BIANCA REGL: ​BETWEEN THE APPLE AND THE PLATE

“… For beauty is only a step removed from a burning terror we barely sustain, and we worship it for the graceful sublimity with which it disdains to consume us.” (Rainer Maria Rilke, from The First Elegy (Duineser Elegien, 1923), translated by John Waterfield) Born in Austria in 1980, Bianca Regl lives in Beijing since 2010. In her prior years she spent time in Los Angeles and Berlin. The theme of her paintings was, and is, the (picturesque) localization. Terms such as ‘homeland’ and ‘tradition’ face others, like ‘emigration’ and ‘hyper culturalism’. François Jullien writes that coming across China means compiling a sloping and strategic access that makes us grasp European…



How Are You ——Friendship through Lili’s Eyes

How are you? is the most asked question not only in greetings, but also amongst friends. Not many know exactly what the purpose, intent or meaning of this very phrase is. Is the person asking really interested? Does the person really want to spend time talking about worries and problems? Or is it simply easier for the sake of both communicators involved to agree on both people’s well-being? Indeed, it is easier! No doubt about it. But a friendship is not built for passing on quickly. A true friendship takes its time to show engagement, to show concern and to suggest solutions for…


Blockchain: Trust Changes Everything

What is Blockchain? What is the “Byzantine” problem in relation to Blockchain Technology? In which way is this technology helping human beings gain trust in health care and more? Read the brilliant article by Sascha Mundstein. Blockchain technology is a unique and unexpected combination of three subject areas: Internet, cryptography and game theory. The first two of these disciplines are obvious: Blockchain works over a decentralized peer-to-peer network on the Internet, and encryption technologies are known to play an important role in ensuring the authenticity of data. But what about the game theory? And what does this have to do…