Stories about Ideas from October, 2018
All art is political: A conversation with Patricia Kaersenhout
"We all have ways in which we are a victim and a perpetrator."
Interactive maps become a tool to fight crime in Mexico
Collaborations such as the use of interactive mapping tools reflect the situation of citizens living with security issues. These citizen tools are a practical response to the problem.
Trinidad & Tobago loses ‘The Mighty Shadow’, the ‘bassman’ of calypso
"When all other calypsonians in the early 1970s had six sheets of music, Shadow had seven, the additional one for the bass guitar."
For these Iranian twin-sister artists, collaboration is “like one person working with her other self”
"'Reincarnation' implies a new life. If we can make the audience wake up and realize the world around them and see the beauty in it, it is a huge success."
‘Gabbie’ chatbot helps victims of sexual harassment in the Philippines
"Gabbie provided an additional platform for victims who want to keep a level of anonymity, or when Facebook is more accessible to them compared to phone or face-to-face counseling."
I, Xenophobe: Chronicle of a migratory displacement
"The migrant's life is solitary in the extreme. Your friends live on WhatsApp, you do nothing but work and, in our case, watch the crisis unfold from afar."
Mexicans celebrate indigenous cuisine with an online healthy food challenge
Mexicans eat more processed food than most Latin American countries despite the country's nutritious indigenous dishes.
‘My message is my car': Afghan innovator challenges youth to make something from nothing
"Just start your work. Do your work with what you have now. It's time to start."
This wiki is helping to keep the Balinese language alive in Indonesia
Basa Bali–which means "Balinese language" in Balinese–has an online dictionary, a library of Balinese culture, word games, translation materials and videos.
Operation Leave Home: a new social media trend encourages young Angolans to fly the coop
"At this moment, I am on the street crying without knowing where to go."