The exhibition brings together the different perspectives and approaches of artists, product and fashion designers, as well as professionals in the catering field, on the concepts of service and serving.
I have mentioned before about the photography revolution caused by the (better and better) cameras in mobile phones, the (more and more popular) photographic websites and applications like Flickr and Instagram and the (more and more rising) people’s tendency to publicize their images moved by the previous two.
After the debunking of the myth about the majority of people using only 10% of their brain’s capacity another “common known fact” about this most vital among our vital organs, the one identifying logic with its left hemisphere and creativity with its right seems to be following suit;
Most musicians cringe at the idea but if we bypass the emotional reaction and look at the facts there’s no real reason to: on one hand because the idea of a machine that plays music goes back to the Arab scientists of the Middle Ages, passes from the baroque era automata and carries on to the music boxes of the 19th century and the electronic music sequencers of the 20th and, on the other, because the reason some people invent and create such machines is not to replace real musicians but to explore the potential of technology at any given moment; the reason music is preferred for such research is that it is based in repeating patterns that a machine can execute quite reliably.
It is one of human thought’s oldest assumptions, scientifically confirmed time and again: people wage wars because they always did, because it is in their genes, because they are mammals and because they haven’t completely severed their connections with their genetic past.
It probably has something to do with the fact that I have spent online more time that would be good for both my aesthetics and my mental health, but I am still charmed (and at the same time moved) by finding out about some people’s geekiness;
It’s hard to be in the world of technology and not like Google (of course some could argue that it is hard but not impossible, especially since it became an empire!) Not because we all use some of its services on a daily basis or because these services are good or better, but mostly because (and contrary to most other companies in its league) it never ceased having a vision that is not defined by the marketers’ Powerpoint presentations.
Everyone who knows anything about music also knows how a small and short-lived software which was shut down twelve years ago almost to the day, brought the biggest change in the music industry since the invention of the phonograph. The software was Napster and the practice it created was the exchange of music over the Internet.
Although science fiction has enriched our collective conscience with dozens of extreme ideas, some of the most banal of those ideas have never stopped carrying a particular weight: time travel, flying cars, jetpacks or colonies, particularly οn Mars are some of these ideas that, although not the genre’s most exciting always hold a special appeal to us and we keep hoping that at some moment we will see them realized.