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Jarring Juxtapositions of Prosperity and Conflict by Uğur Gallenkuş

Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş uses split images to emphasize the grave differences between war-torn countries and privileged, peaceful societies. Gallenkuş often specifically references Western visual culture in his juxtaposed images, such as Christian iconography of the Madonna and child, and the … Continue reading

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ITU Standardization – The technical foundations of the Information Society

  ITU Published on 24 May 2016 The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was established in 1865 to meet the need for technical standards for international telegraph systems. From the day of the telegraph, through its formative role in telecommunications, and … Continue reading

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Javier Riera Published on 20 Jun 2014 Centro Niemeyer. Junio-septiembre de2014 El elemento central de esta exposición es una serie de siluetas lumínicas de ciervos que caminan por distintos lugares de la cúpula del Centro Niemeyer, integrándose de un modo … Continue reading

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Whimsical Street Art by Cal

French artist Cal, based in Lyon, incorporates the city’s urban features into his humorous street art by adding cartoon illustrations into statues, vents, iron plates, peeling walls, weeds, and abandoned objects. He transforms what people usually ignore into whimsical art in … Continue reading

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Mr. Trash Wheel: An Anthropomorphic Debris-Eating Mechanism Located in Baltimore Harbor

Mr. Trash Wheel, a floating mechanism with large round eyes affixed to its hood, was installed on a tributary leading to the Baltimore Harbor in 2014. Since then, the trash-scooping object has intercepted 638,594 plastic bags, 1,000,000 styrofoam containers, 150 … Continue reading

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Turning Plastic Trash Into Cash in Haiti

Soda and soap bottles don’t belong in the sea, but it’s too often where they end up. In fact, experts estimate that an entire garbage truck worth of plastic hits our oceans every minute—the vast majority of it coming from … Continue reading

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How a 16-Year-Old Is Leading a Global Climate Movement

For hundreds of thousands of young people around the world, Greta Thunberg is an icon. In August 2018, dismayed by adults’ lack of action on the global climate crisis, the teenager sat herself down in front of the Swedish Parliament, … Continue reading

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A Suspended Neon Net Invites Guests to Bounce Stories Above a Paris Shopping Center

A circular net in a bright shades of neon greens, yellows, and pinks hovers above the Paris-based shopping complex  Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann in a new installation to celebrate the impending arrival of summer. The suspended playground gives visitors a … Continue reading

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The Gotthard Tunnel: also a women’s story

The world’s longest rail tunnel, 57km long, opened on 1 June 2016. This feat of Swiss engineering, which crosses the Alps and links the cantons of Uri and Ticino, was built by AlpTransit Gotthard SA, a subsidiary of the Swiss … Continue reading

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Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects is Completed

The new central connector between the existing airport terminals at Singapore Changi Airport is set to open on April 17, 2019. The 10-story Jewel Changi by Safdie Architects is a mixed-use development with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall as its … Continue reading

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