Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tesla’s poetry at the 6th International Poetry Festival in Paris

At the 20 arrondissement City Hall in Paris, UNESCO Clubs French Federation was represented by two persons : Claude Vielix, FFCU Vice-president and Aleksandar Protic FFCU Federal Counselor for the 6th International Poetry Festival in Paris. Claude Vielix talked about FFCU engagement and role in contemporary society, as well as in cultural activities. Aleksandar Protic informed the audience about the Tesla Memory Project and about Tesla’s scientific poetry. Both FFCU representatives met several poets came from all over the world to celebrate this Festival in Paris. Morii Kae read her poetry dedicated to peace and development in Fukushima. She offred to a FFCU a peace necklace, symbol from japaneese tradition. Aleksandar Protic in the name of UNESCO Club Sorbonne together with Morii Kae and Lana Rebecca March gathered to promote peace through poetry.

Tesla’s scientific poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tesla wrote, in the late 1920s, a poem  Fragments of Olympian Gossip to his friend George Sylvester Viereck, (a well-known German poet and mystic) parodying some of what were called « the scientific establishment of the day ».

 

 

 

 

 

Fragments of Olympian Gossip 

 

While listening on my cosmic phone
I caught words from the Olympus blown.
A newcomer was shown around;
That much I could guess, aided by sound.
“There’s Archimedes with his lever
Still busy on problems as ever.
Says: matter and force are transmutable
And wrong the laws you thought immutable.”
“Below, on Earth, they work at full blast
And news are coming in thick and fast.
The latest tells of a cosmic gun.
To be pelted is very poor fun.
We are wary with so much at stake,
Those beggars are a pest—no mistake.”
“Too bad, Sir Isaac, they dimmed your renown
And turned your great science upside down.
Now a long haired crank, Einstein by name,
Puts on your high teaching all the blame.
Says: matter and force are transmutable
And wrong the laws you thought immutable.”
“I am much too ignorant, my son,
For grasping schemes so finely spun.
My followers are of stronger mind
And I am content to stay behind,
Perhaps I failed, but I did my best,
These masters of mine may do the rest.
Come, Kelvin, I have finished my cup.
When is your friend Tesla coming up.”
“Oh, quoth Kelvin, he is always late,
It would be useless to remonstrate.”
Then silence—shuffle of soft slippered feet—
I knock and—the bedlam of the street.

 

The oldest Balkan newspaper Politika about TESLA MEMORY PROJECT

 

 

The oldest Balkan newspaper Politika about TESLA MEMORY PROJECT presented in UNESCO Headquarters on 05/10/2012

 

The  objective of the TESLA Memory Project, initiated by Aleksandar Protic, president of UNESCO Club at Sorbonne University and the director of Intercultural Forum, is to increase awareness of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, global importance of science and life and work of Nikola Tesla.

 

Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest scientists, is often considered as “The Man who invented the 20th century, now shaping the 21st century”. His impact on the modern world is enormous, products of his genius can be found in everyday life. Nikola Tesla exemplifies a unifying force and inspiration for all nations in the name of peace and science. He was an authentic visionary far ahead of his contemporaries in the field of scientific development. This is why UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register consideres Tesla’s inventions archives as a heritage of mankind.

 

Politika link to this article :

 

www.politika.rs/rubrike/kultura-i-zabava/Predavanje-o-Tesli-u-sedistu-UNESKO-u-Parizu.lt.htmla

 

TESLA Project and Memory of the World Register : lecture at UNESCO by Aleksandar Protić

 

 

Aleksandar Protic, president of UNESCO Club at Sorbonne University, and Federal Counselor  at the French Federation of UNESCO Clubs, presented  TESLA MEMORY PROJECT at UNESCO Headquarters teaching about The Memory of the World Register. French Federation of UNESCO Clubs organized on October 5th 2012 a one-day specialized program « LEARN MORE ABOUT UNESCO » in UNESCO Headquarters .

 

Lectures were provided by FFCU-FEACU : Aleksandar Protic (FFCU) Danièle Seigneuric (FFCU) and Lionel Vinour (FEACU) ; and UNESCO officers : Ana Dumitrescu (Culture), Cecilia Golden (MOST), Christine Morel Vasquez (DOC), Sylvie Cochet (DOCEdu).

 

The  objective of the TESLA Memory Project, initiated by Aleksandar Protic, president of UNESCO Club at Sorbonne University and the director of Intercultural Forum, is to increase awareness of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register, global importance of science and life and work of Nikola Tesla.

 

Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest scientists, is often considered as “The Man who invented the 20th century, now shaping the 21st century”. His impact on the modern world is enormous, products of his genius can be found in everyday life. Nikola Tesla exemplifies a unifying force and inspiration for all nations in the name of peace and science. He was an authentic visionary far ahead of his contemporaries in the field of scientific development. This is why UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register consideres Tesla’s inventions archives as a heritage of mankind.

 

Projet TESLA à l’ UNESCO pour célébrer la Journée mondiale de l’Enseignant

 FORMATION  « MIEUX CONNAITRE l’UNESCO »

réalisée par la

FEDERATION FRANCAISE DES CLUBS UNESCO

VENDREDI 5 OCTOBRE, SIEGE DE L’UNESCO

PROGRAMME

Matin :  UNESCO  1 rue Miollis 75015 Paris

Accueil à partir de 9h

9h30 à 10h30 : Ouverture et présentation générale de l’UNESCO : historique, structure, rôle normatif par Danièle Seigneuric (FFCU) et Lionel Vinour (FEACU)

10h30 à 11h15 : Secteur Culture avec Anna Dumitrescu (UNESCO CLT)

11h15 à 12h : Programme MOST avec Cecilia Golden

12h-13h15 : Projet TESLA – Mémoire du Monde avec Aleksandar Protic (FFCU)

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Après – midi : UNESCO  7 place de Fontenoy 75015 Paris

13h15 à 14h30 : repas

15h à 15h30 : visite guidée

15h30 à 16h : Centre de documentation avec Christine Morel Vasquez (UNESCO)

16h à 17h : Présentation des ressources pédagogiques au Centre de documentation Education avec Sylvie Cochet (UNESCO)

17h à 17h30 : Bilan et suggestions