Growing up, I looked at street art almost unconsciously, paying more attention to it visually than conceptually. Now, after years of seeing thousands of misleading corporate ads with the sole intent of collecting money from me, it has become both relieving and exciting to find imaginative public exhibitions of art scattered throughout cities … The website Street Art Utopia posts photos of street art collections, videos on street art, and the most beloved street art photos from its Street Art Utopia on Facebook page.
I think anyone reading this will know that I work for a company called Backroads. Just in case, however, Backroads is an “active travel” company that takes people on outdoors trips all over the world. Once a year, as a gift to its hard-working employees, our boss treats us to an all-expenses paid biking trip together somewhere in the world. This year it was Spain, thus the idea for this whole trip.
This is a hot topic with a lot of opinions and sides accusing others of being wrong. I suggest we step back and look at the science, the biology. From there, I invite your critical thinking to make your own decision. So what can we do as consumers? There is a natural flow of energy up the food chain and wild salmon will do their best to survive and often in great numbers. This allows us to take a certain amount of wild salmon out of the system each year. So eat wild salmon, but maybe eat it less often and when you do, enjoy it for the very special treat it is. We can focus on eating closer to the bottom of the food chain. Discover the Anchovy and other smaller fish like Herring. They actually have less heavy metals and are better for you! Finally, eat vegetables! They are good for you, tasty, and about as close to the bottom of a food chain as one can get. The more vegetables we eat, the more other people will have a chance to eat.
The Law of Time distinguishes between a natural timing frequency that governs the universal order, and an artificial timing frequency which sets modern human civilization apart from the rest of its environment, the biosphere. The effect of basing a civilization on artificial timing factors – an irregular calendar and the mechanical clock – has resulted in the creation of an artificial global mantle, the technosphere. By consuming natural resources faster than they can be replaced and creating more waste than can be eliminated, the technosphere operates at the expense of the biosphere. Hence, the current global crisis.
However, the people here [Colombia] are as diverse as the landscape. There are dark skinned and light skinned people, curly haired and straight haired people, girls with full soft bellies and girls with ity-bity little waists, men who are tall and thin and those who are big and beefy. So you get my point… the people here come in all sizes and shapes. What cracks me up is when you peer in the shop windows, you won’t see just small waify manakins like in the U.S… you’ll see men with facial hair and toupee’s, you’ll see manikins for larger women, and my favorite… is the triple DDD manikin!
I believe we are entering new territory in economics, a new era in which many standard assumptions and much economic logic is no longer valid. Or, you might say, their invalidity is becoming more obvious. What “new era” am I talking about? It goes by many names: you could call it the ecological era, the end of growth, the advent of human partnership with nature rather than dominance over nature. My book and this blog fleshes out a vision of an economy that embodies a changed relationship to nature, and, even more deeply, a changed conception of ourselves, a changed experience of being human. This shift is both a cause and a consequence of a metamorphosis of our system of money and property.
While this paper will cohere around the race categories on the Census, the discussion really represents broader, more general inquiries: how do we shift our perceptions about race in America? What are the best ways to do that? How do we eliminate racism? This paper will touch on some of these questions, but I certainly do not want to suggest that there is an easy answer to the intensely complex, systemic, institutional, cultural-legal-political-social-historical problem of racism. I want to merely dare to question our assumptions about the efficacy of our current approach to the problem of racism and suggest that perhaps there is another way.
As climate change and the needs of 7 billion humans increase demands on the global water supply, the pressure is on to come up with ways to squeeze water from a stone—or at least from the air. The Airdrop is a new gadget that steps up to the challenge by helping farmers in severely dry regions source water for irrigation systems by harvesting moisture that’s evaporated into the ether. Edward Linnacre, the engineering student behind the project, won this year’s James Dyson Award for creativity in engineering design for his low-tech solution to a grave problem.
The strangest version of all parallel universe proposals is one that emerged gradually over 30 years of theoretical studies on the quantum properties of black holes. The work culminated in the last decade, and it suggests, remarkably, that all we experience is nothing but a holographic projection of processes taking place on some distant surface that surrounds us. You can pinch yourself, and what you feel will be real, but it mirrors a parallel process taking place in a different, distant reality.