What I know now // 006

I know I’m only supposed to pick my top ones, but there were so many things I learned this month! (I did weed some out though.)

 

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DESIGN

SOCIAL

  • Redesign Of Men’s Urinal Saves Water While Encouraging Good Hygiene (via GOOD). I love this. Great new product design that functions better than the old-standby. It reminds me that we can continuously improve everything.
  • Opinion: Stop trashing millennials (infographic). We’ve all been reading the articles about how annoying millennials are. This is a great comic/illustration by Matt Bors of why everyone can lay off and just let us be as successful as any generation before us.
  • TSA blogteam on Instagram (via Mashable). Great use of instagram by the TSA to show the kind of dangerous weapons they’ve stopped from coming on planes. Their filter selection, however, leaves something to be desired.
  • Poetry Makes Nothing Happen: Thoughts on Ai Weiwei from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I posted about this earlier this week, but incase you missed it!
  • Watch This Massive Mural Turn Into a Flip-Book Style Animation (via GOOD). Great use of public space (a highway divider) to make art accessible.
  • 8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries. This was so depressing. I don’t even know what to eat anymore. Why do we do this to ourselves? If we ever stood back and looked at how we live, consume, and destroy, we wouldn’t believe the things we’re doing to ourselves.
  • Cracking the Codes: Joy DeGruy “A Trip to the Grocery Store.” Good but sad short interview of some of the prejudices that a mixed-raced women faces. While I’m sure I don’t have to deal with nearly as many prejudices as she does, this thought comes across my head all the time, that I can’t say my opinion on this or that racial, feminist, or social issue because they’ll think I’m just getting mad because I’m Asian or a women or whatever. Like, I don’t even suggest getting Chinese food because I figure everyone will think “of course you would.” Strange thoughts that go through the outsiders perspective.
  • The Hidden Meanings in Kids’ Movies: Colin Stokes at TEDxBeaconStreet. Super interesting perspective on the heros of children’s movies and the narrative that boys and girls get from the actors. He talks about the gap between men and women portrayed in movies geared towards children and even greater still the gap between women who actually talk and interact with each other.   Connected with the above video about Joy DeGruy, I remember distinctly that I thought bout how this video would be so much better received because was a male talking about women’s issues. Definitely worth your time.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

MEDIA

BUSINESS (“wut?” This probably won’t be a section every time, but I happened to pick up some good articles).

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