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"XPRIZE Visioneering 2018" LIVE






  DISRUPTION & CREATIVITY
LIVE STREAMING

  Visioneering is XPRIZE’s main vehicle for designing prizes that solve humanity’s Grand Challenges. By tapping into the genius of the crowd, and our global brain trust of philanthropists and innovators, we significantly increase the likelihood that our XPRIZEs will catalyze breakthroughs that generate a 10x impact in the world... Keynote speakers from a variety of industries, groundbreaking ideas and surprise announcements are in store at #Visioneering, where the next #XPRIZE could be decided.  Watch Now this Amazing event via Livestream!. XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity. Their Board of Trustees include James Cameron, Larry Page, Arianna Huffington, Ratan Tata among others. The XPRIZE mission is to bring about "radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity" through incentivized competition. It fosters high-profile competitions to motivate individuals, companies and organizations across all disciplines to develop innovative ideas and technologies that help solve the grand challenges that restrict humanity's progress.

 

 

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"INNOVACIÓN SOCIAL" INNOVA QUE?




CREATIVITY & DISRUPTION
Por María Hidalgo via muhimu.es 




 La clave para la innovación social está en las redes de colaboración, ¿creamos una?: “La gente que está suficientemente loca para pensar que pueden cambiar el mundo son los que realmente lo hacen” —Steve jobs. La innovación social se ha erigido como un objetivo central de crecimiento económico y desarrollo, sentando las bases para un cambio hacia un modelo productivo basado en el conocimiento, el aumento de la productividad, la competitividad y la cohesión social.  Iniciativas como Unión por la Innovación tienen como objetivo mejorar las condiciones y el acceso a la investigación y la innovación enfocadas a los los grandes retos sociales, económicos e industriales, como son la energía, la seguridad alimentaria, el cambio climático y el envejecimiento de la población. Retos de los que todos formamos parte y a los que toda la ciudadanía debería tener acceso con las herramientas adecuadas.

 

 

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"A Momentary Lapse of London"

 


  SMARTCITIES & CREATIVITY
by Davide Roveri and  Music of Craig Armstrong

"Impressive time lapse shots of iconic London landmarks."  Watch now this Amazing timelapse of this beautiful city, musicalised  by Craig Armstrong with "This Love" in voice of Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins... The time-lapse video showing the beauty that is London was created by Davide Roveri’s, 6 minute short A Momentary Lapse of London features impressive time lapse shots of iconic London landmarks, often in silhouette against rich, painterly skies.

 

 

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"El Arte surreal de Flora Borsi"







CREATIVITY & ART
 "El Arte surreal de 
Flora Borsi"
Un bello viaje a través de la mente

Sueños atmosféricos que juegan, emocionan y trasforman “Su  arte transforma, emociona y enriquece la  realidad llevándonos poéticamente hacia nuevas formas surrealistas.” Flora Borsi  es una artista visual  Húngara que a través de su representación artística nos conduce al surrealismo, distorsionando nuestro mundo de forma poética, delicada y exquisita a través de la manipulación fotográfica.  Ella crea obras conceptuales con una estética etérea  que evocan emociones, como lujuria, deseo, desesperación y pérdida. Jugando con la mente humana y la belleza femenina, permitiéndonos enriquecer nuestro mundo con su visión atmosférica, onírica y fantástica.




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"Research and Development"






SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
How much do Companies spend on R&D?


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


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"DROWN IN RED 1" photography




"DROWN IN RED" BEAUTY & DARKESS
Amazing photography by Maryna Khomenko; artwork with a beautiful lady in long red dress in poppy field. Maryna Fine art addicted photographer and propsmaker from Kyiv. "A kid with a dream and a sky full of stars."


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"Temple Grandin"




CREATIVITY & DISRUPT
TEMPLE GRANDIN at TED TALKS



Temple Grandin fue diagnosticada con autismo desde que era pequeña  y  en esta gran charla TED  nos habla de cómo funciona su mente - compartiendo su capacidad de "pensar en imágenes", la cual le ayuda a resolver problemas que los cerebros neurotípicos o normales no pueden. Ella nos dice que el mundo necesita a gente del espectro autista: pensadores visuales, pensadores del patrón, pensadores verbales, y todas las clases de smart geeky kids.
 
Temple Grandin  es una zoóloga, etóloga, diseñadora de manejo de ganado, profesora universitaria, escritora y es una destacada  activista del autismo, incluso cuenta con una pelicula inspirada en su vida. Temple es ampliamente elogiada como una de las primeras personas con espectro autista en compartir públicamente puntos de vista de su experiencia personal de autismo. A través de la investigación innovadora y la lente de su propio autismo, Temple Grandin trae una visión sorprendente de dos mundos.


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"The Rebirth of Venus" streetart




Sustainability & Creativity
"The Rebirth of Venus" 
StreetArt by @coloquix

 

This amazing mural is a artwork by coloquix,  with a powerful criticism of the environmental damage that humans generate, especially with the garbage and plastic that contaminates the oceans of the whole world. Coloquix has been in existence for some time now, but it was back in 2013 when the lady began appearing on walls, in wooded areas and even underwater.  Whilst primarily based in the United Kingdom, she has also made appearances in various cities. As well as appearing randomly in derelict buildings and shady spots,  But whilst she can be found lurking in rivers, woods and buildings, she has also appeared frequently in homes and businesses…assuming she is invited!   

 

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"Education Redefined"




CREATIVITY & DISRUPT
The Future is Now
By The Economist (EIU) & the Yidan Prize Foundation

Workers face an uncertain future amid rapid technological and social change. Where are they learning the skills of tomorrow?  As the world becomes ever more uncertain and volatile, how well is your country educating the next generation with the skills needed for the future? The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index evaluates the extent to which education systems instill “future skills” across 35 economies.


The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, the first comprehensive global index to evaluate inputs to education systems rather than outputs such as test scores. This Index, has been created by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and commissioned by the Yidan Prize Foundation, was developed to assess the effectiveness of education systems in preparing students for the demands of work and life in a rapidly changing landscape.









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"Why Academics are losing relevance in Society"





By Andrew J. Hoffman via theconversation.com


A January 2015 Pew Research Center study found an alarming chasm between the views of scientists and the views of the public. Here is just a sampling:   87 percent of scientists accept that natural selection plays a role in evolution, 32 percent of the public agree; 88 percent of scientists think that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, 37 percent of the public agree; 87 percent of scientists think that climate change is mostly due to human activity, only 50 percent of the public agree. This is a cause for concern. In our increasingly technological world, issues like nanotechnology, stem cell research, nuclear power, climate change, vaccines and autism, genetically modified organisms, gun control, health care and endocrine disruption require thoughtful and informed debate. But instead, these and other issues have often been caught up in the so-called culture wars. There are numerous factors that explain this current state of affairs, but one is the extent to which the scientific community has been unable or unwilling to explain the state and gravity of scientific findings. We academics will need to evolve to keep up with the major changes going on around us. At stake is how we will maintain our relevance in society.



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"The Edge of a Second Sexual Revolution?"



  CREATIVITY & DISRUPTION
Are We at the Edge of a 2°Sexual Revolution?
BY VANESSA BATES RAMIREZ VIA SINGULARITY HUB

 
Do you remember your first formal lesson about the birds and the bees? Our biology or health teachers stood before a classroom full of giggling, squirming preteens and told us how babies are made. The best way to make a baby, they said, is to find someone you love, get married, and have sex.


The image we had of a stork delivering a blue or pink-swaddled bundle to parents’ outstretched arms was shattered, and we started to accept the realities of procreation. Eventually, we assumed we had it all figured out. Well, brace yourself, because according to serial entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky, all our existing beliefs about procreation are about to be shattered again. Varsavsky is CEO and founder of family planning startup Prelude Fertility, and in a presentation at Singularity University’s Global Summit, he explained why his company wants to help start the second sexual revolution. 


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"Nicanor Parra" el Antipoeta





CREATIVITY & DISRUPT
CREATIVIDAD SIN LÍMITES

"En lo que sé, sólo el poeta mexicano Mario Santiago ha hecho una lectura lúcida de su trabajo. Nosotros, los otros sólo han visto un meteorito oscuro" - Roberto Bolaño sobre Nicanor Parra.  Irreverente, controvertido y eterno candidato al Nobel, Parra era uno de los poetas más influyentes y originales de la literatura hispanoamericana contemporánea”.
Hoy a 104 años de su nacimiento celebramos y tributamos la genialidad de Nicanor Parra, creador de la Antipoesía,  obra que lo a hecho merecedor de grandes reconocimientos y mundialmente conocido, revolucionando la literatura a traves de su disruptiva obra de arte que a sido una gran influencia especialmente en hispanoamericana. Este poeta, matemático y físico chileno, es para muchos críticos y autores connotados el mejor o uno de los mejores poetas de Occidente.



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