Ghost of the Abandoned Place

One has the costume of entering abandoned houses or forgotten places. There relies one charm of a kind, a paralyzed momentum in time and space, of everything that was but was not, of events pretended to be and meant never to happen, of facts never thought to occur but that, somehow, did happen. Places abandoned in forgetfulness and forgotten in abandonment.…

Shoe of the suspicion

I love being barefoot (I do so even at my universities’s library…sometimes). It is a couple of year old costume of mine. Phototgraph by Carole R. Farell, obtained from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/semper-somnium/7126862269/ There is no major moral and material tissue unlinking us from our surrounding environment than a shoe. As for the moral tissue, using footwear is an ethical requirement; it…

The guy who implodes: Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is the pop figure of millions. He´s the guy that dwarfs as he grows bigger. They guy who unleashes controversy and negative critics as he attracts huge coverage. Guy who reduces himself. The Canadian “artist” grows smaller in two ways: through his audience and through himself. The former because his audience, rather than exploding, implodes.…

The blessing on behalf of love

“ Do you want to conserve a sweet memory of this love? Then lets love today and tomorrow lets say Goodbye!” Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer Love is global, but not universal by those means: everyone experiences love through ones own particularity and from ones own individuality. And a couple experiences it through two individualities. Because love…

The Twilight Sun

Polarized pluralism, introduced by Giovani Sartori, alludes to a political spectre whose parties maintain a strong presence in the ideological extremes (left & right). Centralized-ideology parties (center-left & center-right) are forced toward the extremes in order to find coalitions. It’s a centrifugal dynamic system. According to theorists, this creates an unsustainable democracy with serious goverbability problems. Political…

Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Published Privacy

Rodrigo Borja defined publification as “the modern phenomenon of converting recently private affairs or those of exclusive people´s concern into public subjects”[1]. It consists on simply transforming private issues into public ones, being that this can influence complex societies’ organisation and governance. It seems that, in many cases, publification is a round process. Private matters turn into public, but in order…