14 useful UX design facts.

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 […]

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GALAPAGOS Studio is here!

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 […]

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Neuroscience backed advertising.

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, […]

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A critique of contemporary AI art.

Not only we need cultural artifacts as a critique of industrialized use of Artificial Intelligence, but also a strict criteria in order to review contemporary art made with Machine Learning techniques… Those that argue against the potential for Computational Creativity believe that “simulating artistic techniques means also simulating human thinking and reasoning” (…) and  conclude that “this […]

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Hacking Public Space.

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 […]

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Who is Edmond de Belamy?

Edmond de Belamy is a 2018 painting created using a type of Artificial Intelligence algorithms called Generative Adversarial Networks. The work which is part of a series of images titled La Famille de Belamy -made by french collective Obvious– was expected to be sold for $7,000-$10,000 at Christie’s auction house in New York, however the painting […]

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