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Deborah M.

And in all other years

I have gathered here very eclectic reading tips with titles from practically all genres. I am also not restricted to a historical time or to a specific country. My only criterion was to recommend books that make a difference in our year of 2021.


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


The Catholic Pope of Pop

Andy Warhol in front of a version of The Last Supper, in Milan in 1987 Photo by Giorgio Lotti/Archivio Giorgio Lotti/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images
Andy Warhol in front of a version of The Last Supper, in Milan in 1987 Photo by Giorgio Lotti/Archivio Giorgio Lotti/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images
Andy Warhol in front of a version of “The Last Supper”, in Milan in 1987. Photo by Giorgio Lotti/Archivio Giorgio Lotti/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Try to remember another figure in History who is a visual artist, a producer of chic, gay cinema, and also a rock band entrepreneur. Someone who survived a shot and who was present at New York celebrity parties on Saturday nights. And woke up early the next day, Sunday, to go to Mass in a Catholic church. The only person capable of fulfilling all these requirements is the Pope of Pop, Andy Warhol. The artist wandered the streets with his platinum wig, leather jacket, and sunglasses. He distributed editions of his interview magazine. Most of us know Warhol for having…


He created around 1900 paintings in his career.

Image by the author. Adaptation from Unsplash.

For those who do not live on planet Earth or do not know anything about the universe of Visual Arts, Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, poet, ceramist, playwright, and set designer. He spent most of his adult life in Paris, where he became friends with several artists.

Picasso is known to be one of the founders of cubism and one of the great revolutionaries of art in the early 20th century.

These are ten essential works to understand the painter and his artistic periods. I will not discuss Picasso’s position in personal relationships here (especially in relation to…


Image by the author
Image by the author
Image by the author

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. …


Blockchain has numerous applications beyond the world of virtual currencies

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. …


And throughout your life

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


Three proposals discussed for the regulation of AI work

“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…


You can create a home office that works taking advantage of the warmth and practicality of your home.

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. …


Technology modified the ways of producing works of art, circulation, consumption and protection

woman in black long sleeve shirt sitting on floor of museum
woman in black long sleeve shirt sitting on floor of museum
Image by Blake CheekUnsplash

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…

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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