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Google Glass may not have the utility I need just yet, but it has quickly become one of my favorite tools for autobiographical story-telling. With Google Glass Diaries, filmmaker Josh Kim is introducing the Western world to lives less known whose stories are often untold. Through this lens, a Burmese pay phone operator, a hot air balloon pilot, sex trade workers, a fortune teller, a Muay Thai Kickboxer, transgender teachers, North Korean defectors and many others will get a chance to be seen, and heard. See the stories and submit yours here.
h/t PSFK   High-res

Google Glass may not have the utility I need just yet, but it has quickly become one of my favorite tools for autobiographical story-telling. With Google Glass Diaries, filmmaker Josh Kim is introducing the Western world to lives less known whose stories are often untold.

Through this lens, a Burmese pay phone operator, a hot air balloon pilot, sex trade workers, a fortune teller, a Muay Thai Kickboxer, transgender teachers, North Korean defectors and many others will get a chance to be seen, and heard. See the stories and submit yours here.

h/t PSFK

Tough topic, beautiful solution. 

zestydoesthings:

The Real Monsters are reborn! 

Upon getting so much attention for my previous designs, I wanted to redesign the monsters and develop the concept a little more. You’ll notice most of the monsters have subtle alterations and the descriptions have been changed to better reflect my original concepts.

Over the coming weeks I will release more (never seen before) monsters and will also release concept sketches and developmental work for each monster shown here- So stay tuned! (They may also be little animations…)

Disclaimer: The artwork is not at all intended to make light of these conditions but instead is intended to give these intangible mental illnesses some substance and make them appear more beatable as physical entities. 

All work (c)Toby Allen 2013

This is when “being social” pays off — with an invite to the NASA Social at the Jet Propulsion Lab!
Randomly selected, 100 individuals will be able to attend and mingle at this event that “offers people who connect with NASA through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks the opportunity to interact with scientists and engineers working on upcoming missions and participate in hands-on demonstrations. Participants will also interact with fellow tweeps, space enthusiasts and members of NASA’s social media team. They will get a behind-the-scenes tour of JPL, including: 
— The Spacecraft Assembly Facility, where hardware for two upcoming Earth missions is currently under construction. This clean room is also where NASA’s Voyager and Cassini spacecraft and the Curiosity, Opportunity and Spirit Mars rovers were built and tested. — The JPL Earth Science Center, where data from many of the agency’s Earth-observing missions are showcased in interactive displays. — The Mission Control Center of NASA’s Deep Space Network, where engineers “talk to” spacecraft across the solar system and in interstellar space. — The JPL Mars Yard, where engineers and scientists test engineering models of NASA’s Curiosity rover in a sandy, Mars-like environment.” 
For more information, education tools or to follow them, check out Connect and Collaborate with NASA

This is when “being social” pays off — with an invite to the NASA Social at the Jet Propulsion Lab!

Randomly selected, 100 individuals will be able to attend and mingle at this event that “offers people who connect with NASA through Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks the opportunity to interact with scientists and engineers working on upcoming missions and participate in hands-on demonstrations. Participants will also interact with fellow tweeps, space enthusiasts and members of NASA’s social media team. They will get a behind-the-scenes tour of JPL, including: 

— The Spacecraft Assembly Facility, where hardware for two upcoming Earth missions is currently under construction. This clean room is also where NASA’s Voyager and Cassini spacecraft and the Curiosity, Opportunity and Spirit Mars rovers were built and tested. — The JPL Earth Science Center, where data from many of the agency’s Earth-observing missions are showcased in interactive displays. — The Mission Control Center of NASA’s Deep Space Network, where engineers “talk to” spacecraft across the solar system and in interstellar space. — The JPL Mars Yard, where engineers and scientists test engineering models of NASA’s Curiosity rover in a sandy, Mars-like environment.” 

For more information, education tools or to follow them, check out Connect and Collaborate with NASA

Sesame Street is excellent proof that you can be a part of the history and tradition for past generations while still evolving to be relevant to the next. Kudos.
fastcompany:

With an estimated 2.3 million Americans behind bars, the U.S. incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other nation on Earth. As a result, one out of every 28 children grows up with a parent in jail—an average of one child per classroom.
These numbers are the reason why Sesame Street Workshop has created Alex the Muppet, the first Sesame character to have a father in prison. He’s an average kid who has some extra baggage in life and is struggling to cope.
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Sesame Street is excellent proof that you can be a part of the history and tradition for past generations while still evolving to be relevant to the next. Kudos.

fastcompany:

With an estimated 2.3 million Americans behind bars, the U.S. incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other nation on Earth. As a result, one out of every 28 children grows up with a parent in jail—an average of one child per classroom.

These numbers are the reason why Sesame Street Workshop has created Alex the Muppet, the first Sesame character to have a father in prison. He’s an average kid who has some extra baggage in life and is struggling to cope.