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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.


You may be more right than you think

Wall painting with the words ”What Now?” — Image by Tim Mossholder — Unsplash
Wall painting with the words ”What Now?” — Image by Tim Mossholder — Unsplash
Image by Tim MossholderUnsplash

I’ve always treated creative blocks as “ok, I need a break now; nothing’s going to come out”. And, with that, I ended up getting up from my chair, walking around the room, doing whatever activity came my way. Was that bad? Not necessarily. I often managed to gain some insight. But sometimes, I struggled hard with the temptation to procrastinate. Come on, procrastinating is great for getting out of your comfort zone, opening gaps in fixed thinking, etc. But in real life, deadlines are at the top of the list, knocking on our doors. …


Odd choices can unleash great ideas

Spider-Man reading a book — Image by Unsplash
Spider-Man reading a book — Image by Unsplash
Image by Unsplash

Do you want to know basic rule to stimulate creativity in everyday life? Seek inspiration from the most diverse sources. The more unlikely the better. Based on this equation, here are 5 examples of literary works to educate the senses to perceive the world in new ways. And sometimes what you need is a little inspiration and oddity to get through the day, and to live a better life. Enjoy!

Dune — Frank Herbert


The importance of restoring cultural heritage in the context of anti-colonial movements and for racial equality

Installation view of Benin Bronzes at the British Museum. Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Joy of Museums.
Installation view of Benin Bronzes at the British Museum. Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Joy of Museums.
Installation view of Benin Bronzes at the British Museum. Wikimedia Commons. Photo by Joy of Museums.

In May of 2020, the director of the British Museum spoke up about the assassination of George Floyd and expressed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The reaction from members of the movement and the general public was extremely negative.

Critics viewed with great skepticism the director’s statement that the museum would be “in line with the spirit and soul” of the movement. They pointed the huge incompatibility between the museum’s expression of solidarity “with the black community around the world” and its notorious posture of resistance to anti-colonial movements that affect its collection.

The British Museum, like most…


AI in the economy has significant consequences for workers.

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From the material point of view, we can understand human history in the light of its technological advances. It happens because these advances determine the level of well-being achieved by a population. Today humanity enjoys conditions given by a series of technological revolutions. They have occurred throughout history in fields as agriculture, metallurgy, and electricity. These revolutions are never instantaneous and usually come from long gestation periods. In this sense, artificial intelligence (AI) is different from previous revolutions. Not because there was no gestation period. But because its implementation in practical applications in life follows an accelerated pace. …


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

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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