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Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of Food?

Infographic & Food

Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of Food?

While we haven’t done as much on veganism lately as we once did when Justin was submitting posts regularly, we’re still mindful of the impacts of the traditional animal-based diet on the environment and human health. So, while many will call this lifestyle choice a “fad” encouraged by the celebrity set, we know that veganism is a solid option for a healthy lifestyle… and is easier on the planet. Though we don’t all practice veganism, understanding the impacts of our food choices helps us make those choices knowingly… not the kind of mindset normally associated with the American diet.
So, why is the vegan lifestyle growing in the US? Sure, it’s presence in popular culture makes a difference… but it’s also clear from the infographic below that many Americans are becoming more mindful of their food choices, and aligning those choices with their values. We’re impressed, and applaud anyone who decides to make such a change… for whatever reason (because nearly all of them are really good ones!).

Are you a vegan? Why’d you choose a diet and lifestyle that rejects all forms of animal products? Any particular inspirations? Share your thoughts with us… we’d love to learn more!

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Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of Food? [Infographic] via


"La Búsqueda de la Felicidad"

En esta inspiradora charla TEDx, Mónica López especialista en psicología positiva, nos llama a ver más allá de los problemas   atreviéndonos a ser felices, buscando el bienestar colectivo y una actitud positiva. Destacando el poder de las emociones positivas en en el desarrollo de una vida  saludable “El tiempo mejor invertido es Entregando & Recibiendo Amor” lo cual  genera cambios reales en nuestra vida y en la de quienes nos rodean. 

“Si queremos cambiar el mundo, debemos atrevernos a ser felices y buscar el bienestar colectivo”.

"Creative Commons & Photography" In the Library Room

In the Library Room by  Risto Kuulasmaa  CC BY NC

"Lullaby" The CURE cover at Paris

Rock N' Roll

by Grand Square Dance
picture Artwork by @msanhuezacelsi

The CURE Cover by "Grand Square Dance" from "Exo7, fighting Rock (1983/2010)" Concert in tribute to all the artists who have performed on stage in the Exo7; on the occasion of the closing of this beautiful room. "Lullaby" is a 1989 single by The Cure from their album Disintegration.  Watch full  this GREAT cover...

"Le Voyage dans la Lune/A Trip to the Moon" by George Méliès


"Le Voyage dans la Lune/A Trip to the Moon"

by George Méliès via EcoworldReactor

A Trip to the Moon (French: Voyage dans la Lune) is a 1902 French silent film directed by Georges Méliès. Inspired by a wide variety of sources, it follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled spaceship, explore the Moon's surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return in a splashdown to Earth with a captive Selenite in tow.  Watch full movie... 


"The Power of Passion"

Ideas worth spreading
The Power of Passion

By Richard St. John via TED-Ed

For love or money? Based on hundreds of interviews and his personal experience, Richard St. John suggests that passion, not money, is one of the key drivers of success.

"The Gene Hackers"

Science, Tech & Disrupt
 By Michael Specter via
Illustration by Todd St. John
A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before. “Imagine being able to manipulate a specific region of DNA . . . almost as easily as correcting a typo,” CRISPR’s unprecedented ability to edit genetic code will make possible a new generation of medical treatments.

For much of the past century, biology has been consumed with three essential questions: What does each gene do? How do we find the genetic mutations that make us sick? And how can we overcome them? With CRISPR, the answers have become attainable, and we are closing in on a sort of grand unified theory of genetics.

CRISPR technology offers a new outlet for the inchoate fear of tinkering with the fundamentals of life. There are many valid reasons to worry. But it is essential to assess both the risks and the benefits of any new technology.
Read full article via 

"The Little Prince" Quotes

Picture 2: "The Little Prince" by @msanhuezacelsi ©2015

The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. It was written during a period when Saint-Exupéry fled to North America subsequent to the Fall of France during the Second World War, witnessed first hand by the author and captured in his memoir Flight to Arras. The adult fable, according to one review, is actually " allegory of Saint-Exupéry's own life—his search for childhood certainties and interior peace, his mysticism, his belief in human courage and brotherhood.... but also an allusion to the tortured nature of their relationship." 

¿Que es ser Profesional en el mundo actual? @Julian_Ugarte en TEDx

creativity & DISRUPT

  ¿Que es ser Profesional? en l mundo actual?

En esta  charla TEDx @Julian_Ugarte, Director Ejecutivo de SociaLab nos lleva por un camino lleno de Disrupción e Innovación, realizando una provocadora  pregunta  ¿Que es ser Profesional? ...Messi y Neymar son de los profesionales más destacados a nivel mundial en el fútbol y es impensable no considerarlos grandes profesionales aunque nunca fueron a la universidad, con la cual  nos propone otra visión de este termino que comúnmente utilizamos día a día, donde afirma que no es relativo a ir o no la Universidad sino es aquella persona que es Capaz de "Resolver Problemas en el Mundo Real" creando soluciones ante las distintas contingencias que se presentan.
@Julian_Ugarte no solo se queda ahí sino que analiza el rol de las universidades en la actualidad, ante  lo cual  nos sigue provocando con otra pregunta ¿Cuales son las Mejores Universidades? siendo para él no las indicadas por los rankings sino las que pueden resolver los problemas más grandes  del planeta y los Profesionales más Importantes son los que "Resuelven los grandes problemas del Mundo,"  problemas que  al mismo tiempo son las mayores oportunidades para generar impacto, desarrollo y los  negocios mas colosales del planeta.

Los invitamos a ver esta provocadora y Disruptiva Charla:

485019_413024022100029_276391196_n Julián es Diseñador Industrial, Emprendedor Social y graduado en la Singularity University. Director Ejecutivo de SociaLab, Spin-Off de Un Techo para mi País. Actualmente es el Centro de Innovación Social que más soluciones desarrolla en América Latina. En 2011 Julián fue reconocido como uno de los 100 jóvenes líderes de Chile. Su trabajo y el de SociaLab han sido expuestos en distintos lugares como Harvard Business School, New York Times, Washington Post, Expo Shangai, entre otros.

TEDxUTFSM se realizó el día 16 de Noviembre de 2012 en dependencias del Campus San Joaquín de la Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Santiago de Chile. Este Evento nace con el objetivo de promover ideas que puedan ser valiosas para nuestra comunidad local y también para el país, que puedan producir un cambio significativo en el modo en que entendemos las cosas. Queremos destacar a personajes que llevan años pensando en ideas que pueden cambiar nuestra sociedad, y además poder motivar a los asistentes para convertirse en reales agentes de cambio.

¿Qué es TEDx?

En el espíritu de difundir ideas, TED ha creado un programa llamado TEDx. TEDx es un programa de eventos locales, organizados de forma independiente que reúnen a una audiencia en una experiencia similar a TED. Nuestro evento es TEDxUTFSM, donde x = evento TED organizado de forma independiente. En TEDxUTFSM combinamos vídeos de charlas de TED y speakers en vivo para disparar una conversación y conexión profunda entre los asistentes.

TEDx, x = evento TED organizado de forma independiente

En TEDxUTFSM, se combinan videos de charlas de TED y oradores en vivo para disparar una conversación y conexión profunda entre los asistentes. TED da lineamientos generales para el programa TEDx, pero cada TEDx individual es organizado de manera autónoma (sujeto a ciertas directrices). Para más información visita

Acerca de TED
TED es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a las “ideas que vale la pena difundir”. Comenzando como una conferencia de cuatro días en California hace 26 años, TED ha crecido para apoyar a aquellas ideas que intentan cambiar el mundo por medio de distintas iniciativas. La conferencia anual TED invita a los pensadores y hacedores más importantes del mundo a dar la charla de su vida en 18 minutos. Luego, estas charlas pueden encontrarse de manera gratuita en Por TED han pasado algunos oradores como: Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende y el primer ministro británico, Gordon Brown.

La conferencia anual TED se lleva a cabo en Long Beach, California, junto a una conferencia paralela con transmisión simúltánea en Palm Springs, TEDActive. Y TEDGlobal se celebra cada año en Edinburgo (antes Oxford), Reino Unido.Las iniciativas de medios de comunicación incluyen, donde nuevas charlas TED son subidas diariamente; el nuevo programa TEDConversations, que permite amplias conversaciones entre fanáticos de TED; el O.T.P., Proyecto de Traducción Abierta que provee subtítulos y transcripciones interactivas, como también la posibilidad de que cada TEDTalk pueda ser traducida por voluntarios en todo el mundo.

TED ha establecido el TEDPrize, un premio anual por el que a individuos excepcionales con un deseo de cambiar el mundo se les da la oportunidad de empujar sus deseos a la acción. TEDx ofrece la posibilidad de que personas o grupos organicen un evento independiente en cualquier lugar del mundo. Y el programa TEDFellows ayuda a las personas innovadoras de todo el planeta, quienes ayudan a cambiar el mundo, a ser parte de la comunidad TED y así amplificar el impacto de sus destacados proyectos y actividades.

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 ¿Que es ser Profesional?  @Julian_Ugarte en @TEDxUTFSM 2012 (CC BY NC ND)
Para más información visita  y TEDxUTFSM

"Rock N Art" tribute to halloween

"Rock N Art" tribute to Halloween"
Helloween artwork from "BetterthanRaw." Better Than Raw is the eighth studio album by German power metal band Helloween, released in 1998.

"Turning Food Waste into Graphene"

    Sustainability & Disrupt

    EU Project Explores Deriving Graphene From Food Waste"

    I’ve certainly seen many references to potential super material graphene over the past few years… but I haven’t really dug into them. But not only does this material have the potential to revolutionize the green economy, but it also could be produced from food waste. A new EU project, PlasCarb, is exploring the potential to create graphitic carbon (the basic material for graphene) and hydrogen from food headed for the landfill.

Whose Smart City?

Open Sustainability & Innovation

Whose Smart City? 

"Plaza del Torico, Teruel, HDR"  by Marc (marcp_dmoz) CC BY NC SA


The proliferation of 'smart' solutions to a deluge of political and economic problems in today's cities may well serve to reinforce urban inequality at a time when new radical alternatives are in desperate need.

As a student of cities, I am very much interested in the diffusion and circulation of buzzwords, global slogans and global ideas about cities and their development strategies. In the last decade, I have observed the shifts from debates on technological and information cities, to cultural cities, creative cities, sustainable, green and resilient cities, to our current conjuncture with the rise of the 'smart' cities. But what does it mean for a city to be ‘smart’? What are the implications and rationales behind smart urbanism? Is smart urbanism as positive as the term suggests? 

The concept behind smart cities is actually rather vague, there is no common definition of what a smart city is, most commonly the idea relies on the implicit assumption that urban infrastructures and everyday life can/should be optimized and ’greened’ through the technologies and innovations of global IT companies. So, what’s the problem with smart cities? Who wouldn’t want to live in a smart city anyway?

"Cuerpo, deseo, amor y tecnología"

Technology & Society

“Cuerpo, deseo, amor y tecnología”

"La revolución cibernética conduce al hombre, ante la equivalencia del cerebro y del computer, a la pregunta crucial: «¿Soy un hombre o una máquina?». La revolución genética que está en curso lleva a la cuestión: «¿Soy un hombre o un clon virtual?». La revolución sexual, al liberar todas las virtualidades del deseo, lleva al interrogante fundamental: «¿Soy un hombre o una mujer?» (…) En cuanto a la revolución política y social, prototipo de todas las demás, habrá conducido al hombre, dándole el uso de su libertad y de su voluntad propia, a preguntarse, según una lógica implacable, dónde está su voluntad propia, qué quiere en el fondo y qué tiene derecho a esperar de sí mismo -problema insoluble-. Ahí está el resultado paradójico de cualquier revolución: con ella comienzan la indeterminación, la angustia y la confusión."

Juan Pablo Anaya en Las Huellas del Hombre Invisible. 

Ballerina Project - Beauty and Art Through Your Eyes

"Ballerina Project"

Beauty & Art Through Your Eyes

by Dane Shitagi

 The Ballerina Project grew from the idea of New York City as a magnet for creativity; each photograph is a collaborative work of dance, fashion design and photography played out against the city's landscape.

 This album will showcase the images that best represent the journey of the Ballerina Project over the last 13+ years.

"streaming" de FIIS 2015 Donde Comienza el Cambio

Streaming via Movistar TV Chile

Disfruta de FiiS 2015 Del 22 al 24 de Octubre te traemos una nueva edición del fiiS, Festival Internacional de Innovación Social. Tres días en vivo de intercambio de experiencias para inspirar y acelerar uevas conciencias, nuevos caminos y nuevas soluciones. FiiS 2015, la vitrina más importante de Latinoamérica para los agentes de cambio, un festival urbano con la mejor música y diversión.   
Sigue el steaming de #Fiis2015

Clemens Behr "altering the perception of space"

"Clemens Behr" by via  (CC BY)

Behr is a street-artist active from the age of 18 years, which comes from the world of graffiti traditional but always fond of Futurism and broadcast by HBO Dadaism.

His installations are amazing collage of cardboard, packing tape and plastic bags, that invade public and private places, changing and completely altering the perception of space.

His artistic maturity has been marked by an opera in particular: Nude Descending a Staircase, No.2 imaginary animal characters Marcel Duchamp that has deeply influenced the evolution of his work.

"The Open Book of Social Innovation"

Open Sustainability & Creativity

"The Open Book of Social Innovation"

Collaboration of NESTA and the Young Foundation.

This book is about the many ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the biggest challenges of our times: how to cut our carbon footprint; how to keep people healthy; and how to end poverty. The Open Book of Social Innovation is part of the Social Innovator series, which looks at ways to design, develop and grow social innovation.

It describes the methods and tools for innovation being used across the world and across different sectors – the public and private sectors, civil society and the household – in the overlapping fields of the social economy, social entrepreneurship and social enterprise. It draws on inputs from hundreds of organisations to document the many methods currently being used around the world. 

"Antarctic Research Station Looks Like a Spaceship"

Science, Design & Disrupt


Antarctica is on Earth, but it feels alien—a vast, cold, rapidly melting desert populated by scientists and emperor penguins. So it makes sense that today’s Antarctic research stations look a lot like spaceships: They’re often the only things protecting their inhabitants from inhospitable places people really shouldn’t be living in... Full article via WIRED

"Lab Testing Reinvented" Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos

Science, Disrupt & Innovation

"Lab Testing Reinvented" Elizabeth Holmes at TedMED

Elizabeth talked about this right and the importance of enabling early detection and empowering individuals to make educated decisions about their healthcare.

 "I don’t want to make an incremental change in some technology in my life. I want to create a whole new technology, and one that is aimed at helping humanity at all levels regardless of geography or ethnicity or age or gender." - Elizabeth Holmes.

TEDMED  is an immersive experience that challenges us to recharge our brains, ignite new thinking, energize our work and enlarge our worldview. We leave TEDMED imagining fresh possibilities and solutions for the future of health and medicine. 

"Creativity from Southern World"

 Austral wires By ©msanhuezacelsi  Valdivia "Green Sky" By ©msanhuezacelsi

"The Gathering A Sound Relief" Live Concert

Rock N'roll
    The Gathering
Live Concert        "A Sound Relief" 
Anneke van Giersbergen & The Gathering  at Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL 2005 "A Sound Relief" Live Concert... 

 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.

" My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the community into the process"

Sustainability, Design & Disrupt 

 Bring the community into the process

“If there is any power in design, that’s the power of synthesis.” Alejandro Aravena at TED Talks.

When asked to. build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that each family could expand on. It was a complex problem, but with a simple solution — one that he arrived at by working with the families themselves. With a chalkboard and beautiful images of his designs, Aravena walks us through three projects where clever rethinking led to beautiful design with great benefit.
Alejandro Aravena works inside paradoxes, seeing space and flexibility in public housing, clarity in economic scarcity, and the keys to rebuilding in the causes of natural disasters.