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· February, 2013

Stories about Ideas from February, 2013

Latin America Turns to iPhone App to Take Hammerhead Sharks Off the Chopping Block

Countries across Latin America are on a mission to get hammerheads onto the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) list for protection. They’re...

Kallun: A Platform of Angolan Slang

  The Plataform KALLUN (meaning slang), founded by Leocarpo Mário, is a recent collaborative project with the ultimate goal of gathering in just one place all the slang with Angolan origins. Kallun enables...

Costa Rica: Time of the Vanquished

In the post titled “Time of the vanquished” [es], the blog Furia raises profound reflections about what happens when quietness comes. It concludes its reflections by saying: “in order to...

#Wikimodernism: Catalan Modernism, from the Classroom to the Web

The mystery behind the dreamy aesthetic of Barcelona's fantastic architecture is only a click away. Art history students in Barcelona are trading in traditional homework to share their learning about...

Being Fat, Talking Fat in South Korea

Many reports have been made about South Koreans’ obsessions with body image, some with shallow understanding of Korean culture. Youtube user durkeeinkorea in this video shares his experience in Korea where...

Egypt: The Muslim Brotherhood or the CIA?

The Muslim Brotherhood will soon confuse the world, if it decides to go ahead with a name change. Egyptian Bassem Sabry explains: @Bassem_Sabry: My friend @HaniSabra has just noticed the...

Panama: TV Nostalgia

With a nostalgic touch, the blog El Panameño reviews [es] some 70s and 80s TV series, and challenges readers to see if they can match the titles with the posters...

As Japan's Star Fades, Many Struggle for Hope

As Japan's economic growth continues to shrink each year, the Japanese, who find themselves more and more disconnected from their families and friends thanks to grueling works days and the...

Haiti: The Politics of Identity

Tande blogs about “the relationship between cultural identity and belonging” and recommends a Haitian musician whose work goes beyond the identity politics and “offers a compelling example of how some...

Trinidad & Tobago: Suggestions for Carnival

Mark Lyndersay offers some suggestions to the National Carnival Commission Chair, Allison Demas, after her first Carnival in office.

Brazilian Artists Idealize their Mona Lisa

Digital arts gallery Urban Arts and It’s Noon launched an online challenge that has attracted artists from all over Brazil: If you were Leonardo da Vinci, what would your Mona...

Are Korean Drivers The Worst?

Asians have often been pegged as bad drivers. ROK Drop blog debunked this ‘Bad Asian Drivers’ stereotype with statistics.

Bangladeshi Artists Capture Shahbag Protests in Cartoons

The protests in Shahbag square in Bangladesh's capital city, where thousands of people have gathered to demand death for war criminals, rage on for a 12th day. Several artists have...

“A Thousand Europeans Staring Back at You”

The Portuguese website Variações Sobre a Europa (Variations on Europe) [pt] invites one thousand citizens to create a digital avatar and to participate with their opinions for the construction of...

China: Foreign Men Are More Romantic

Rensi from ChinaSMACK translates a forum post about various myths or beliefs that Chinese girls have about foreign men.

Hand-painted Ads in Guinea-Bissau

In Guinea-Bissau “there is a real market of experts on painting wall advertisements”, says landscape architect Manuel Bivar. In 2011, he shared a collection of photos featuring hand-painted ads from...

Listening to Colours

Original de Vilaweb. Neil Harbisson és primer ciborg reconegut oficialment per un govern i el protagonista del documental guanyador al Festival Sundance 'Cyborg Foundation', del cineasta català Rafel Duran. Harbisson...

Mexico's Social Media Love Revolution

By knowing the negative image Mexico has in international media, some people from the international community living in Mexico got tired of seeing how the positive side of the country...

Levitating Around Singapore

Jayden Tan and Jeff Cheong have been ‘levitating’ around Singapore and they are even teaching students about the secrets of levitation photography. Their project has been gaining attention in Singapore...

“Radical Imagination” in the Context of Global Protests

The development of digital communication has allowed the voice of the people to be carried further, whilst at the same time liberating words, images, ideas and actions that were previously...

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