Why the World Has Become One Big Audio Fiction
Beyond the boom in audio formats, voice and sound could configure a new relationship between humans and machines.
Iconographies of the Pandemic
Ivan Pintor Iranzo
We review the visual symptoms of the pandemic, its representation by individuals, politicians, media and the entertainment sector, and the dilemma posed by combining these with the personalised tracking of the population.
The Year of the Spectre
A confined writer keeps himself entertained by rearranging his private library and seeking refuge in books as windows to other worlds.
Cassandra Khaw: “It’s just a question of time before video games are accepted as culture”
We talk to the scriptwriter of video games and science-fiction author about their narrative potential and the challenges still facing this digital format.
The Women Men Don’t See
Ricard Ruiz Garzón
Among the authors who most helped to renew science fiction in the 20th century was James Tiptree Jr.: the pseudonym of a woman, like those who today are leading the revolution of the genre.
Martian cartoon strips
Jose Valenzuela Ruiz
Through comics, we analyse the evolution of our view of the Red Planet: from a territory to be conquered, to a reflection of our own nature.
Jeanette Winterson: “I believe in human beings, even though they have done some terrible things”
In light of her latest book, we talk with the English author about some of the most important challenges of today: the climate crisis, Brexit, and the rise of the extreme right.
Contradictions in contemporary video games
Óliver Pérez Latorre
We explore the dilemmas currently posed by video games, a means of expression and entertainment that have come to hold a central position in our collective imagination.
Valeria Luiselli: “What right do we have to talk about issues that are not our own?”
A conversation about the point from which writing departs, with one of the main voices from a generation of writers who live between Latin America and the United States.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: “Europe and the West must also be decolonised”
We talk with one of the leading voices of contemporary African literature about linguistic imperialism and the importance of decolonising minds and the imagination.
The Unkempt Kitchen
A reflection on the process of writing that follows the trail of a finished novel, where the kitchen signifies both a place and a metaphor for creation.