Facebook gave you access to your “friends.” And now, much of the energy formerly devoted to blogs or other online projects was now channeled into upgrading one’s Facebook profile and, with it, the value of Facebook itself. In this way, the public became like renters willingly making extensive improvements to their landlord’s property, even as … Continue reading Facebook, a virtual attention plantation
These are the latest books I added in my (digital) library... Anything interesting?
"Don’t have time for that” is the biggest excuse out there. When someone says they “don’t have time” for something, what they’re really saying is that a task isn’t as important or attractive as whatever else they have on their plate. Every person gets twenty-four hours of time every day and gets to spend those … Continue reading I don’t have time for that
Visiting a bookshop is always inspiring. Last year I found a very interesting map that You can use to pin the countries and cities You have been visiting. Coming back from South East Asia I bought some more pins and this is the final result: Europe is full of pins. You know, I live in … Continue reading A map with many flags
Updating my Couchsurfing profile I discovered I have visited more than 50 countries! The right number is 54. This is the complete list: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, … Continue reading 54 is the magic number
Locke is written and directed by Steven Knight, and I give him great credit. Yet I’m not sure this is what is commonly meant by the film of a director, or auteur. Its authorship and ownership owe so much to Hardy (it was the film that established him, beyond Bronson or The Dark Knight Rises, … Continue reading we have only our screens as company
Tomorrow I will start a new year. Why tomorrow? Because I have been busy traveling during last 8 weeks and now I back to business. After traveling in South East Asia I am back in Italy with many new friends, lots of good experince and more. Fuck SEO, fuck business goals. I want this blog … Continue reading It has been a long time…
Amazing pictures from a great photographer.
Ask photojournalists to name a peer they admire, and Sebastião Salgado’s name is sure to crop up. The Brazilian is renowned for the long-term projects he undertakes, devoting years at a time to documenting the story of a particular people or the evolution of a certain place. As he describes in the talk he gave at TED2013, his attention to detail and his personal attachment to his subjects caused health problems that nearly killed him.
Thankfully, he didn’t give up. His most recent project is Genesis, which he describes as “my love letter to the planet” and for which he spent eight years traveling the world to photograph humans, animals and nature in their native glory. (To read more details about Salgado’s process, see this rather lovely Q&A with TED photographer Ryan Lash.) The resulting black-and-white images include the astonishing shot, above, of a Southern right whale, which he photographed in…
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