jueves, 21 de septiembre de 2006


¿Qué es arte? No hay definición propia. Arte es lo que hacemos cuando creamos. No conozco a Jakedobkin. ¿Dónde trabaja… New York, Los Angeles, Londres? No lo sé. Pero de seguro podría darle clases a algunos "artistas" por acá que se pasan la vida llorando. Hay que tener imaginación... salirse de la misma onda de siempre. Arte es también la manera alternativa de mostrar la obra.

15 comentarios:

jr dijo...

Jacob Dobkin is a technologist specializing in internet strategy and information architecture.
Currently, Jacob is the publisher of Gothamist, a network of city-centric websites. He also runs a small consulting practice focused on building online communities and social software.
Email: jake (at) gothamist (dot) com
Recent Projects
2006: VirtualAloft, The Lobby, Lego Mindstorms Community
2005: Streetsy, Wooster Collective, InnovationInsider, mmmChicago
2004: Gothamist Network
2003: I.B.M., Barneys, Sivan Lewin
2001: Tiffany
2000: Barnard College, Bluejake

Boniatillo dijo...

si a boniatillo lo agarran haciendo eso...le pegan una multa.
pero esta bonito. un arcoiris con cara esparecido a un boniato con traje, como yo.
por que de chiquitos no nos dejaban pintar las paredes? a lo mejor TRIFF, hubieran muchos mas JAKEDOKBINES por ahi.

mm dijo...

Esta columna de opinión aparece en el Wall Street Journal de hoy. Me parece pertinente, dado que tiene que ver con Miami, tema central del blog. Aprovecho para comunicarle mis respetos a Carlos Alberto. Esperemos que McClatchy acepte la propuesta que plantea Carlos Alberto.

Clash of Civilizations
The Miami Herald thinks it's corrupt to undermine Castro's censorship.
The clash of civilizations began this way. On Sept. 8, the Miami Herald (TMH) and El Nuevo Herald (ENH), both of the McClatchy newspaper chain, published on Page One a sensationalist report, clumsily researched, under a headline that read, in type befitting a major event, "10 Miami Journalists Take U.S. Pay." The initiative for the report had come from TMH; ENH was obliged to publish it, grudgingly. From the way in which the story was presented, it appeared that a great font of corruption had been unearthed, but in reality nothing criminal had happened. All the article said was that journalists of Cuban origin also contributed to Radio and TV Martí, an official U.S. broadcast station similar to Radio Free Europe, governed by the ethical standards of Voice of America, and transmitting to Cuba. Naturally, the journalists accepted for their work the fees (generally low) that the government routinely pays.

Miami's Cuban community was indignant. What was bad about trying to undermine Cuba's censorship? For the Cuban journalists, that was a civic duty. TMH has editorialized in support of Radio and TV Martí. Wasn't it logical that the good Cuban journalists said to Cuba, via Radio Martí, the same things they said in Miami via the McClatchy chain? To add insult to injury, the company fired three reporters on ENH's staff, claiming there might be a conflict of interests if they collected honoraria from the government. Granma, the organ of the Communist Party of Cuba, reported that those who criticized the Cuban government were bought by money from Washington. TMH did more damage in one day to Cuban writers in the democratic opposition than Granma has done in 40 years.

A few days later, ENH reported that hundreds of U.S. journalists have appeared on VOA and received the usual modest $100 per program. To contribute to VOA, PBS or public radio, and to charge for it, doesn't compromise their objectivity. Why a different standard for Cuban writers? TMH did not reprint ENH's report; 1,200 readers cancelled their subscriptions and it became evident that the two newspapers were taking opposing stances. For the "Anglo" journalists, their Cuban colleagues had conflicts. In contrast, the journalists at ENH felt their corporate brothers had ambushed them. To Miami's Cuban-Americans, this was a display of double-standards.

This clash also allows us to reflect on "conflicts of interest." To think that just because a journalist participates in a VOA program and receives $100 he will sell his conscience to the government is to have a terrible opinion of journalists. To think that readers, if they find out, will repudiate the medium where these journalists work, is to have a terrible opinion of readers. Professors at public universities get paid by the government; yet they don't submit to their paymaster for that reason. Because the law enshrines the presumption of innocence, U.S. society is characterized by a presumption of decency. Life is a continuous conflict of interest and one must presume that people--even Cuban journalists--act in accordance with reasonable principles and standards.

So what can McClatchy do now? Something very simple: Apologize publicly for the defamatory report and readmit the expelled journalists.

The Red Victorian dijo...

"Whether we call ourselves communists or capitalists,
Hindus or Buddhists, Moslems or Christians,
whether we are blind, lame, well or happy, this earth is ours...
not somebody else's...it is not only the rich man's earth,
but our earth...yours and mine."

J. Krishnamurti

atRifF dijo...

Gracias por la informacion, JR.

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

Ancient Chinese Proverb;
He who go to sleep with itchy butt,
Wake up with smelly finger.

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

Muy interesante que The Miami Herald de hoy, como su "Cuba Issue" resaltan la polemica en Washington contra Posada Cariles y tambien los 5 espias de Fidel. Como vocero de los espias y apoyantes de ellos citan a Andres Gomez de lo "Mamaceoitos", tambien el abogado Venezolano Pertierra, y otros incluyendo un grupo de San Francisco que piden por la libertad de los Espias de Fidel y le tiran a "los extremistas de la derecha y terroristas de Miami". Me parece que el nuevo dueño de los Heralds, desde California, tiene una agenda bien clara. As for me, ni para papel sanitario sirven esas publicaciones amarillas.

mm dijo...

Mano: no acabamos de aprender cómo lidiar con TMH, jamás nos hemos dado a respetar, ni el los largos años cuando pertenecía a la Knight Ridder, ni ahora con McClatchy. Como primer paso, los cubanos deberían cancelar TODAS las subscripciones; yo no puedo hacerlo, cancelé la mía hace años y nunca la renové. Según la respuesta de la gerencia a esa acción, se decidirían los pasos a seguir; hablar entre nosotros es una excelente terapia pero no se logra mucho más. Pero nunca hemos actuado inteligentemente vis a vis TMH; si actúas como alfombra, por lo general te pisotean.

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

Vi el video. Me imagino que si alguien sabe como huele el culo del diablo, debe ser el mono de Venezuela, que apesta a peo fidelista.

atRifF dijo...

MM no olvides que aun quedan amigos en TMH y en el NH que son periodistas que valen la pena. Eso poca gente lo ha expresado.

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

Yo no subscribo a ningun periodico. Lo que si leo varios via el internet. El secreto no es solo canceler, hay que llegar a los anunciantes de esos "periodicos", de ahi sacan su dinero. El editor es el que decide, pero el que tiene la palabra final es el contador de la impresa. Lo que estoy muy de acuerdo con lo que escribiste, pero ya la alfombra esta gastada, al punto que llegamos a pisar tierra.

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

I have no doubt that there may still be a token few that write for the Herald and believe that they are true columnists and free to express their opinions. Yet to scandalize and "blacklist" professionals, and feature the article with their pictures, as if they are criminals, published internationally, is not ethical. Also to drag down others, which have nothing to do with their publication, and implicate them in what is implied as a sinister plan,is that ethical?. The article was written by a novice reporter, which has his own blog, and is anything but a self indulgent tool. I had spoken to Mr. Fiedler a few years ago over a purposeful exclusion of an article once, and he politically said that other interests did not want it published... The "freedom of the press" may have worked for Benjamin Franklin, but in today's world with agendas, political and economic incentives, "political correctness and ethics" are as skewed as are the polls and statistics used to sway public opinion. Las diez mil subscripciones VAN VAN!

mm dijo...

Pensé que había dejado claro que me estaba refiriendo a la gerencia de ambos periódicos, y cuando digo “la gerencia”, me refiero a Knight Ridder en el pasado y a McClatchy en el presente. Siempre hay periodistas amigos, pero más que amigos lo importante es actuar correctamente, no me parece que la gerencia lo haya hecho. Muchos colegas de los que fueron tratados como periodistas de segunda clase han hecho público su desacuerdo, y su descontento; me parece que eso era lo correcto sean o no amigos.

mm dijo...

De acuerdo, Mano, habría que montar una campaña tipo Chávez (César, no Hugo) y boicotear a los que continúan apoyando a la gerencia con sus anuncios. Entonces, nos tomarían en serio; y sencillamente estaríamos actuando dentro de nuestros más sagrados derechos, y activando los resortes apropiados en una economía de consumo. Pero de conversarlo aquí a activarlo, va un largo trecho;
ni tan siquiera han cancelado las subscripciones de manera contundente.

machetico dijo...

Blo,blo,blo -parafraseando al purtano de Naomi...