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"18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently"


Writing and the Creative Life: 

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

Writing and the Creative Life: 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/arts/writing_and_the_creative_life_18_things_highly_creative_people_do_different?utm_content=buffer988ec&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.yXzGMwX7.dpu"

 byScott Myers  via Creativitypost.com
Scott Myers

Scott Myers digs into Carolyn Gregoire's 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently and his past to illuminate his own creative path.

Believe it or not, I'm not writing this just because it cites the work of Creativity Post co-founder, Scott Barry Kaufman, and senior editor, Rebecca McMillan, on daydreaming in the article. I’m also posting it in response to my lifelong fascination with why creative people are the way they are… and frankly, why I am the way I am. Here are the 18 things: See FULL ARTICLE via

Image:  Gazer by Marina Ćorić (CC BY NC ND)

Innovative Spaces

Space matters. It affects the way we work, think and interact. That’s why building environments that encourage creative collaboration has become a central issue for organisations and city planners globally.  From the corporate Googleplex to the startup accelerator and the innovation campus, billions are being spent on the innovative work-scapes of the future.

The ‘architecture of innovation’ is not itself anything new.  Sixty years ago biologist Jonas Salk claimed his discovery of the polio vaccine only came when he swapped his basement lab for an Italian monastery which eventually became the template for the iconic Louis Kahn-designed Salk Institute.  Yet uninspiring architecture can still be great idea generators from MIT’s leaky Building 20 to the garage startups of Silicon Valley.    

"Technology and Inequality" via MIT Tech Review

OPEN Sustainability & Technology

 The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why? 
The signs of the gap—really, a chasm—between the poor and the super-rich are hard to miss in Silicon Valley. On a bustling morning in downtown Palo Alto, the center of today’s technology boom, apparently homeless people and their meager belongings occupy almost every available public bench. Twenty minutes away in San Jose, the largest city in the Valley, a camp of homeless people known as the Jungle—reputed to be the largest in the country—has taken root along a creek within walking distance of Adobe’s headquarters and the gleaming, ultramodern city hall. See Full Article via MIT Tech Review

"Temple of the Dog" Reunion - Hunger Strike acoustic version 2014


Pearl Jam & Chris Cornell Stage Temple Of The Dog Reunion With 'Hunger Strike' at The Bridge School benefit concert in Mountain View, California.

When it was first revealed that both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were on the bill for Neil Young's annual all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit concerts in this year, grunge fans immediately wondered whether a rare Temple of the Dog appearance was in the works. Seven songs into Pearl Jam's penultimate Bridge School set, a reunion looked doubtful, but for their final song on the Shoreline Amphitheatre stage Saturday night, Chris Cornell joined Pearl Jam for a performance of the Temple of the Dog standout "Hunger Strike."

Health and Environment Impacts of Endocrine Disruptors

"Effects of human exposure to hormone-disrupting"
Chemicals examined in landmark UN-Report

 Many synthetic chemicals, untested for their disrupting effects on the hormone system, could have significant health implications according to the State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WHO.

“We urgently need more research to obtain a fuller picture of the health and environment impacts of endocrine disruptors”
Dr Maria Neira, WHO’s Director for Public Health and Environmen

WHO | World Health OrganizationThe joint study calls for more research to understand fully the associations between endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)—found in many household and industrial products—and specific diseases and disorders. The report notes that with more comprehensive assessments and better testing methods, potential disease risks could be reduced, with substantial savings to public health. Via WHO

"The SKY is NOT the LIMIT"

Dali’s Creative Thinking

Creativity & Arts

Salvador Dali’s Creative Thinking Technique

How to conjure up dreamlike imagery from your subconscious. In the history of art, most people could easily argue that Salvador Dalí is the father of surrealistic art. Surrealism is the art of writing or painting unreal or unpredictable works of art using the images or words from an imaginary world. Dali's art is the definition of surrealism. Throughout his art he clearly elaborates on juxtaposition (putting similar images near each other), the disposition (changing the shape of an object), and morphing of objects, ranging from melted objects dripping, to crutches holding distorted figures, to women with heads of bouquets of flowers. 

Surrealism is the stressing of subconscious or irrational significance of imagery, or in more simplistic terms, the use of dreamlike imagery. Dalí's absurd imagination has him painting pictures of figures no person would even dream of creating. How was Salvador Dali able to conjure up these extraordinary images from his subconscious that he used in his surrealistic paintings?

"10 Technologies to help the world's poor"

OPEN Sustainability & Technology

 by via

While many of these products remain out of reach price-wise for the majority of individuals, most can be purchased by governments or non-profit organizations.   

" Creativity from Southern World"

  Valdivia "Green Sky" By ©msanhuezacelsi 
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Jack Andraka and pancreatic cancer

Science & creativity

"A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager"

via ted.com/talks


Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that's super cheap, effective and non-invasive — all before his 16th birthday.

Jack Andraka created a Cancer detector, which is a paper on carbon nanotubes, a biology lecture on antibodies and a flash of insight led 15-year-old Jack Andraka to design a cheaper, more sensitive cancer detector.

Passion - Creative Commons "LIVE" Gallery


Passion by CC BY NC ND
More Photos  on...  Creative Commons "LIVE" Gallery

infographic: Benefit of Co-Working Spaces

Where would you like to work every day? by deskmag.com CC BY

E-Waste Problem

Sustainability & Infographic
Visualizing The World’s 
E-Waste Problem
    By Ariel Schwartz via Fast CoExist

Every day, we throw out an enormous amount of precious metals that are hiding inside our old electronics. Just how much? This infographic will shock you, especially if you like gold.

#FiiS2014 Festival Internacional de Innovación Social

Creativity, Entrepreneurship & Social  Innovation

by innovacion.cl & FiiS

Durante cinco días, Santiago será protagonista de uno de los festivales más relevantes en la escena del emprendimiento, la innovación y la música a nivel latinoamericano, el cual recibiría cerca de 100.000 personas: El Festival Internacional de Innovación Social 2014 (fiiS). Más Información en www.fiis.org/2014.

Con motivo de celebrar y dar visibilidad a aquellas personas, organizaciones y empresas que están realizando cambios significativos en el mundo mediante soluciones concretas, nace el Festival Internacional de Innovación Social, desde Latinoamérica para el mundo. El fiiS se lleva adelante gracias al trabajo colaborativo, organización y co-organización de instituciones pro emprendimiento e innovación social y junto a todas las personas que quieran ser parte de esta plataforma de cambio. El Festival de innovación social surge de ver cómo en los últimos años han aparecido una serie de nuevos actores en el mercado; emprendedores que crean iniciativas que compiten por la capacidad de lograr un cambio social y medioambiental sustentable en el tiempo, considerándolo como el objetivo principal de sus negocios y organizaciones. Estos emprendedores van más allá de la búsqueda de utilidades para crear valor público, ofreciendo soluciones innovadoras para los principales problemas de la humanidad, representando fielmente la evolución hacia la propuesta y la concepción de una nueva economía.

Se Creó esta instancia única en el mundo donde se integra en un mismo evento, contenidos de negocios con responsabilidad social y medioambiental con expresiones culturales y artísticas en un festival urbano. Siendo precursores en un área que crece cada día mas, en todos los aspectos. fiiS busca ser una vitrina para los que cambian el mundo y promover un contagio masivo que permita -mediante la colaboración- ser un acelerador de nuevas conciencias.

Hoy, en fiiS participan activamente cerca de 30 organizaciones ligadas a promover la innovación y el emprendimiento social y medioambiental, en temáticas tan amplias como el aprendizaje, la energía y la calidad de vida. Entre sus speakers se pueden encontrar líderes globales y locales, políticos, emprendedores, empresarios, representantes de distintas agrupaciones, estudiantes, entre otros. Convirtiéndose fiiS, en un espacio de debate y proposición de nuevas formas de construir nuestra sociedad. Dado el impacto generado en el pasado, hoy fiiS se expande por Latinoamérica con proyectos en proceso en otras 6 ciudades para 2015 y 2016.

En su segunda edición, que se extenderá del 22 al 26 de octubre, buscará congregar a todos quienes quieran ser parte de una de los movimientos más importantes en el mundo del emprendimiento e innovación social, combinado con música y aprendizaje y que se tomará las calles en cinco puntos de la capital.

Serán más de 120 speakers nacionales e internacionales y más de 20 bandas darán vida al fiiS2014. Y por primera vez Quinta Normal será uno de los escenarios que recibirán a speakers y bandas del fiiS durante el domingo mientras que el Parque Bicentenario será protagonista de la jornada del sábado.

Este es el detalle de los cinco días que se tomarán Santiago en esta fiesta del emprendimiento y la innovación social:

Miércoles 22 de octubre: fiiStart!
A las 20.30 horas el Teatro Caupolicán abrirá sus  puertas para dar el vamos a esta edición del fiiS 2014, en la noche llamada fiiStart. Los artistas que protagonizarán esta primera fecha serán  Mala Rodríguez, Anita Tijoux y Tonolec a los que se sumará un speaker aún por confirmar. Las entradas estarán a la venta por Ticketek. Club Movistar ofrece un 20% de descuento en las entradas para este show. 

Jueves 23 de octubre : Alma, Cabeza y Rock
Dos eventos tendrán lugar este día con el fin de celebrar al emprendimiento y la innovación social. El primero de ellos será el llamado Alma, Cabeza y Rock (Música + Conversación, cuyo eje central este año es la empatía), que se llevará a cabo a partir de las 20.30 horas en el Movistar Arena y podrá ser visto a por streaming a través de movistar.tv. . Club Movistar ofrece un 20% de descuento en las entradas para este show. 

En este lugar se presentarán León Gieco y Ely Guerra, sumado show acústico de los Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas. Todo acompañado de un speaker aun por confirmar, dándole peso al show a través de “un viaje” que nos llevará a buscar cambios y acciones desde nuestro interior. El sistema de venta será Puntoticket.

Paralelamente, en el  Teatro Nescafé de Las Artes se llevará a cabo la primera edición de Sesiones fiiS.  A partir de las 21.00 horas la banda Tan Biónica deleitará a los invitados y las entradas ya están a la venta a través de Ticketek. 

Viernes 24 de octubre
La última noche musical del fiiS estará a cargo de los grupos Caléxico y Tonolec, junto con un charlista por confirmar. Esta será la segunda fecha de las Sesiones fiiS y comenzará a las 21.00 en el teatro Nescafé de Las Artes. Las entradas estarán a la venta a través de Ticketek. Club Movistar ofrece un 20% de descuento en las entradas para este show. 

Sábado 25 de octubre: Sunset Speech
Este día la familia será protagonista de la jornada, con un día orientado a las charlas y la música para todas las edades en el Parque Bicentenario en Vitacura. 9 serán los speakers que darán a conocer su vida y lo que están haciendo en temas de emprendimiento e innovación.

- Jonah Lomu: el rugbista neozelandés que logró reponerse a un cáncer renal y volver a ser capitán de la selección de su país, es miembro activo de Champions of Peace y utiliza su nombre para promover los valores de la paz y el deporte por el mundo

- Alexander Asseily: fundador y presidente ejecutivo de State, la primera red global de opinión. Antes de State, Alexander fue el CEO y fundador de Jawbone  la mayor empresa financiada con capital de riesgo a nivel mundial de consumo electrónico.

- Uri Levine: Co fundador y presidente de Waze Mobile Limited, la plataforma de crowdsurcing mediante la cual los usuarios entregan información del tráfico en tiempo real.

- Khalida Brody: fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Sughar Empowerment Society, una organización sin fines de lucro en Paquistán dedicada a proveer a las mujeres de este país oportunidades para desarrollar sus habilidades de liderazgo en un entorno de crecimiento y desarrollo.

- Juan Antonio Melé: es el subdirector general del banco ético Triodos en España y vicepresidente de la Fundación Triodos. Combina su labor profesional con colaboraciones como voluntario en diversas entidades no lucrativas dedicadas a la promoción de la banca ética y a la cooperación al desarrollo en proyectos de Latinoamérica.

- Dina Buchbinder:  emprendedora social que fundó Deport-es para Compartir (Sports for Sharing) un programa de educación cívica que enseña a los niños como convertirse en mejores ciudadanos, a través del deporte y las actividades.

- Taylor Conroy: Es el fundador de Change Heroes, una emprendimiento social que ha financiado más de 60 escuelitas y bibliotecas en 9 países de todo el mundo .

Otros speakers que estarán ese día son Nicolas Haan de Singularity University, la Universidad de Google y la Nasa, Álvaro Díaz, Fundador de Aplaplac y creador de 31 Minutos, Julián Ugarte, director ejecutivo de Socialab, Arturo Soto, fundador de Budeo escuela de Body Board para sacar niños de la pobreza en Antofagasta, el surfista  nacional Ramón Navarro y el chileno gerente general de Algramo, Cote Möller.

Junto con esto, las música estará a cargo de los españoles de Jarabe de Palo, la chilena radicada en Estados Unidos Francisca Valenzuela quien realizará una intervención acústica, los chilenos Coffeehouse y Astro, los colombianos de Monseiur Periné y Nano Stern entre otros.  Este show que será además transmitido por streaming a través de movistar.tv.

Domingo 26 de octubre: Sonidos del mundo
Por primera vez Quinta Normal será escenario de una de las jornadas del fiiS. Esta jornada tendrá como protagonistas a speakers de nivel mundial y en la música, bandas latinoamericanas darán el toque artístico a la última noche del fiiS 2014.
Algunos de los speakers que estarán ese día son:

- Gino Tubaro: argentino de 18 años que lidera la producción de prótesis ortopédicas impresas en 3D utilizando un sistema ingeniado por él llamado mecanomiografía, el cual puede “escuchar” el movimiento de los músculos.

- Emiliano Kargieman: el CEO de Satellogic, una empresa que desarrolla tecnología espacial, y que puso en órbita el primer nanosatélite de la historia argentina.
- Dina Buchbinder:  emprendedora social que fundó Deport-es para Compartir (Sports for Sharing) un programa de educación cívica que enseña a los niños como convertirse en mejores ciudadanos, a través del deporte y las actividades.

- Jordi Marti: Jordi ha desarrollado un sistema de diagnóstico sanguíneo precoz t para comunidades desfavorecidas o de difícil acceso. A través de una tecnología sencilla, evita la costosa jeringa, la cadena de frío y democratiza la prevención de enfermedades crónicas como
Además estarán el surfista nacional Ramón Navarro, el chileno gerente general de Algramo Cote Möller.

La música estará a cargo del chileno Fernando Milagros, GO, la también banda nacional Juana Fe, y el broche de oro de la noche vendrá de la mano de Electrodomésticos.

Los protagonistas detrás del festival. Detrás de la organización de esta segunda edición del fiiS hay 12 entidades que darán vida al festival, con sus lineamientos estratégicos y sus ideas, los cuales son, Unicef, Socialab, Ashoka, Asech, Sistema B, Docs 4 Change, IF, BSTinnovation, Matriztica, Gulliver, Avonni y La Oreja, llevando a cabo toda la producción del evento. Junto con esto, apoyan al fiiS Banco Estado, GAP, Universidad del Desarrollo -partner académico-, Cerveza Sol, y Movistar es el presentador, a través de cuya plataforma – movistar.tv- se podrá ver todo el festival en streaming online.

Por último, el fiiS es apoyado por las municipalidades de Vitacura y de Providencia, Visualógica, Magia Liquid, ALTA Comunicación, Gama Bikes, Ciudad Emergente y Bureo skateboards.
 Más Información en www.fiis.org/2014.
Fotos por FiiS

Leandro Erlich "Dalston House Building"

creativity & Design

written by Fontastikovia Collater.al

Dalston House + Batiment - Persone che camminano sui palazzi - Batiment

Installations Leandro Erlich lift us out of reality, placing ourselves in a parallel world where the laws of physics were temporarily suspended. More information...

Dalston House + Batiment - Persone che camminano sui palazzi - Dalston

Veganism: A Fad? Or the Future of 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!

Need a larger version of the infographic? Click on it!

Source: TopRNtoBSN.com

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

 Source: TopRNtoBSN.com


Japan and Entrepreneurship Culture

Sustainability & Entrepreneurship

 Why Japan Has A Massive 'Entrepreneurship Vacuum'

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Empirical research has shown that "opportunity-driven" entrepreneurship is the wellspring of growth in the modern market economy. In Japan, the relative dearth of opportunity-driven entrepreneurship has contributed to the nation's economic malaise over the past two decades -- since the asset price bubble burst in 1991.
Although there are encouraging signs -- given the sophistication of Japan's technological base, the promise of female entrepreneurs, the advent of start-up incubators and the rise of "intra-preneurship" within established companies -- entrepreneurship levels today are markedly low relative both to pre-1991 Japan and to current levels in other developed countries. Ironically, during Japan's two lost decades, foreign-run enterprises, small businesses and entrepreneurs accounted for nearly all job creation. To revitalize its sluggish economy, Japan must create incentives to promote homegrown start-ups and must rapidly commercialize patented, cutting-edge technologies.

"Cities as a Lab"

Sustainability & Innovation

Cities as a Lab!

By Brooks Rainwater via Cityminded.org

The world is urban. Currently over half of the world’s inhabitants live in cities and this is projected to grow to 70% of all people by 2050. Not only are people increasingly gravitating towards cities for economic opportunity, but they are moving to cities because of the unique opportunities they provide in design, culture, and quality of life. Cities are the centers of economic growth and the urban environment is becoming increasingly smarter. Worldwide, cities are facing increasing global challenges in promoting public health, seeking sustainable outcomes, and incorporating resiliency strategies. Architects are uniquely positioned through the use of collaborative design thinking and the ability to work at multiple scales to envisage future development, help solve these challenges, and plan innovative solutions.

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'” Audrey Hepburn


"B Corps and society's problems"

Jay Coen Gilbert shares his vision to harness the power of business to solve society's problems through olve society's problems through  via TEDxPhilly. -- a new standard labeling socially and environmentally responsible companies. B Corps will help corporations be profitable while solving society's problems. More Information...

Understanding social and public labs

Social innovation & labs

  Understanding social and public labs

 This note summarises a view of the field of innovation labs - and what might lie ahead. It looks at the ways in which labs need to be both insiders and outsiders at the same time – and the practical challenges of the classic ‘radical’s dilemma’. If they stand too much inside the system they risk losing their radical edge; if they stand too far outside they risk having little impact. It follows that the most crucial skill they need to learn is how to navigate the inherently unstable role of being both insiders and outsiders; campaigners and deliverers; visionaries and pragmatists.

This  paper looking at the various social and public labs I’ve come across around the world.

It suggests a typology for understanding them and describes some of the challenges they face – in particular, the radical’s dilemma of having to work both inside and outside established systems.

- See Full paper via  nesta.org.uk
I’ve written a paper looking at the various social and public labs I’ve come across around the world.
It suggests a typology for understanding them and describes some of the challenges they face – in particular, the radical’s dilemma of having to work both inside and outside established systems. 
- See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/understanding-social-and-public-labs#sthash.qNAKl8A1.dpuf
I’ve written a paper looking at the various social and public labs I’ve come across around the world.
It suggests a typology for understanding them and describes some of the challenges they face – in particular, the radical’s dilemma of having to work both inside and outside established systems. 
- See more at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/understanding-social-and-public-labs#sthash.qNAKl8A1.dpuf

Open Cinema "Le Voyage dans la Lune" by George Méliès


"Le Voyage dans la Lune" 

by George Méliès

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.

How much you know about the Ebola?

Science & Global News

How much you know about the Ebola?

by  WHO

Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both within the body and externally.

"Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime" by Beck #OpenCinema

Cinema & music

"Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind OST"

The soundtrack album for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was released by Hollywood Records on March 16, 2004. It features the score, composed by Los Angeles musician Jon Brion, as well as songs from artists E.L.O., The Polyphonic Spree, The Willowz, and Don Nelson. Beck, in a collaboration with Jon Brion, provides a cover version of the Korgis' "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime". Many of the vocal songs either revolve around memories or the sun.

"B The Change"