Thursday, November 22, 2007


also special thanks to Frank from Sugar&Spice who brought in support and great cookies

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Instinct / Instinto

The swarm, the torus and the flock, your personal space

Researchers have studied emergent behaviors of ants and locusts to try to understand our own instincts.
It´s been found that a swarm is formed when individuals both attract and repel but do not try to orient themselves to their neighbors. A torus takes place when they move around an empty circle to try to orient themselves to their closest neighbors. A flock is finally achieved when the individuals move with a strong feeling of group in one direction.
Do you keep an eye on your Internet neighborhood? It seems to me that we write or read in a very similar way, according to our inner swarm. If it happens that we take collective decisions like that too, it´s a great opportunity to form our flock and move towards something more important than attracting-repelling others.
Any ideas?

El enjambre, el toroide y la manada, tu espacio personal

Los científicos han estudiando el comportamiento emergente de hormigas y langostas para entender nuestros propios instintos.
Han encontrado que un enjambre se forma cuando los individuos se atraen y repelen pero no tratan de orientarse con respecto a sus vecinos. Se forma un toroide alrededor de un centro vacío cuando tratan de orientarse con los vecinos más próximos. Una manada se alcanza finalmente cuando todos los individuos se mueven con una fuerte sensación de grupo en una única dirección.
Estás atento a tu vecindario en Internet? A mí me parece que escribimos y leemos de la misma manera, de acuerdo a nuestro enjambre interior. Si resulta que tomamos decisiones colectivas también de esta manera, es una buena oportunidad de formar una manada que marche hacia algo más importante que sólo atraer/repeler a otros.
Alguna idea?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

My light

A brillar mi amor, vamos a brillar mi amor...

You can only shine when there´s a light.
I found my personal light in Havana, Cuba a couple of centuries ago. We met half way in the planet and I have to admit that it was a very wise idea from our teethless Angel Amber (I might bother you with her story another day). She was smart because otherwise we would have been walking upside down for the rest of our lives.

Yep, my light came from the other side of the world. An unexpected, impossible, magic encounter at a time in which I was just a sketch. A good old project.

He came to my life floating on a stream of soft music but I didn´t recognize him at first. It took me two or three mojitos and a strange request at the Malecón :
- Buy me a love song...

I´ve never done any of those things before but the night had been weird enough up to that moment so I did. I bought him a bolero. While the singers were playing bésame, bésame mucho, and as I was listening to his stories I realized that I was beginning to glow.
Me and the singers were pale phosphorus green glowing!

He told me he was the first of a bunch in a baby boomer family and that he grew up as a dirty road boy in a black neighborhood. I never knew until then that there was something called Midwest the size of my own country, Argentina. He smiled at my accent when I told him I was very "yurban" but he was kind enough not to laugh out loud when I took Chicago as a sleepy town in the middle of nowhere.
Then when he mimicked the way he used to call for buyers as a popcorn seller at the circus, Northern Lights of an unknown Aurora Borealis slowly bathed every single being around.
I think the singers vanished because they were just scared after that.

He went on softly speaking about his life as a traveler and as a blues band leader. I had to come closer to him because the more I shined the more he lowered his voice. He whispered things about his times as an air force secret language interpreter, as a political sciences researcher, as a director of some big company, as a cats lover.
It was passed midnight when he tried to reach for his sun glasses. He couldn´t find them so he closed his eyes and I had to grab his hand. And he kissed me.

I realized that we needed a shelter when a fluorescent Cuban passing by shouted at us:
- Hey you, get a room!I don´t know if he heard it or not. With his eyes still shut he said:
- Marry me...
I didn´t say yes immediately but I looked up and there were no more stars or moon. Instead, diamonds were hanging on our heads. I took that as a good sign.
And we married.

Time passed and we run many adventures together although much less that the ones awaiting. The stream of brilliant plasma around me never fades away when I´m with him. Well, in fact it happens to everybody near him. What reminds me,

Hey baby, tomorrow is your birthday
so what do you say if we go out and shine out the city my love?
Happy birthday baby!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sí a la vida


Ante la situación existente en torno a la inminente puesta en marcha de la pastera finlandesa Botnia, la Asamblea Ciudadana Ambiental de Gualeguaychú expresa:

1. Que le recuerda al Sr. Presidente de la Nación, ante el compromiso contraído públicamente con la lucha del pueblo de Gualeguaychu, en el marco de la Causa Nacional, y en honor de las convicciones por él declamadas, que no asuma ninguna medida que implique avalar o confirmar acuerdos que se aparten del objetivo de la relocalización de Botnia fuera de la Cuenca del Río Uruguay.

2. Qué el fin último consistente en que Botnia se retire de nuestra región es parte de las acciones diplomáticas y jurídicas implementadas por la Cancillería Argentina, razón por la que constituye un camino irrenunciable.

3. Que en procura de lograr esa meta, reiteramos que la ASAMBLEA CIUDADANA AMBIENTAL DE GUALEGUAYCHÚ SE DECLARA EN ESTADO DE ALERTA MÁXIMA, VIGILIA Y MOVILIZACIÓN PERMANENTE, para evitar todo intento de presión o acción que burle la soberana voluntad de nuestro pueblo, de vivir en un ambiente sano.


San José de Gualeguaychú, 3 de noviembre de 2007.
Provincia de Entre Ríos.
República Argentina