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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Embodied Cognition through Skateboarding.

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 […]

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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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Understanding the nature of the Mind.

“Many philosophers who are ‘interested in the mind’ as they say, nonetheless don’t value neuroscience except for it’s clinical implications. And they want to try to understand the nature of the mind quite independently of understanding anything about the nature of the brain. Which seems to me to be a very peculiar thing to do, […]

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Autonomous Artificial Artists.

The question of to what degree algorithms are tools, as opposed to active collaborators, is a very interesting debate in which the artists can contribute interesting reflections. Fanboys of Frankfurt School of critical theory may argue -in a clear romantic stance- that modern means of artistic production and reproduction like photography and video destroyed the aesthetic, […]

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Human consciousness is an illusion.

“Human consciousness is unlike all other varieties of animal consciousness in that it is a product in large part of cultural evolution . . . creating thereby a cognitive architecture unlike the ‘bottom-up’ minds of animals. . . . [T]his architecture furnishes each of us with . . . a user-illusion”. As philosopher Daniel Dennett […]

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Embodied Cognition and Lifestyle Sports.

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 […]

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