Future Shock Term Toffler argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a "super-industrial society". This change overwhelms people. He believed the accelerated rate of technological and social change left people disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation"—future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. In his discussion of the components of such shock, he popularized the term "information overload." In the introduction to an essay entitled "Future Shlock" in his book, Conscientious Objections, Neil Postman wrote: "Sometime about the middle of 1963, my colleague Charles Weingartner and I delivered in tandem an address to the National Council of Teachers of English. Development of society and production Alvin Toffler distinguished three stages in development of society and production: Agrarian, Industrial and Post-industrial. Fear of the future
Budget 2014: Government announce plans for self-build revolution Mr Osborne said: “House building is up 23 per cent. But that's not enough. That's why we're making further reforms to our planning system and offering half a billion pounds of finance to small house building firms.” “And it's why we're giving people a new Right to Build their own homes and providing £150 million of finance today to support that,” he added. The annual rise in house prices is expected to peak at more than 9 per cent this year, prompting Mr Osborne to call on the Bank of England to be “particularly vigilant” about the risk of a bubble developing. The Office for Budget Responsibility forecast the average year-on-year rise in house prices to be 8.5 per cent this year, 7.8 per cent in 2015, 5 per cent in 2016 and 3.7 per cent in 2018 and 2019. It expected house price growth to peak at 9.3 per cent in the third quarter of this year. Mr Osborne told MPs he has asked the Bank's Financial Policy Committee to keep a close eye on the housing market.
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11 Artists Doing Amazing Things With Recycled Materials We all know that you’re supposed to reduce, reuse and recycle, but for artists, reuse and recycle often have totally different meanings than they do for the rest of us. Here are 11 artists specializing in making trash into artistic treasures. 1. Lin Evola-Smidt No one wants their children to grow up in a world plagued by violence, but not many parents have worked as hard to fight the problem as artist Lin Evola-Smidt. The project was a success and within a few years, the area was filled with small metal angels—each reflecting more guns being taken off the city streets. Seven years after the attacks, Lin announced that she was starting a new project, a global version of her past work called the Art of Peace Charitable Trust, which seeks to combat "the proliferation of small firearms, light artillery and other weapons of war." 2. Perhaps her most famous work is this family portrait, known as “Seven Wasted Men,” that was made from one month of household waste from the family. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Catch-22: Themes, Motifs & Symbols Themes Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work. The Absolute Power of Bureaucracy One of the most terrifying aspects of Catch-22 is the fact that the lives and deaths of the men in Yossarian’s squadron are governed not by their own decisions concerning dangerous risks but by the decisions of an impersonal, frightening bureaucracy. The men must risk their lives even when they know that their missions are useless, as when they are forced to keep flying combat missions late in the novel even after they learn that the Allies have essentially won the war. The bureaucrats are absolutely deaf to any attempts that the men make to reason with them logically; they defy logic at every turn. Several scenes of interrogation add to the bureaucracy’s frustrating refusal to listen to reason. Loss of Religious Faith Even the chaplain begins to doubt his faith in God by the end of Catch-22. The Impotence of Language The Inevitability of Death Motifs Catch-22 Symbols
6 Textile artists using recycled materials Recycling in art is not a new concept, but practitioners working with textiles seem to be discovering evermore innovative means of harnessing this abundant source of raw materials. The range of textile art being created from recycled or reclaimed goods is testament to the versatility offered by making use of stuff that has had a life already; a life that is often purely functional and as far removed from ‘art’ as you can imagine. The appeal to the textile artist using recycled materials goes much deeper than an easing of their social conscious! The materials being used often have an inherent history, which can offer a powerful starting point and make for a more meaningful process. Today we explore the work of 6 diverse textile artists doing incredible things with recycled materials. 1, Su Blackwell Su Blackwell – Treasure Island, 2013 Su Blackwell‘s textile training plays a vital role in the creation of her exquisite book sculptures. Su Blackwell, The Baron in the Trees, 2011
Noel Pearson's eulogy for Gough Whitlam in full Gough Whitlam: Noel Pearson's tribute Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson describes Whitlam as 'a friend without peer of the original Australians' in a soaring speech at the memorial service for the former Labor Prime Minister. Noel Pearson's eulogy for Gough Whitlam praised as one for the ages Paul Keating said the reward for public life is public progress. For one born estranged from the nation's citizenship, into a humble family of a marginal people striving in the teeth of poverty and discrimination, today it is assuredly no longer the case. Illustration: Rocco Fazzari This because of the equalities of opportunities afforded by the Whitlam program. Advertisement Raised next to the wood heap of the nation's democracy, bequeathed no allegiance to any political party, I speak to this old man's legacy with no partisan brief. Noel Pearson delivers his tribute to Gough Whitlam at the memorial service at Sydney Town Hall.
8 Fashion Brands That Use Recycled Materials Reduce, reuse, recycle. The three Rs have been making their way into the fashion world with new force in recent years, and we’d like to share a couple of brands that are using recycled materials to keep waste to a minimum while creating beautifully unique products. From high-fashion looks to eco-conscious denim to upcycled handbags made from airplane seats, these designers will inspire you in more ways than one. 1. tonlé: We wrote about this Cambodia-based game-changer last month, but they are quickly expanding their zero-waste brand made entirely from textile scraps, creating a manufacturing chain that’s efficient and sustainable. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What other brands incorporate recycled materials into their process?
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Is defense of Renee Zellweger a shift in how we talk about women? - LA Times You may have heard of Renee Zellweger. She's won an Oscar and starred in some of the biggest cult classics of the '90s and 2000s. And for the last two weeks, she's been in the news because she doesn't look the same as she did when she was 26. In Hollywood, getting older (and having the gall to show it) is an occupational hazard — at least for women. But judging from some of the reactions to Zellweger's new look, we might be seeing a more respectful shift in how the public talks about women and the choices they make about their own appearances. Southern California is home to some of the most beautiful people in the world, and two weeks ago, the most beautiful of the beautiful descended upon the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills for the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. So was Zellweger, who, by normal standards, looked absolutely fantastic for being 45 years old. "Is that you, Renee Zellweger?" But then came the overwhelming backlash — in Zellweger's support. firstname.lastname@example.org
Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) - Homebuilding & Renovating If you have ever been to a Homebuilding & Renovating Show, you cannot have failed to notice various stands full of polystyrene building blocks. Maybe you have stopped for a chat and picked up a leaflet, or maybe you’ve simply hurried on by, but, to date, not that many of you have been brave enough to actually build your houses using them. However, during the past couple of years, there seems to have been a sea change taking place and the suppliers all report sharply increased sales. Not just to self-builders, but to hard-nosed developers as well. Insulating Concrete Forms Of course, these are not really polystyrene houses at all. Whilst ICF is a European innovation, its uptake has been most dramatic in North America. In Britain, the first ICF houses were built in the 1970s but they have remained something of a curiosity until recently. Advantages over brick and block Advantages over timber frame Timber frame in the UK is primarily built in factories. Costings Differences Follow-on trades
Brian Cox: scientists giving false sense of debate on climate change | Environment Scientists are doing the public a disservice in their attempts to communicate certainty in climate change science, often giving a “false sense of debate” by being overly precise, says broadcaster and physicist Professor Brian Cox. Climate scientists are 95% certain that humans are the main cause of the current global warming the world is experiencing. But Cox said this level of accuracy had been manipulated by “nonsensical”, politically-motivated climate sceptics. “I think we do a disservice to the public. If you look down the [camera] lens and see your head of department or your PhD supervisor, whoever it might be, then you’ll start being scientifically precise and you’ll mislead the public. He said scientists could say with total confidence that climate science was uncontroversial and the current predictions for warming were the best advice available. “The scientific view at the time is the best, there’s nothing you can do that’s better than that.
Grand Designs Australia: Sustainable bushland home - Complete Home HOUSE: Coorabell LOCATION: Coorabell, NSW DATE COMPLETED: May 2013 A home design situated in a commanding hilltop position that looks out onto stunning Byron Bay, Mount Warning and the lush surrounding hinterland. This contemporary residence celebrates nature and sits lightly on the land. The project began with the blank 27-hectare site which offered uninterrupted views of the ocean to the north and east, and of Mount Warning and the Dividing Ranges to the west. The homeowners’ brief was for a modern, stylish and interesting home that was still “welcoming” and wasn’t “ostentatious.” The principal design challenge of this new build was the site’s susceptibility to wind from all directions. Outdoor living is definitely embraced in this home, with plenty of outside space. The residence’s living/dining room and open-plan kitchen are light and spacious, facing north with direct access to both decks. The interiors are kept neutral with whites, greys. Project team: Structure: