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Table of Contents
Music All musicians
Rock Album reviews
Yearly ratings
History of Rock Music
History of Pop Music
Best albums
Best songs
Best of Rock Music
Greatest musicians
Database of musicians
Jazz Jazz musicians
History of Jazz
History of Blues
Best albums
Classical Classical masterpieces
20th Century
Avantgarde composers
The Essentials
Other genres History of Hip-hop music
History of Country
History of Soul
History of Musical
History of Film Music
History of Blues
New Age Music
Cinema Yearly ratings
Best movies
Best by country
History of cinema
Gallery of images
Travel Pictures of the world
Wonders of the world
Hiking in California
Greatest places
National guides
Politics World news
Political analyses
Book reviews
Analyses by country
Reading material
History Timelines
Natural disasters
Timeline of the 20th Century
Visual history of computing
Audio interviews
History of Knowledge
History of Knowledge in slides
History of Silicon Valley
History of Thought in slides
Literature Timelines
Greatest writers
Modern literature
World writers
History of poetry
My poetry
Science My work in cognitive science
Annotated bibliography on mind
Book reviews
Cognitive Science news
Timeline of modern science
My book on consciousness
My book in slides
My seminar on consciousness
Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
Audio interviews
A Timeline of Psychology
A Timeline of Neuroscience
Art Painters
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 1: From Impressionism to Surrealism
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 2: From Abstract Art to Conceptual Art
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 3: The Age of Globalization
Greatest paintings
History of painting
Comic Art
Museums of the world
Pictures of museums and artists
Timeline of the 20th century
Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
LAST festival
Audio interviews
My art
Philosophy Philosophers
My essays
Milestone books
Quotes from my writings
History of Silicon Valley
Artificial Intelligence
Human 2.0
Human 3.0
Virtual Reality
A Timeline of Artificial Intelligence
A.I. slides
Future of Technology
Tributes Birthdays: a secular calendar of saints
50,40,30,20,10 Years Ago in Music
World, wake up
The Thinkers
The Viewers
The Dancers
Modern music








Silicon Valley



Visual Arts


New book: Dialogue of the Lovers - A Poem in 105 Cantos
Cinema: Best films of 2023 so far
Cinema: A History of Russian Cinema 1900-99
A.I.: Michal Kosinski (Stanford Univ) on "Theory of Mind Might Have Spontaneously Emerged in Large Language Models"
Bioart: Amy Karle on "Digital Dreams and Bio-realities: Reimagining Humanity Through Art and Technology" at a Stanford LASER chaired by Piero Scaruffi
Neuroscience: Eti Ben Simon (UC Berkeley) on "The Emotional Brain in a Sleepless World"
Cinema: A History of Indian Cinema 1900-80
New book: A History of Silicon Valley - Vol 1: The 20th Century (2023 Update) (Amazon, 2023)
New book: A History of Silicon Valley - Vol 2: The 21st Century (2023 Update) (Amazon, 2023)
Cinema: Best films by country
Rock: Spotify playlists for the last five years - (2018), (2019), (2020), (2021), (2022) (thanks Nick)
Politics: Ukraine between Russia and China: Thoughts on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine - Part III
Video: Ukraine between Russia and China
Politics: Biden never won
Politics: Trump 2024
Interviewed: Interviewed by Gerry Fialka
Politics: Immigration is the biggest threat to Western democracies
Politics: Why Stormy Daniels matters
Politics: John Mearsheimer is wrong on Ukraine
Event: Ravi Majeti on "Stem Cells and Reprogramming in Human Acute Leukemia", Thomas Haakenson on "Kurt Schwitters and Dada Resistance", David Stork on "Computer-assisted analysis of Johannes Vermeer", Paige Emery on "On Divinatory Ecologies for More-Than-Human Time"
Computer Science: ChatGPT in Context. Part 1 - The Transformer, A Revolution in Computation (video)
Computer Science: ChatGPT in Context. Part 2 - Social Impact (video)
Computer Science: ChatGPT in Context. Part 3 - Philosophy (video)
Politics: The Saudi-Iranian Axis - Netanyahu and Biden humiliated
Interviewed: I was interviewed on ChatGPt and Silicon Valley
Politics: Why banning TikTok is a bad idea
Computer Science: Video: my version of the history of computers in 20 minutes
Politics: Putin's Radicalization and the Russian Jihad
Event: Videos of Jennifer Dionne (Stanford Univ) on "Silicon photonics", Alice Zhang (Media Artist) on "The Need for Intergenerational Tech" and Adegboyega Mabogunje (Stanford Univ) on "Children, Women, Sex and Bombs"
Politics: Britain should quickly rejoin the EU and adopt the euro
Philosophy: Expanded: "Fake News is the Hallmark of Human Civilization" (revised)
New book: My History of Rock & Dance Vol 2 in Spanish
New book: My History of Rock & Dance Vol 1 in Spanish
Event: Conversation with Annie Kritcher (Lawrence Livermore Lab) on the state of nuclear fusion (video)
Event: Conversation with Primavera De Filippi (National Center of Scientific Research, Paris) on "Do blockchains dream of electronic flowers?" (video)
2022 lists : The year 2022 in review: deaths, heroes, books, albums, films
Neuroscience: Neuroscience news of 2022
Cinema stills: Jerzy Skolimowski
Video: A Political Tour of the World
Video: When A.I. makes it, is it still Art?
Politics: A Political Tour of the World
Music : Updated the overall index of rock, jazz, avantgarde: 9,600 musicians
Book Reviews: Several books on cognitive science
Music: New album reviews
Tributes: Great minds we lost in 2022
Rock Music: Playlist for Cpt 5 of my history of rock
Politics: Who's paying for the Western sanctions on Russia?
Philosophy: Life eats Life
Philosophy: All Men are Rapists
Philosophy: The Self does not Exist, Free Will does
Philosophy: Religion is Immortal
Philosophy: The Real "I" is not the Soul but the Deeds and it's Immortal
Music: Gustavo Necochea collected all the songs from "Songs" and "Extended Tracks" for the Best of 1990 to 2021 in: this playlist and this playlist.
Book Reviews: Max Tegmark's "Life 3.0"
Philosophy: Equations approximate Algorithms
Literature: My conversation with Marjorie Perloff on TS Eliot's "The Waste Land"
Book Reviews: "To Be a Machine" (2017), "The Discrete Charm of the Machine" (2019), "The Voices Within" (2016), "Life Changing" (2020), "A Brief History of Death" (2014)
Politics: The Supreme Court is on track to become the LEAST trusted institution in the USA
Video: Rand Paul and Anthony Fauci on the lab origin of covid
Classical Music: Revised the chapters for a book on 20th century music
Cinema stills: Aki Kaurismaki
Cinema stills: Luchino Visconti
Literature : My conversation with Sarah Cole about James Joyce's Ulysses
Cinema stills: Akira Kurosawa
Politics: Not "if" but "When and Where" - Guns in the USA Part 653
Politics: Thoughts on Russia's Invasion of Ukraine - Part II
History: Revised: Videos of my old class "A History of Knowledge"
History: Revised: "A New History of Prehistory"
Literature : James Joyce
Book reviews : Phelps' "Mass Flourishing" (2013), Mishra's "Age of Anger" (2017), Bacevich's "The Age of Illusions" (2020) and Ansary's "The Invention of Yesterday" (2019)
Politics: Putin's invasions (also a video interview)
Culture: Conversation with Ewa Domanska on "Prefigurative Art in the Age of Catastrophe"
Cinema stills: Jean Cocteau
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Russia (worth reading again: i published it a few months ago)
Book review: David Sanger's "The Perfect Weapon" (2018)
Politics: Tucker Carlson and the Fifth Column
Politics: China Cracks down on Big Giants but Raises Little Giants
Politics: China's Debt
Politics: The Real Victim of Islam: Islamic Civilization
Cinema stills: Dusan Makavejev
Rock Music: Playlist for Cpt 4 of my history of rock
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Italy
Politics: Nations in crisis: Britain
Politics: Nations in crisis: France
Politics: The USA never was a Democracy
Politics: The US Slide towards One-party Rule
Politics: Trump & the Shitholes
Politics: Politically Incorrect Facts about the Covid Pandemic
Politics: What if there is a Secret Russia-China Pact?
Politics: The Anti-nuclear Movement is Putin's Secret Weapon against Europe
Politics: The New Byzantium: The European Union
Politics: Europe's Many Crises
Updated volume 4 of "A Visual History of the Visual Arts"
Technology & Philosophy: Cyberspace as Migration and Dematerialization
Rock Music: Another playlist for the history of rock
Technology & Philosophy: A Critique of Immersion
Technology & Philosophy: Postmodernism, Cybertime, Utopia
Cinema stills: Oliver Stone
Technology & Philosophy: Death of the Author and of the Reader
Politics: Both Republicans and Democrats don't Understand that Trump is a Loser
Who covered up the origins of covid, China or Trump?
Ten (Politically Incorrect) Things you can do about your Carbon Footprint
Rock Music: Album reviews: La Novia, Land of Kush, Moor Mother, Madlib, Lingua Ignota, Morissette, Phair, etc
Ecology: Will the human race succumb to overpopulation?
Technology: A Crypto-history of DAOs
Politics: China and the world according to China's intellectuals.
Culture: Videos of recent LAST dialogues: Anastasia Raina on "Posthuman Polymythology", Warren Sack on "The Software Arts" Cindy Cohn on "Imagining A Future with Real Digital Privacy", Elizabeth Currid-Halkett on "Inconspicuous Consumption and Cultural Capital: the New Inequality", Alvy Ray Smith on "A Biography of the Pixel", David Kirby on Diegetic Prototypes, Alysson Muotri on Applications of Brain Organoids, Catherine Blish on Covid-19 and the Virusphere, Heather Barnett on "Compostulations: stories of interspecies encounters " , Clare Stanton on "Linkrot and Content Drift: The Irreversible Decay of Internet Content" , etc
Technology: A Crypto-history of Blockchain Technology
Society: Craigslist Killed the Local Newspaper... and Civility
Technology: The Metaverse
Art: My introduction to Leonardo DaVinci (video)
Technology: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Science: The Genetic Origins of Human Intelligence
Rock Music: Playlists for the history of rock
Science: The biggest neuroscience news of 2020
Technology: An introduction to Web 3.0
Art: A Visual History of Modern Architecture (downloadable pdf)
Politics: Was is Worth it? The Bush/Rice Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 20 Years Later
Politics: Added several topics to my article on China (look for "2021 additions")
Cinema stills: Jan Svankmajer
Politics: Common Prosperity and Digital Billionaires: Why China is Cracking down on Big Tech
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Somalia
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Ethiopia
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Brazil
Cinema stills: Wen Jiang
Covid: Vaccines don't work (the way we expected) and the way forward
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Mozambique
Cinema stills: Frantisek Vlacil
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Afghanistan
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Libya
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Lebanon
Politics: Joe Biden = Donald Trump part II
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Venezuela
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Yemen
Rock: A listening companion to my history of rock
History: Timelines of Modern Countries
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Nigeria
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Turkey
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Russia
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Pakistan
Politics: Revised: Did covid-19 come out of a lab?
Art: Paula Rego
Interviewed: Interviewed by Abe Zbornik on dystopia of cloud computing, quantum computing, AI, China, etc
Art: Updated: A History of Videogames (also Download in pdf format) - thank you Enrico and Bob for suggestions and corrections!
Cinema stills: Fritz Lang
Literature : Best novels of the 21st century
Cinema stills: Johnnie To
Events: Conversations with Janine Randerson (Auckland University of Technology) on "Weather as a Medium"; and Jennie Lavine (Emory Univ) on "Will covid become endemic?"
Cinema stills: Raul Ruiz
Jazz: A volunteer has compiled Spotify track lists for each chapter of my History of Jazz
Cinema stills: Takashi Miike
Cinema stills: Karwai Wong
Literature : Best novels of all time in chronological order
Cinema stills: Aleksei German
Events: Dialogues with Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley), Anastasia Raina (Rhode Island School of Design) and Christian Kohler (Lawrence Berkeley Labs)
Panel : "The Algorithmic Society" with Irina Raicu, Michal Kosinski, Simina Mistreanu
Cinema stills: Josef Sternberg
My talks: Interviewed about the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous program
Art: Updated: A History of Videogames (also Download in pdf format) - thank you Enrico for suggestions and corrections!
Dialogues : Maryam Razi (live from Iran), Mike Parker Pearson (UC London/ Archeology), Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley/ Literature), Anastasia Raina (Rhode Island School of Design), Christian Kohler (Lawrence Berkeley Labs), Monica Smith (UC Los Angeles/ Anthropology), Sophia Moskalenko (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism), Brian Knutson (Stanford/ Neuroscience), etc
Literature : Best poetry of all time
Politics: Updated: The Trump Presidency in Pictures
Music : New album reviews: Government, RAIC, White Suns, Run The Jewels, etc
History : Revised all the national timelines
2020 lists : The year 2020 in review: deaths, heroes, books, albums, films
Cinema : Best films of all time
Director : Best directors of all time
Politics: For an Anthropological Study of Trump and FoxNews (revised and expanded)
Politics: The Further Adventures of the Face Mask
Cinema stills: Rainer Fassbinder
Politics: Change the US constitution
Politics: Only Black Lives Matter?
Music : Classical composers born after 1949
Politics: Decapitate Columbus? Decapitate yourself!
Cinema : Ratings for the films of the 1970s
Politics: Reparations? Maybe a good idea, but not what you think
Cinema stills: John Woo
Politics: The USA is playing with fire: The Rise of US Fascism
Cinema stills: Brian DePalma
Politics: East Asia's National (In)Security
Cinema : Ratings for the films of the 1980s
Politics: The Great Decoupling: How Western Europe and the Far East could decouple from the USA
Art: Banksy
Politics: Top issues of the USA
Cinema stills: Robert Zemeckis
Politics: Facts about China that may surprise you
Events: Dialogues with Piroska Kopar (Univ of Washington) and Milana Trounce (Stanford)
Politics: Corruption, Incompetence, Racism, Treason and Madness in the White House
Politics: If Trump is reelected, you will die
Art: Keiichi Tanaami
Politics: Who will win the US elections?
Events: Dialogue with Margot Gerritsen on Computational Mathematics
Book review: Bjorn Lomborg's "False Alarm"
Events: Videos of my LAST dialogues
History: Reorganized the tens of thousands of slides of my class on "History of Knowledge"
Event: Brain-inspited AI and Ethics of AI (with a Chinese AI scientist, live from Beijing)
Politics: Endless: i re-re-re-updated the Trump-Russia collusion dossier with the latest revelations (scroll down to September 2020)
Event: "Revolution (in politics, art and science)" with historian Steve Harris, art historian Dawna Schuld and physicist Saul Perlmutter
Art: Oleg Shupliak
Book review: Karen Dawisha's "Putin's Kleptocracy" (2014)
Rock: Lots of album reviews
Science: Updated: a timeline of Covid-19
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