“Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience”. Johan Huizinga, dutch historian, author of “Homo Ludens” and one of the founders of modern cultural history. *(Picture: woman with hula hoop in 1972).Read More Homo Ludens: we are playful animals.
What is the role of digital technology in the development of a new Smart, Sustainable and Creative City paradigm in a post-COVID19 era? If we take into account that the €140 billion from the historic EU Coronavirus recovery fund that Spain is getting does not establish any concrete reform, unless the money is destined for the green […]Read More 7 ideas to (re)build our Smart, Sustainable and Creative cities in a post-COVID19 era.
Due to the actual coronavirus pandemic we are all forced by the spanish government to stay at home at least for 2 weeks… Many of us do not only have to practice remote work, but also assist our sons and daughters in their emotional wellbeing and schoolwork. Since the educational system in this crisis has been unable to […]Read More The virus that will make us all become knowmads.
In 2015 researchers in Stanford University showed that Trail Running can literally change your brain for good. The study found that participants who exercised in nature not only reported a decrease in rumination (that relentless cycle of negative thoughts and anxiousness that increases the risk of depression), but fMRI scans also indicated a decrease in neural […]Read More Hohkep: running and training in nature.
According to architect Neri Oxman the antidisciplinary hypothesis states that knowledge can no longer be produced within disciplinary boundaries, but is entirely entangled. According to Joichi Ito, director of MIT Media Lab, by picking up where cybernetics left off and by redirecting the development of modern design and science to an antidisciplinary approach a new kind […]Read More An antidisciplinary approach to AI art.
According to british writer Paul Mason over the past two centuries capitalism has undergone continual changes but now thanks to information technology it has reached its limits and is changing into something wholly new. Already in 1993, Peter Drucker outlined a similar evolution in his book “Post-Capitalist Society”. In this new world, which would be […]Read More Flowing to a post-capitalist world…
In the 1940s the austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter presented the concept of “Creative Destruction”, a way to explain the emergence of innovation through entrepreneurship. According to Schumpeter the hidden forces in the marketplace through the creativity of the entrepreneurs develop new consumers, products, and production methods which finally favor economic growth. Some years later in 1962 Everett […]Read More Creative destruction for all!
According to industrial designer Tim Brown, former CEO of consulting firm IDEO, Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success. The traditional role of design has been to improve the form and function of messages and information through a […]Read More Strategy and Innovation with Design Thinking.
“Conscious mental life is based entirely on the making of memories. It is a constant review of stories that were lived in the past and possible stories that have been invented for the future. By necessity, most of them adjust to the current real world in the best way that our senses can process them, […]Read More Conscious mental life is the making of memories.
When I was a preteen in the late 80’s I felt strongly attracted to surfing, so I asked my parents to drive me to the first international surf contest organized by local brand Pukas in Zarautz, a town nearby my city… I was already bodyboarding in a local beach and had a plastic skate, so when […]Read More Surfing is the spiritual, aesthetic style of the liberated self.