Sunday, 2 April 2017

Abstract: The Art of Design


This new Netflix's documentary series is absolutely fantastic. Namely for non-designers like myself that: a) appreciate design, b) eventually would like to have been designers in another life, but c) are miles away from understanding the universe of design. :)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Growlers - Monotonia


Nothing quite ever comes out right
When you try to say something clean
It’s hard to hide from the thrashing nights
Nobody cares about a junkie’s dream

More of a sucker than a fiend
It’s hard to turn down a smiling friend
When everything becomes a scene
You can’t make old dreams brand new again

Y la monotonía es un asesino lento
Y la monotonía es un asesino lento
Un asesino lento

Sleep will get in the way most times
Dreams will lead you to the middle of nowhere
Still rather hitch a ride on a dream
Than to rot with your thumb in the air

Y la monotonía es un asesino lento
Y la monotonía es un asesino lento
Un asesino lento

Another cigarette, another stiff drink
Getting tired of the same things
Nobody needs another empty reason
Just some to believe in

Nothing quite ever comes out right
When you try to say something clean
It’s hard to hide from the thrashing nights
Nobody cares about a junkie’s dream

More of a sucker than a fiend
It’s hard to turn down a smiling friend
When everything becomes a scene
You can’t make old dreams brand new again

Y la monotonía es un asesino lento
Y la monotonía es un asesino lento
Un asesino lento

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Is your country on the right track?


After watching yesterday's debate between the five favourite candidates to the French presidential elections, the question of citizen's trust in public institutions came again to my mind as a fundamental sign of democratic healthiness. The graphic above is a good example of what should really worry us.

In October-November 2016, when questioned if their countries were on the right track, around 62% of citizens from 25 nations were not positive about it. And who were the champions of this pessimistic feeling? Yep, right after the Mexicans, 88% of French citizens believe their country is on the wrong track. 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Blackfeet Braves - Trippin Like I Do


Nobody trips like
Nobody trips like I do
I can hardly see
I hardly see you
But I swim right through
I swim right through the rain
And I hope there's love
Sweet love again

Nobody does me
Quite like I do myself
?
And it's not the same
But I felt my spirit
And my spirit's right as rain
But I know it's right on
Til my dyin' day

Source: Song Meanings

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Let me guess: Quantum Technology will change our lives


This week’s edition of The Economist brings a series of articles with interesting insights about Quantum Technology. The editor's note seems to be quite certain about the revolution underway: "Like computerisation before it, this (Quantum Technology) unlocks a world of possibilities, with applications in nearly every existing industry—and the potential to spark entirely new ones."

Almost every week we are informed about the latest trend, the latest gadget or the latest discovery that will or is already changing our lives. In the specific case of The Economist, at least in every Technology Quarter, we receive this kind of news.

We all agree that some of these diagnosis or prognostics brought by the media are frequently influenced by a kind of momentary euphoria among the markets and the stakeholders. However, having in mind the digital transformation underway, it's always better to be 110% informed about the technological trends underway. Even if sometimes we’re a bit sceptical about them.

Allah-Las - Long Journey


It's been a long long ride,
Don't know where I'll sleep tonight.
Oh under the stars
Or maybe in your bed alright.
Against the wind
I crossed your desert today.
Don't care what you say
Cause baby I'm goin'a stay.

Yeah I'll comb this whole beach over
Trying to find the love that'll stay.

It's been a long, long journey
Don't know where I left my mind.
Down in the canyon
Or maybe in the back of your ride.
I'm heading down by the river
To kill your daddy tonight
And by the break of day
You know that we'll be outta sight.

Girl I'll search this whole world over
Trying to find the love that'll stay 

The French Revolutionary Election


Yes, we’ve all been hearing about how determinant and how unpredictable the French Presidential election will be. The Economist does not hide his support for Emmanuel Macron, due to the former minister political views, clearly aligned with the liberal editorial line of the British newspaper. However, having this in mind, this article published on last week’s edition provides a good synthesis about what explains the rise of the two favorite French candidates.

Image: 20 Minutes