The hidden influence of social networks

TED Talk with Nicholas Christakis, in which he explores how the large-scale, face-to-face social networks in which we are embedded affect our lives, and what we can do to take advantage of this fact People aren’t merely social animals in the usual sense, for we don’t just live in groups. We live in networks — … Sigue leyendo

Funky food, napBooks and growing jewelry

Freaky functional design by Hafsteinn Juliusson     In his design, he likes to be involved with society, ecology and tries to avoid mass production. Hafsteinn Juliusson is an industrial designer from Reykjavik, Iceland, living and working in Milan, Italy. Hafsteinn likes to approach design from a new perspective and reach a diverse range of … Sigue leyendo

The danger of a single story

TED talk with Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding In Nigeria, Chimamanda … Sigue leyendo

From I to J

Isabel Coixet rinde homenaje a John Berger en La Casa Encendida La Casa Encendida de Obra Social Caja Madrid está presentando la exposición “From I to J. Un homenaje de Isabel Coixet a John Berger” que podrá verse hasta el 11 de abril. La exposición, realizada con la colaboración del centro Arts Santa Mònica de … Sigue leyendo

Five lives of an artist

TED talk with Indian artist Raghava KK With endearing honesty and vulnerability, Raghava KK tells the colorful tale of how art has taken his life to new places, and how life experiences in turn have driven his multiple reincarnations as an artist — from cartoonist to painter, media darling to social outcast, and son to … Sigue leyendo

Lydia Lunch, Ghosts of Spain

Presentación del libro AMNESIA Lydia Lunch, uno de los nombres más destacados del spoken word y de la cultura underground de Nueva York, continúa explorando nuevos medios para exorcizar a sus fantasmas y este libro es una muestra de ello. Incluye textos inéditos (edición bilingüe inglés y castellano), fotografías de Lydia Lunch y un CD … Sigue leyendo

Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tyrese Gibson, Ramón Rodríguez y Josh Duhamel hablan de Transformers: La venganza de los caídos

Los actores Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel y Ramón Rodríguez hablan de la secuela Transformers: La venganza de los caídos. (Orig. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen). El productor Lorenzo di Bonaventura habla no sólo de Transformers sino también de G.I. Joe. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (producer) Ramón Rodríguez (alias Leo) Josh Duhamel (alias Captain Lennox) Tyrese Gibson … Sigue leyendo

As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses Of Beauty

Ciclo Jonas Mekas en La Casa Encendida Simplemente el título ya me pone la piel de gallina. La Casa Encendida muestra esta semana un ciclo dedicado a Jonas Mekas, director de la vanguardia de cine experimental y estrena una de mis películas favoritas del cine experimental: As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief … Sigue leyendo

Twittering Plastikman at Sónar 2009

Richie Hawtin announced his date with Sónar with new DJ technology in the backpack Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman announces his date with Sónar on Friday 19th June 2009. Richie Hawtin’s traditional appointment at Sónar will take place on Friday night on the main stage, Sonarclub. Hawtin arrives at Sónar 2009 at an artistic zenith, fully … Sigue leyendo

Little Big Planet based on Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle

The impact of performing arts on video games Brilliant idea! A design engineer from the U.K. who posts to YouTube as “fluxlasers” has started creating levels of the PS3 game Little Big Planet based on conceptual artist Matthew Barney’s five-part meditation Cremaster Cycle. Barney’s unique vision foregrounds the physical rigors of sport and its erotic … Sigue leyendo

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