Friday, June 29, 2018

WIRED | Quantum Computing explained in 5 Levels of Difficulty



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WIRED has challenged IBM's Dr. Talia Gershon (Senior Manager, Quantum Research) to explain quantum computing to 5 different people; a child, teen, a college student, a grad student and a professional. 
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

FILM | Isle of Dogs



Director Wes Anderson's latest movie is a fest of stop motion animation and tributes to Japanese cinema. Humans in the movie talk in plain Japanese with no subtitles, and occasionally an interpreter translates what they say to English. For the Japanese release that will take place next May 25th, Japanese manga author and filmmaker Katsuhiro Otomo has drawn an exclusive poster. Here is what Otomo commented:

“When I first saw Isle of Dogs, I thought it might be difficult to make a poster that would add something to the movie...It is filled with homage to Japanese cinema, including music directly from Kurosawa, and seemed fully realized already, with all its details in place. It was its own complete world. Then I had an idea: to paint a very traditional Japanese dog to represent the island itself, and a very traditional Japanese wooden floor as the sea. I hope my drawing will be a meaningful way to help share this film with the world.”
Official site: http://www.isleofdogsmovie.com






The Wes Anderson Collection: Isle of Dogs

Series: The Wes Anderson Collection
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Abrams (August 21, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1419730096
ISBN-13: 978-1419730092
Dimensions: 9.4 x 11.2 inches

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2qNb0oI
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HIhgrt
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2HSl2wg
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2F63XM7
Amazon DE: https://amzn.to/2qR1BvB
Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2Hkiwli
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2qOitms
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2qR268X



Isle of Dogs: Screenplay

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (March 23, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0571336442
ISBN-13: 978-0571336449
Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches 


AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: 
https://amzn.to/2qQ3BnG
Amazon US: 
https://amzn.to/2F4WlcM
Amazon CA: 
https://amzn.to/2qRCDfk
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2HO712k
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Amazon FR: https://amzn.to/2qNh2FH
Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2HPISIO
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2F4SYCL



Isle of Dogs: Soundtrack

Composed by Alexander Desplat
Vinyl (June 1, 2018)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: ABKCO

AVAILABILITY
Amazon JP: https://amzn.to/2vv8tEA
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2HRukZp
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2K6cCC8
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2qRryuO
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Amazon IT: https://amzn.to/2qNMFiB
Amazon ES: https://amzn.to/2HPfIJY

Also available in CD & MP3.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

EXHIBITION | Mario Romañach: "Do you love architecture?"




When: Monday, December 4, 2017— Monday, May 14, 2018

Where: Harvey & Irwin Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives | 220 South 34th Street, Philadelphia

Introduction from Architectural Archives

A beloved teacher at the University of Pennsylvania and a visionary architect who transformed modern architecture in his native Cuba in the years before the Revolution, Mario Romañach (1917-84) saw architecture, not as an abstract phenomenon to be developed though analytical techniques, but rather, as a discipline which made full sense only when framed in terms of human experience. “Architecture...you’ve got to touch it,” he would say, and it was that sensuous, experiential connection to buildings, cities, and landscapes that animated his art and inspired his students. 

Marking the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Romañach’s birth, this exhibition presents a survey of his work, ranging from his groundbreaking residential designs in Havana to large-scale urban redevelopment plans for the West Side of New York City.

Born in Havana, Romañach, was educated in turbulent decades marked by prosperity, depression, war, and changing artistic sensibilities. His uncle, the painter Leopoldo Romañach, was a significant influence. Formal training in architecture came at the University of Havana. In the fourteen year period between 1945 and 1959, Romañach established a successful practice initially based on residential projects. These works, and his later large-scale urban planning, demonstrate his firm commitment to the ideals of the modern movement shaped and enriched by an understanding of local conditions and an interest in Cuban and Spanish culture. 

Exiled from Cuba, Romañach and his family arrived in the United States during the fall of 1959. The practice that had been the center of his artistic world collapsed, never to be fully regained. Teaching, at first, provided for his transition, but then became his life’s work. That energy - so tied to building - ultimately was channeled to his students; a love of architecture perpetuated.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MUSIC VIDEO | Los caminantes de Plaza



New video from old footage. Shot on july 6, 2016. A musical reportage by Noelis Prieto, Photographed and edited by Ioannes Busca with musci by Moreira "Como nunca antes'.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

NEWS | State of the Union



State of the Union (AA&NN):

WOW! the last post in this page is from September 2015. We have abandoned this facebook page for a while, not because we haven't been doing anything, but because we were working on some cool things and sharing then under their own brands and left the newsfeed aside.

Let's see what is been going on this past couple of years.

●The last post featured ARRIURDIN, a promising project in which our co-founder and tech master Aaron Busca has been working (in his free time, when he's not climbing or running or fixing a website for us) for a while now. The work has progress a lot since then, but due to his busy schedule is not going as fast as we would like. Nevertheless, the first prototype is almost ready. Designed in Basque Country with a 3D printed enclosure, wireless charging, waterproof, shockproof...you name it. We hope to have news about it soon!

●Our Ahabi independent publishing house finally took off during 2016 and jumped from the digital platforms to a more tangible good ol' book publishing. Beginning with EdFramed collection and following with Antxintxiketan a late 2015 comic book by Ian Nose, Ahabi comics are now available in paperback in Amazon, and in digital book formats in Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks and ComiXology. To learn more check our recently launched http://ahabi.net website. We have designed the layout and the covers of all Ahabi editions to this day, as well as managed all the mess that represents making a book and everything that this entails, but we love it and we hope to keep on that for many years to come.

●During 2016 and 2017, we have been working with a bunch of directors in Nostrom Moving Images in Puerto Rico. We have learned a lot working with Фернандо Валехо, Carlos Larrieu, Federico Torres Fernández, Benoît Gabriel and Jochi Melero, Storyboarding their visions for commercial campaigns or assisting them for brands such as T-Mobile, Universal Group Inc., MCSPuertoRico, AT&T and Coors Light among others. Check some of the works in our website http://aaandnn.com.

●Also in 2016, we have rescued from oblivion a couple of short films from the past. We re-mastered and re-edited for their fifth anniversary, DORRETXEKO PRINTZESA and URA, two collaborative short films created for Oñatiko laburmetrai rallya back in 2011 with the collective URTZI COOP. Who knows if a collector edition DVD version may come one of this days...

●Our co-founder Ioannes Busca finally graduated from college on May 2016, it was about time! We have also revisited and re-mastered a couple of short films from his student days. Some are already available on watch on http://aaandnn.com. DVD and Blu-ray editions might follow.

●ChronOtomo: Otomo Katsuhiro Chronology, a side project we started back in November 2012, with an innocent first post on Facebook has gained over 2,000 followers in Instagram alone (https://goo.gl/5rAEgD). The main site (http://chronotomo.aaandnn.com) has over 1,000 posts and over 1,500 single images. However, the project is far from been completed. We still have many surprises saved for all the Otomo fans out there!

●We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of AA&NN this year. We came up wih the name AA&NN on December 2007 after a mind-blowing, soul refreshing semester in the 'Grupo de Experimentación Proyectual' commanded by Andres Perea, Paula Montoya Saiz, Jose Luis Vallejo Mateo and Izaskun Chinchilla Moreno, in Madrid Architecture School. To celebrate this, during 2018 we hope to take out of the drawer many unedited things from the past, also from the collaborative work done with Atxu Amann Ya Lcocer, let's celebrate it with some great old memories.

●Revisiting old stuff makes us of course think on the 100x10 · Pedagogías Arquitectónicas Innovadoras days. Rodrigo Delso Gutierrez Javier Argota Borja Gómez Maria Luisa de Miguel and all, that was back in June 2011...an anniversary is coming soon: Let's meet at El Palentino!. But not all can be looking back, great projects are on the horizon, new stories, new collaborations, new stuff, whatever it is...

●As far as personal life concerns, our dad had a stroke on December 2015, from which he is recovering, our grandmother, his mom, passed away and we suffered one of the most devastating hurricanes that ever hit Puerto Rico last September, what made us move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From here we will continue giving our best, now from The City of Brotherly Love and Oñati, to the world. We will be updating this site more frequently, and throwing back memories on Thursdays, so, stay tuned!

I guess that's all for today.
(Applause)