Refugees flee DR Congo fighting - Africa - Al Jazeera English
Great Garbage Patch
Photographer Chris Jordan specializes in large-scale works that depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment. In one of the most emotional presentations at PopTech 2009, Jordan shares heart-wrenching images of birds killed by ingesting plastics that increasingly pollute our oceans.
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Cities force us to interact with strangers and with the strange. They pry the mind open. And that is why they are the idea that has unleashed so many of our new ideas. — A conversation with Jonah Lehrer on the cities chapter of his excellent book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. (via explore-blog)
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What American Women Do For Work
Forty years ago, only one in three American workers a woman. Today, it’s one in two. What jobs did all those women get? And how did gender breakdowns change by industry? -Lam Thuy Vo
Introducing Arab Spring Tetris | FP Passport -
If you’d like, you can see Arab Spring Tetris as a commentary on how multiple moving parts need to line up in order to wipe away the dictators of years past. Or you can see it as a brilliant way to procrastinate on a dreary Monday. Whatever you choose, enjoy this addictive creation, courtesy of Håkon Dreyer and Karl Sharro.
Why Nations Fail -
A very appropriate and fairly recent work relate to many theme from class.
You can you can you can, you will you will you will!
Final papers due + party and final exam review in all classes this Wednesday.
This is the last week for all remaining students to make their (5 minutes or less) presentations pitching or “selling” your research results to your peers.