://iheartintelligence.com/actor-impersonates-20-celebrities-deepfake-technology/ Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:41:54 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=55694 The post An actor impersonates 20 Celebrities with deepfake technology altering his face: Astonishing Video appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

An actor impersonates 20 Celebrities with deepfake technology altering his face: Astonishing Video

An actor collaborated with deepfake artist Sham00k in order to make celebrity impressions with a more realistic touch.  Jim Meskimen and Sham00k made a YouTube video showing the results of their partnership, and they are truly impressive. While Meskimen impersonated the voices himself, deepfake software applied the facial features of 20 Hollywood actors, such as […]

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An actor impersonates 20 Celebrities with deepfake technology altering his face: Astonishing Video

An actor collaborated with deepfake artist Sham00k in order to make celebrity impressions with a more realistic touch. 

Jim Meskimen and Sham00k made a YouTube video showing the results of their partnership, and they are truly impressive. While Meskimen impersonated the voices himself, deepfake software applied the facial features of 20 Hollywood actors, such as Nicholas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, and even former President George W. Bush.

Meskimen’s talent as an impressionist is surely undeniable but so is the capability of the deepfake software. It just shows how far technology has come in blurring the lines between what is real and what isn’t. Nevertheless, it still takes a lot of work. According to Sham00k, the completion of Meskimen’s video took more than 250 hours of work, 1200 hours of material, 300000 pictures and nearly one terabyte of data to create.

Sham00k released a video showing the techniques and datasets he used to accomplish what he did:

Lawmakers, as well as tech companies, have taken note of the spreading of this technology, and researchers have begun developing tools to spot deepfakes. Google has released a number of 3000 deepfakes in an effort to help the cause. Microsoft, MIT, and Facebook are all working to fight the fakes. Reddit has banned AI-generated deepfake pornography, and the state of California now allows its residents to sue people who use the software to put their image in porn without getting permission first. While the world is working on raising its defenses against fake news, deepfakes are making their way as the next frontier.

What are your thoughts on the subject of deepfakes?

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Couples who share a love for Disney could have better relationships https://iheartintelligence.com/couples-love-disney-have-better-relationships/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 06:50:23 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=54417 The post Couples who share a love for Disney could have better relationships appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Couples who share a love for Disney could have better relationships

A study has found that couples who share a mutual love for Disney animations are more likely to stay together.  Are you scared of committing to a person who doesn’t share your fascination with Disney? Well, as it turns out scientists will actually back you up on those worries! Don’t settle for a Gaston just […]

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A study has found that couples who share a mutual love for Disney animations are more likely to stay together. 

Are you scared of committing to a person who doesn’t share your fascination with Disney? Well, as it turns out scientists will actually back you up on those worries! Don’t settle for a Gaston just because he’s a handsome macho or a wonderfully-voiced Vanessa who is, in fact, a sea witch. If you are a true Disney fan and would like to spend your life with a Belle or a Prince Eric, you first need to find out if their love for Mickey and Minnie matches yours. A study revealed that the happiest couples are the ones who share similar interests and take trips together, and that includes all things related to Disney, whether it be watching feature animations or visiting Disneyland.

Researchers at the University of Kansas conducted 39 studies involving 15000 people for a period of 30 years in order to gather data for analyzing how relationships either fail or work out.

“Playfulness between romantic partners is a crucial component in bonding and establishing a relational security. Particularly shared laughter is an important indicator,” states researcher Jeff Hall.

“What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together” through those mutual interests.

(For instance: laughing at the same scenes in Shrek, coming up with Disney-themed inside jokes like assigning secret Disney nicknames of people you both know, or howling simultaneously at the same cheesy jokes by your Jungle Cruise skipper.)

And as it happens to be the case, couples who share a continual love of Disney have a better chance at living through their own fairytale ending.

Just like Ellie and Carl had a common love for books in Up.

A relationship is much more likely to be successful and long-lasting when couples share common interests and hobbies,” says clinical psychologist Francine Lederer.

If one of you only likes DC, and other only Disney princesses, your relationship might be in trouble. It isn’t wrong to have different tastes since we cannot all love the same things at all times, but the more you DO have in common, the study shows the better your prospects are.

Liana Satenstein of Vogue even wrote,

“Not every relationship requires a keypad to communicate.”

Having similar interests and hobbies, along with sufficient time to experience them as a couple, leads to more pure and intimate quality time. If both of you enjoy The Rescuers AND Ferris wheels don’t skip the Seven Dwarves Mine Train just because there’s a long queue; put down your phones, create some memories and bond in that line together!

To sum it all up: Watch all the animations, read the books, visit the parks, or even wear matching Disney shirts in public. When you find a person who fully shares your love for the magic of Disney, get out there and experience it together and you’ll have a much more meaningful, everlasting relationship thanks to it.

Are you and your partner a Disney couple?

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Indian street artist pushes indifferent civic agency into action through his satirical art installations https://iheartintelligence.com/indian-street-artist-civic-agency-art-installations/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:16:57 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=52060 The post Indian street artist pushes indifferent civic agency into action through his satirical art installations appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Indian street artist pushes indifferent civic agency into action through his satirical art installations

He is seen as a modern hero by many. A hero who takes a stand against the dire conditions of the infrastructure of Bengaluru, India.  Baadal Nanjundaswamy is an Indian painter from Mysurudistrict in Karnataka and is mostly recognized for his works in both street art and 3D paintings. A Bachelor of Fine Arts from […]

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He is seen as a modern hero by many. A hero who takes a stand against the dire conditions of the infrastructure of Bengaluru, India. 

Baadal Nanjundaswamy is an Indian painter from Mysurudistrict in Karnataka and is mostly recognized for his works in both street art and 3D paintings.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Nanjundaswamy made Bengaluru his new home.

At the moment, he spends his time highlighting potholed roads, broken infrastructure and the complete apathy of the city’s agencies through his art.

Coming from a poor family, Nanjundaswamy used his artistic talents to raise money to get his university education. In order to do this, he transformed a small shop into a painting workshop from where he sold his paintings.

Thanks to his artistic gifts he was picked up by the renowned international ad agency, Ogilvy & Mather, as soon as he graduated. The agency hired him as an art director for Kannada Films, short films, plays, and documentaries, as well as other independent projects. Some of his more prominent works as an art director include Police Quarter, Prakruthi, Lucia, LifeuIshtene, and more.

His 3D paintings, sculptures, murals, and art installations have been appreciated by people from all around the world. One of his portraits of Sachin Tendulkar graces the Students’ Activity Center in IIT Powai.

Nanjundaswamy, however, is most famous for his street art. His creative portrayal of bad road conditions of Bengaluru and Mysuru has been widely covered by the media across the globe. In addition, his satiric works have gone viral on social media.

His art pushed an embarrassed civic authority into action for rebuilding roads and other damaged infrastructure. For locals, he has become a messiah who delivers them from the indifference and apathy of the civic agencies.

Nanjundaswamy’s crocodile art installation on the road got the giant pothole repaired the next day. His painting around an open manhole also got it sealed almost immediately.

Back in 2014, he painted celebratory themes for festivals such as Independence Day, Diwali and Christmas.

The artist has received numerous honors and awards such as the  ‘Pride of Mysuru’ award in 2015; ‘Pride of Workmanship’ award conferred by Rotary Club, Bengaluru in 2017; ‘Bengaluru Youth Award’ in 2016; ‘Samartha Kannadiga’ award from SamarthaKannadigaru, Kannada Sangha, Mysuru in 2018.

On Facebook, Nanjundaswamy is being followed by more than 23,000 people. His fans impatiently wait for what he will produce next.

What do you think about Nenjundaswamy’s art? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section. 

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Why And How Music Bonds Us Together https://iheartintelligence.com/why-and-how-music-bonds-us-together/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:09:37 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=46753 The post Why And How Music Bonds Us Together appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

Why And How Music Bonds Us Together

What drove humans to start making music? While some say it functioned as a mating call, others suggest we used rhythm and loud noises to keep predators at bay. But according to a study, songs from all over the globe share many common features, such as rhythm and pitch, which lends validity to another theory: […]

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Why And How Music Bonds Us Together

What drove humans to start making music?

While some say it functioned as a mating call, others suggest we used rhythm and loud noises to keep predators at bay.

But according to a study, songs from all over the globe share many common features, such as rhythm and pitch, which lends validity to another theory: music was developed as a way to bring people together.

Regardless of skepticism about the presence of universally cross-cultural aspects of music, the study brings forth strong evidence for the existence of commonalities in global music. The results, which are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), bolster the idea that music is a highly powerful social glue that helps in bonding societies together.

Pat Savage, a PhD student from the Tokyo University of the Arts and lead author of the study says: “It may be a little bit of a no-brainer, but for a long time, I think, people had this idea of music being an individual expression,”

“But throughout the world, it’s almost always in groups and seems to almost always be about bonding these groups together.”

The researchers analyzed a number of 304 stylistically diverse music recordings from all across the world in order to reveal common features. And even though they found no absolute universals, they found many features that were consistently present in a majority of songs across various world regions. Those included universal features related to rhythm and pitch as well as social context and commonalities between musical features.

They combined a new way of classifying music, originally pioneered by well-known American music archivist and collector, Alan Lomax, whose music was extensively sampled by Moby’s late 90s album Play, with common across the world statistical analysis.

The findings showed that rhythms based on two to three beats could be found in music from all the sampled regions – Europe, North, Central and South America, Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

“In the West we can sometimes think of music as being about individuals expressing themselves or displaying their talent, but globally music tends to be more of social phenomena. Even here we see this in things like church choirs, or the singing of national anthems. In countries like North Korea we can also see extreme examples of how music and mass dance can be used to unite and coordinate groups.” said Thomas Curry from the University of Exeter and co-author of the study.

“My daughter and I were singing and drumming and dancing together for months before she even said her first words. Music is not a universal language… music lets us connect without language.”, Savage added.

What kind of music do you feel is the most bonding in your experience? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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A Russian Modeling Agency Revolutionizes The Fashion Industry By Only Hiring Models Over 45-Years-Old, And They Look Fantastic https://iheartintelligence.com/russian-modeling-agency-fashion-industry-models-over-45/ Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:51:30 +0000 https://iheartintelligence.com/?p=46289 The post A Russian Modeling Agency Revolutionizes The Fashion Industry By Only Hiring Models Over 45-Years-Old, And They Look Fantastic appeared first on I Heart Intelligence.com.

A Russian Modeling Agency Revolutionizes The Fashion Industry By Only Hiring Models Over 45-Years-Old, And They Look Fantastic

While Hollywood spends its time photoshopping, face-lifting and botoxing its models in an attempt to hold back the inevitable effects of time, one Russian modeling agency has made the choice to embrace the beauty of natural aging. Oldushka steps into the spotlight as the first agency to represent models aged 45 and up, and even […]

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A Russian Modeling Agency Revolutionizes The Fashion Industry By Only Hiring Models Over 45-Years-Old, And They Look Fantastic

While Hollywood spends its time photoshopping, face-lifting and botoxing its models in an attempt to hold back the inevitable effects of time, one Russian modeling agency has made the choice to embrace the beauty of natural aging.

Oldushka steps into the spotlight as the first agency to represent models aged 45 and up, and even has models as old as 85. The man behind the project is Igor Gavar. Initially, he wanted to capture the style of retirees for his blog but has since expanded the project into a fresh new business.

Oldushka’s models are becoming famous all over Russia and they are highly sought after by many fashion catalogs and advertising campaigns.

Let us take a look at some of the amazing portraits Igor has done:

 

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ВНИМАНИЕ, УКРАИНА!!! #oldushkaukraine Oldushka объявляет набор возрастных моделей в Украине. Если вам больше 50-ти лет, пришлите свои актуальные снимки (сделанные в течении текущего года) на почту oldkasting@gmail.com. В подборке должны быть как крупные планы лица (погрудный портрет, фас, профиль, 3/4), так и фото в полный рост. На снимках должно быть чётко различимо лицо, длина волос, поэтому крупные планы лица в очках и головных уборах не рассматриваются. На кастинг принимаются любые фотографии, как профессиональные, так и любительские, сделанные на любое устройство (фотоаппарат, телефон, планшет и т.д.). В письме укажите свои ФИО, возраст, город проживания и контактный номер телефона. В теме письма напишите УКРАИНА. По результатам кастинга лица, с которыми мы заинтересованы в работе, получат предложение о сотрудничестве ответным письмом. Так же Вы можете отмечать нас на своих снимках в инстаграме, мы рассмотрим их. Спасибо. На фото: Виктор Столяренко. Наша первая модель из Украины. Фотограф @anya_ozerchuk #oldushkamodels #oldushka #олдушка #greyhairmodel

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