Take a journey into the Arctic and explore for yourself its natural wonders, the threat of the encroaching oil industry, and follow the struggle to Save the Arctic. The Arctic is under pressure from oil companies seeking to exploit its fossil resources. They see the melting of the sea ice, not as a warning, but as a business opportunity.
The Austin Music Map is a collaboration between KUTX and YOU. Take us into your corner of the city. Show us a musical venue we’ve never heard of before. Surprise us with your favorite undiscovered musician. Let us in on Austin’s best kept musical secrets.
Since 2004, the US has been practicing in a new kind of clandestine military operation. The justification for using drones to take out enemy targets is appealing because it removes the risk of losing American military, it’s much cheaper than deploying soldiers, it’s politically much easier to maneuver (i.e. flying a drone within Pakistan vs. sending troops) and it keeps the world in the dark about what is actually happening. It takes the conflict out of sight, out of mind. The success rate is extremely low and the cost on civilian lives and the general well-being of the population is very high. This project helps to bring light on the topic of drones. Not to speak for or against, but to inform and to allow you to see for yourself whether you can support drone usage or not.
Tiny Collective and The Impossible Project Artist Profile: Elif Suyabatmaz (by Tiny Collective)
Tiny Collective and the Impossible Project present: AROUND THE WORLD IN 9 DAYS WITH TINY COLLECTIVE: A TOURING INSTANT LAB MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION New York City / Paris / Toronto / Los Angeles / Istanbul / San Francisco / Atlanta / Dubrovnik / Portland // June 20, 2013 -June, 28, 2013 //
New York City has a problem with income inequality. And it’s getting worse—the top of the spectrum is gaining and the bottom is losing. Along individual subway lines, earnings range from poverty to considerable wealth. The interactive infographic here charts these shifts, using data on median household income, from the U.S. Census Bureau, for census tracts with subway stations.
The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online. With a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide.
Since its first publication in 1952, “the newspaper of Anne Frank “is the most read and most studied foreign books in Japan. All generations, everyone knows the granddaughter of Amsterdam and its tragic fate.
Japan adopted Anne Frank, universal figure, to make a manga - a Japanese form specifically but the whole world is now appropriate. Foot nose, but also genuine attempt to build a bridge between two cultures, the authors describe their journey of Westerners in Japan “web-manga”, combining drawings, photographs, audio and video, to dispel the fog of relativism cultural nimbus Asia generally when viewed from the West.
Mammoths thrived in northern Siberia until about 12,000 years ago, when a warming climate—and ancient humans—pushed them toward extinction. Today climate change—and tusk hunters—are revealing their remains.