Citylab Latinoamérica el encuentro de la creatividad en la ciudad, en todos los ámbitos y disciplinas repasará lo más importante de la producción creativa 2017 en su formato de meetup y, por primera vez, abarcará la región latinoamericana, a través de exponentes destacados de 8 países de la región. Una nueva oportunidad para compartir, difundir y experimentar la creatividad.  Unete este 13 y 14 de diciembre en el GAM Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral,  Santiago de Chile. SIGUE EL  STREAMING  EN VIVO via  Cooperativa.

"VUUR" Anneke van Giersbergen LIVE

Anneke van Giersbergen "VUUR" Band

Anneke Van Giersbergen with an acoustic performance of her new project VUUR on the stage of the Amsterdam Concerto Record store...   Watch Now  This Amazing Show In  The Beautiful Voice  Of Anneke. The Dutch vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen is an artist that defies being pigeonholed by genre. She will forever be known as the vocalist for melancholic metallers The Gathering, but since striking out on her own in 2007, she has solidified a solo career, recorded and performed multiple times with   Devin Townsend, Anathema, Within Temptation, Moonspell, Nalm Death and more.

This has provided Anneke with a huge catalogue to choose from as a live performer,  which has led to the creation of a new group, VUUR, a band that features some of the best heavy metal players in the Netherlands.  In 2016, Anneke decided for the sake of clarity to narrow her musical focus, choosing to go in a folk acoustic direction as a solo artist and in a heavy progressive metal direction as a band vocalist. The name VUUR – translated from Dutch as “fire”, which can also be interpreted to mean “passion” or “drive” – was chosen as a moniker to represent Anneke’s metal side, with the idea that when fans buy a ticket with the VUUR name on it they will be getting her heavy progressive music, while an Anneke van Giersbergen show will be entirely different.



Sandinista! is the fourth studio album by the English band the Clash. It was released on 12 December 1980 as a triple album containing 36 tracks, with 6 songs on each side. Anticipating the "world music" trend of the 1980s, it features funk, reggae, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, folk, dub, rhythm and blues, calypso, disco, and rap.

"Vertical Forest City" by Stefano Boeri


Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a city near China's Liuzhou, featuring towers completely covered in trees and plants to combat air pollution. The Liuzhou Forest City will feature nearly 40,000 trees and almost one million plants, comprising 100 different species. The greenery is designed to trail over balconies and the roofs of a series of skyscrapers spanning 175 hectares along the Liujiang river, in the mountainous area of Guangxi.
Following on from Boeri's past trials of "vertical forests" in Milan and in Lausanne, the masterplan forms part the architect's Forest City concept, which will see cities made up of plant-covered skyscrapers rolled out across China's urban areas as a way to offset urban pollution. The architect's studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has also proposed a similar design for city in Shijiazhuang, while its pair of plant-covered skyscrapers recently broke ground in the centre of Nanjing. Each scheme provides sustainable high-density housing and office space packed heavily with greenery, as a way to depollute the surrounding environment by filtering dust particles from the air and absorbing carbon dioxide. READ FULL ARTICLE  VIA DEZEEN.COM

"Alissa White-Gluz's Guide To Life"


Arch Enemy frontwoman and former lead vocalist of Agonist Alissa White-Gluz airs her thoughts on feminism, activism, music and religion.
Being one of metal's most prominent female figureheads makes Alissa White-Gluz a role model and spokesperson for female fans across the globe. However, it's a role she's more than happy to fill, giving her a platform to discuss not just women's rights, but environmental activism, religious ills and even the appreciation for a good pop hook. READ FULL ARTICLE  VIA TEAMROCK.COM



fiiS (Festival Internacional de Innovación Social) es el evento más importante del área de América,  y este 2017 en Santiago celebrando la creatividad y la innovación con propósito, culmina sus  actividades en el "Parque Araucano de Las Condes" el viernes 8 de diciembre, con un espectacular cierre con música en vivo liderado por Babasónicos; Perota Chingó y Moral Distraída,  junto a una serie de actividades, speakers (como el cofundador de TESLA, Leonardo Farkas ymuchos más), talleres, y sorpresas para toda la familia.

"FIIS 2017 El Festival de Innovación Social"


Para celebrar la creatividad e innovación con propósito, llega a Santiago la quinta versión del Festival Internacional de Innovación Social (fiiS). Dentro de los platos principales, se cuentan con las tradicionales Charlas D-Mentes, que este año se enmarcarán dentro de los lineamientos del desarrollo sostenible. Festival Internacional de Innovación Social, es formado por un colectivo de instituciones, empresas y entidades públicas que organizan charlas, talleres y actividades, teniendo como foco la innovación, sustentabilidad, economía, el bien común y la inclusión.

"El  Festival Internacional de Innovación Social" es un intercambio de experiencias para inspirar y acelerar nuevas conciencias, nuevos caminos y nuevas soluciones. FiiS 2017,  es la vitrina más importante de Latinoamérica para los agentes de cambio, un festival urbano con expositores de nivel mundial y  la mejor música. Para este evento que ya tiene verciones en distintas ciudades de Chile y de América Latina (Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, La Plata, Antofagasta y Concepción) se a convirtido en un polo de innovación con impacto social a escala global. En esta versión Santiago recibirá entre el 5 y 8 de diciembre la quinta versión  con sus tradicionales Charlas D-Mente y un acto cultural de cierre PARQUE FIIS con la presentación de Babasónicos y Moral Distraída, entre otros artistas y innovadores que  pretenden convocar a un amplio público para abordar los cambios y  las problemáticas tanto a nivel local como mundial con una VISIÓN SUSTENTABLE, DISRUPTIVA & CREATIVA. 




Medusa amazing tattoo artwork by Jake Danielson at Melbourne... In Greek mythology, Medusa  was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers upon her hideous face would turn to stone. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head, which retained its ability to turn onlookers to stone, as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield.

"The Future of Work" SingularityU Live event

Vision & Strategies for Abundance

Exponential technologies have ripple effects that are dramatically changing the world of work. Yet too much of the popular focus on the future of work has been on the disruption of human work by robots and AI. There are effective strategies we can follow today to ensure that individuals, organizations, communities and countries can all thrive during this transition. 

Gary A. Bolles is a 35-year Silicon Valley veteran who serves as Singularity University’s Chair for the Future of Work. As a partner in Charrette LLC, he helps organizations and agencies with actionable strategies for the new world of work. And he is the co-founder of, which creates online tools inspired by “What Color Is Your Parachute?”, the world’s enduring career manual.  ...WATCH THIS GREAT LIVE EVENT [Wednesday, December 6th 2017 at 16:00 PST].

"Mandela Timeless Wisdom"

By Maria Popova via

Nelson Mandela’s Moving Inaugural Address and Timeless Wisdom from His Autobiography:  “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb”  ...We may have lost Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918–December 5, 2013), unequaled patron saint of equality, peace, and human rights, but his spirit remains forever with us — a spirit that not only changed political history, but also tirelessly elevated humanity into a higher version of itself.


Epica "Cry For The Moon" Live
Metal, Atmosphere, Beauty and Emotion

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. 

"The Doctor in the Machine"

How AI Is Saving Lives in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence has received its fair share of hype recently. However, it’s hype that’s well-founded: IDC predicts worldwide spend on AI and cognitive computing will culminate to a whopping $46 billion (with a “b”) by 2020, and all the tech giants are jumping on board faster than you can say “ROI.” But what is AI, exactly?. According to Hilary Mason, AI today is being misused as a sort of catch-all term to basically describe “any system that uses data to do anything.” But it’s so much more than that. A truly artificially intelligent system is one that learns on its own, one that’s capable of crunching copious amounts of data in order to create associations and intelligently mimic actual human behavior.

It’s what powers the technology anticipating our next online purchase (Amazon), or the virtual assistant that deciphers our voice commands with incredible accuracy (Siri), or even the hipster-friendly recommendation engine that helps you discover new music before your friends do (Pandora). But AI is moving past these consumer-pleasing “nice-to-haves” and getting down to serious business: saving our butts. Much in the same way robotics entered manufacturing, AI is making its mark in healthcare by automating mundane, repetitive tasks. This is especially true in the case of detecting cancer. By leveraging the power of deep learning, algorithms can now be trained to distinguish between sets of pixels in an image that represents cancer versus sets that don’t—not unlike how Facebook’s image recognition software tags pictures of our friends without us having to type in their names first. This software can then go ahead and scour millions of medical images (MRIs, CT scans, etc.) in a single day to detect anomalies on a scope that humans just aren’t capable of. That’s huge.



"Byron Bay Cookies front" great and amazing mural by Teazer. A match made in heaven, stoked to partner with @byronbaycookies courtesy of @poppedcreative... Teazer is a prolific street-artist who has been painting in Bondi for years – both on the wall and in other public spaces (eg WAYS at Wairoa Avenue) – his art has adorned the wall for over a decade. Teazer has since moved to Byron Bay and now runs an art gallery.


Ciencia & Emprendimiento Sin Límites

Emilia Díaz en esta gran charla TEDxPUCdeChile nos relata su camino como emprendedora y científica, surcando las complejas dificultades y barreras que se tienen, pero con una motivación clara "Impactar en las vidas humanas." Además Emilia nos demuestra el gran impacto que  las  Mujeres pueden tener en la Ciencia cuando se lo proponen, el cual va mucho más allá de ser solo un bonito discurso,  ya que Emilia lo lleva a la acción, enseñándonos  como la Innovación, Ciencia y Emprendimiento  pueden cambiar al mundo de la mano de una mujer...

Emilia es una joven innovadora chilena que trabaja en la intersección de la ciencia y el impacto social, con la esperanza de hacer del mundo un lugar mejor a través de la biotecnología. Es CEO y fundadora de Kaitek Labs, empresa dedicada al desarrollo de biosensores bacterianos. El 2015 fue elegida una de las 100 jóvenes líderes en biotecnología a nivel mundial, y fue parte del programa GSP de Singularity University. Su trabajo en Kaitek Labs le ha valido numerosos reconocimientos a nivel nacional e internacional, entre ellos el primer lugar del International Business Model Competition (IBMC), siendo la primera mujer y primer startup de fuera de EEUU en adjudicarse este premio.