The practice of skateboarding helps you rethink our environment through the opportunites found in urban context, which in consequence helps redefine your life. As philosopher Daniel Dennet writes in his last book “From bacteria to Bach and back” our brains are control centers for dealing with the the affordances (opportunities and risks) of our mobile life. Therefore […]Read More Embodied Cognition through Skateboarding.
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 […]Read More Hacking Public Space.
“This is a cycle. The only difference with what we have been seeing throughout human history is that now, machines are coming after people with college degrees, political influence, and Twitter accounts. (…) Let’s look at this historical process. Machines that replace manual labor, they have allowed us to focus on developing our minds. More […]Read More Machines are coming after people with college degrees.
In 2010 I wrote my M.Phil thesis at the Higher Technical School of Architecture of San Sebastian about the relationship between skateboarding in the streets and the effects of this youthful activity in contemporary urban-development. Titled “Live Free or Die Trying: Skateboarding as an Urban Countercultural Tool” (available in spanish here), I tried to show […]Read More Embodied Cognition and Lifestyle Sports.