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Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art
Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

What the feats of Marco Polo have to do with medieval political propaganda and the history of tea.

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The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings
The Geometry of God: The Striking Kaleidoscopic Patterns of European Cathedral Ceilings

Photographer David Stephenson captures architectural triumphs at the intersection of art and mathematics.

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The Age of Insight: How the Cross-Pollination of Art and Science in Early 20th-Century Vienna Shaped Modern Culture
The Age of Insight: How the Cross-Pollination of Art and Science in Early 20th-Century Vienna Shaped Modern Culture

What Freud has to do with Klimt and the neuroscience of a Beethoven symphony.

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How 17 Equations Changed the World
How 17 Equations Changed the World

What Descartes has to do with C. P. Snow and the second law of thermodynamics.

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The Brotherhood of Man: Vintage Animated Short Film Debunks the Myths of Racist Beliefs (1946)
The Brotherhood of Man: Vintage Animated Short Film Debunks the Myths of Racist Beliefs (1946)

An animated adaptation of a WWII-era pamphlet making a scientific case against racism.

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How Muybridge Changed Science Through Art: A Fascinating Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense
How Muybridge Changed Science Through Art: A Fascinating Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense

What galloping horses have to do with nuclear reactors and supersonic missiles.

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