Follow-up: Balchik, Bulgaria, 2011.07.13 – to/from there; people/places; photos/videos; everything in one blog post

On 2011.07.13, I went by car to Balchik, Dobrich Province, Bulgaria, to see both the Botanical Garden and the Balchik Palace. Below you’ll find a video, photos, and my thoughts on the trip.

Citește mai departeFollow-up: Balchik, Bulgaria, 2011.07.13 – to/from there; people/places; photos/videos; everything in one blog post

La Google nimeni nu deține o idee

Interviu de Ioana MĂNOIU cu Robert WONG – “La Google nimeni nu deține o idee”: “[…] Oamenii care lucrează aici sunt cei mai deștepți și mai modești pe care i-am cunoscut vreodată și nu sunt inteligenți doar în aria lor de acoperire. Sunt adevărați renascentiști – am cunoscut ingineri mai interesați de design decât mine. Grupuri extrem de mici de oameni vin cu idei enorm de mari. Am încercat să evităm structura clasică piramidală și specializările stricte. Ca oamenilor de știință nebuni dintr-un laborator, ne place să experimentăm. […]” (n-am link, revista BIZ, număr aniversar)

I liked the play: “The theater maker” / “Der theatermacher” / “Creatorul de teatru” – Thomas BERNHARD; why is that?

I recently went to see: “The theater maker” / “Der theatermacher” / “Creatorul de teatruby Thomas BERNHARD:

  • With: Marcel IUREȘ, Valeria SECIU, Constantin DRĂGĂNESCU, Afrodita ANDRONE, Vitalie BANTAȘ
  • Director: Alexandru DABIJA
  • Scenography: Irina SOLOMON
  • Duration: 130 minutes

Citește mai departeI liked the play: “The theater maker” / “Der theatermacher” / “Creatorul de teatru” – Thomas BERNHARD; why is that?

Why should you read by a plan, by design, and not random?

There are three ways in which you can read: Pleasure – “I like Science Fiction, I read SF books”; Random – “I’ll read everything; can I take it? OK, I’ll read it then”; Design – “In the next years, I’ll focus on reading only titles based on this criterion: …”; I like the latter one best; it lacks creativity, it may shape you into something you don’t want to become, but I consider it better than the two previous ones; I don’t think you can become good at something by chance; solution? Pick a criteria and stick to it. PS, 2018.08.03: Idea via Andrei Pleșu.