"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.

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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?

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"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. 

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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.

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"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

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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.

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"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

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"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. 

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"Creativity from Southern World"

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

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