The poem as vision

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Written by Saturday, 24 December 2011 11:18
Biography of M. Vasalis sees the light M. Vasalis is the pseudonym for Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans (1909–1998), whose three collections of poems published between 1940 and 1954 enjoyed unprecedentedly high print runs. “If your work sells well, you’re immediately viewed with suspicion by the literary elite”, says Meijer. “If you’re…

A different sound in science

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Written by Friday, 16 December 2011 11:57
Vici grant for Karin Bijsterveld’s Sonic Skills research Volcanic activity has traditionally been predicted by measuring the vibrations of the earth. That is, until people started to see volcanoes as a sort of organ pipe, and started to listen instead to the sounds that they make. The result: better predictions…
Graeme Evans, extraordinary professor of Culture and Urban Development, on Maastricht as Capital of Culture 2018 Maastricht is aiming to be named the European Capital of Culture in 2018. That the city is taking this aim seriously is evident, among other things, from the fact that it is funding an…

Morality versus technology

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Written by Monday, 12 September 2011 11:10
Do you influence technological development? Quickly checking your email on your smartphone, sitting in the sun with your laptop to work or even driving your car to work: technology is an integral part of our daily lives. "While technology gives us a lot, we also know that what it brings…

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