Nos ordinateurs ont-ils la mémoire courte?

December 11, 2015 | 52 min | Color | ARTE France & ZED end EDCA | Directed by Vincent Amoroux

What will become of the billions of information gathered on the hard disks, CD or DVD? Is our civilization without a perennial support still capable of producing memory?


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toco toco’s new season starts with Mangaka & Illustrator legend Hisashi Eguchi(江口寿史).  Our glimpse into Eguchi’s universe starts at Jimbocho, home of Shuheisha, one of Japan’s top publishing companies. We will follow Eguchi through the streets and places that made the memories of the start of his career, which now extends to almost forty years. 
One train ride later, we will head to Kichijoji, Eguchi’s long-time home and current place of work, where we will discover more about his works and find some hints behind his peculiar style. The night will take us to Sasanoha, a small authentic restaurant in the back alleys of Harmonica Yokocho, where Eguchi meets with fellow mangaka, illustrators and editors.
Jimbocho Area (神保町周辺)
Sasanoha (ささの葉)
Harmonica Yokocho (ハーモニカ横丁)
Kichijoji Area (吉祥寺周辺)
Eguchi’s Studio (江口さんのスタジオ)

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Voyager Mission 40th Anniversary

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Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, marked 40 years of operation and exploration in August/September 2017. In this panel presentation, hear behind-the-scenes accounts from original and current mission team members as they describe the engineering challenges and momentous science achievements of the mission. This program was recorded at JPL on August 24, 2017.

CRUMB (1995)

1995 | 120 minutes | Color | English | Directed by Terry Zwigoff

Terry Zwigoff’s landmark 1995 film is an intimate documentary portrait of the underground artist Robert Crumb, whose unique drawing style and sexually and racially provocative subject matter have made him a household name in popular American art. Zwigoff candidly and colorfully delves into the details of Crumb’s incredible career and life, including his family of reclusive eccentrics, some of the most remarkable people you’ll ever see on-screen. At once a profound biographical portrait, a riotous examination of a man’s controversial art, and a devastating look at a troubled family, Crumb is a genuine American original. 

S IS FOR STANLEY directed by Alex Infascelli

2015 | Color | 78min | Directed by Alex Infascelli

S Is For Stanley is the story of Emilio D'Alessandro, Stanley Kubrick's personal driver. A Friendship that lasted through 30 years of their lives, helped create four cinema masterpieces, and brought together two apparently opposite people, that found their ideal journey companion far away from their homes. 
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Naissance d’une affiche - Exposition Machines à Dessiner - François Schuiten

François Schuiten made the announcement poster for the exhibition Machines à dessiner in Musée des Arts et Métiers in 2016 AD.

Image & realisation: Vladimir Peeters
Lighting & sound: Sebastien Mercial
Animation & Montage: Adrien Centner
Music at the exhibition: Bruno Letort
Sound designer: Nicolas Kluge

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

2011| | The Floating University | Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler, Kathleen Russell, and Elizabeth Rodd

Kaku's latest book is The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (

The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything
Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY

What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Thanks to advances in string theory, physics may allow us to escape the heat death of the universe, explore the multiverse, and unlock the secrets of existence. While firing up our imaginations about the future, Kaku also presents a succinct history of physics and makes a compelling case for why physics is the key to pretty much everything.

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Originally released September, 2011.

LO and BEHOLD directed by Werner Herzog

2016-I-28 | Color | English | 98 min | Directed by Werner Herzog
Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick. 
These provocative conversations reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.”
See it in theatres, On Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes August 19th


Today it was published the last volume of DRAGON BALL SHŌSHŪHEN (総集編) in Japan. Shueisha began to re-publish a new collected edition of Akira Toriyama's classic manga in an 18 volume collection released every two Fridays in Japan, starting on May 13th 2016.

First published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from December 1984 to May 1995 and originally serialized in chapters of 15 pages, with a weekly periodicity Dragon Ball became a phenomenon and busted the  magazine to surpass the 6 million issue circulation in the 90's. Dragon Ball shared pages in the WSJ  with other classic mangas such as Captain Tsubasa and Saint Seya. With a JIS B5 (7 ×10 inch or 18.2 × 25.7 cm) size and around 400 pages, most of them in  black and white  and sporadical color chapters of the featured series, WSJ had a phonebook kind of feeling. Due to the volume, size and and lack of print  and paper quality, Japanese magazine are not something readers keep, but rather read and throw away to the recycle bin. That is why popular series such as Dragon Ball are later collected in books. Here a look back at the different Japanese editions published in Japan over the years:

Finalized in about ten years and totalling 520 chapters, during the serialization of Dragon Ball every three month or so, the manga was collected in smaller size (4.5 × 7 inch or 11 × 17 cm), and 180 page books called TANKŌBON (単行本) they were all printed in black and white, totaling 42 volumes with a price tag of ¥360 around $4 of the time. This edition was refreshed in May 2009 with newly designed covers.

In December 2002, Dragon Ball was collected in a 34 volume collection called KANZENBAN (完全版) in a bigger size A5 (5.7 × 8.3 inch or 14.5 × 21 cm) with the color pages that were missing in the previous edition, with a better paper quality, new cover illustrations by the author and a slightly different ending. Each volume costed ¥933 about $9 and had around 230 pages.

In 2013, Dragon Ball was fully digitally colored and released both in digital e-book and paper format in tankōbon size volumes. The series was divided in 6 mayor arcs and each volume was numbered within these arcs. The whole series was collected in 32 volumes, each with 260 pages and a price tag of ¥630 around $6.

The latest edition is the SHŌSHŪHEN (総集編) and collects the whole series in just 18 volumes. It brings back the same size in which the series was printed in the WSJ, in a glorious 7 × 10 inch size and for the first time the chapters were collected in relation to the plot arcs of the series, so each volume has a different page count and price. Prices vary from 550¥ to 700¥ ( $5-$6.5) and as far as number of pages is concerned from 400 to 600. This edition was desingned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series and the goal was to resemble what was like reading Dragon Ball for the first time when published in WSJ. The thickness of the volume, keeping the chapter covers before each chapter, instead of putting them all together at the end (as the previous editions did), maintaining the color pages in a glossy paper and the B&W in a more of a brown paper stock and including for the first time since it's original serialization the foot notes that preceded  each chapter help in creating that feeling. Apart from this, the books come full of tidbits, such as timelines of Dragon Ball product releases, insert posters and special cards. All this together makes this one the greatest Dragon Ball editions ever.