links for 2010-01-29

GIS Mapping Shows What Discrimination Looks Like | Miller-McCune Magazine Pairing youth learning with mapping and political action. (tags: usa maps crisismapping community) Pat Robertson Was Wrong: The Curse on Haiti Came from Thomas Jefferson | The Root (tags: haiti history voodoo politics usa France) Dead Aid, By Dambisa Moyo – Reviews, Books | The … Continue reading

President Obama State of the Union Word Cloud

Haiti’s need for community-led reconstruction

The outpouring of support in response to the devastating earthquake has been astounding, with over $58 million being raised by Hollywood alone through the “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon organized by George Clooney. The European Union’s 27 nations are contributing $575 million. U.S. charities have raised $470 million for disaster. The U.S. is providing the … Continue reading

links for 2010-01-23

US Data Consumption | MediaBistro Cool infographic (tags: infographics art) Society, sex and the dating game | Global Voices Caucasus Sexual politics of the internet and conservative politics. Builds off of my post about Odnoklassniki in Armenia (tags: Armenia Caucasus socialnetworking sex odnoklassniki) Punk's not dead in military-ruled Myanmar | AFP (tags: Myanmar burma punk … Continue reading

Secretary Clinton Internet Freedom Speech Word Cloud

Haiti: this is not a test

Do countries need a 911-type emergency response system? The situation in Haiti proves that this is not only necessary, but that it needs to be open for anyone to enter and access the data. The response to the earthquake in Haiti had shown a radical shift in relief efforts. Rather than organizations with similar interests … Continue reading

Top Books of 2009

While I don’t get much time to read, I did manage to find a great book: my iPhone. I have to concur that it’s been a huge help to me whenever I’m trying to read during travel and don’t want to drag along a big book. My arsenal consists mainly of free literature, either classics … Continue reading

links for 2010-01-10

What Is Peak Oil? | Business Insider When business starts to take note of peak oil, my head turned. Are we at the point of innovate or die? (tags: economy oil) The Worst Political Ethics Scandals Of 2009 | Business Insider (tags: usa politics government) Manhattan CB 7 Votes “Yes” on Meters-to-Bike Racks Conversion for … Continue reading

Top Albums and Films of 2009

Music xx by The XX Veckatimest by Grizzly bear Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective Eating us – Black Moth Super Rainbow The Magic Couple by Amadou & Mariam Fever Ray by Fever Ray Un Dia by Juana Molina Youth Novels by Lykke Li Machine Dreams by Little dragon You & Me by The Walkmen … Continue reading

links for 2010-01-03

Women May Pose the Deepest Threat to Iran's Regime | Washington Post Anne Applebaum details the role of women in civic participation in the lead up to the elections in Iran (tags: iran iranelection women protest civics humanrights)