Pearls: Entrepreneurs of the Future via Claudia Obertreis
Innovation / Leaders & People

Pearls: Entrepreneurs of the Future via Claudia Obertreis

The pearl of entrepreneurship  is a spark of irritation that creates a gem of an idea in business. Is it learned, taught or is it an evolution of experiences? Standing in front of classroom of fourth grade students in San Diego, Californi, Claudia Laird Obertreis, a business leader volunteer for Junior Achievement, introduces basic business … Continue reading

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Privatization of Cultural Heritage?
Cultural Heritage / Greece / Innovation

Privatization of Cultural Heritage?

What is the role of private industry and the public in the discovery, preservation and protection of cultural heritage? American archeologist Stephen Miller who as been working in Greece for the last 40 years, released a storm in a Time magazine article “Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece”. Noted in Time magazine with the following: … Continue reading

Hestia’s Pearl of a Greek Dinner Around the World
Greece / Innovation

Hestia’s Pearl of a Greek Dinner Around the World

Imagine the spark that creates a pearl. Several conversations over coffee and on Twitter between authors, entrepreneurs and investors on the global economy and Greece, sparked an idea. In fact, a challenge: why not have a Greek dinner around the world to share and promote Greek culture, heritage and the arts through the most tempting dimension … Continue reading

Roboy’s Reflection
Innovation / Science

Roboy’s Reflection

Roboy is a startling reflection of human motion. Unlike mechanized robots of the past, Roboy mimics human interaction, motion and instinctual structural movements. A design that closely mimics the human anatomy, the mechanics represent human muscles while incorporating the flowing nature of human movement through cords that function as tendons. Dr. Rolf Pfeifer, Director of … Continue reading

Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger
Art / Innovation

Magic of Art with Paige Dansinger

A simple Twitter message arrived from Elizabeth Rynecki on a Tuesday evening at 6:26 p.m., far too busy to really explore, and, I clicked anyway.

It read:

“Love the ideas behind @museumpaige work. @keridouglas I think you’d like this! soovac.org/index.php/show…

My curiosity was ignited. I opened the link for the gallery show announcement, Harmony in Red_Paige Dansinger at SooLOCAL, August 16 – September 15, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Paige Dansinger, is an artist, art historian, museum and tech genius who co-developed the DrawArt.MuseumPaige.com app.

A bold, red, curvacious odalisque reclining with an energy and power of sensuality with a sense of daring.
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Athena Rises: Social Media & the Campaign to Reunify the Parthenon Sculptures
Antiquity / Art / Cultural Heritage / Greece / Innovation

Athena Rises: Social Media & the Campaign to Reunify the Parthenon Sculptures

The Acropolis invokes the power of Athena, the goddess of war, wisdom, law and justice, science and art. A monument that universally represents cultural heritage and democracy. At it’s most vulnerable moment and on a scale never before seen, the temples of the Acropolis experienced shocking destruction and brazen theft, casting a shadow that waits to be lifted when justice is delivered.

Yet, perhaps, with patience, calculations and tactics that would even make Sun Tzu blush and bow in honor, the warrior spirit of Athena rises again. This time, Athena wields a just swift sword in the form of social media. Continue reading

Santo Spada: Maestro of Couture, Beauty, Elegance and Sensuality
Art / Innovation / International / Leaders & People / Paris

Santo Spada: Maestro of Couture, Beauty, Elegance and Sensuality

Santo Spada, a maestro of couture, magically transforms women into their own presence of beauty, elegance and sensuality. With the senses engaged, Spada illuminates the delicate relationship between the contours of a woman and the energy of her movements highlighted by silks and cashmere. His masterpieces are now in two collections with cascading sheers hiding or revealing the curve of the small of the back, a thigh as though gently allowing the beautiful spirit to emerge on her own terms, her own way, her own style.

Spada engages the ethereal and the physical through his haute couture in an enticing dance for the eyes, a metamorphosis of the sensual language of the feminine spirit.
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“Touch Me” says ThingLink to All Facebook Users
Innovation / Leaders & People / News/Media

“Touch Me” says ThingLink to All Facebook Users

ThingLink goes global today giving access to the next frontier of social media engagement to all users on Facebook. Kiss goodbye those static images with superficial messages imposed. Be curious, hover over the images, ‘touch’ them and experience the spontaneity of learning through curated links. The next generation of web social engagement has arrived for … Continue reading

Ingenuity: Cards to Protect Cultural Heritage in War, Conflict & Galleries
Antiquity / Art / Innovation / International / Leaders & People

Ingenuity: Cards to Protect Cultural Heritage in War, Conflict & Galleries

One of the many paradoxes of war is destruction with simultaneous protection of civilians and cultural heritage. We know the political figures and weapons of war and see photographs in the press of anonymous bloody lifeless corpses twisted in the wreckage of urban settings. How can one possibly think of cultural heritage with so much human suffering. Yet, cultural monuments are targeted, pillaged, looted, destroyed all too often.

Cultural heritage is for the survivors, the future, world knowledge and ultimately, a record of human accomplishments.

World Heritage Day is April 18th. What will you do to help protect cultural heritage? Continue reading