Latin America has been the birthplace of great political revolutionaries—Che Guevara, Simon Bolivar, Fidel Castro, and Micaela Bastidas. In this issue, we are featuring innovators creating their own revolution through art, music, literature, and technology.
Following are interviews with people who are on the leading edge of innovation in fields as diverse as technology, spirituality, and the arts.
Watch Out Silicon Valley!
The Chilean Start-up economy is definitely giving the world famous Silicon Valley, California counterpart a run for its money. Javier Pajaro’s entrée into the vibrant Chilean startup economy scene began with his noticing how difficult it was to perform efficient data searches on the internet.
Junar, a platform for facilitating web searching, that five years after its inception continues to evolve and is still going strong. Read on for a tale of digital data innovation in the challenging landscape of online search.
Seize the moment. Tomorrow is right now.
Since The Alchemist was published over 40 years ago, it has earned a Guinness mention for most translated book by a living author (67 languages) for Paulo Coelho.
Since then, he has gone on to become a world renowned mystic and philosopher. A deep and spiritually-oriented thinker who emphasizes the need for active engagement in the world in his latest work, Adelphi; Senhor Coelho has some very interesting perspectives to share on the power of the moment. Read on for a sampler of original and spiritual thinking from this fascinating mind.
Do objects have an afterlife?
For sculptor Livia Marin the answer is Yes! Yesterday’s trash is a cornucopia of artistic inspiration.
Items that invariably end up in the gutter or garbage when all used up – items as everyday and utilitarian as lipstick tubes and bottle caps – take on a new life in her London studio as models and molds for some very interesting and highly original sculpture. Read on for some thought-provoking ideas about art and creativity from a thoughtful and cutting-edge artist.
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