"Congreso del Futuro"

"Congreso del Futuro"
La Convención de Ciencia que puso a Chile en la escena Mundial

"Este año el Congreso tuvo un gran impacto mediático y debemos saber utilizarlo en pro de generar aquellas conversaciones que definirán nuestra sociedad en el aspecto social, político, cultural y económico" Nicolás Fernández, organizador del Congreso del Futuro.

 Más 110 invitados, 35 mil asistentes en seis regiones y un millón de conectados online al Congreso, convirtieron al evento en la convención de ciencia más importante del país. La calidad de las exposiciones, la buena evaluación de los invitados como la atención que despertó en la audiencia los grandes temas en discusión, ayudaron a posicionar a Chile en el mapa mundial de la divulgación científica, justo en el momento en que la crisis de financiamiento a la investigación en ciencias se develó como uno de los grandes desafíos pendientes del país. 

"Cycle Lane of the Future"

"Cycle Lane of the Future"
Glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane shimmers blue
By  Martin Hislop via

glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane: cycling has become a hugely popular activity in poland, thanks to the country’s recent investments in biking infrastructure. now, a recently unveiled bike path in the north of poland–near lidzbark warminski in the mazury region–that can light up at night and glow a luminous blue hue, is enhancing cyclists’ safety; comfort; and sustainability to the activity.  installed by polish construction company,TPA sp. z. o. o. and influenced by the similar dan roosegaarde solar powered ‘van gogh’ bike path in the netherlands, poland’s new bike path offers a completely solar-powered solution.

the glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane emits a bright blue shimmer that illuminates the pathway as the sun goes down, the route is an eye-catching and functional addition to the regions’ streets. for many polish cyclists, bicycles are a primary form of transportation. this suggests that biking infrastructure needs to consider nighttime riders and aid in curbing pedestrian–cyclist accidents that are have a higher likelihood to occur during these hours. however, as the financial and environmental costs involved in providing overhead lighting for bike paths in cities are so high, sustainable solutions like TPA’s innovative path are crucial. Read full Article via

"How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Startup Game"

How Crowdfunding Has Changed the Game
By Peter Rejcek Singularity Hub


The development of innovative technology — from virtual reality headsets to space exploration to solar-powered roadways — is no longer the province of companies with big R&D budgets or venture capitalists with deep pockets. Many of today’s tech entrepreneurs don’t stand on the shoulders of giants — they surf a crowd of people to find success.

Crowdfunding has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, funneling millions of dollars into thousands of projects. Technology in particular is one of the leading categories on popular fundraising platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. On the former, it’s the third-ranked most-funded category, behind games and design, with more than $500 million pledged since Kickstarter began in 2009. On Indiegogo a third of funds raised come from technology and design campaigns.

“Many of the tech breakthroughs on Kickstarter have to do with making tech more accessible. Tools that were once only available in factories are now available to regular people in their own homes or nearby marketplace,” says David Gallagher, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn-based company.

"L'Amour Sorcier"

"L'Amour Sorcier (El Amor Brujo)"
by Marc Lamey via 500px

"The proliferation of R&D" How much do companies worldwide spend on R&D?

"The Proliferation of R&D"
How much do Companies spend on R&D?

INFOGRAPHIC: Asia’s billion-dollar R&D club is growing: Percentage of share of companies globally that spent US$1bn or more on R&D (view full picture).


Manufacturers in the future will increasingly invest more in their own laboratories.“By developing infrastructure and training skilled workers, foreign investors can contribute to a country’s broader R&D ecosystem.”

Manufacturers are investing in and prioritising research and development (R&D) as never before, even in an uncertain economic environment, as they seek to gain a competitive advantage. In a 2015 KPMG survey of global manufacturers, half said their strategic focus was innovation-led, with almost three-quarters planning to devote more than 4% of revenues to R&D over the next two years—up from almost 60% who did so over the past two years.

Broadly speaking, virtually all manufacturers have R&D divisions or centres devoted to the development of technologies meant to give them a competitive edge. As the US National Institute of Standards and Technology notes, companies can focus their efforts in several directions: they might overhaul manufacturing processes to produce substantial productivity or quality gains; improve production equipment for gains in speed, accuracy or environmental efficiency; create technologies that empower the development of new products or processes (such as prototyping or supply chain integration); or pursue advances that improve workforce conditions. Full Article via The Economist Intelligence Unit

"Paro Mundial de Mujeres" #NiUnaMeNos


"Paro Mundial de Mujeres" #NiUnaMENOS



BUSCAMOS UN CAMBIO, UNA REVOLUCIÓN ANTE LA MISOGINIA Y EL ASESINATO,  YA NO HAY EXCUSAS!. #NiUnaMenos En cada rincón del mundo hay que rechazar absolutamente la violencia de género en cualquiera de sus formas, física y emocional. 

Este miércoles 19 de Octubre distintas organizaciones y personas -en varios países simultáneamente- llaman a manifestarse en contra de genero y la violencia hacia la mujer bajo la consigna “Ni una Menos”. Y es que también fue mundial la indignación que provocó el crudo asesinato de Lucía de 16 años en Argentina, a la que se sumó el horroroso crimen de Florencia, niña de 10 años, a manos de su padrastro en la ciudad de Coyhaique, Chile. 

"The Art of Climate Change"


Interview wi an MIT researcher on science, design, and optimism


It was Thursday night at the Asian Art Museum. Opaque black balloons hovered over a grand stairwell leading to the main event.  Each balloon in the canopy represented carbon emissions. While passing underneath, attendees could tug on a balloon and with a satisfying pop, release a message on a way they could impact the world’s CO2 levels with seemingly small choices. The point? Individual decisions can — and do — add up.

Ani Liu, an artist and technologist currently completing her Master’s degree at MIT’s famed Media Lab, spent the summer  in IDEO’s Food Studio. Trained in fine arts as well as architecture, Ani found herself increasingly inspired by a whole new medium: science. It’s a strange intersection with surprising crossovers, and is the basis of her research in what she calls “speculative storytelling”. She came to IDEO to learn the approach to design in food and to inspire us with her unique perspective on science and art. Misa Misono converse  with Ani about her experience creating this exhibit and what we could learn from it.

"Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize"

"Bob Dylan Wins the Nobel Prize" 
"his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

Bob Dylan is American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades and now  win the Nobel Prize. Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". 


Metal, atmosphere and sentimentality with Simone Simons

The music of Epica is aggressive, bombastic and excessive with some songs being "epic, grand and majestic" and others "more subdued and introspective." The band is also known to have progressive tendencies while a gothic atmosphere and sentimentality is also present in their music.

"Cry for the moon" is  first song of  the album The Phantom Agony. It was written by Markus Jansen ;Adrianus A.d. Sluijter & Simone J.m. Simons. Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever. They are known for their symphonic sound and the use of female vocals and male growls, performed by Simone Simons and Mark Jansen respectively, whilst writing primarily their lyrics. Their songs largely deal with philosophical topics, including science, politics, society, religion, and world events. 


"B E    O P E N"
By Lidor Wyssocky via CreativityPost

Creativity does not start with a solution. It starts with a problem. Creativity is not a search for something someone else thought of - it's not a guessing game. Do all these brain-teasers we come across really have something to do with creativity?

Creativity is not a search for something someone else thought of - it's not a guessing game. Creativity is a search that does not have a predefined result. In most cases, creativity is expecting the unexpected. So, the question is: how can we tease our brain to practice and improve our creativity? ...Read this full article via

"World Animal Day"

"World Animal Day"

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

"THE 39 STEPS" The Hitchcock Movie

The Hitchcock Movie
Great film with comedy, drama & mystery

Of the four major film versions of the novel, Hitchcock's film has been the most acclaimed. In 1999, the British Film Institute ranked it the fourth best British film of the 20th century; In 2004, Total Film named it the 21st greatest British film of all time, and in 2011 named it the second greatest Best Book to Film Adaptation.

The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan, the film is about a man in London who tries to help a counter-espionage agent prevent an organisation of spies called The 39 Steps from stealing top secret information. When the agent is killed and he stands accused of the murder, he goes on the run with an attractive woman to save himself and stop the spy ring and clearing his name.

"Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here"


The Point of No Return:


Climate Change Nightmares

 Are Already Here


The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected.

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest July day ever recorded in the U.K.; The Guardian briefly had to pause its live blog of the heat wave because its computer servers overheated. In California, suffering from its worst drought in a millennium, a 50-acre brush fire swelled seventyfold in a matter of hours, jumping across the I-15 freeway during rush-hour traffic. Then, a few days later, the region was pounded by intense, virtually unheard-of summer rains. Puerto Rico is under its strictest water rationing in history as a monster El Niño forms in the tropical Pacific Ocean, shifting weather patterns worldwide. Read full article via

"The Gathering A Sound Relief" Live Concert


The Gathering 
"A Sound Relief" LIVE
"Music gives a Soul to the universe, wings to the Mind, flight to the Imagination & life to everything" Plato... Watch now this amazing and magic concert, "A Sound Relief" with Anneke van Giersbergen & The Gathering  at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 2005.

The Gathering is a Dutch progressive/alternative rock band, founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Ruttent; Anneke van Giersbergen is a Dutch singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist who became known worldwide as the lead singer and songwriter for "The Gathering" between 1995 and 2007.

"Mode:lina creates a surprising Micro-Studio"

"Mode:lina creates a surprising Micro-Studio"
  By Peter Corboy via Designboom

Mode:lina’s main objective was to create a functional, intimate space for brandburg business meetings that could also be used for more casual creative development workshops. after work, the flat needed to transition seamlessly into a calm, domestic space that could accommodate the needs of  designer.
Mode:lina studio has designed a functional micro live & work space for maciej kawecki, owner of polish design group brandburg studio. the flat — which is a neat 37 square meters in total — incorporates kawecki’s living room, office, kitchen, bedroom and washroom — and even manages to include a secret hiding spot for the designer’s six year old son. See Full Article "Mode:lina creates a surprisingly spacious Micro-Studio"  via BURNING-MAN-2016-Gallery.html