4-sided shapes

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Geometry is a subject that has always had a peculiar form. Entirely attached to the discipline of mathematics but in so many ways in a realm of its own. This is because, in many ways, we have always been more excited by the prospect of shapes than algebra and calculus.

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Le rapport de la France avec la diversité culturelle

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Admettons que… je change de prénom. Du coup est-ce que tu vas oublier que je suis moins clair que les autres prénoms ?Genre si j’ai un prénom plus typiquement français, plus blanc, ton projet c’est quoi, c’est que je le devienne avec le temps ?(…) Et si je change de prénom et que je suis asiatique est ce que ca sera plus facile pour toi à prononcer que grain de riz ? Et si je change de prénom, est-ce que tu vas choisir autre chose pour moi ? Ça ça m’intéresse.

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The imperative of music in 2020

The imperative of music in 2020

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My daily imperative is to listen to music, and I have every reason to believe that this predilection isn’t unique. It’s my waking conversation, and one which greets me during most mornings with about as much assurance as, well, the “guarantees” in life we take most for granted. If you live in La Vieille Ville, these guarantees might be granted to you in the form of the sometimes-enchanting, but often insanity-inducing Basilica bells. For the gentlemen who lay claim to the beach, the arguably notorious MDL boys, morning’s first tune might be the waves against their windows, or for the Villa Jasmine girls, it might be the choir of seagulls perched on the surrounding terracotta.

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My experience in two weeks of quarantine

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On December fourth, California plates were spotted driving down the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. When the car was pulled over for its illegible licence plate, the police officer deduced that the driver was in fact breaking the two-week mandatory quarantine rule placed on international travellers upon their arrival to Canada

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Social media : good for whom ?

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“We’ve created a world in which online connection has become primary, especially for younger generations. And yet, in that world, any time two people connect, the only way it’s financed is through a sneaky third person who is paying to manipulate those two people. So, we’ve created an entire global generation of people who were raised within a context where the very meaning of communication, the very meaning of culture is manipulation. We’ve put deceit and sneakiness at the absolute center of everything we do.” – Jaron Lenier

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