Orwell. This book has deeply influenced my life.
I felt strongly about Lisbeth Salander in The girl with the
, a cyberpunk, outcast, hacker with a deranged
sense of justice, too smart for the people around her, too crazy to
be normal, free of prejudices and uncompromisingly cool.
I like scientific literature
reason. I eagerly devour books by Leonard Susskind
, Sam Harris
, Marcus du Sautoy
, Brian Greene
, Ray Kurzweil
, and many other
You! Black Emperor
, Nine Inch Nails
Where do I begin?
Almost anything created by Shinya Tsukamoto
is a freaking
masterpiece and should be a mandatory study on all art and cinema
schools of the world. Too drastic? Go ahead and watch them. You'll
is possibly my favourite American Director. It's
strange how an artist at this level can only ameliorate as time
goes on. Pi
for a Dream
made me cry my guts out, The fountain
was pure poetry in
did something I didn't think was possible. It made me
care for a wrestler (???). And Black Swan
, oh dear, Black Swan.
was the most disturbing and emotionally shocking film
I have ever seen. Sometimes I freeze and and have the chills just
by reminiscing some of the scenes, let alone watch it again. It
almost gives me convulsions. The true essence of artistic freedom,
filmography at its peak.
. The humanity, the sense of affection and of belonging
that only he can provide. His films are like a distant dream, yet
when I watch them I am engulfed and immersed in this fantastic
world, as if I was already there, but I just forgot.
has influenced my life so much that I can't even begin
to describe it. It was the beginning of a journey, which I am still
The graphic novel Berserk
by Kentaro Miura
is simply the most
amazing, awe-inspiring story that I ever read. It would be safe to
say that almost anything I learned in life can be, at some level,
brought back to this story and the teachings in it. It is in
situations like these that words fail me.
. Not the
film, the twelve-issue graphic novel by Alan Moore
and Dave Gibbons. Yes, I
read it before
the film came out. No, I'm not comparing
the two. In fact, I'm exactly making the distinction: one is art,
the other is not. Wanna guess which one?
Web comics I enjoy
- a webcomic of
romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Basically a geek bible. My
- a celebration of science, death and human folly.
Obligatory read if you read any of Kurzweil's works, and have a
general knowledge of physics and accelerating change.
stinking, rancid awesomeness.
- life in
the life a of typical researcher. I can confirm, it's all true!