Hong Kong's human battery hens: Claustrophobic images show how slum families squeeze their lives into the tiniest apartments Bird's-eye images released by social group documenting plight of poorest in one of world's richest citiesGroup's director: 'Lurking beneath this prosperity is great inequality and a forgotten group of poor people' With a land mass of 1,104sq km and a population of 7 million, it is also one of the most densely populated By Simon Tomlinson Published: 11:21 GMT, 22 February 2013 | Updated: 13:39 GMT, 22 February 2013 53 Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Everything 1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso 2.
Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business I can’t think of anything that illustrates the human cost of doing business more than the tragedy this past April in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 men, women, and children died when the Rana Plaza building, which housed a number of garment factories, collapsed. Most were garment workers who were ordered by supervisors to report to work, even after inspectors deemed the building unsafe. Millions of people around the world work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions, earning a nominal income to deliver the products we consume. Thomas Barbèy’s astounding surrealism Today, everyone’s a photographer, grabbing their iPhones for a quick snap. Pictures are posted at a moment’s notice on Facebook and Instagram, so there’s never a void of visuals. Perhaps this image saturation is why surreal photo manipulation is particularly intriguing; smartphone cameras and social networking can’t hold a candle to an artist’s vivid imagination. One such visionary is veteran photographer Thomas Barbèy. Raised in Geneva before working for 15 years in Milan, this inspirational artist has spent more than 20 years perfecting his craft. Today he resides in Las Vegas and works exclusively in black and white, including sepia toning, masterfully transforming colorless photomontages into surrealistic fine art.
Grandfather Writes Letter To His Daughter After She Kicks Out His Gay Grandson This man may deserve to win "Grandfather Of The Year." In this incredible letter, a grandfather passionately addresses his daughter's decision to kick her gay son out of the house after he decided to come out of the closet. Though we don't have the full details surrounding the incident, the grandfather tells his daughter that "kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real 'abomination' here. A parent disowning her child is what goes 'against nature.'"
Photographer's Girlfriend Leads Him Around the World My Modern Metropolis Photographer's Girlfriend Leads Him Around the World Photographer Murad Osmann creatively documents his travels around the world with his girlfriend leading the way in his ongoing series known as Follow Me To. These Dreamy Photos Answer The Question: 'What Would I Have Looked Like In Another Decade?' From the scrunchies and jean jackets that dominated the 1980s to the plaid shirts and heavy boots that defined 1990s grunge, everyone has their favorite teenage fashion trend. But what would we have worn if we were flower children of the 1970s or flappers of the 1920s? Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub was able to paint a picture by depicting each decade’s quintessential mainstream and counterculture looks. Using herself as a model and tinting each picture to realistically reflect the technology of the decade, Hartlaub’s “Counter // Culture” photo project catalogs nearly 100 years of fashion history from 1920 through today. The sixteen-year-old artist created the collection primarily for her photography class, but Hartlaub has always had a love of the alternative. “I’ve always been fascinated, and a bit infatuated, with counterculture and how it shapes society and mainstream culture as well.
Paralyzed US Swimmer Banned From Paralympics Victoria Arlen slipped into a three-year coma after experiencing flu-like symptoms at age 11. When she awoke, she was paralyzed from the waist down because of an autoimmune disorder that attacks the nerves in the spine. The wheelchair-bound 18-year-old from Exeter, N.H., went on to find strength in the swimming pool, where she won four medals, including gold and broke her own record in one event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. But her family, coaches and even her governor and two senators were outraged this week by a decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to disqualify the teen from the Paralympic Swimming World Championships in Montreal after ruling that her condition is not permanent. "I am keeping my head held high and I am not bitter, discouraged or angry against them," said Arlen, who's in California clearing her head while visiting with her mother and boyfriend after the colossal disappointment.
5 Ways The Macintosh Changed Creativity Forever In a world in which music videos can be shot on an iPhone, and more design is seemingly done on screen than off, the idea that computers can shape how artists and designers create things seems obvious. But there was a time when computers and art seemed unbridgeable chasms apart. For most people, the Apple Macintosh--which launched 30 years ago this month--helped cross that gap, and made the design world all the better for it. What follows are five ways that Apple’s desktop computer helped change creativity forever. The Mac Turned Computers Into Tools For Creating Art A Chronicle of French Hipsters A Chronicle of French Hipsters Posted by Morrison Conway on August 6, 2012 · 74 Comments Theo Gosselin is an amateur photographer from Paris.
Cops dealing Doritos at post-legalization Hempfest SEATTLE (AP) — A few things will be different at this year's Hempfest, the 22-year-old summer "protestival" on Seattle's waterfront where tens of thousands of revelers gather to use dope openly, listen to music and gaze at the Olympic Mountains in the distance. The haze of pot smoke might smell a little more like victory, after Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize marijuana use by adults over 21. Having won at the state level, speakers will concentrate on the reform of federal marijuana laws. Oh, and the Seattle police — who have long turned a lenient eye on Hempfest tokers — don't plan to be writing tickets or making arrests.
How Spritz Redesigned Reading, Letting You Scan 1,000 Words A Minute When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.