To avoid the unavoidable (II) – A message to Mr. Biden

In this post, I present an experimental mixture of animation, caricature and political satire, in the voice of the one and only Dr. Speak…

To Avoid the Unavoidable (I)

This post is part of an initiative, presented under the hashtag #toavoidtheunavoidable

Retrospective: a decade-long experiment in political satire

This post presents an ongoing reflection on a series of caricatures made throughout the second decade of the 21st century.

Greetings from the Canberra Bubble

Political caricature by Mauricio Rivera R. @mr2books Today’s trivia question is on zoology:

Lanka-landia (image series)

  This series is included in the book Atoums Tempore Vol. 2, available at:  

Proxima Centauri (image series)

This series is included in the book Atoums Tempore Vol. 2, available at:  

Atomus Tempore (book preview)

ATOMUS TEMPORE combines images and writings produced over the past seven years. It has been structured in the form of a journey, which departs from the mythology of a world without atoms and… Continue reading

Jaime Garzón’s Colombia: a Nation Through the Art of a Prophetic Humourist

By Mauricio Rivera Jaime Garzón was shot dead in Bogotá on August 13, 1999. His assassination, as those of political leaders Jorge Eliecer Gaitán (9 April, 1948) and Luis Carlos Galán (18 August,… Continue reading

Cielo Boyacense

Source: Cielo Boyacense

Cielo Boyacense

Images by Mauricio Rivera R.       

Final Backlash: what to do against the Trump (d)effect?

By Mauricio Rivera In an article I published prior to the last US presidential election, I concluded that a Trump victory would be an unmistakable sign that the world is going down a… Continue reading

Citizen Trump

Image by Mauricio Rivera R.   #donaldtrump #trump #uselection #2016election

Monologues by Dr. Speak (2)

text and images by Mauricio Rivera R. (click on the image to read the full story)

Monologues by Dr. Speak (1)

text and images by Mauricio Rivera R. (click on the image to read the full story)

A garden full of Gringonias (and other tropical -and subtropical- delights)

imagery by Mauricio Rivera R.

Miss Colombia – Rehearsal session

 

Christmas Drumming (Carlton Gardens, Melbourne)

Pollution day in Beijing

                    Photography by Mauricio Rivera © 2014

From the Gatwick’s Perspective

Originally posted on mr2blog:
by Mauricio Rivera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6KsdWezOCY On February 1998 Victoria Carbone passed away. Queen Vicky, as she was commonly known around St Kilda, had been running the Gatwick Private Hotel…

Vistabalconia II

Vistabalconia II, a set on Flickr.

Vistabalconia I

Vistabalconia I, a set on Flickr.

Panoramarama I (Hong Kong & Cambodia)

Panoramarama I (Hong Kong & Cambodia), a set on Flickr.

Graficolombia I

Graficolombia I, a set on Flickr.

Nachonight

Nachonight, a set on Flickr.

Miss-in-Colombia

Miss-in-Colombia, a set on Flickr.

QoscOmbligo

QoscOmbligo, a set on Flickr.

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, a set on Flickr.

Koh Rong

Koh Rong, a set on Flickr.

Temples, tombs, totems and tourists (Angkor Wat, Cambodia)

Temples, tombs, totems and tourists (Angkor Wat, Cambodia), a set on Flickr.

Temples, tombs, totems and tourists (Lantau Island, Hong Kong)

Temples, tombs, totems and tourists (Lantau Island, Hong Kong), a set on Flickr.

On censorship and freedom of speech

This presentation was prepared for a class of journalism ethics, as part of a discussion on freedom of speech. It includes videos embedded from Youtube. The images and videos included in this presentation… Continue reading

Imperatorum

Imperatorum, a set on Flickr. Related Posts: On Art and Propaganda Myth-ealogics

Myth-ealogics

Myth-ealogics, a set on Flickr. MR2 Images – Classic Selection/Landscapes & Incustrations Maruja’s Journeys  

Journalism and Art in Digital Societies

by Mauricio Rivera During my undergraduate studies on media and communications, I learnt three fundamentals that, either because they were constantly repeated or because they were stated in a particular context or manner,… Continue reading

Journalism and Art in Digital Societies (II)

On the Novelty of New Journalism Reading the introduction of Tom Wolfe’s New Journalism (1973), I realised there was also a colloquial term in English for what in the Colombian journalistic lingo is… Continue reading

Journalism and Art in Digital Societies (III)

Morality in so-called Information Societies As the reader would have hopefully noticed, I agree with what I believe is the most fundamental premise in Postman’s theories: that it is a mistake to believe… Continue reading

Journalism and Art in Digital Societies (IV)

About the Role of the Academy in the Twenty-first century In order to assess the feasibility of the academy becoming a control entity as I have exposed in the hypothetical scenario presented in… Continue reading

Temples, tombs, totems & tourists I (Istanbul, Turkey)

Temples, tombs, totems & tourists I (Istanbul, Turkey), a set on Flickr. Related posts: Temples, tombs, totems & tourists VII (Beijing, Tiananmen Sq & Forbidden City) Urban Economics

Temples, tombs, totems & tourists II (Egipt, Cairo & Giza)

Temples, tombs, totems & tourists II (Egipt, Cairo & Giza), a set on Flickr. Related posts: Temples, tombs, totems & tourists VIII (Colombia: Barichara, Bogota, Cucuta, Raquira & Villa de Leyva) Imperatorum  

Temples, tombs, totems & tourists III (Egipt, Luxor Temple)

Temples, tombs, totems & tourists III (Egipt, Luxor Temple), a set on Flickr. Related posts: On Art and Propaganda   Temples, tombs, totems & tourists IV (Egipt, Karnak Temple)