August 8, 2018

ABOUT THE MUSIC OF VANGELIS’ “1492, CONQUEST OF PARADISE”

The folía is probably the oldest European musical theme known. Basically, it is a chord progression and melody used as a structure to improvise upon and […]
August 6, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR MOM, WHO SUFFERS A MENTAL DISORDER

Just how common are mental disorders? You’d be surprised. According to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world will be affected by […]
August 6, 2018

GOOGLE’S EPIC ONE WORLD, ONE FONT PROJECT

When a company like Google decides to do something -anything at all- it’s bold, it’s big and it’s ambitious. There are no small projects at Google. […]
August 6, 2018

WHEN BIG DATA IS SO BIG THAT IT HAS TO BE MOVED AROUND BY TRUCK

An exabyte is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. That’s a lot. It is estimated that all the words ever spoken by human beings would only occupy 5 exabytes. It […]
August 6, 2018

HEART ATTACK

AOA (Ace of Angels) is one of my favorite K-pop bands. Here’s one of their greatest hits, 심쿵해, which in case you don’t know Korean, means […]
August 6, 2018

IBM’S GINNI ROMETTY

The DealBook Conferences are hosted by Andrew Ross Sorkin, who is a financial columnist for The New York Times. DealBook started in 2001 as a newsletter […]
August 6, 2018

THE WOMAN WHO COULD CHANGE OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE

Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski has never had a boyfriend and she has never tried alcohol or smoking. Who needs that when you have much more important things […]
August 6, 2018

GEM, OUT TO CONQUER THE WORLD

Time for some C-pop now. G.E.M. is a Hong Kong-based Chinese singer who is already a big star in most of Asia. At just 26 years […]
August 6, 2018

THOSE LUCKY LITTLE NORDIC BABIES

In Nordic countries taking care of the very young is considered a responsibility of society as a whole. Babies are not simply babies, they are considered […]
July 28, 2018

BIMBOLAND

Hay melodías que escucho, cuya autoría desconozco y que se quedan conmigo durante meses o incluso años. Muchas veces he tenido que ir a tiendas de […]
July 24, 2018

MARCA PIGS

(Manual de marca PIGS) ¿Qué pasaría si tomásemos el término PIGS, que tanto se ha utilizado en medios económicos internacionales para referirse a las economías del […]
July 15, 2018

KURDISH DANDIES

During the Middle Ages, in the Ottoman empire, “effendis” was a noble class of cultivated men that wore fine clothing and visited salons and tea shops. […]
July 15, 2018

A NEW REVOLUTION IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR: MAKING MONEY FROM YOUR OWN ALGORITHMS

In a fintech (financial technology) conference I attended some months ago there were few bankers. There was at least one, but he wasn’t a speaker. He […]
July 15, 2018

AN AIRLINE LIKE NO OTHER LAUNCHES IN JAPAN

Because my family moved around so much when we were young, I grew up to become very curious about the world and also loving air travel. […]
July 15, 2018

ALGORITHMS AND JAZZ

Although French-American jazz pianist Dan Tepfer has earned many musical awards -including a first prize and audience prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition- […]
July 12, 2018

HOW IKEA USES TECHNOLOGY TO STAY RELEVANT

Copenhagen’s Kødbyen in the Vesterbro district used to be home to the city’s meat industry businesses, with buildings dating from 1883, but in recent years the […]