Watch this short documentary from the NY Times about a boot camp treatment facility for internet addicted youth in China where since 2008, internet addiction has been declared a clinical disorder and a top health threat to teenagers.
As this year comes to a close and you might add a few new gadgets to your collection, here is something to take into consideration when it’s time to get rid of your old ones.
Here’s some startling information that might help you consider supporting local and/or independent businesses next time you shop for food and personal care products. Clever marketing tactics give the illusion of choice but really, it’s just big business at work.
You know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words…never been truer.
Midway is an upcoming documentary with a strong potential to help people rethink their daily habits when it comes to how we dispose of our waste and our use of disposable products, particularly plastic, much of which is winding up in an area in the pacific that is now known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This particular area is believed to be twice the size of the continental United States and causing major harm to the ocean, wildlife and us.
An inspiring clip taken from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ‘The Lang & O’Leary Exchange’ where 14-year-old activist Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary on the question of why genetically modified foods need to be labeled and avoided. Rachel runs the Kids Right To Know Club on Facebook.
Elliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.
Planning for next year? Well here’s a full length feature documentary that will help you get ready for all the 2012 hype. [Read more...]