It took us 120 minutes to walk/draw the F1 track in east Austin, the underdeveloped area of the city and formerly segregated zone for African Americans and Latino/Hispanics (mostly Mexicans). In contrast, the wining race car did 56 laps in 90 minutes in the the F1 Austin Circuit of Americas track in November 2012.
This morning, Maria Jose told us an story that was quite cartoonish and has the potential of becoming an urban legend. She said that yesterday, after having lunch in the house of one of his professors in the Hyde Park neighborhood, she found a raccoon inside the engine of his car. She said that [...]
When musicians march in the streets people is happy. Or at least that is what I like to think. I love parades. Walking, marching, dancing in public space is a sort of happiness. A collective performance that usually happens during carnivals. It could also happens during especial national or patriotic celebrations. Today, I joined [...]
Every year during the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T) local artists open their work spaces to the public and organize exhibitions, performances, pop-up shows, and informal parties. For a couple of days the Austin art world, official and underground, become very vibrant and busy. A quick look at the map of E.A.S.T. 2012 could [...]
It is rare to find film documentaries that are narrator-less and avoid having a first person point of view. Even more rare, is to find documentaries that are at the same time poetic, lyric, and musical. Last week I discovered the works of Les Blank, an American filmmaker that creates documentaries with such unconventional characteristics. [...]
Last summer i started to ride long distances and really enjoyed the experience of discovering new landscapes and spending a lot of physical energy on locomotion. I did several rides across massachusetts using the red basket bicycle that i got in the acetarium. It was a japanese bike from the 70s in pretty good shape [...]