Monthly Archives: May 2015

Shanghai through the lens of Tim Franco and others

Forgot where I came across a Tim Franco reference/link but it must have been about his Metamorpolis project in which he documents the rise of Chongqing, the world’s fastest growing and least known metropolis. Mr. Franco is based in Shanghai, and has … Continue reading

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reblogging Kunda Dixit on disaster journalism

German mountaineer, journalist and Miss Hawley’s Himalayan Database assistant Billie Bierling‘s update on Kathmandu, one month on, linked to the below very insightful piece by Nepali Times publisher and editor Kunda Dixit. After Joris Luyendijk’s Het zijn net mensen on his insights … Continue reading

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thinking your way out is not possible

there is a site out there, which I discovered a while back, that does something similar to what I try to do but with way bigger, grandiose ambitions: Brain Pickings. If the wikipedia article on the author of the site is … Continue reading

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how not to help Nepal

Quartz just published this very sensible guidance on what NOT to do to help Nepal:

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visualizing Nepal’s earthquake disaster: reblogs & links

Nepal earthquake on the radar On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse … Continue reading

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smartphone life in China

There are plenty of short videos around about the effects of smartphone addiction on behavior. But nothing much yet from China (on youtube that is). Film maker Xie Chenglin,  is a student at the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts and is … Continue reading

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trailrunning base in Hangzhou

One month after participating in the Hangzhou Mountain Marathon, an informal small numbers foreigners dominated event organized as a training opportunity for those living in this part of China and preparing for the Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 100k I returned to … Continue reading

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