As we will see in this text, the career of artist and businessman Malcom Mclaren helps us to weave a network that connects us to the musical history of punk and hip hop, which shows us that both cultures are two sides of the same coin: inventiveness in the self-representation of young people in late […]Read More Malcolm McLaren: THE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.
Inspired by the work of sociologist Richard Sennet, I’ll try to explain my approach to craftsmanship in contemporary use of digital tools, organizing work cyberspace, and thinking about inmaterial relationships with computer networks… In 1986 for my 10th birthday my parents gave me a Spectrum 48k computer and I spent hours and hours in my bedroom […]Read More Craftsmanship in web & UX design…
“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. Art is the aesthetic ordering of experience to express meanings in symbolic terms, and the reordering of nature -the qualities of space and time- in new perceptual and material form. Art is an end in itself, its values are in- trinsic. Technology is the […]Read More Art and technology are not separate realms.
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 the definition published in Tate Modern’s website “Abstract Art” is often seen as carrying a moral dimension, in that it can be seen to stand for virtues such as order, purity, simplicity and spirituality. As art historian and MoMA director Alfred H. Barr Jr. wrote in the preface to the catalogue “Cubism and Abstract […]Read More Abstract art as an emancipatory activity.
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.
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.
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.
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…