Greek artist Petros Vrellis is challenging the notion that art and computer science are incompatible. With master’s degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Art Sciences, Vrellis combines these two passions to create what he calls “Algorithmic Art.”
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Icarus and Daedalus: The Timeless Myth of Ambition and Consequence
Icarus and Daedalus is a timeless tale of ambition, caution, and creativity. The story tells of a father and son who attempt to escape their island imprisonment by building wings of feathers and wax. Despite warnings, Icarus becomes overconfident and flies too close to the sun, melting his wings and falling to his death.
The Greek Myth Behind How Europe Got Its Name
If you’ve ever looked at the Greek 2-euro coin, you’ve seen the image of Europa. You might be familiar with the picture of this famous character in Greek mythology. However, do you know her story?
‘Mijo’ Film Tells Story of King Midas With a Modern Mexican Twist
It’s never too late to put a new spin on a classic story. Everyone is familiar with the Greek myth of King Midas — a king who turns everything he touches into gold. Filmmaker Mazdey Snob is retelling this tale in a new way, though, in her latest fashion film, “Mijo.”
Everything You Should Know About the Temple of Poseidon
For those who are fascinated by history, ancient legends, and incredible architecture, Greece is one of the best countries to explore. Greece can be a bit of an overwhelming travel destination, though, as it’s home to so much rich history and many fascinating attractions. There’s certainly a lot to see and do while in Greece. However, one of the most interesting, must-see attractions is the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.
All About the Sporades Islands in Greece
Are you getting ready to take a trip to Greece? Do you want to step off the beaten path and explore some of the country’s insanely beautiful lesser-known islands? If so, a trip to the Sporades Islands is definitely in order.
Explore the List of Greece’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
It’s no secret that Greece is home to a robust collection of monuments and archaeological sites, all of which possess deep cultural significance. Currently, there are 18 different monuments and unique locations in the Mediterranean country that have been granted the title of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The Real History of Santa Claus
For years, Santa Claus has been busy “making his list and checking it twice,” but the man in the red suit has come a long way from his humble beginnings to the Santa the world knows and loves today.
War, Love, and Tragedy: Exploring the Legend of Troy
The story of Troy dates back 3,000 years. It has been told time and time again through legends, books, theater, and film throughout the centuries. The Greek poet Homer wrote about it in the eighth century B.C. and ancient Greek and Roman artists captured its intrigue on canvas and in clay.
The Acropolis Museum, Athens: A Modern Take on Ancient History
Located less than 1,000 feet from Greece’s famed Parthenon, the Acropolis Museum in Athens offers a panoramic view of the very archaeological sites from which its exhibits came. Designed by modern architects Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the 150,000-square-foot property holds more than 3,000 artifacts from the ancient Athenian citadel known as the Acropolis.