Manolo Marquina

No. 112 - Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

Manolo Marquina
No. 112 -  Once Upon a Time in Shaolin


Art, Wu-Tang and Shaolin

This article is a beast.

"On November 24, 2015, the Wu-Tang Clan sold its most recent album, "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," through an online auction house. It would exist as only one copy—as an LP. This album would have only one owner, and thus, perhaps, only one listener. By legal agreement, the owner would not be allowed to distribute it commercially until 88 years from now."
The man who bought the LP was Martin Shkreli, referred to by media as the "most hated man in America". He got arrested, and the album is probably still sitting on his shelf. But was that the idea Wu-Tang Clan had? What was their plan and why should this album be considered as an Art Piece?

A brilliant review, going deep with the Art of conceptual artists.

—> A Review of the Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin”


The Future of VR from a Secret Company

Wired’s Kevin Kelly wrote a massive piece
on Magic Leap, the unknown company building VR Headsets and new Software for hyper-realistic fictional experiences. "The beginning of nothing less than a new kind of internet."
It is very optimistic and infectiously energetic, still, some questions remain unanswered.

—> Hyper Vision


Poets and Designers

The Washington Post asked ten poets for poems and ten Designers to put them in motion.

—> 10 Poets and 10 Designers


100 movies in 6 minutes

A video compilation of the 100 best shots in 100 years of film history. Stunning.

—> 100 Years/100 Shots


The secret rules of the Internet

"The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech."

—> Internet Moderation