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THE CREATIVE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX™ is an ecosystem founded by the Garibay Institute, the first and only research and development institution focused on art, creativity, entertainment (film, gaming, music, experiential) as an instrument for soft power, cultural identity and patrimony, intellectual renaissance, and sustainable economic growth.

The brainchild of renowned hit record producer and polymath Fernando Garibay, the Institute unites global leaders, world-class universities and academicians, financial institutions, and thought leaders with elite members of the creative class to catalyze innovation, empowered dialogue, and cultivate engaged and inspiring icons of the future.

Our research and applied methodologies bring together creative industries’ best practices. We collaborate with an extraordinary network of top artists, performers, producers, influencers/key opinion leaders, financiers, empresarios, intelligentsia, and entertainers. We deliver innovative breakthroughs in creativity, instinct/intuition, and sense literacy™ for organizations, public and private, sovereign and disruptive, for-profit and not-for-profit.

Our Cutting-Edge Programming Consists of:

  • Strategic planning and creative direction

  • Production of salons, training modules, interactive workshops, and lectures

  • Educational content and curricular design solutions

  • Integrating and onboarding Artificial Intelligence’s best-creative-practice

  • Developmental tools and systems analysis and implementation

  • Coaching/mentoring/co-producing life cycles of creativity

  • Leveraging a network of top artists, performers, producers, influencers/key opinion leaders,

  • financiers, impresarios, academicians and athletes


Our Work:

  • Teaching creativity as a skill

  • Leveraging the creative class as thought leaders and community builders

  • Bridging the developed and developing worlds

  • Identifying, supporting, and strengthening cultural patrimony

  • Tackling complexity with creativity

  • Catalyzing creative eco-systems to foment sustainable economic growth

  • Protecting and empowering cultural workers

  • Building portfolios of Intellectual Property for future monetization

  • Strengthening the national cultural brand of countries by empowering their respective diasporas

  • Honoring traditions and facilitating traditional knowledge

  • Reinforcing human-centric, character-driven, ethics-based living

Our Manifesto:


The Cultural Worker is the Vanguard of the Post-Knowledge Economy
With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, increasingly our knowledge is being supplanted.

Whether it is music, law, medicine, finance, scriptwriting, and other professional services, AI is exponentially disrupting our lives and our world. All this disruption has instigated the need for a
new kind of cultural worker – one who can still provide the human-centric sentiment. This is a path that could result in the demise of the knowledge worker and the rise of the cultural worker and digital artisan. It is a successor to the Renaissance, the original period when the arts fomented the Enlightenment. Machines are well on their way to passing the emotional Turing test (i.e. facilitating a limbic transfer). There is still left for us the soulful Renaissance that only humans can provide and produce. Creativity has its premium and we must double down on our ability to deliver it.

Indeed, a new value proposition is coming. In the past, humanity has proved its worth by expressing knowledge and intelligence, eventually ending in wisdom. We will have to get back there and become the value proposition that cannot be replicated by machines. In this, we are
hedging for and creating a line of defense against Artificial Intelligence. By using AI, we will find a symbiotic relationship that must not elude us. It is not that AI is replacing us but rather becomes a compliment to what we, as humans, do. As such, we must leverage Artificial Intelligence for not only our species’ development but also our creativity.

The limbic knowledge transfer – soft skills - are key to play well with synthetic intelligence. We need to develop an early line of defense, a unified front to collaborate with non-organic intelligence. The Garibay Institute, with its interdisciplinary collaborators, is on the front line of
this movement. We embrace a new kind of Renaissance that sees machines as helpers not hinderers. We are co-exiting with generative Artificial Intelligence and hedging with and against its unknown externalities. Prepare and join us on that journey.

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