Islands and Literature.

I’ve relocated recently from Barcelona to Utila, a little rock in the Caribbean with 6,000 habitants. It’s a writer’s paradise since islands have always occupied a powerful place and have been a source of fascination in the literary imagination. From the discovery of the Americas to the period of decolonization, European writers and artists translating … Continue reading Islands and Literature.

My first five days of holidays in 20 years.

We’re a couple of digital nomads. I’m a writer and my wife is a photographer. In many fields we’re complementary and have a lot of common interests. We are both travelers since twenty years and like what we’re doing. Sometimes we joked that going home for a couple of weeks every year was our way … Continue reading My first five days of holidays in 20 years.

Dispersion; Personal and Cultural Identity in the Globalized World.

Dispersion (2002), is the name of a painting by Julie Mehretu. It is an amalgam of calligraphic swooshes and monochromatic geometric forms – that appear to swirl around as if caught in some mysterious vortex – but behind it lays an elaborate linear structure. It is as if a painting by Kandinsky has collided head-on … Continue reading Dispersion; Personal and Cultural Identity in the Globalized World.

Carnival at the Franklin Institute.

From an anthropological point of view, carnival is a reversal ritual, in which social roles are reversed and norms about desired behavior are suspended, but cannot interrupt my never-ending quest to combine entertainment  and learning. An interesting upcoming event is the science carnival organized by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (April 20 - 28, 2019), … Continue reading Carnival at the Franklin Institute.

HUMANHOOD

The title of this post refers to a dance company that that takes inspiration from very similar sources as I do as a writer. The research behind their art is rooted in physics and astrophysics, as well as in their personal insight into Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the connections that lie between these seemingly different … Continue reading HUMANHOOD