The Awra Amba Experience

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-awra-amba-experience

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This crowd funded interactive documentary looks really interesting and Awra Amba is very much worth supporting. Looks like they have great rewards too!

Have you ever visited an egalitarian Ethiopian community, discussed gender equality, education or sustainability with them and others from around the world and contributed to the creation of a fair trade product, all from your tablet or laptop, in your lunch hour?

The Awra Amba Experience is an interactive documentary that tells the story of Awra Amba, a socially progressive community founded 40 years ago by an illiterate farmer in rural Ethiopia.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-awra-amba-experience

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March 31, 2014 at 10:01 pm

wall paper image #5

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March 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Awassa ‘offices’ take three

This time on the piazza.

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February 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

New View x2

This office might even be better then the last one…

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February 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Change of view

A nice change of view for my ’9-5′.

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February 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Shore of Lake Langano

A view from Bishangari Lodge, on the shore of Lake Langano in the Rift Valley, Ethiopia.

Lake Langano, Rift Valley, Ethiopia

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February 25, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Prodigy – Death of the Prodigy Dancers

This is a class tune. I heard the prodigy are working on a new album too… :-)

And 1 more…

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February 14, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Toul Tom Pong looking north

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February 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The Year We Broke the Internet

A smart and sharp take on the now clear consequences of social media and the “new journalism”…

This conflation of newsiness with news, share-worthiness with importance, has wreaked havoc on the media’s skepticism immune systems. It didn’t happen out of nowhere, it’s a process that’s been midwifed by the willful blurring of the lines between fact and fiction on the part of a key group of influential sites, that have, unfortunately, established a viable financial model amid the wreckage of traditional media. It’s why companies are so eager to shuffle native ads—content produced to appear as if it were a site’s regular content—into the regular mix. They’re hoping we won’t know the difference. They’re right, we often don’t. That’s part of the reason native advertising revenues are up 77 percent this year, according to a new study by BIA/Kelsey. There are practically no consequences anymore.

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/we-broke-the-internet

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February 12, 2014 at 12:03 am

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Visualising Information for Advocacy

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This is an absolutely excellent collection of free-to-use visualisation tools for advocacy work. It looks to be put together by the fine folks over at Tactical Technology Collective. I recently wrote about another of their projects, Security-in-a-Box, which brought together resources for journalists and human rights campaigners to safe-guard their privacy in the age of mass digital surveillance.

The Visualising Information for Advocacy book brings together ten years of lessons in what works for advocacy project in one handy resource. I haven’t had a chance to check out the book yet but the tools listed on the site seem quite wide-ranging. From mapping solutions to visualising complicated data sets, they have answers for all sorts of situations. Definitely worth checking out.

https://visualisingadvocacy.org/resources/visualisationtools

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February 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

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Catalog of Snowden Revelations

Bruce Schneier on Catalog of Snowden Revelations via https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/catalog_of_snow.html

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February 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Opinions on Economic Inequality Driven by Ideology, not Income

Lisa Wade, PhD on Opinions on Economic Inequality Driven by Ideology, not Income via http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SociologicalImagesSeeingIsBelieving/~3/aRztCh83ExA/

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February 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm

What’s Ikea for? Cultural Differences in Appropriate Behavior

Lisa Wade, PhD on What’s Ikea for? Cultural Differences in Appropriate Behavior via http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SociologicalImagesSeeingIsBelieving/~3/_4yFtBEi424/

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February 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm