Geometry paints the painting itself.

Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is depicted as the main pioneer and most influential teacher in the geometric abstraction movement. Kasimir Malevich and Piet Mondrian are also among its promoters although we can appreciate the use of geometry as an artistic and decorative expression since ancient cultures. Islamic art, for example, in its prohibition of depicting religious figures is a […]

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The Augmented Posthuman Body.

Descartes once described the human body as a “fleshy machine” and today’s transhumanists would likely agree. Philosopher Nick Bostrom writes that as we seek to peer farther into posthumanity our ability to concretely imagine what it might be like to have such augmented thoughts and experiences cannot be though or experienced with our current capacities. […]

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Creative State of Mind.

The emergent field of Neuroscience and Creativity studies has experienced a great boom in recent years. For many people -influenced by the perspectives of 19th century Romanticism– creativity remains an unattainable mystery for science (Boden, 2013). However, currently the focus of cognitive neuroscience has renewed the study of creative processes and our ability to realize novel […]

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Neurosocial Empowerment for the Future.

“Minds are simply what brains do”, Marvin Minsky. The Society of Mind (1986). It is urgently necessary to adopt a spirit of amateur scientists that without fear -and with DIY (“do it yourself”) methodologies- fuels a journey with no return to the domain of new neuroscientific and biotechnologies techniques. The DIY spirit, together with popular […]

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Bodies and Personalities for a Postgender Future.

Postgenderism is a social, political and cultural movement which argues that the presence of gender roles, social stratification, and cogno-physical disparities and differences are generally to the detriment of individuals and society. From this point of view gender is an arbitrary and unnecessary limitation on human potential, and foresee the elimination of involuntary biological and […]

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21 Authentic Definitions of Creativity.

In this interesting article by Copyblogger we can read how Michael Grybko, neuroscience research scientist and engineer from the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, defines creativity: “In science, we define ‘creativity’ as an idea that is novel, good, and useful. It’s a little broader than the Oxford Dictionary’s definition, where it’s just the ability […]

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