Maps of India

August 11, 2008 at 12:45 am | Posted in Cartography, Economics, History, Politics, Reference, Religion | Leave a comment
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They’ve got maps of IndiaLots and lots and lots and lots of maps of India.

Five Dollar Comparison

July 24, 2008 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Economics, Photography | Leave a comment
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What will $5 buy here?  What will it buy over there?

The World According To Monsanto

April 15, 2008 at 4:49 am | Posted in Economics, Journalism, Propaganda, Science | Leave a comment
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The war on traditional agriculture by megacorporation Monsanto is described in a French documentary “that Americans won’t ever see.”

The Ebb And Flow Of Movies: 1986 – 2007

February 25, 2008 at 8:08 pm | Posted in Art, Economics, Film, History, Statistics, Webware | Leave a comment

The New York Times is host to one of the most stunning interactive visualizations I’ve seen in years.  Unsurprisingly, this visualization has caused a bit of a stir.

The Writers Strike: Why We Fight

November 8, 2007 at 11:59 am | Posted in Animation, Commerce, Economics, Film, Television | Leave a comment

An articulate (if overly cheerful) description of the position of the Writer’s Guild of America, explaining why they are (at the time of this writing) on strike.

Dungeons & Day Traders

September 17, 2007 at 10:32 pm | Posted in Books, Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Games, Kinesthetics, Webware | Leave a comment

Fantasy dungeon stock market simulation.  No, really.

The Great Iraq Swindle

September 11, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Posted in Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Weapons, Webware | Leave a comment

Proving once again that they do excellent investigative journalism, Rolling Stone has a story for you that should, by all rights, leave a bad taste in your mouth.

The Inglehart-Welzel Cultural Map of the World

September 11, 2007 at 1:20 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Religion, Webware | Leave a comment

A rather strange two-axis chart of world culture.

How To Turn An $80 Inventment Into $5,000+

June 7, 2007 at 9:10 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion | Leave a comment

The answer: plant trees.

Principles Of Economics, Translated

June 2, 2007 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Humor | Leave a comment

1. Choices Are Bad.

Econoclass: What’s Wrong With This Picture

May 18, 2007 at 2:08 am | Posted in Animation, Economics, Education, Fashion | Leave a comment

Picture representations of a variety of laws of economics being violated.

Gadsby

May 7, 2007 at 6:06 am | Posted in Economics, Fiction, Literature, Software | Leave a comment

50,000 words.  No letter ‘E.’

Socially Responsible Design

May 4, 2007 at 3:25 am | Posted in Crafts, Economics, Fashion, Health, Journalism, Robotics, Technology | Leave a comment

Neat low-cost technologies for the developing world.

The US Real Estate Market As A Rollercoaster

April 9, 2007 at 10:23 am | Posted in Architecture, CG, Chemistry, Economics, Fashion, History, Mashup/Remix, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics | Leave a comment

Whee!

William Gibson’s Script For “Aliens III”

April 4, 2007 at 8:11 am | Posted in Economics, Esoterica, Fantastic, Fiction, Film, FutureTech, Kinesthetics, Literature, Software | Leave a comment

In case you enjoy scripts that were mangled in production

Paper Portitude

February 24, 2007 at 11:45 pm | Posted in Advertising, Books, Economics, Fiction, Literature, Software | Leave a comment

Want free fairy tales, poetry, and assorted literatures?  Look no further!

So Beautiful, So Disturbing

February 19, 2007 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Economics, Fiction, Humor, Technology | Leave a comment

Windows Vista is your gorgeous, helpful, insane new wife-bot.

Ecological Footprint Quiz

February 13, 2007 at 6:46 pm | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Propaganda | Leave a comment

How many Earths does your lifestyle require?

Myths About The Developing World

February 1, 2007 at 8:42 am | Posted in Chemistry, Economics, Fashion, Health, History, Physics, Statistics | Leave a comment

Reconsider your notions about the third world.

“Boss Hog” by Jeff Tietz

January 22, 2007 at 2:20 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Journalism, Propaganda | Leave a comment

Rolling Stone does it again, this time digging into the massive industry of pork.

GDP Density And The World Income

January 14, 2007 at 6:09 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Painting, Reference | Leave a comment

Econbrowser discusses a recently-published paper (pdf) that concludes that some geographical effects on GDP may be unavoidable.

“Open Secrets” by Malcolm Gladwell

January 3, 2007 at 3:36 am | Posted in Architecture, Chemistry, Economics, Fantastic, Fashion, Gratis, History, Journalism, Legal, Physics, Propaganda, Statistics, Weapons | Leave a comment

Gladwell argues convincingly that the financial antics of Enron were not “puzzles” whose discovery hinged on the discovery of key information, but rather “mysteries” that, like Germany’s V1 rocket program 65 years before, could be ‘solved’ with public data by skilled analysts.

Software and Community in the Early 21st Century

December 17, 2006 at 1:17 am | Posted in Architecture, Books, Economics, Education, Fashion, Gratis, History, Legal, Philosophy, Politics, Propaganda, Software, Technology, Webware | Leave a comment

Eben Moglen’s keynote address given at the Plone Conference: the early signs of infosocialism?

The Blue Fund

November 17, 2006 at 9:51 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Politics, Webware | 1 Comment

The idea is for progressive liberals to put their portfolio where their mouths are.  But can it make money?  More importantly, if profit takes a back seat, isn’t it playing the game to lose, rather than reforming the system?

Book-A-Minute

November 14, 2006 at 8:38 am | Posted in Advertising, Books, Economics, Esoterica, Fantastic, Fiction, FutureTech, Humor, Kinesthetics, Literature, Mashup/Remix, Software | 1 Comment

The Collected Works of Jane Austen

Female Lead: I secretly love Male Lead.  He must never know.

Male Lead: I secretly love Female Lead.  She must never know.

(They find out.)

The Washington Stock Exchange

November 12, 2006 at 6:34 am | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Gratis, Politics, Propaganda, Webware | Leave a comment

Buying and selling virtual stock shares with virtual money isn’t new, but can it be used to predict political events?

Insurance Transparency Project

November 3, 2006 at 7:58 pm | Posted in Architecture, Economics, Fashion, Journalism, Legal | Leave a comment

Everyone’s unhappy with the state of insurance in America, but Dean Starkman wants you to know why you should be unhappy.  Plus, he’s a funny guy.  It helps.

Science Fiction In Six Words

October 26, 2006 at 6:43 pm | Posted in Economics, Esoterica, Fiction, FutureTech, Humor, Literature, Software | Leave a comment

Very, very short stories from the masters of the craft.

Dilbert’s Unified Theory of Everything Financial

October 16, 2006 at 7:33 pm | Posted in Economics, Fashion, Painting, Reference | Leave a comment

129 words that spell out everything you need to know.

Brick: The Script

October 3, 2006 at 8:12 am | Posted in Advertising, Books, CG, Economics, Fiction, Film, Gratis, Literature | Leave a comment

Brick is a highly amusing high school film noir. If you don’t believe me, why don’t you take a look at the shooting script and oringal novella?

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