Monday, December 20, 2010

The end of the American experience


My American experience is over. I am back in Oñati, my hometow in Basque Country. I was about to take my clothes out of the suitcase and organize them in my wardrobe when I saw my favourite childhood tracksuit. I wonder how loose I was wearing it when I was a 10 year old kid because it still fits to me nowadays, in a kind of a skinny fit of course, but fits. The USA running team tracksuit. How many nice memories. From childhood and from my recent interchange. It has been my first time in America, now it's all over and I am missing it hugely. Especially my travel to California. I must go back there for a longer period than 10 days. There is so much to do there. I will figure out how. And I will be in the road again soon.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Photo - Tree root


In Mexico city tree roots are huge. This one has grown to become as long as a car.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Calvin & Hobbes 25th anniversary



It's 25 years since Bill Watterson's first Calvin & Hobbes strip hit the newspapers. I just combined here the first and the last one of my all time favourite comic strip. What a nice memories reading them on Christmas and summer holidays. Enjoy them all together in this beautiful edition.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Drawing over a table


It seems that something is happening on MAY 2011...we will see. The drawing is done on a tracing paper an photographed over a wood table. Cool effect.

Friday, November 12, 2010

DVD - MEMORIES

Memories is an animated film conformed by three small films by directors Koji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura and Katsuhiro Otomo.
This is a japanese 1999 DVD release that came in a LD size box with the original cinema release booklet. Its original price was around 100€ but someone was selling it like new for just 15€ shipping included. So I add another Katsuhiro Otomo related item to my never ending Otomo stuff Collection.


MEMORIES【劇場版】
Bandai Visual
Color / Dolby / Widescreen / 2.35:1 /  142 minutes
Japanese & English subtitles available
DVD Release Date: 1999/03/25

Check the availability on Amazon: US / ES / JP


Monday, November 01, 2010

Photo - Alpina view



A classic view this morning from the Alpina 11 terrace in Mexico DF.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Le Déjeuner


Le Déjeuner is the short I have presented to the contest that Campus Movie Fest is organising in UNAM and other universities in Mexico City this days. Juliette, Constance and Giulia have been so generous of letting me record their private conversations while having breakfast in Alpina 11 where we all live  with other people from around the world, most of us interchange students.

Monday, October 04, 2010

DVD - Mushishi Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo

Katsuhiro Otomo directed film Mushishi was released in a collectors box on 2007, but it was so expensive that I didn't buy it. Today I found it at a bargain price in Amazon Marketplace. The box is awesome, done with a beautiful paper work combining different textures and transparencies. It includes tho discs and two booklets with the script and many sketches by Otomo himself.

Mushishi DVD BOX
Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo
131 minutes / Color / Dolby / Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Release Date: 2007/10/26
Check the availability in Amazon Japan

Monday, September 27, 2010

Kindle time!

Today I ordered the Amazon Kindle. My first eBook reader. I believe 140€ it's a reasonably low price to finally decide to buy one. I have been looking forward to this day since two years ago when Amazon released it's first Kindle but the prices then were much more prohibitive for a penniless student like me. It's going to be great to have a device to read without carrying books. 

Check this 3rd generation Kindle in Amazon: US / ES / JP

Sunday, August 01, 2010

imac 2000 vs iPhone4 2010

Last june 7 Steve Jobs presented the iPhone 4. Take a look at this comparison with the imac G3 a product by the same company, a decade ago. That remenbers me to the first computer we ever had at home


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

En Clave de sol "in treble clef"




This june the Solar Decathlon took place on Madrid. An event where universities from all over the world compete with the Solar Houses they have been working in for years.
The organization has also promoted a video competition so Rodrigo Delso, Javier Argota and I, took the camera, a simple idea and went on location to see what was happening there.
We end up winning the first prize in the video competition.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sweet Life Society



A music video I have just finished for the Torino based band Sweet Life society

The Sweet Life Society
"The Beatz Feat Mina Ruff Mix Preview"

Production Company: AAANDNN
Director / Editor: IOANNES BUSCA
Madrid Producer: LUIS MESEJO

check out The Sweet Life Society websites:


Monday, June 07, 2010

Miyazaki at Berkeley



Hayao Miyazaki has been honored with the Berkeley Japan Prize. Here is the magnificent interviewhe gave in the  Center for Japanese Studies. 

Friday, April 30, 2010

Regulero Stool



Adriana Lopez Biagi did this stool last year while studying in the IED. Today we have dusted off the stool and rethink it as a piece of furniture made of Silestone pieces and presented to this years Silestone competition organized by I+D+ART

Friday, April 23, 2010

STOY contest 2010

Rodrigo Delso and Javi Argota were developing some toys for the first Sustainable Toy competition in ETSAM Architecture School. The subject was a toy for children in emergency situation. A real prototype of the toy and a short video had to be delivered. So I join them to make the videos. We were three so we end up making three different proposals.

First entry: keys and letters.
Rodrigo made this board game made out of  old re-painted computer keyboards. The game is about making words with the letters you pick up from the sack. Letters get attached in the board so even the earth shakes letters remain in their place. Cool isn't it? here the video:



Second entry: Dodecahedron
Javi developed a puzze that children could build with a rope followings the chronology of their actions throughout the day. Sleeping, eating, playing etc. So cute. Take a look at it:



Third entry: Food is not for playing
The last idea was just to make an eatable toy.

Monday, April 12, 2010

MMOT in Actua UPM contest 2010



My brother Aaron started developing a device capable of making touch screens on the go. So I joined him in the process of developing the outside case and generating more ideas around. Ricardo Santonja told us we should present it to this years UPM Program for the creation of technology-based companies. So we did, we called the project MMOT and we were awarded with a Diploma. Aaron was not in Madrid to receive the award so I edited a photo  to include him.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Canon 550D



Canon has recently released the 550D known in the USA as Rebel T2i and in Japan as the EOS Kiss x4. It's improvements over the previous 500D, the first one in this afordable DSLR cameras that recorded video in fullHD are notorious. Next year I am going to Mexico so I have to start practicing. The camera costed 820€.

Check the prices on Amazon: US / ES / JP

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Acer x110 proyector





Today I bought our first projector. I have been looking at projector for a while and thinking on an HDready or full HD ones but finally I thought that almost everything I am going to watch is going to be standard resolution DVDs so let's try with a more economic one. This Acer x110 costs 300€ it has a resolution of 800x600pixels. Thats everything we can aford by now. Jumping from a small TV to a projector is a great experience. I am going to rewatch a lot of movies.

Check for prices Amazon US / ES / JP

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Floor lines


Today I went back to Marta Maiz's drawing class. It was a long time I didn't draw on big paper. This particualr drawing is done with the help of the stoneware floor

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fix you O.S.



This is probably my last project in school. It has been a good time all this years. It's time for new things.

Fix you O.S.
part 1 - rented house
when you know, you can imitate

Fix your O.S.
part 2 - school
when you imitate, you can control

Fix your O.S.
part 3 - city 
when you control, you can create

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fix your Window



We have been discussing about Cuba this days in architecture school. AA students from London who went there last month have come over to ETSAM. We have work together in Madrid for one week with the data they bring from their travel to Habana. Our team has concluded that what Cubans really need is to create a new operating system for themselves.

We have call the solution "fix your Window" and we have create a book called "the precious imprecise book". It's a compilation of tips and tools that all together and by upcoming updates created by the users, should become a tool that shows how to fix real windows of a house.

The project itself is a metaphor of how by knowledge and communication things can start to get fixed. We choose windows because of their architectonic condition as an element that communicates the inside with the outside and also because we realize many windows in Habana were old and damaged.

We believe that the only solution to fix problems, is to help people create their own systems to solve them and help improving them so that solutions are better and better everyday.

Here a nice video by Agnete that shows the book:


team:
Stavros Papavassiliou
Ioannes Busca
Sofia Sclopis
Agnete Plauborg Lorentzen

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

IN&OUT poster



Here a Poster I just designed for the first IN&OUT contest in ETSAM. Photography by Ricardo Santonja.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tribute to Andres Peréa



ETSAM Architecture School professor Andres Peréa is retiring and Miguel Beloqui has been in charge of doing a tribute video featuring comments and interviews of his comrades, friends and ex-alumni. Iñigo Cornago and Guillermo Fernandez were also involved and we have been editing the final video in my house RLP-V3C. I still have the Apple G3 PowerBook laptop that appears in the video, it was a present of Alfonso Ortega.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AGUR DBBP



Gaur YouTube-k DRAGOI BOLA BERRESKURATZEKO PROEIKTUA-ren kanala itsi digu. Bagenekien lehenago edo beranduago gertatuko zela baina beti geneukan esperantza sekula gerta ez zedin izan ere euskara hizkuntza minoritarioa izanik, nork daki, agian egile eskubiden jabeei gehiegi inportako ez zitzailekoan geunden. Selecta Visionek ordea 2009ko abenduan Dragoi Bola-ren edizio remasterizatua kaleratzen hasi da eta Son Goluren abenturak euskaraz gaur egun behar den bezalako kalitateaz ikusi ahalko dira sikiera.

Guztira Dragoi Bolaren lehen 48 atalak eta Dragoi Bola Z ren lehen 30ak igo ditugu inungo aldikotasunik gabeko 2008ko maiatzean hasi genuen ibilaldi honetan. Mila esker Son Gokuren abenturak euskaraz jarraitu dituztenei gure kanalean, ea etorkizunean beste proiekturen baten aurkizten garen. Amaitzeko, eguna alaitzen zizkiguten jarraitzaileek noizean behin utzitako komentarioetako batzuk:


●2008-IV-14 // c4gta
http://goenkale-ez-oficiala.team-talk.net/dragoi-bola-f15/dragoi-bola-atalak-t40.htm#64 sartu nire foroan ta ikusi zure bideoak ea ondo iruditzen zaizun hor jartzea. lasai zabalduko dut zure lana aio ;-)Mila esker atalengatik. zorionak!!!

●2008-IV-17 // Kenyboy9:
 nire izena ken da ta londresen bizi naiz, barkaidazu baine nire euskera oso kaka bat da lo. mesedez subitu dragoi bola geio ^^

●2008-IV-20 // Moonlanderproject
¡Ké guaaaaaaay!!!! Los primeros de Goku y en euskera, porque en castellano da patras!Gracias por subirlos!! Eskerrik asko

●2008-V-27 // AsierCalderock:
Eskerrik asko egiten duzun lanarengatik aspaldi bilatzen hari nintzela Dragoi Bola euskaraz p.d. ba al daki norbaitek Dragoi Bola Z euskaraz badagoen youtuben? Eta Bardocken filma?

●2008-VI-24 // friwif:
eskerrikasko egiten dozuen lanagaitik ta animo!

●2008-10-24 // jaramaster 
harrigarria jaunandreok!!!!! gora dragoi bola!

●2008-XI-20 // mesenier:
Ea Berriztik (bizkaia) zatozen noizbait Juliantxon afari bat zor zaitugu euskaldun guztiok.Nik konbidatuko zaiut kiloterdiko txuleta bat bazkaltze noizbait

●2009-I-11 // eirekeixak
hainbeste denbora eta gero, berdin berdin emozionatzen gea...!! ze ona!!!

●2009-I-24 // SlevinAE 
Uauuu!!!! ? Eskerrik Asko zure esfortzuagatik!!!

●2009-II-02 // KjelStormcaller 
Qué recuerdos! Con canciones como esta me vuelvo pequeño de nuevo. Eskerrik asko!

●2009-II-12 // komandogaztaina 
ei!!!! aupa zu!!! oberena zara!!

●2009-II-12 // komandogaztaina 
oso ona!!! ea noizz igotzen dituzuen urrengo kpituloak!! oberena zara!!! animoooooo

●2009-II-15 // sorginn 
Marrazki hauek munduko hoberenak dira, txikitxo bat nintzenean gahuero ikusten nituen etb baten.

●2009-II-16 // garciagaltxa 
hau nere txikitako atalik tristeena zen jeje 

●2009-III-06 // 638499258
mila esker aupa zu eta zure bideoak

●2009-III-25 // Boios
inkreible!! berriro ere engantxatuta nabil, txikitan modun 

●2009-II-25 // 638499258
oso bideo ona

●2009-III-03 // wemstrum
jeje gohanen ahotsa du goku txikiak. eskerrik asko!

●2009-III-07 // aldeanodelmonte
oso ona!

●2009-III-07 // aldeanodelmonte
eskerrikasko ta segidu olan!

●2009-III-08 // Txikimorin
baña ze onaaa!!!hau telebistan ipiñi biher da lengolez dragoibolan kapituloak egunero ikusteko!!!

●2009-IV-12 // Alazznita 
Joeee, zenbat oroitzapen!!!! eskerrik asko!!!Aber egunen baten igotzen dozun "songoku ororentzat trebea eta ausarta.. songohan zoriontsu, aita bait du apartaa.." esaten daben hasierako kantue...Eskerrik asko, benetan...

●2009-IV-17 // hailoaola
 mila esker!!!! denbora pila bat eraman dut bideo hauek bilatzen

●2009-IV-18 // arrapage
mitikoa!!

●2009-IV-21 // Txota90
eskerrik asko fiera!

●2009-V-10 // tato421421 
ez ditut bein ere aztuko marrazki bizidun hauek.Ederrak benetan,urteak pasa dira eta oraindik oso gustokoak ditut.

●2009-V-12 // josumitxe 
mila mila esker atal hauengatik!

●2009-V-17 // 35153618aaa 
何か初めて聞く言語だ。しかしドラゴンボールって世界中で放映されてるみたいだね。

●2009-V-23 // panoramix81
Ufff... acabo de ver la gloria. ¿Tienes toda la serie subida? Como la tengas me la trago enterita a mis 27 tacos otra vez, jajajaja.Era fanático total, tanto en manga como en serie de televisión.

●2009-VI-10 // txikitximeleta 
Hau bai aparta! Eskerrik asko!!

●2009-VI-18 // ikeragarriye 
Ei eskarrik asko!!! Dragoi bolako kapitulu guztiak ikusi ditut honarte!!!Ez daukazu gehiagorik eskeitzeko edo?Esq... erderaz da una kk

●2009-VI-20 // missbkwards2
este esta mucho mejor q los d toda europa...desde latinoamerica que es el q me llego :)

●2009-VII-06 // Andonibi
He visto tu canal en Euskal encodings.Buen proyecto,animo,yo pensaba en subirlos,pero tengo tantas movidas pensadas.Saludos

●2009-VII-16 // anttonyuchiha2
i love euskera!!!eu amo basco!!!

●2009-VII-17 // RYOGADALFGAN
Este caoitulo me encanta.Por cierto parece que tiene la voz de Yamcha,ja ja ja. 5/5

●2009-VII-23 // vertizgracenea 
zu goitzen al dituzu dragoi bola zko urrengo atalak?

●2009-VIII-03 // 35153618aaa
つかもうぜ!DRAGON BALL

●2009-VIII-04 // Luixmai 
Dios, hau telebistan bota zutenean nik negar egin nuen xD

●2009-XIII-31 // siru3D
eskerrik asko igotzeagatik

●2009-IX-16 // Axelete1
graciassss por subirlos jajaj

●2009-XI-12 // Kirikolatza1 
Te amo de corazon, tu tambien me quieres./. Haciendo una vida juntos es mas bonito./. Te amo de corazon, tu tambien me quieres./. No llores pues, es pura felizidad, la llama (la fuerza n.p.i.) de nuestro amor...(He aqui mi version. Saludos!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

WAX - California directed by Spike Jonze



This is one of my favourites Spike Jonze music videos. I love the song and the concept of the guy ruining on fire, the way is filmed, it's simplicity and everything is amazing. Released on February 8, 1995. It is the first video included in Jonze's The work of Directors series DVD . Today as I was watching it I thought how long would it take if played at normal speed, so I open it up on Premiere and after some minutes I believe I got the result: 1000X faster. Here the resulting 15 seconds.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

REDES #52: Barry Schwartz



Barry Schwartz is a voice to listen in this times of abundance and multiple choices that we are living in at least in the developed countries. He has given numerous talks all over the world. Here some of his TED talks and a collection of his books.

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less 
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES /JP

Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES / JP

The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES / JP

The Costs of Living
by Barry Schwartz
US / ES / JP

Monday, January 04, 2010

Upgrade to Windows 7



This is what my laptop desktop looked like util today. On July 22, 2009 Windows 7 was released but I have been waiting to my brother to test it before upgrading because my last experience with Microsoft Windows operating system was not successful. Even my actual laptop, an HP6710b originaly came with Windows Vista installed on it, before a week I downgrade it to the previous XP. This time however the guys in Redmond seem to have done a good work, and after my brothers approval this Christmas (I trust on him in everything computers related),  I got ready to jump to the new Windows Operating System. So I upgraded the 160 GB HDD of my laptop with a new 500GB one, I made a backup of all my files and get ready to restart again, this time with the power of the 64bits technology.