“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.
According to british writer Paul Mason over the past two centuries capitalism has undergone continual changes but now thanks to information technology it has reached its limits and is changing into something wholly new. Already in 1993, Peter Drucker outlined a similar evolution in his book “Post-Capitalist Society”. In this new world, which would be […]Read More Flowing to a post-capitalist world…
According to industrial designer Tim Brown, former CEO of consulting firm IDEO, Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success. The traditional role of design has been to improve the form and function of messages and information through a […]Read More Strategy and Innovation with Design Thinking.
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?
“Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you […]Read More Money is the barometer…
“Natural science is concerned with the necessary, with how things are, whereas design is concerned with the contingent, with how things might be”, Herbert Simmon (1969). The field of User Experience Design (UXD) is a conceptual discipline focused on the interaction between human users, artifacts, and their contextual environments. So the main focus of this […]Read More Designing human cognitive experiences.
The practice of skateboarding helps rethink the environment of the user through the opportunities found in the urban context, which in consequence helps redefine his/her 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 […]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.