viernes, 9 de agosto de 2013

The Innovation of Loneliness (Shimi Cohen, 2013)

Solitude (Jean Jacques Henner)
El título del video a continuación tiene bastante de irónico: "Innovation"; cuando la realidad es que la soledad es más vieja que el frío. Sin embargo, el siglo XXI trajo una nueva iteración, en forma de paradoja, vía los social networks: "What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Inspired and Based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle - Alone Together.": 

jueves, 8 de agosto de 2013

Initium (Dechel, Larochette, et. al., 2013)

Back to the Future (Zemeckis, 1985)
Descubrí este genial corto vía io9. Dura poco más de cuatro minutos. Lo comparto:
"In the film there's an accident that threatens Earth, and the story follows a character named John Carson, a pilot who is sent to prevent the catastrophe from escalating, and time is running out. It was created by ArtFX and directed by a team that consists of Alexandre Decel, Adrien Lambert, Emeric Larochette, Vaimiti Guesdon, and James Ross-Greetham."

// ArtFX OFFICIEL // INITIUM from ArtFX OFFICIEL on Vimeo.

lunes, 5 de agosto de 2013

Neurons and Networks (Stibel, 2012)

"Oil painting of Roger Penrose 5-fold tile configuration" (Urs Schmid, 1995)
"The internet is a brain." Así dijo Jeff Stibel en septiembre del 2012, en una conferencia para estudiantes de la University of California. Stibel es CEO de Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp, compañía que "[L]ooks at the relationships between the development of the human brain and that of social networks." Stibel--quien también es académico en un ámbito interdisciplinario que incluye: psicología, filosofía, inteligencia artificial y neurociencia--argumenta que "[V]irtually all networks roughly follow the development pattern of the human brain and that if networks like Facebook grow too large they will self-destruct." 

A continuación cuelgo una conferencia de aproximadamente 30 minutos de duración--con unos 20 minutos de Q & A--en la cual Stibel justifica su argumento de que Internet no es como un cerebro, mas bien ya es un cerebro:

jueves, 1 de agosto de 2013

Burka Avenger (Haroon, Abdurab, 2013)

"600,000 children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have missed one or more years of education due to militancy."
Las armas de esta heroína: libros y bolígrafos; su disfraz: una burqa; su lucha: la educación:
"She is a schoolteacher named Jiya. She is a warm, bubbly, intelligent young woman who's concerned about education, and concerned about the city and the people of Halwapur [the fictional city where the show is set]. ... And then of course, to fight the bad guys, and to hide her identity the way superheroes do, she puts on the burqa. And it's a really cool, sleek burqa, and she can leap off buildings and glide from, almost like a flying squirrel ... and she only fights with pens and books, because I wanted a nonviolent message. Her message is, 'Justice, Peace and Education for All.' "--Vía NPR.