The problem with art is that we tend to use it as a synonym for good or beautiful, when it does't have to be the case. So, if someone says that something isn't art, we usually interpret that the thing in question is not "good enough" to be considered art.

As I see it, art is a combination of artisany and philosophy: creating something (a movie, a painting, a video game...) and giving it a discourse. The Red Blue Chair, for instance, is probably one of the most uncomfortable chairs ever made. However, it wasn't made for sitting, but to…


Perhaps we should stop looking at the future and start looking at the past

I’ve just finished Cyberpunk 2077 and can say I have enjoyed it quite a lot. Although the game isn’t without its flaws, it’s quite fun and the story is super-engaging. Having played it, though, I had a sudden realization: all the recent games that I’ve played are set either in the future (Cyberpunk, Horizon Zero Dawn, TLOU2), the present (Grand Theft Auto, Uncharted), an alternative reality (Hollow Knight, Skyrim) or, at best, the recent past (Call of Duty, Mafia, Red Dead Redemption 2). That left me wondering, why are there hardly any historical games?

Let’s take a look at three…


My thoughts on Wandavision and the future of the MCU

“It’s probably just a case of the Mondays, am I right?” Source

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS OF WANDAVISION

Wandavision marks the beginning of MCU’s long-awaited Phase 4. After a year without any news Marvel, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wanda Maximoff and Vision return, now on starring roles, with a quite uncanny show that left no-one indifferent. I have to admit I was getting kind of burned from Marvel’s frenetic rhythm of movies so, although unintentional, the gap has done them more good than bad. I personally had my time to detox and finish processing everything that has happened in the last years, Marvel-wise. And so I came full renewed and hyped…


Well, the title is pretty self-explanatory, innit?

FTWLA first screen

Nobody.live

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Science vs magic

This website has several fractal creators. Personalize the colour, the shape, and more!

Vaguely Rude Places

Looking for somewhere to travel? Here is a map of places with funny names. Go check them out!

Radio Garden

Each dot represents a radio. Click on a dot to listen. It’s like a window to another culture! (And yes, it has an app).

Koalas to the Max

Hover over the circles and reveal a cute koala pic in the most satisfying way.

Bored Button

Press the button to be taken to a random (and fun!) website.

Iceberger

Draw an iceberg…


‘As our world roils with calamity, we need solutions, not only warnings.’ — Solarpunk manifesto


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Jess says
our room is a mess.
A Roomba will be best
to clean this,
I guess.
Since the broom won’t do the job
due to laziness
and the stress
and the lack of time
of modern days,
yes.

And a little bit
of procrastination on our side,
I won’t lie,
I’m not as hardworking
as my parents were.
I’ll give you that,
but the groceries we buy
are not as healthy
and we’re all gonna die, anyway.

The sky is blue. You almost don’t feel the pollution. I guess is cool to know that I’m being slowly poisoned. People…


A quick summary of why Wall Street is going mad because of a subreddit.

A comment in the r/wallstreetbets subreddit.

If you read the newspapers today, you’ll probably run into a piece of news that says that some Redditors have made Wall Street go mad, it has to do with GameStop, short-selling, and the stock market.

But, what is really happening? How did it all begin? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

In the stock market, there is something called “short-selling”, which is something similar to betting that a company’s stocks are going to go down.

Some people from a subreddit called r/wallstreetbets noticed that there were some people talking trash about GameStop (GME), and discovered that these people had…


Here’s the method I’ve developed for putting my life in order

Being a mess is not easy. I’ve always had trouble keeping stuff in my head and organizing in general. I was the typical guy who forgot they had an exam that day or that left everything for the last minute because I didn’t know where to start. However, over the years, I have tried various methods and, bit by bit, I can say I have overcome my messy nature (at least most of it, anyway). Here is how I did it:

Routines: over and over and over again

First of all, comes establishing routines. Routines help the brain accomodating to the tasks you have to do and…


Does shoot-first action make sense in the game’s world?

The Last of Us Part II (TLOU2) is a good game. It has spectacular graphics, wonderful artwork, a really beautiful soundtrack, an interesting story, and some masterfully created characters. But I just can’t stop wondering why Naughty Dog chose to go with that combat system for their game. Before I start ranting, I want it to be clear that my problem is not with the execution of the gameplay system, which is brilliant (those sound effects are out of this world), but with the choice of that particular system. As this also applies to the original game, I’m going to…


A micro-story about micro-segmentation

Photo by Lukas Furlan

The Canary Islands are the most southern territory in Spain. Situated in front of the coasts of West Africa, their tropical climate makes tourism their main source of income, making up to 70% of their GDP, with Europe being their main market. In their quest for increasing the number of tourists, they came up with a method that made them grow more than any of their competitors. But how did they managed to do so?

They realised that Europeans were only shown one Canary Islands campaign a year about sun and beach tourism, and lots of offers. But, how many…

Jorge Rojo

Between yellow and magenta. Pop stuff and everything else. He/him.

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