Conectados, pero solitarios

Vía Clío


De las diferencias entre estar solo y ser solitario, se entiende también -to be Connected, but Alone- Estar conectados pero solos en realidad. Este es un video adaptado de una TED talk dada por Sherry Turkle y basada en un artículo del sociologo Yair Amichai-Hanburgers.

El DISEÑO GRÁFICO es notable, nos hace conectarnos con el significado pero… en nuestra soledad tecnológica.

De montones de críticas en torno a las nuevas tecnologías y las formas de comunicación y socialización que nos engloban al día de hoy, me resultan de lo más creíble. La tecnología siempre supone una ganancia a costo de alguna perdida. Algunas de estas perdidas resultan efímeras, pero otras podrían estar dándose en la esencia misma de nuestro ser como especie: humana. Somos un grupo.


The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo.

La Inesperada Gran Utilidad del Arte

Visto en BIG THINK

Art is often dismissed as being purely subjective, but President Botstein argues that there are some commonalities among the diverse products that different people call art. He points out that art-making is uniquely a human activity, that it has its own semantic vocabulary that transcends the limitations of language, that its very existence is meaningless without viewer engagement and response. He argues that the most important thing about art is every person’s capacity to make it, and that the body/mind discipline of cultivating your artistic abilities has collateral utility for every aspect of life. By the end of the lecture you will understand why you should actively make art part of your life-long education.


Leon Botstein is a conductor and academic known for his innovative programs and interest in contemporary and neglected repertory. He was a violin student of Roman Totenburg and studied conducting with James Yannatos, Richard Wernick, and Harold Farberman. He pursued dual careers in academics and music and became a teaching fellow in general education at Harvard University from 1968 to 1969, and then a lecturer in the department of history at Boston University in 1969. Meanwhile, he began conducting and from 1973 to 1975, and he was the principal conductor of the White Mountain Music and Arts Festival. In 1975, he became president of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, a position he still holds today.

Digital Character Design by Shingo Matsunuma


Incredible Digital Character Design by Shingo Matsunuma

Here is a collection of character design by Shingo Matsunum, his portfolio is full of some fantastic digital character design’s. He has definitely taken a different route than everybody else within his niche, and has created and perfected his own style. To create his pieces Shino uses software such as; Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint. He has been working as a freelance illustrator since 2010 and is based in Tokyo.


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CGI Short Animates Ai Weiwei and Kusama Masterpieces

By Beckett MufsonAug 19 2015 Vía The Creators Project

GIFs and screecaps by the author via

Contemporary art titans Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei (whose works we’ve covered here, here, and here) get a futuristic update that only CGI can illustrate in animator ‘s new short film, Themes and Variations. Liu warps the mutated stools in Weiwei’s Grapes, and Untitled hexagonal spheres into spiraling obelisks, while eliminating gravity in Kusama’s Narcissus Garden and Polka Dots installation. The results explore «the infinite possibilities» of each artwork—conversing with, rather than «improving» upon them—a stunning display of animation prowess.

Watch the full video below, and read all about the making-of on Liu’s website.

See more of Ziye Liu’s work on his homepage.


Make Your Mark On The Moon With Olafur Eliasson and Ai Weiwei

[Video] Kids Critique: Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Give Me Love’

CGI Test Footage Pits A Tiny Crowd Against A Massive Swinging Arm

Robot Film «Construct» Could Change Everything You Know About CGI

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Grandes Tweets antes de Twitter

Un problema pequeño se hace más grande si lo ignoras.

Pintada en un muro romano, recogido en Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years, Tom Standage.

¿Preguntas, Dino, qué me produce mi finca de Nomentano? Óyelo: el placer de no verte.

Marcial (40-104), poeta romano, en uno de sus Epigramas.

Si hubiera estado presente en la Creación, habría dado algunas indicaciones útiles.

Alfonso X el Sabio (1221-1284), en respuesta al sistema geométrico ptolemaico. Read More