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Deborah M.

And why History must recognize them.

In Albis — Beatriz Milhazes — 1995/1996
In Albis — Beatriz Milhazes — 1995/1996
In Albis — Beatriz Milhazes — 1995/1996

Unfortunately, the history of painting usually elects few women to stand out, but the truth is that there are a series of very talented painters who end up being overlooked by the general public. Bold, controversial, or often demure and discreet, each painter translated through her brushes her style and the spirit of an era on canvas that today, as a rule, rarely gains space in museums. To mitigate this sad reality, I have separated ten masterpieces created by women over the past centuries.

1. The Chess Game — Sofonisba Anguissola


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Technology opens up new avenues of exploration that expand and revolutionize the media that have traditionally channeled freedom of expression. On the threshold of the virtual future that lies before us, the legal world develops protective measures adapted to the needs of this changing and surprising environment so that rights and freedoms remain a reality.

Technological advances have spread in recent decades to reach aspects of human activity that not even some of the best futuristic films would foresee. …


A statue of Shiva as lord of the dance in the Asia Society and Museum in New York,
A statue of Shiva as lord of the dance in the Asia Society and Museum in New York,
A statue of Shiva as lord of the dance in the Asia Society and Museum in New York — by the LACMA

Blockchain is, without a doubt, one of the most promising technologies for the future, whose applications are still being understood, and, certainly, new possibilities will emerge in the coming years. Indeed, despite being closely associated with the operations of the famous cryptocurrencies, the fact is that blockchain has numerous potential applications beyond the world of virtual currencies.

In a very superficial way, blockchain can be defined as a public chain of information, in which new data can be incorporated, but no information can be erased, guaranteeing its integrity. …


Image of book case by Nick Fewings — Unsplash
Image of book case by Nick Fewings — Unsplash
Image by Nick FewingsUnsplash

The second part or a very eclectic list with titles from practically all genres. Read them and make a difference in your year of 2021.

1) SAPIENS: A Brief History of Humankind — Yuval Noah Harari


“More human than human”. That was the motto that guided the engineering of bio-robotic androids from Tyrell Corporation in the 1982 classic film directed by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner. The film is set in a futuristic 2019 (now, already the past). After the collapse of the environment, new forms of colonization on other planets are developed. Androids with Artificial Intelligence were created and used for obscure purposes (cough, cough, slavery…). To be identified and exterminated, those beings underwent thorough tests so that they would not be confused with humans.

Although we are still far from the possibility of a dystopian…


Desk setup at sunset. Image by Linus Mimietz — Unsplash
Desk setup at sunset. Image by Linus Mimietz — Unsplash
Image by Linus MimietzUnsplash

Home office is a reality with no return for many companies around the world. It is a format that guarantees greater autonomy and comfort, in addition to saving time and resources. With the COVID -19 pandemic, it has become essential and definitive for many. However, there are challenges in adapting to this model that can interfere with productivity and well-being.

Even being in the comfort of home, this model can stimulate distractions and can make it difficult to reconcile work with domestic chores if there is no discipline and some adaptations in the environment. …


woman in black long sleeve shirt sitting on floor of museum
woman in black long sleeve shirt sitting on floor of museum
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What would impressionism be without the paint tubes that took the studio to the garden? And what about the meeting, in 1927, between the Dadaist Raoul Hausmann and the engineer Daniel Broido, from the German AEG, in Berlin, which resulted in the patent for the Optophone, a device for converting light into sound and vice versa? And the partnership between conductor Modest Altschuler and engineer Preston S. Millar, from Electrical Testing Laboratories, which led to the realization of Chromola, a keyboard projector with light beams?

The reasoning is not new and proves that imagination, creativity, and innovation are always interconnected…


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We face great challenges in a globalized and modern world that we, humanity, have built. The fulfillment of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030 is essential to make a planet with a viable future for humankind. Achieving them not only depends on the will of governments, institutions, or people. The application of technologies that, with their multiplying effect, allow achieving the goals is extremely important.

Technological innovation plays a decisive role in the evolution of changes towards a new model that involves improving development, without leaving anyone behind, and with the focus on avoiding inequality and…


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Dealing with the several challenges of 2020 has been one of the most arduous tasks of recent times. In this context, it is necessary to evaluate so many areas and aspects of our personal and professional lives. This, perhaps, has caused the diversity agenda to gain greater visibility in companies. Especially when we talk about the women who lived the growing imbalance between work and family in the pandemic.

The effects of the pandemic were disproportionately felt by women: they needed to keep their home office work and reconcile this with childcare, homeschooling, housework, among other tasks that needed to…


AI concept image — Image by acidj — freepik
AI concept image — Image by acidj — freepik
Image by acidj — freepik

We use artificial intelligence to make decisions that affect our daily lives. We need to make sure not only that those decisions are based on reliable data but that they are fair. But how can we use artificial intelligence to ensure justice in decisions made by banks, basic social services, universities, or schools?

The media, when talking about artificial intelligence, often jump from utopic optimism to apocalyptic pessimism. Those supposed “machines that learn anything without human intervention” and that “are about to reach self-awareness” will bring us incredible achievements on Tuesday morning; Thursday afternoon, a televised social gathering will reveal…

Deborah M.

Creative Content Creator & Strategist | Ph.D. In Computing Arts I Modern Polymath I Designer I Writer I Professor I Researcher I Unfluencer

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