Picking Up Speed

Picking Up Speed

Aerial Reconnaissance [ OceanCleanup ]  The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters. Between September 26 and October 7, 2016 The Ocean Cleanup conducted a series of reconnaissance flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: the Aerial Expedition. The organization was founded in 2013 by Boyan

Sustainable Urbanization

Sustainable Urbanization

Parag Khanna [ TED Vancouver ] I want you to reimagine how life is organized on earth. Think of the planet like a human body that we inhabit. The skeleton is the transportation system of roads and railways, bridges and tunnels, air and seaports that enable our mobility across the continents. The vascular system that powers the body are the oil and gas

Jacques Audiard

Jacques Audiard

Dheepan, a new Jacques Audiard film, is coming to theaters soon – if it hasn’t already arrived. The script, about three Tamil refugees from war-torn Sri Lanka seeking asylum in France, was co-written with Tom Bidegain – with whom Audiard also did The Prophet and Rust and Bone.

Firefly Park

Firefly Park

Mash up [ Visible Order ] China’s Hubei Province opened their Firefly-themed Park in May — but the pictures just got here. So you’ll have to plan your trips for next year, because by early October the mating season is over. Whether you can make it to Hubei Province or not, I think you will agree that this calls for a global renaissance

Theaster’s Bank

Theaster’s Bank

Melissa Harris [ Chicago Tribune ] First look inside Theaster Gates’ new Stony Island Arts Bank. The last time Theaster Gates walked me through the abandoned bank at East 68th Street and South Stony Island Avenue, water dripped from the ceiling, clouds wafted over a hole in the roof, and shards of glass and scraps of plaster crunched under his feet. The 42-year-old

African Railways

African Railways

GE transportation is a division of general electric they manufacture equipment for marine mining and railways as well the company says involved in more than 15 major well project across Africa and they’ve announced African investment of more than 45 billion dollars in just the past five years Russell Stokes is the president and CEO of that division he’s been with GE for