We Are Europe – Manifest

Once upon a time I juggled my interests between technology and world politics. Eventually technology won, and that’s what I do now. However, I did take world politics (and geopolitics) very seriously. Back in 2006 I participated in the 36th Saint Gallen Symposium. It was the middle of the financial crisis and it was a…

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From Technology Transference to Technology Creation

I have got multiple friends who are coming back home to Colombia after a work season abroad. And since I plan to do so sometime in the future, I am very interested in hearing about their “coming back” home, and specially the job market. Most of them are very disappointed after their first weeks because…

Colombian Flag

Hello All, I was trying this cool page (Multicolor Search Lab) that my friend Valde forwarded to me, and made this little piece of art. The point is that you pick some basic colors from the color pallete or by giving the right RGB combination in the URL parameters and it fetches pictures from Flickr’s…

LAS IDEAS DE BENRUBI

Hola a todos, este es un pequeno aparte del libro Gog de Giovanni Papini. En este episodio Gog encuentra al hebreo Benrubi quien le hace un recorrido sobre los hebreos mas importantes del ultimo siglo y como ellos son parte constituyente fundamental de lo que llamamos occidente. Enjoy it! LAS IDEAS DE BENRUBI Ginebra, 30…

Memorias Colombianas – Colombian Memories

There we go again, and this time I am writing out to invite you to come and see the brilliant exposition “Memorias Colombianas” (Colombian Memories). There we will find great photographies taken in one of the poorest regions of our country: El Valle, Choco. The pictures you see were taken by my good friend Katherine…

We are all different

In 1982 Gabriel Garcia Marquez was awarded the Nobel prize in literature. In his speech in the ceremony Garcia Marquez stressed out how different the nature of Latin America was, how LA was unique and couldn’t be thought to be pro or against any of the superpowers of the cold war era (though a Latin…

Dodgeball & Colombia

Today I was approach by one of my very good friends for sharing some of my thoughts about the social network service of Google DodgeBall. He had been in turn questioned about the matter by Natalia … something, a girl that uses to write for the biggest local newspaper (El Colombiano) of my home town…

Action always generates inspiration – Quote

This quotation really touched me today, I hope that you also find it interesting: We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. Frank Tibolt (no idea about who Frank Tibolt is, but there is a book in amazon written by him, I’ll…

Soy antioqueño, Visto de alpargatas

Soy antioqueño. Visto de alpargatas, carriel de nutria y ruana montañera. Tengo para el amor las serenatas y para los rivales mi barbera. Ningún bambuco a mi guitarra escapa, y en noches de jolgorio y aguardiente, sólo respeto lo que diga el Papa y tuteo hasta al mismo presidente. Miro la vida con desdén profundo,…

Thesis, thesis and thesis!

Today is the third day in a row that I have been working on my thesis. I took a week off work and confined myself to my room, my laptop and my flickering internet connection. If you feel a little interested about it, we (Andres Castano and me) designing and coding a framework for P2P…

European Ideological Consolidation

OK, I finally decided to post the article I sent to the Saint Gallen Symposium and that luckily has given me the chance of taking part of such a marvelous event in the swiss Saint Gallen. Take a look at it and don’t be so rough on your comments, but still don’t keep your thoughts…