The White Snake

In this story, collected by the Grimm brothers, we learn about an unexpecting king who learns the language of animals. But at what cost?  A long time ago there lived a king who was famed for his wisdom through all the land. Nothing was hidden from him, and it seemed as if news of the most […]

Augmented Empathy

We all live in our own consciousness bubbles. Call them worlds. They may be shared or multiplited. In order to get a glimpse of another individuals point of view one needs to enter that person’s world. The Theriomorphous-Cyborg of artist Simone Ferracina tries to help that process. Simone asks us to enter the world of […]


Parseltongue, the language of snakes, has associations in the common mind with Dark Magic (although Dumbledore stated that it is not necessarily an evil quality). Those possessing the ability to speak it (“Parselmouths”) occur very rarely. People apparently acquire the skill through learning or via a method of xenoglossia, such as through genetic inheritance (or […]