Photographer Peter Turnley’s photographs of the Bosnia war are striking. This one is from December, 1994, capturing two kids in Turanj, Croatia finding joy amongst the ruins.
find joy in a hopeless place
Every time he drinks a cup of coffee, Dan Meyer makes a note on his phone. He does the same every time he opens a beer, turns on his TV or travels away from home. At the end of each month, he spends about three hours transferring these meticulously gathered notes into an excel spreadsheet. Meyer isn’t obsessive compulsive, he just likes data. Like an increasing number of data geeks, he uses his personal life as a project — compiling small events into a sometimes elaborate, graphic annual report each January.
This is Moscow, Russia on February 4th, 2012. That date is today.
These are the people protesting the clearly rigged election, resulting in the victory of Vladimir Putin.
This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see it here
They faced temperatures well below freezing and massed anyway.
Not even the elements will chill humanity’s hearth.
For the latest episode of ReCivilization on CBC, I’m interviewed by Don Tapscott about disrupting healthcare. Don is one of my favorite authors who wrote:
- Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World
- Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
- Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World
Don flew down from Toronto a few months back and interviewed me in my backyard over a cup of tea. My part starts around 30 minutes in, but it’s a good listen throughout.
The hackers at Anonymous promised a big release of hacked information on Friday, and at least part of it is a recording of FBI agents on a conference call with Scotland Yard talking about their mutual investigation into Anonymous. A released audio recording contains about 16 minutes of agents chatting about what evidence they’ve got on already-arrested hackers. Read more.
Cupcakes: Sweet. Tasty. Toxic? Yes, thanks to the sugar in them, according to researchers who are arguing that sugar should be regulated worldwide like alcohol is. They say sugar has been as detrimental to society as alcohol and tobacco have.
(Photo: Reuters/Tim Wimborne)
Dear researchers, we re all sorry for your tiny earnings, but DON T TOUCH SUGAR.
The Tissue Series, created by Lisa Nilsson, is a collection of human anatomical illustrations using Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books. They are constructed by a technique of rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper called quilling or paper filigree.