Sunday, July 30, 2006


Just bought me a Canon SD700 IS. I'm not sure if this is the best one for my needs:
1. take photos of my bigger (non-scannable) collages
2. take photos without flash and not lookin' at the display
3. make short movies

But its surelly better than the Canon A320 i had until now. For 2. and 3. i think it will be amazing, but for 1., maybe a dSLR might do it. So check out my flickr in the next weeks to see if the photos got at least less blurred.

Friday, July 28, 2006


Brasilia: 1993-2003
Ten Years (aka my adolescence) spent here.
Sigma, UnB, Biking, Climbing, Parties, Trips and Friends,
Lots of crazy, weird, different friends. Thanks...
This week that i'm here, i got very sure that my life in this alien city was amazing.
Hope to come back more often now.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kinds of Geniuses

Wired published an very interesting article about the two kinds of geniuses.
I'm not saying that i'm a genius, but the way i work, both on collage (images) and improvising on the piano, i'm an Experimentalist. I never know what will be the result.
Hopefully i'll be an Old Master, rather than an Young Genius (Nice to know that i'm going to get better, not worse :). So, as David Galenson (papers) discovered, (if) i'll get some money for my artworks, it will be when i'm older.
Listen also to Malcolm Gladwell's presentation on David Galenson.

Sunday, July 9, 2006

You Shouldn’t Forget Nature

Now i've finished my M.Sc., i'm back to the art of collaging.
Here is the one i did this weekend.

Check also this "Collaging Nat Geo Feb/06" video out.
Its the early stage of this collage. I'm happy to be back!!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Selfness Art

I'm a big fan of documentaries and lectures; and of course free sharing of it.
So 2 weeks ago i downloaded a presentation of Jorge Cortell (thanks for blogging me) on this MVGroup thread (register to login), just because i was going (and went) to the iSummit, so i could learn a little about intelectual property.
I agree with Jorge's SELFNESS idea: that all of our works are selfness beings (like, for example, your son, you [kind of] 'make' it [with someone else], but he's not yours).
Really, if you make a song, it has it's own 'live'.

Speaking specifically on artworks now (don't know yet if it applies to science etc.).
Creative Commons Licenses are nice, but they still limit artists. For example, if i listen to a song and want to remix it, why pay attention to the License? We should be a collaborative society! Of course i will always try to show from whom i have remixed, so if one likes a work (s)he can go back to the original sources.

My advice is, don't read the licenses, just do your art.
So even if my artworks aren't on the SELFNESS license (it doesn't exist yet), feel free to use or remix it.

But how to get sustained by it?
Unfortunatelly our society isn't yet ready to the Donation idea. But as soon as electronic money transfer gets easier and more secure, i think it will start happening.
So if you like or use one's work you can easily help him/her to make more.

Update: Here's another video of Cortell's Selfness ideas (direct download [in OGM]).

Monday, July 3, 2006

Ghiroma’s First DJ Set

Ghiroma Ghiroma [Folopo and I (Felaiuki)] played our first DJ set yesterday (20060702) on the Projeto Mix Festival. The vibe was amazing. Check out the photos here.
We played songs of: Lalgudi Jayaraman, Fela Kuti, Bobby McFerrin, Flanger, Lee Morgan, Lotus, Murcof and other stuff.

Our next step is to play live...

Soon, very soon...