objects floating in soundwaves
a floating magnet that is 'locked in space'
An experiment with sand on a plate which vibrates in a certain frequency. The sand forms strange geometric shapes.
TED-Talk: Evan Grant: Making sound visible through cymatics
Paul Hawken: Blessed Unrest - The Largest Movement in the World, Worldwide there are >130.000 grassroots initiatives for social justice, environmental causes etc. Hawken sais: "This movement is humanity's immune response to resist and heal political disease, economic infection and ecolotical corruption caused by ideologies.“
Change.org, Online-Petition Platform
Avaaz, Online-Petition Platform, 45 Mio. members, Example: "Brazil says NO to Corruption"
The Occupy Movement, Movie: Occupy Love
Anonymous, Anonymous, leaderless collective of hackers world-wide, fighting for what they perceive as injustice. F.ex. attacked several credit-card firms and Paypal for freezing Wikileaks donation-accounts, Wikipedia, AnonNews
Witness.org, International nonprofit organization that has been using the power of video and storytelling for 20 years to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses, youtube
Arduino, The Arduino is a very cheap open-source microcontroller-board, used by millions of people worldwide to build electronics, TED-Talk Massimo Banzi
TED-Talk: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist, A great talk about a guy who invited hackers from all over the world to build open-source glasses that would allow a completely paralyzed graffiti writer to draw graffiti again and communicate with the outside world.
Open Source Car
Wii-Remote Hacks, Build a 3D TV for 30$, For hardware costs of around 30$ you can turn any screen in a DIY 3D Screen. It only works with a certain demo program, but the effect is amazing!, Build a Whiteboard for 30$, With the same hardware, you can turn any screen or surface used for a projector into an interactive whiteboard. No need to spend 2.000 $ on that one. Became apparently very popular in classrooms in third world countries.
TED-Talk: Chris Anderson: How YouTube is driving innovation, Web-video has changed and is still changing the world. Very inspiring video from TED curator Chris Anderson.
An anthropological introduction to YouTube, This talk made me really get into YouTube. It's amazing how people around the world started celebrating having a common voice to express themselves and communicate with each other, when YouTube got started. One of the best videos on Internet Culture.
Did you know, 2013, 4.0
Physics of the Future
Technologies that will decentralize the world
Microfinance, Grameen Bank: The Bank for the Poor
Industrial Democracy / Organization 3.0, SEMCO & Ricardo Semmler
Het Nieuw Werken, Fokke Wijnstra
Meditation, Doing Time, Doing Vipassana, TED-Talk: Kiran Bedi: How I remade one of India's toughest prisons
166 Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness
Urbanized: Urban Design
Timelapse, The Earth from Above, Yosemite Range of Light, Clouds: The Unseen Sea
Lightpainting, Vimeo: Painting with Light, Pixelstick: Lightpainting 2.0
Strange Corners of Youtube (also check the links to other videos), Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip
99u.com Insights on making ideas happen
Treehugger: Source for Green Design & Living News
The Intercept, A new platform for innovative journalism made by former Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, and others, "Our central mission is to hold the most powerful governmental and corporate factions accountable, and to do so, we will report on a wide and varied range of issues."
Online Courses & MOOCs, Udemy, Collection of free and discounted courses
Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World
Flying like an eagle
Jón Gnarr, Mayor of Reykjavik
Glenn Greenwald, Former journalist of the Guardian, interviewed and supported Edward Snowden, Twitter, The Intercept
nutritionfacts.org, provides an overview of current research about positive and negative effects of nutrition on health., examples, eating meat in large quantities is VERY bad, the turmeric root has surprising benefits against inflammation and certain kinds of cancer!
sugarscience.org, some scientist got together to make a clear statement about the disastrous effects of added sugar, based on clinical studies.
travel for free / cheap, workaway.info, find people / organizations where you can trade 4-5h work per day for free food and accommodation, alternatives:, WWOOFING, idealist.org, Talktalkbnb.com, trade chats in mother tongue for free lodging and food Blogfabrik (Berlin) : freelancers write two articles a month in exchange for a desk and can score paid projects separately. Amons.co : Helpful travelers exchange chores for accommodation EatWith and Backstreet Academy helping local hosts to share the fruits of their labor with visitors, and now Amons does the same for guests., https://trampolinn.com/ http://www.bewelcome.org/ http://secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/login.php?PHPSESSID=426a3b6f9d217ffb424af0e508a44787 http://solo-abroad.com/free-and-cheap-accommodations/ www.couchsurfing.org www.workaway.info www.airbnb.com http://www.sleepinginairports.net/ http://www.wwoof.net/, house-sitting, find people who need someone to live in and take care of their property while being away, http://www.trustedhousesitters.com/ http://www.housecarers.com/ http://www.housesitworld.com/