GALAPAGOS Studio is here!

Since a very young age I realized that art, design, and technology help us envision and build alternative worlds… That’s why these last 25 years I have worked for different companies and collaborated as a freelance artist and designer with different projects and businesses. But in 2017 I made a drastic decision and resigned my stable job […]

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Becoming a digital minimalist…

I have written many times about Minimalism which describes movements in various forms of art and design where the work is set out to expose the essence through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. When some months ago I heard about Digital Minimalism I decided to learn more about this philosophy, created by Cal Newport, […]

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Neuroscience backed advertising.

Modern advertising originated with the techniques introduced with tobacco promotion in the 1920s,  most significantly with the campaigns of Edward Bernays who was Sigmund Freud‘s nephew. Advertising is a marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea which is communicated through various mass media (newspapers, […]

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Designing human cognitive experiences.

“Natural science is concerned with the necessary, with how things are, whereas design is concerned with the contingent, with how things might be”, Herbert Simmon (1969). The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, artifacts, and their contextual environments. So the main focus of this […]

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Evolution of human communication.

Human communication is unique for its extensive use of abstract language and development of our civilization has been closely linked with progress in telecommunication. Communication (from Latin communicare, meaning “to share”) is the act of conveying meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs, symbols, and semiotic rules. Therefore the way that we humans […]

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The revolution will be postgenderist…

Promoters of postgender politics think that bodies and personalities in a near future will no longer be constrained and circumscribed by gendered traits but enriched by liberty and self-expression. Internet culture has been a great catalyst for the diffusion of alternative visions of gender and sexual identities. But while today we find ourselves in perpetual […]

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Why I’m a Communication Designer.

The way that we humans use symbols and signals to transmit information among each other in order to communicate is fundamentally different from the way that most animal species do it, specially if we take into account how we mediate this process through technology. According to Manuel Bohn, a researcher in Stanford University inspired by […]

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Hacking Public Space.

Cities and urban spaces of our western metropolitan areas are fertile grounds for street skating unconsciously created by the excesses of industrialization and corporate capitalism. This new kind of dystopia turned in the 70s into a set of ideal playgrounds for a group of kids riding a piece of wood with four wheels. Following what feminist cinematographer […]

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