A Perspective On Tragedy And Hope
(originally uploaded by LeggNet) On Dying In Virginia The Black Iris of Jordan I was kind of shocked and saddened to hear about the shooting in Virginia Tech that has dominated western media in the past 48 hours, especially the Internet. I tend to pay close attention to how such incidents unravel in the media…
Reality, By James Nachtwey
Rwanda, 1994 – Survivor of Hutu death camp. The opening statement from Nachtwey’s photojournalism portfolio: “I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.” -James Nachtwey- More on James’ work from EthanZ, covering TED.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Lovely map, eh? The warmer colors indicate a higher degree of happiness in one’s life, while the cooler colors indicate that life for certain folk isn’t what they had expected or want moving forward. You and I would probably take these indicators as interesting fodder while we head off to purchase another video game. What…
SXSW2006: Bruce Sterling – The State of the World
*Note* Live blogging will miss nuance and won’t be an exact representation of the speaker’s intent. Bruce Sterling isn’t throwing a party this year, but he’s loving the bubble echo of this 2.0 SXSW2006 get together. He says “enjoy it while you can.” He’s loving flickr and Wikipedia; companies that are completely unlike anything else,…