“There is no difference between saving lives and extending lives, because in both cases we are giving people the chance of more life. (…) some people are worried that it would mean playing God and going against nature. But it’s unnatural for us to accept the world as we find it. We would be going […]Read More There is no difference between saving lives and extending lives.
The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, technology, and their contextual environments. The most imperative attribute that a UX designer can exude is the art of understanding people in general, and users in particular. Sounds relatively simple, right? Except that, it’s not. Every user […]Read More 14 useful UX design facts.
In recent years street art has become more daring, more ornate, more sophisticated and, in many cases, more acceptable. Traditionally graffiti artists directed their messages to other individuals marking the urban space with similar symbols. Street artists instead took the ideas and tools associated with graffiti and started using them to make aesthetically pleasing art which […]Read More A brief history of street art.
“Machines as simple as thermostats can be said to have beliefs, and having beliefs seems to be a characteristic of most machines capable of problem solving performance. However, the machines mankind has so far found it useful to construct rarely have beliefs about beliefs, although such beliefs will be needed by computer programs that reason […]Read More Machines can be said to have beliefs.
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 […]Read More GALAPAGOS Studio is here!
According to cultural critic and filmmaker Michael Betancourt we live in the New Aesthetic era, a new conceptual framework that talks about the way in which the digital universe and the internet interact with the physical world. Based on the relationship between production and human control described by Karl Marx, the machines that we currently […]Read More Did Marx Dream of Artificial Intelligence?
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, […]Read More Becoming a digital minimalist…
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, […]Read More Neuroscience backed advertising.
Some months ago I posted in this blog an abstract with my proposal, which develops around embodied cognition and skateboarding, for this year’s Pushing Boarders event in Sweden… The organizers were looking for academic research in the fields of architecture and sociology related to different aspects of skateboarding, so I thought that a mix of cognitive […]Read More Skateboarding as an Aesthetic Experience.
“Obviously, we do not have a cult of geniality in the sciences (or rather, in the ranks of the spectators of science) any more, while scientists, by and large, have not gotten stupid. So where do the big thinkers and paradigm shifters hide? (…) for in times of reduced public spending, tenured positions for out-of-the-box […]Read More Sociology has been killed…