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The Square Mile

This is the first exercise I made after complete the course of context and narrative, so I felt a little anxious and nervous for having to go outside and experience the uncertainty of the unknown. I basically planned a first approach to this  exercise consisting in taking photograph of the places to which I’m related: the houses and neighborhood where I used to live, trying to include some elements that connect those places to my memories. Continue reading “The Square Mile”

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Where Are We?

What is my relation with the place where I live? Maybe the fact that I was born in Venezuela, where my parents were emigrants, and a few years later, when I was 5,  I came to Spain, which made me feel like a kind of stranger. I didn’t adopt the Spanish nationality until I was 35 years old, so during all my childhood and adolescence I saw myself as N outsider, different from other kids and my friends. Continue reading “Where Are We?”

About Social Media Profiles

I don’t have a complete portrait published in any of the well-known social media sites that I use: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Flickr. These sites include a predefined set of questions, some mandatory and some others optional, in order to describe the identity of the user: general information, job and studies, places where you have lived, family and relationships, important events in your biography. Continue reading “About Social Media Profiles”

Introduction: Identity conflicts

Defining the identity of a person is a complex matter, because identity depends on the point of view from which the person is analyzed. I’m not talking about that information that defines unaltered the identity of the individual: name, gender, birthday, height, finger stamp, etc. They are mostly tags to describe physical attributes of the person, but they say little about the way he feels, thinks or behaves. Continue reading “Introduction: Identity conflicts”

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