Orphée & Eurydice

The Opéra de Nice currently stages the piece “Orphée & Eurydice”. It tells the famous myth of Orpheus who descends to the underworld to return his beloved Eurydice. Yesterday I watched the modern production; unfortunately it is forbidden to take photos during the performance…

General Fuzz – [2008] Red Balloon

General Fuzz - Red Balloon

Much of the free electronic music available these days is quite minimalistic, experimental or both. This album is – surprise – different. Although being produced entirely electronic, it is enjoyable also by the non-hardcore electronic listener. It features groovy rhythms, catchy melodies and harmonic, erm… harmonies. Continue reading “General Fuzz – [2008] Red Balloon”

Visiting Eze

Eze is an old village east of Nice, France. From its superior position you have a great view over the sea and the neighbouring towns down the coast. The village’s peak is moreover a beautiful garden (admission fee, of course) with flowers and cacti.

Technological Singularity

Accelerating Change I

In my English course I had to prepare a presentation on a topic regarding new technologies. Having recently read the novel “Accelerando” by Charles Stross (available online for free) I had a suitable subject ready: a technological singularity. You maybe have heard of other types of singularities in mathematics or cosmology, but this one is quite different. Continue reading “Technological Singularity”

Observatory of Nice

Yesterday I visited the observatory of Nice which nowadays is part of the institution Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, the combination of 7 astronomic sites in the region. It was finished in 1888, financed by the French banker Raphaël-Louis Bischoffsheim. By that time it possessed the world’s biggest lens. The gallery also shows the botanic assets since the 35 hectare big estate is mainly covered by a park. The last pictures show some photos of Nice taken later the same day.