Monday, December 6, 2010

Conditional Cash Transfers

Presentation of my paper on Conditional Cash Transfers for my Emerging Markets Class at the MCDM





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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Personal Finance on Napkins

Compilation of the series created by Carl Richards for his Bucks Blog in the NYT. Clic on the image in order to go to the interactive feature.




[Via NYT]

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Facebook Splits: Spring Break & Christmas Season

Nice graphic showing at which dates Facebook users announce that they have break their relationships in the social media service.




[Via Mathias Mikkelsen]

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Monday, October 25, 2010

A Map Made of Adresses

Wonderful project by Axis Maps where typography serves not only as content but also as continent. They have realized maps of Boston and Chicago with this technique.




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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You can Make Department Cuts to the UK Budget











[Via The Guardian]

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Monday, October 11, 2010

The true size of Africa

click on the image for a longer version


By Kai Krause

[Via geekosystem]

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

How to farm mussels

Here it is one of the gorgeous travelogue drawings made by the Infographic team at Spanish newspaper Público during the last summer. The idea was to create graphics using old moleskines and any kind of material, coming up with some kind of purely analog illustration. Público's head of infographics is Álvaro Valiño. This graphic was created by Artur Galocha.

If you want to check all the travelogues, clic here.


Publico Cuadernoviaje 08082010

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

My new portfolio



Xurxomartinez.com, my professional web and portfolio.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

FACT mixes

Probably the FACT magazine Mixes are the best and more solid of the many music mix series out there—check this Day&Night post for a good selection—. And one pretty eclectic too: from Indie heroes—The XX—, to reputed DJs—Ben Klock—, remixers—Ewan Pearson—, or electronic music producers—Autechre, Robert Hood—.

The good thing is that each week there is a couple of new mixes to discover. The not so good thing is that download is only possible during three weeks. Again, the good thing is that there is a complete archive in Mixcloud, so the music is available online.

Two of my favorites are the ones by King Midas Sound and Fantastic Mr. Fox, but there is a lot of music to explore.







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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tomi Lebrero & Vincent Moon

This is one of the Videos Vincent Moon showed yesterday at one video workshop in Seattle. Shoot in Buenos Aires February 2010, it portrays Tomi Lebrero. Is just one take and incredibly beautiful. Moon himself said that it was one of his finest works.


Take Away Show #104 _ TOMI LEBRERO from vincent moon / temporary areas on Vimeo.



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Thursday, August 19, 2010

What big companies told Behavioral Advertisers about you

I agree with Jeff Jarvis when he says that web cookies have been there for more than fifteen years, and that the advertiser have always knew things about us that we never told them. In fact that's part of the bargain: we get web content for free because we are being targeted with commercial intentions. But that doesn't make the following infographic by the Wall Street Journal less scary. It tracks the main 50 websites in the US and explains how many cookies do they install in your browser when you visit their site and who do they sell your information.





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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Can we date?

Good article and great infography [text by Erik Bryan, graphic by Jennifer Daniel] in The Morning News.



[Vía Euge]

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What Is Behavioral Targeting?

Presentation for my U.S. Digital Media Law and Policy class. MCDM - UW. Summer 2010.



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Friday, August 13, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Prezi: You will swoon as I zoom

Forget about slides. In today’s hyperlink world, a classic presentation feels like being inside of a corridor without the option to enter any of the side doors.
If you’re still stuck on PowerPoint presentations, it may be time to try out more dynamic alternatives, like Prezi, which has the financial and advisory back of TED and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

TechCrunch contributor Robin Wauters called Prezi "the coolest online presentation tool I've ever seen." And Garr Reynolds, who coined the phrase ‘Presentation Zen,’ earlier this year declared Prezi a presentation tool more suitable for the digital natives than its competitors.
That’s a lot of praise for Prezi. So, let’s see what it’s all about.

Elevator pitch
Prezi is a flash-based nonlinear storytelling tool for creating dynamic multimedia presentations. The end result is not a set of slides, but a canvas where the user can zoom in and out, discovering contextual relationships.

Prezi’s strengths
As Prezi's Community Manager, Zoltan Randai, explains, “slideshows haven't really changed since the late 1950-s, when the first acetate slide projector hit the market, while Prezi matches the way we consume information on the internet.”

Prezi is more customizable and agile than Power Point or Keynote, and offers the ability to integrate video, .pdf documents and vector images.

Because it’s an online service, Prezi is not only a creation tool, but also a distribution platform. This is fostered by the fact that many “prezis” are created as public objects that anyone can see, embed, and even copy and modify.

To keep the final product private, you need to sign up for a paid plan, but since January students and teachers can get the basic paid plan (“Enjoy”) for free. This has helped boost traffic to their site.

In addition to educational purposes, Prezi can also be a powerful tool for businesses.

“Prezi allows the audience to get your points immediately, while they have a clear picture about relations, arguments, and the tiny details. Many customers use Prezi not only for business presentations, but also for project planning, market research and analysis. They use it as a media wall in their offices or on the smart board at meetings. But the most interesting way of using the tool is collaborating in workgroups,” says Randai.

As storytelling starts to be more important in all complex organizations—from
schools to companies—Prezi seems to be in a great position to become a basic tool for internal communication, and even as a journalism tool for multimedia pieces.

Some examples
The best way to learn what you can do with Prezi is to take a look at what others have done:

How to make business presentations
Sweet recipe to solving problems (a good example of Prezi’s animation capabilities)
Playing to Learn? (an example of an educational prezi)
MySpace LeWeb Keynote (by MySpace Mike Jones)

For more examples of public prezis, visit http://prezi.com/showcase/

This article was originally written for the class Digital Media Economics and Management. MCDM, Spring 2010.

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Artopia 2010

Metal Men

Another neighborhood party/festival in Seattle. This time is the Artopia 2010 at Georgetown. the town was built next to the Rainier Brewery, which was one of the biggest in the world. In 1910 the town was annexed to Seattle. Artopia is organized by the artist community in the neighborhood.
Click here to se more photos and videos.



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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fremont Solstice Parade

Pastafaris de procesión

These are photos and videos from the Fremont Solstice Parade, in Seattle. Part of the 2010 Fremont Fair this is a popular—in the best sense of the word—party where everybody is invited. To see more videos and photos, click on the image above.




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WSB: Old Business for New Times

WSB: Old Business for New Times from seretuaccidente on Vimeo.


Tracy and her husband Patrick are the publishers of the West Seattle Blog, one of the hyperlocal weblogs that have proved it is possible to make a living from community journalism in a neighborhood or small town. She has been identified as one of the communicators who is finding ways of making sense of news as a business by people like the Poynter Institute — she is part of their Sense-Making Project — and the News Innovation program at CUNY.The economic crisis and the change in the way we share information have accelerated a situation that most of the media has refused to accept: the end of big editorial structures and advertising as a huge source of revenue for journalism.

While most of the industry is waiting for a revolutionary shift to a completely new business model for what we call journalism — or maybe we should just call it “telling stories that matter” — people like Tracy Record are succeeding in being revolutionary by using common sense and a small structure to apply their “old journalism” knowledge to the new online world.

In this video interview, Tracy explains the journey that took the West Seattle Blog from a hobby to a full-time job that provides the sole source of income for her family. She also talks about the roots of the Legacy Media crisis, why online ventures are still not profitable for big journalism outlets, and the key to her success.

Finally, a tip from Tracy to those who may be thinking of creating a media site for their neighborhood or small town: “Know how your neighborhood works, and make sure that your audience is really underserved.”

(originally posted in Flip the Media)



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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Life Without Buildings: The Leanover

The best song from the best group you didn't knew about—and that doesn't exist anymore—





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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Northern voice conference

My summary of what happened during the 2010 Northern Voice conferences in Vancouver, B.C.



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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Honor & Tradition

Honor & Tradition from seretuaccidente on Vimeo.


An exploration of the Western Martial Arts in the words of instructors and participants in the 4W Workshop, organized by Academia della Spada in Seattle.

Camera, Stephen Brashear
Editing, Xurxo Martínez



There is another version with a music montage at the end.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Take Away Shows Wordle



For the lazy people, a Wordle version of my paper on the Take Away Shows(more than 9,000 words, none of them bad).

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Take Away Shows: music streams

Here's my paper on Les Concerts à Emporter / Take Away Shows and La Blogotheque.
Take Away Shows

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

A day in Seattle

Slideshow for my Storytelling class. The assignment consisted on a "I am" digital story in which we used about 10 photos, background music and audio narration. The music is a loop from an Atlas Sound song, 'Marietta', published in a non-commercial EP—Things I'll Miss— that can be download here.




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