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Blixa Bargeld: “Art is not dead, because freedom is not dead”

Blixa Bargeld: “Art is not dead, because freedom is not dead”

Photography: Óscar Fernández Orengo (Versión en castellano aquí) As you will see in the turbulent start of the interview, Blixa Bargeld (Berlín Occidental, 1959) has come to the Kosmopolis CCCB festival in Barcelona to talk about his book and offer one of his solo vocal performances, and he doesn’t seem very inclined at the beginning to talk about his long and […]

Antonio Damasio: “The more educated we are, the more we are tolerant to people who are not in our group”

Antonio Damasio: “The more educated we are, the more we are tolerant to people who are not in our group”

Photography: Alberto Gamazo  (Versión en castellano aquí) From young António Damasio (Lisbon, 1944) interested in becoming a filmmaker to today’s neurologist and researcher expert in emotions there’s a smaller gap than what anyone could imagine. This scientist and writer has always been interested in Humanities and the study of feelings. Every single book of his shows this interest which goes beyond […]

Kim Stanley Robinson: “Science needs to think of itself more as a humanism and as an utopian politics”

Kim Stanley Robinson: “Science needs to think of itself more as a humanism and as an utopian politics”

Photo: Jorge Quiñoa (Versión en español) We meet with Kim Stanley Robinson (Waukegan, 1952) in Barcelona, during the annual literary convention Kosmopolis. Robinson is a respected and popular hard science fiction writer, especially known for his trilogy dealing with martian colonization and terraformation (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars). After Mars, he imagined humanity expanding through the whole Solar System […]

Lila Azam Zanganeh: “A writer is always rewriting another writer”

Lila Azam Zanganeh: “A writer is always rewriting another writer”

Photo: Alberto Gamazo (Versión en español) Desire, transgression, light. Nabokov. To keep a conversation with Lila Azam Zanganeh (Paris, 1976) causes genuine intellectual vertigo. This writer, born in Paris from Iranian parents, lives and works in New York and combines the creation of her literary works –The Enchanter was the first one, an unclassifiable literary artifact about her relationship with […]

David Remnick : «Let’s not to be romantic about the uniformed brilliant quality of all journalism in the pre-internet age. There was a lot of crap»

David Remnick : «Let’s not to be romantic about the uniformed brilliant quality of all journalism in the pre-internet age. There was a lot of crap»

(Versión en español) The New Yorker is a temple of good journalism that manages to endure in the middle the economic and talent crisis that ravages the sector. The New Yorker, even in tough economic times, is a profitable magazine, and Remnick’s strategy is to thrive in the internet age by investing both in the new means of distribution —the […]