Through TED we recently found a great presentation of Hans Rosling of Gapminder about changes in the world over last 200 years. This great moving visual graphic explains how countries have been evolving considering population growth, income and life expectancy. At the Gapminder website you can select a lot of other indicators in the fields of economy, environment and geography. The whole explains how the world has become flat in some ways, but became more diverse and unequal in others. Most curious, as stressed by Rosling, is the impact that income has to health in the developing process of a country.
More than three years ago the Dutch designer Pierre Derks started painting blue helmets on plastic toy soldiers. On February 19 a book will be launched presenting this project and how it unleashed a small toy soldier revolution. Miniscule Blue Helmets on a Massive Quest shows the worldwide spatial invasion of 50,000 little soldiers with blue…Read more →
Everywhere in the world you can find plenty of remarkable fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs in the wild. Not only in the forests of Africa, but also in metropolitan areas around the world an enormous variety of edible species can be found. Boskoi is a new open source project that aims to unlock the collective…Read more →
Do you have a noisy neighbor? Someone who always stresses you out with loud music? Young students celebrating chaotic parties? If you feel ashamed calling the police for such a matter, there is a new way of delivering your message to who lives around you: the online complaint directory of NYC 311. 311 is New…Read more →
In the context of big contemporary cities, tracking flora and/or fauna seems to be important for achieving data regarding the behavior of nature in front of men’s realm, but may be also important for the conscience of the citizens over their environmental impact. Experiments are continuously held. One of the latest is the Talking Tree,…Read more →