Posts tagged cool

ourafrica:

A few months ago, while I was in Nairobi I had the pleasure of meeting photographers, Miguel Hahn and Jan-Cristoph Hartung in the midst of their latest project. We had a conversation about this project and they were excited to capture the daily lives of a rarely seen subsection of the population in Africa, the middle class. Take a Look at their brilliant photo essay.”  Via African Digital Art


Mawazo. Editor at the UP Magazine, Nairobi‘s only magazine for arts, youth- and popculture. Redakteurin beim UP Magazine. Das bislang einzige Magazin für Jugend- und Popkultur in Kenia.

Kui. Brand-strategist. Kreiert Marketingstrategien.

Boniface. Political activist and photojournalist. In 2010 he won the CNN Award „Africas photojournalist of the year“. Politischer Aktivist und Fotojournalist. 2010 hat er den CNN Award „Afrikas Fotojournalist des Jahres“ gewonnen.


This is Africa, our africa

nezua:

Copenhagen, yer doin it right

nezua:

Copenhagen, yer doin it right

totoromanos:

mapping The 70-Year Gestation Of Street Art

totoromanos:

mapping The 70-Year Gestation Of Street Art

poptech:

Staff from the British Library map collections displaying a page from the 1.75 metres tall Klencke Atlas which was made in 1660. (via penamerican)
theatlantic:

Behold, the Toothbrush That Just Saved the International Space Station

Yesterday the International Space Station, having battled electrical malfunctions for over a week, was repaired by a combination that MacGuyver himself would have been proud of: an allen wrench, a wire brush, a bolt … and a toothbrush.

Read more. [Image: NASA]

theatlantic:

Behold, the Toothbrush That Just Saved the International Space Station

Yesterday the International Space Station, having battled electrical malfunctions for over a week, was repaired by a combination that MacGuyver himself would have been proud of: an allen wrench, a wire brush, a bolt … and a toothbrush.

Read more. [Image: NASA]

womenwhokickass:

Nüshu is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) women were forbidden access to formal education, and so Nüshu was developed in secrecy as a means to communicate. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.

womenwhokickass:

Nüshu is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) women were forbidden access to formal education, and so Nüshu was developed in secrecy as a means to communicate. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.

Burundi’s first ever Flash Mob!

africaisdonesuffering:

Flash Mob in the streets of Bujumbura, Burundi.

submitted by: ohmydou

Global Voices in 3D! 
Thanks to our Head of Tech Jeremy Clarke, using Firefox’s 3D HTML inspector.

Global Voices in 3D!

Thanks to our Head of Tech Jeremy Clarke, using Firefox’s 3D HTML inspector.

In Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, the People’s Wall has emerged: the extensive outer wall of the building housing newspaper Jornal@Verdade, where the population can write letters and direct reflections to the governing leaders.
Photo from the blog Menina do Javali (used with permission).

In Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, the People’s Wall has emerged: the extensive outer wall of the building housing newspaper Jornal@Verdade, where the population can write letters and direct reflections to the governing leaders.

Photo from the blog Menina do Javali (used with permission).

This is the One Year One World.

Video journalist Maggie Padlewska will travel alone for one year, visiting a country each week for a total of 52 countries. During her journey she’ll be recording, editing and producing videos of her interactions with communities, organizations and people under-represented by mass media and uploading them to the web.