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This short film by the French visual artist Thomas Blanchard pays tribute to the English ambient music master Brian Eno with riveting imagery built from a simple concoction of paint, soap and water. Pairing his practical effects with ‘Emerald and Stone’ (2010), which Eno co-wrote with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams, Blanchard builds an ephemeral dreamworld of flowing music and visuals that’s easy to sink into.
Ecology and environmental sciences
The ancient Hawaiian myth that sparked a modern ecological breakthrough
‘Dun dun dun duuun!’ Why Beethoven’s Fifth sticks in the head and stirs the heart
The irreverent duo who thumbed their noses at the Soviet Union and the US art world
Computing and artificial intelligence
A scientist’s poor eyesight helped fuel a revolution in computer ‘vision’
Ageing and death
Demystifying death – a palliative care specialist’s practical guide to life’s end
Future of technology
Is this the future of space travel? Take a luxury ‘cruise’ across the solar system
Why mathematical truths exist with or without minds to consider them
Stories and literature
A French Creole folktale nearly lost to time is given new, gorgeously animated life
Food and drink
Is a ‘gastronomic society’ dinner the height of decadence, or an act of artistry?