“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.
Today I would like to share my master’s final thesis (based on a theoretical-practical investigation) about the relationship of Art and Machine Learning… Since the human mind and therefore our artistic processes are intrinsic parts of biological matter, a Neuroscience inspired approach to Artificial Intelligence may be a practical way to build synthetic minds and […]Read More Machine Learning and Abstract Art: a Systems Neuroscience approach to Artificial Creativity.
For the last couple of years, I have been doing a master’s degree in philosophy and science for which I have carried out a final thesis (based on a theoretical-practical investigation) about the relationship of Art and Machine Learning. Since the human mind and therefore our artistic processes are intrinsic parts of biological matter, my hypothesis is […]Read More HOLOBIONTia VR expo online now!
In 1993, during a trip to New York City, I was lucky enough to try a Virtual Reality Game (see photo below)… Although the video game of this vintage system was a bit disappointing, I felt a futuristic experience that really left an indelible mark on my subconscious since over the years I have once again […]Read More A philosophical look into Virtual Reality.
“Cyberculture (…) has emerged as a gleeful apologist for this kill-the-poor trajectory of the Republican revolution. You find it all over (…) this mix of chaos theory and biological modeling that is somehow interpreted as scientific proof of the need to devolve and decentralize the social welfare state while also deregulating and empowering the powerful, […]Read More Digital technology conflates space while decentralizing communication…
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.
“Push To Heal” verbally articulates and visually demonstrates the connections between skateboarding and neuroscience, and highlights skateboarding as an activity that can heal the human brain from past trauma. This short film, made in association with Hull Services and the ChildTrauma Academy, provides a snapshot of how and why skateboarding should be viewed as a […]Read More Skateboarding as therapy.
“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.
“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.