28 March 2015

2050 ~ Envisioning Future Humanity & Planet...

Various visions imagining us in 2050... http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/forward-planning/30819-is-this-what-sydney-will-look-like-in-2050.html

Sambany ~ Health Empowered via Mercy Ships!

One of the latest beneficiaries of the Mercy Ships floating hospital organization (and one of my favorite examples of flexible & fast floating solutions) is Sambany, a 55yo burdened by an 8kg facial tumor. Not only is his treatment story epic, but so too is the essential life-affirming mission of MS... See more on the MS channel.

Rainworks ~ Water-Activated Urban Art!

Peregrine Church makes Rainworks urban art only seen when wet! Interesting variant on Reverse Graffiti!

Systems of Government ~ Worldmap of Schemes

Some global map porn spotlighting Systems of Government...
http://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/30k2eq/systems_of_government_1572_x_737/

22 March 2015

R.I.P. Lee Kwan Yew ~ Singapore City-Statesman

Strongman Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore has passed away at age 91. Leader of the modern city-state, Lee's achievements are perhaps best summed up by his autobiographical book title From Third World to First and the facts from this Economist infographic... http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/lee-kuan-yews-singapore

Dudley Square ~ Time for Neighborhood Revival...

In her Globe piece Developer reflects Dudley Square’s renaissance, Meghan Irons writes of long-time developer Kenneth Guscott who...
"Came of age when Dudley Square was still at its peak [...] At its prime, Dudley Square was the second-busiest commercial district in Boston, after downtown. And it was the epicenter of the black community. But as Guscott turned 15, the 1940s swept in a period of uncertainty, leaving Dudley’s residents clinging to a prosperity that would dissipate. Now, as Guscott enters his 90s, his deep connection to Dudley Square offers a glimpse of the triumphs, demise, and promised resurgence that consumed Roxbury’s main commercial district and the people living nearby."
Fascinating arc of transformation over time. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/21/life-linked-dudley-square-gets-renaissance/x2P1KmFil0vJHMyIAeemiL/story.html?event=event25#

20 March 2015

Composing Movement ~ Kurosawa's Kinematics!

Emerson Rosenthal at the Creators Project spots Composing Movement by Tony Zhou about Akira Kurosawa's Cinematic Kinematics!

16 March 2015

Invaders from the Sea ~ Ships Shift Stowaways!

gCaptain spots Invaders from the Sea...
"The International Maritime Organization partnered with renowned BBC Wildvision to produce this short film [...] offering unique insight into an important environmental issue: the transfer of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water."

Snow More ~ Boston Weather Records Buried...

We need to normalize snowfall by a "persistence factor" because otherwise any old flake counts, even if it instamelts. Enduring snowy shit, that's the real deal, and the only thing worth counting...https://www.facebook.com/NWSBoston

10 March 2015

Religio-Political Plot ~ Moralism vs Statism...

Jack Jenkins at ThinkProgress shares The Politics Of Every Major U.S. Religion, In One Chart...
"A new chart, compiled by Tobin Grant of the Religion New Service and using data from Pew Research’s 2008 Religious Landscape Survey, takes a stab at answering this question by visually illustrating the general political beliefs of religious people on two policy questions."
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/08/29/3476349/does-your-church-dictate-your-politics/

09 March 2015

Moto Japan ~ Cool Pimp Wheels Tokyo Sport;-)

Whoa, cool wheels-crazy Japan! Bling, LEDs, speed, motor roar, ridiculous Akira-esque lifestyle of pimptastic moto-speedsters;-) Here's Behind the Scenes too... Women equally crazy about all this...

Rosling @ CGIU ~ A Fact-Based Worldview!

Thanks to TYWKIWDBI for spotting Gapminder's Hans Rosling sharing stats and speaking at CGIU about Pre-Conceived Notions and a Fact-Based World View...