thetrashjuice Happy New Year everyone! Here’s a fresh remix of an 80’s tune to carry you over to 2013. Yezzir. The Sustainability Oscars 2017: Celebrating the best of climate-change cinema With the film awards season in full swing and the 2017 Oscars ceremony just around the corner, edie rolls out the green carpet to bring you this very felicitous - but by no means official - round up of the best actors, actresses, films and documentaries that have been taking climate activism to the mainstream. From Before the Flood to The Inconvenient Truth: entertainment is turning to enlightenment when it comes to raising awareness of the severity of climate change The 2017 awards season has so far been dominated by La La Land, the blissful musical romance that is more likely to drown in critical acclaim than rising sea levels. Given the current geopolitical and climate backdrop, it is perhaps no surprise that a light-hearted musical provides audiences with the escapism they need in testing times. But pressing climate issues – magnified by the world’s first legally-binding commitment to curb global warming – have captured the attention of international audiences in recent times.
The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books asks 125 of modernity’s greatest British and American writers — including Norman Mailer, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, and Joyce Carol Oates — “to provide a list, ranked, in order, of what [they] consider the ten greatest works of fiction of all time– novels, story collections, plays, or poems.” Of the 544 separate titles selected, each is assigned a reverse-order point value based on the number position at which it appears on any list — so, a book that tops a list at number one receives 10 points, and a book that graces the bottom, at number ten, receives 1 point.
Tim O'Reilly: Various Things I've Written In WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us (Harper Business, October 2017), I share some of the techniques we’ve used at O’Reilly Media to make sense of and predict innovation waves such as open source, web services and the internet as platform, and the maker movement. I apply those same techniques to provide a framework for thinking about how technologies such as world-spanning platforms and networks, on-demand services, and artificial intelligence are changing the nature of business, education, government, financial markets, and the economy as a whole. The book is a combination of memoir, business strategy guide, and call to action. I draw on lessons from Amazon, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and Lyft to show how those platforms prosper only when they create more value for their participants than they extract for the platform owner.
DAM Selects the Top 10 Architectural Books of 2016 DAM Selects the Top 10 Architectural Books of 2016 The Frankfurt Book Fair and Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) have announced the results of the 2016 International DAM Architectural Book Award, their annual list of the ten best architectural books published in the past year. This year, books were selected from 214 entries and 88 international publishers, based on criteria such as design content, quality of material and finishing, innovation, and topicality. The winning books feature a wide range of topics and graphic styles, and feature projects from all over the world. Find the top 10 and additional shortlisted books below. DAM Architectural Book Award 2016 Winners
Jake & Dinos Chapman Jake and Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality. Working together since their graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1990, the Chapmans first received critical acclaim in 1991 for a diorama sculpture entitled ‘Disasters of War’ created out of remodelled plastic figurines enacting scenes from Goya’s ‘Disasters of War’ etchings. Later they took a single scene from the work and meticulously transformed it into a ‘Great Deeds Against the Dead’ (1994), a life-size tableau of reworked fibreglass mannequins depicting three castrated and mutilated soldiers tied to a tree. Arguably their most ambitious work was ‘Hell’ (1999), an immense tabletop tableau, peopled with over 30,000 remodelled, 2-inch-high figures, many in Nazi uniform and performing egregious acts of cruelty. Jake Chapman was born in 1966 in Cheltenham, Dinos Chapman in 1962 in London.
PopTech : Social Innovation Fellows Around the world, visionary change agents are hard at work incubating new approaches to the planet’s toughest challenges. Yet they’re often doing so without taking advantage of the latest tools and thinking in technology, communications and innovation – or a network of experts, peers, and supporters who can help them truly change the world. The PopTech Social Innovation Fellows program is designed to help fill that gap – to equip world-changing innovators with the tools, insights, visibility and social network that can help them scale their impacts to new heights. The Fellows Each year, PopTech selects a small number of high potential change agents from around the world who are working on disruptive innovations in the areas of healthcare, livelihood development, environment, humanitarian aid/relief, education, and civic engagement, among many others. The Program
16 Non-Required Books Every Woman Should Read Before She Graduates High School If I could go back in time to high school, I’m not sure I could resist the urge to grab my teenage self by the shoulders and shake her. (Not that I’m so wise now but... ) Like pretty much anyone else, I made some questionable decisions in high school — and not just in the fashion arena. Actually, those super-loud floral Converse?
André Staltz - The Web began dying in 2014, here's how André Staltz The Web began dying in 2014, here's how 30 Oct 2017 Before the year 2014, there were many people using Google, Facebook, and Amazon.