Thursday, July 31, 2014
what makes for a legacy of cool.
How many times have we seen people walk past the homeless and just ignore them? These three German students decided to do something amazing.. They spotted a homeless man and asked if they can borrow his bucket. The homeless man agreed and the magic started.
listening room hidden on the secret top floor of Hotel Viru.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Chinese artist Li Wei’s photographs defy gravity with himself often at the helm.They are the documentation of reality that involves sometimes-dangerous stunts that the artist says aren’t doctored by computers. Instead, he uses mirrors, wires, acrobatics, and more to give the illusion that people are flying and have transcended above cityscapes.
Here's a primer on what's going on.
These simple, yet powerful, illustrations give these Palestinian artists a voice that they might otherwise not be given, a voice that tells a different story than the ones represented in the original photographs.
And what might this depressing slant say about us, the audience?
It isn't that these are the only things that happen. Perhaps journalists are drawn to reporting bad news because sudden disaster is more compelling than slow improvements. Or it could be that newsgatherers believe that cynical reports of corrupt politicians or unfortunate events make for simpler stories.
But another strong possibility is that we, the readers or viewers, have trained journalists to focus on these things. Many people often say that they would prefer good news: but is that actually true?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
what’s the next step?