A centennial tribute to great minds

by piero scaruffi

2012: Alan Turing and the Programmable Universe
2013: Roger Sperry and the Age of the Brain, Albert Camus, Benjamin Britten, Barbara Pym, Paul Erdos, Kenzo Tange, Witold Lutoslawski, Woody Herman, Jesse Owens, Ford's assembly line, Igor Stravinskij's and Sergei Diaghilev's ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps/ The Rite of Spring", Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell's "Principia Mathematica", Niels Bohr's model of the atom, Luigi Russolo's "L'Arte dei Rumori", Marc Chagall's "The Fiddler", Klimt's "The Virgins", Marcel Duchamp's kinetic sculpture "Bicycle Wheel", Carl Jung splits with Freud
2014: Octavio Paz, Sun Ra, William Burroughs, Jonas Salk, Julio Cortazar, but also World War I
2015: Orson Welles, Edith Piaf, Muddy Waters, Franz Kafka's "The Trial", Einstein's general relativity (November 25), Saul Bellow, Fernando Pessoa's "Ode Maritima" , Moore's Law, the Grateful Dead but also the Armenian Genocide
2016: Francis Crick, Herbert Simon, Paul Valery's "Le Jeune Parque", Dada
2017: David Bohm, Heinrich Boell, Anthony Burgess, Arthur Clarke, Lou Harrison, John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk, I. M. Pei, Ilya Prigogine, the first jazz record, Capek's Robot
2018: Nelson Mandela, Ingmar Bergman, Robert Aldrich, Leonard Bernstein, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the Bauhaus
2019: Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, Lennie Tristano 1913: Rosa Parks, Sylvia Porter, Mary Leakey, Barbara Pym, Else Christensen, Vivien Leigh 1914: Vance Packard, Dixy Lee Ray (and she's a Stanford grad!), Katherine (Kate) Gleason 1915: Alan Lomax, Les Paul, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, Ingrid Bergman, Ethel Rosenberg

To be continued...

Selected by piero scaruffi