Take Part in a Worldwide Twestival

Take Part in a Worldwide Twestival

Feb 3, 2009

On February 12, 2009, more than 175 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals to bring together Twitter communities to raise money and awareness for charity: water, “a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.”

U.S. “No Longer Technology King”

Mar 29, 2007

The US is now ranked seventh in the body’s league table measuring the impact of technology on the development of nations. A deterioration of the political and regulatory environment in the US prompted the fall, the report said. The top spot went for the first time to Denmark, followed by Sweden. BBC NEWS | Business […]

The Impact of One Visualization

Feb 6, 2007

In an excellent article at the Adobe Design Center site, David Womack describes the significance of one visualization in “Seeing is believing: Information visualization and the debate over global warming.” Womack describes the considerations around presenting visualizations of global warming in Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth. There are lessons here for us as both […]

Suggested Reading, November 18, 2006

Nov 18, 2006

A round-up of some articles and ideas that I’ve enjoyed recently with a focus on global change, community, action, and design thinking. Worldchanging: A Users Guide for the 21st Century “A groundbreaking compendium of the most innovative solutions, ideas and inventions emerging today for building a sustainable, livable, prosperous future. From consumer consciousness to a […]

Extinction alert for 800 species

Jan 5, 2006

In the BBC article, “Extinction alert for 800 species,” researchers have compiled a global map of sites where animals and plants face imminent extinction. “It’s impossible to know or predict how long these species might have; but certainly within the next few decades, if these sites aren’t protected, they will be gone.”

Crisis in New Orleans

Sep 1, 2005

Here you are, like me, online. Probably in the comfort of your own environment, listening to your favorite music, a warm summer night – surfing the web.  Everything’s normal.  But no farther than a plane ride away, hundreds of thousands of people are enduring what no one should ever have to go through – sheer […]

Help Tsunami Victims

Dec 26, 2004

There are many places to donate aid to help Tsunami victims, but here are some of them: Tsunami Relief http://www.google.com/tsunami_relief.html International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent http://www.ifrc.org/helpnow/donate/donate_response.asp Save the Children http://www.savethechildren.org/