How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art 'Turtle Bay Resort Map, 2014,' O’ahu, HI, USA, by James Niehues. (Photo: All images from Mind the Map © Gestalten 2015) Old maps get a lot of love, and with good reason—with their sea monsters and sheer craftsmanship, they can transport us through both space and time. But although they lack fold-mark furrows, there’s something to be said for new maps, too. Leafing through Mind the Map, a stunning new book from Gestalten, it’s hard not to think we’re living in the middle of a map renaissance, a time when cartographers and illustrators have good design on their minds and satellite data at their fingertips.
Population Lines Print I recently produced a map entitled “Population Lines”, which shows population density by latitude. The aim was to achieve a simple and fresh perspective on these well-known data. I have labelled a few key cities for orientation purposes but I’ve left off most of the conventional cartographical adornments. I am really pleased with the end result not least because it resembles Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover, which in itself is a great example of data visualisation as art. MA in Digital Technologies for Language Teaching – Distance Learning Why study Digital Technologies for Language Teaching? Educational technology is an ever growing academic field which recognises the centrality of technology in education and in modern life in general. Digital technologies have revolutionised the ways in which we teach and learn languages by opening a wealth of opportunities to interact with people and resources in the target language.
9 Corporations That Think Profit Is More Important Than People (9 pics) Category: Pics | Today, 00:01 | Views: 3527 | +11 | You're about to learn the truth about these global companies that have been hiding dark secrets. Bayer is the maker of Aspirin and one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. 20 maps that never happened Maps are a powerful way of illustrating not only the world that is, but worlds that never have been. What follow are not fictional maps — there's no Westeros or Middle Earth — but plans and hypotheticals that never came to pass. You'll see military plans for invasions that didn't happen or conquests that were hoped-for and never achieved.
Discrimination and poor job prospects hit children of immigrants 2/7/2015 - The children of immigrants continue to face major difficulties integrating in OECD countries, especially in the European Union, where their poor educational outcomes leave many struggling to find work, according to a new OECD/EU report. Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015: Settling In finds that youth with immigrant parents experience nearly 50% more unemployment in the European Union than those with native-born parents. The OECD/EU report presents the first detailed international comparison of the outcomes of immigrants and their children in all European Union and OECD countries. The indicators cover key dimensions of integration, including employment, education, income, housing, health, civic engagement and social cohesion. A special focus is on young people with a migration background. In both the EU and the OECD, the immigrant population has grown by more than 30% since 2000.
Can I make my brain as plastic as a child’s? – Rebecca Boyle Five years ago, in a new city and in search of a new hobby, I decided to try playing a musical instrument for the first time. I had never learned to read music; in my grade school, the optional orchestra class was offered at the same time as the optional robotics class, and I chose the latter. Understanding nothing about chords or music theory, I settled on the relatively simple mountain dulcimer, a three-stringed lap instrument from Appalachia. I was proud of how quickly I picked it up.
Brian Woo's Geometric Tattoos Have Made Him Famous (17 pics) Pics | 24 Apr, 2015 | Views: 4153 | Brian Woo's father wanted him to be a doctor but he decided to become a tattoo artist instead. He started drawing tattoos at the age of 13 and even became an apprentice at the Shamrock Social Club in Los Angeles, California. OpenStreetMap Where am I? Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.
Which countries have the most equal LGBT laws? Mexico has become the latest country to effectively legalise same-sex marriage, after the country’s Supreme Court issued an opinion ruling that it is unconstitutional for states to define marriage as a union only between a man and a woman. It follows last month’s referendum in Ireland, which saw an overwhelming majority vote in favour of amending its constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. According to the the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association’s latest report, a total 18 countries around the world now recognise full same-sex marriage, with a further 16 offering another form of union such as a civil partnership. At the other end of the LGBT rights scale, 75 countries still criminalise same-sex sexual acts between consenting adults – down from 92 countries in 2006.
The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today Language evolution is like biological evolution – it happens minutely, generation by generation, so there’s no distinct breaking point between one language and the next language that develops from it. Therefore, it’s impossible to say that one language is really older than any other one; they’re all as old as humanity itself. That said, each of the languages below has a little something special—something ancient—to differentiate it from the masses. Hebrew
Easy Tricks And Tips You Can Use To Teach Your Kid How To Draw (20 pics) Category: Pics | Yesterday, 00:01 | Views: 2035 | +9 | If you want to teach your kid how to draw but don't know how or where to get started, these tips and tricks are exactly what you need. Why all men should be able to read a map So here’s a quick refresher course: What is a map? Maps are simply an accurate 2-D rendering of the ground as seen from above, scaled down from life-size with symbols to show the landscape accurately including particular features such as roads, footpaths and landmarks. Learning compass points To understand maps you need to understand direction via the points of a compass: North, East, South and West.
A Global Middle Class Is More Promise than Reality From 2001 to 2011, Nearly 700 Million Step Out of Poverty, but Most Only Barely By Rakesh Kochhar Updated August 13, 2015: This new edition includes corrected estimates for Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Taiwan, and some related aggregated data. The first decade of this century witnessed an historic reduction in global poverty and a near doubling of the number of people who could be considered middle income. But the emergence of a truly global middle class is still more promise than reality. In 2011, a majority of the world’s population (56%) continued to live a low-income existence, compared with just 13% that could be considered middle income by a global standard, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.