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The City 2.0: Winner of the 2012 TED Prize

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Innovation group challenges people to re-imagine the city of the future

More people are living in cities than ever before, and the global urbanization movement is showing no signs of slowing down. By 2008, the number of people living in cities surpassed the amount of people living in rural areas for the first time in history. In terms of sustainability, the inexorable urbanization trend poses both challenges and opportunities for a more eco-friendly......read more

Think Again: TEDGlobal 2013 Theme Announced

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TED's internationally-focused flagship event announces its thought-provoking theme

The internationally-focused TEDGlobal recently wrapped a fantastic week of stimulation and inspiration, centered around the theme of Radical Openness. Hosted and curated by Bruno Giussani, the European Director of TED, the international non-profit dedicated to "Ideas Worth Spreading." TEDGlobal is the TED Conference's flagship event with a global focus, weighing heavily towards talks that cover......read more

Headland House

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'Sense of Place' Beautifully Articulated Down Under

Standing at the top of a hill overlooking the coastline in New South Wales, Australia, is ‘Headland House’, a great hulking mass of extraordinary cantilevered rooms designed by Sydney-based firm Atelier Andy Carson. The client, Beau Neilson (the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson), and her partner required the house should be an......read more

Berta Caceres, Honduran Indigenous Environmental Leader Assassinated

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She Had Won Goldman Environmental Prize

Honduran indigenous and environmental organizer Berta Cáceres has been assassinated in her home. She was one of the leading organizers for indigenous land rights in Honduras. In 1993 she co-founded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). For years the group faced a series of threats and repression. According to Global Witness, Honduras has......read more

Some Of The Year's Best Photos

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Curated By Jenny Zhang

We loved so many of the photos from My Modern Met last year, so we decided to showcase just a few of our favorites and the talented photographers who took them: 1. Mario Tama 2. Simon Morris 3. Anuar Patjane Florluk 4. Tierry Bornier 5. Ambrose Lune 6. Wootsor 7. Jason McGroarty 8. Beth McCarley 9. Pere Soler 10. Vincent Laforet...read more

Cabinets Of Curiosities From Steffan Dam

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Intricately Crafted Marine Life Specimens Suspended In Glass

Artist Steffan Dam produces fantastical and intricately-crafted specimens that look as though they exist in the real world. Suspended in glass jars and on plates, their forms mimic well-known creatures of the sea and budding plants. Although Dam’s work is based in imagination, his skills as a craftsman—including glass blowing, casting, and grinding—produce a hyperrealistic......read more

Via My Modern Met: In an ironic play of source material and subject, Paris-based artist, Eva Jospin, creates enchanting forests from cardboard by cutting and guling cardboard to craft dense, multi-layered, highly detailed forests with stunning depth of field.  The cardboard’s corrugated edges form a convincing texture for the bark of the trees, and the paper’s natural color......read more

'52 Lonely Whale' Kickstarter Started

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SHFT Co-founder Adrian Grenier is on a quest

"Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response." Ten years ago, a very unique, very lonely whale was recognized by the New York Times. Today, we are on a quest to find him.  52: THE SEARCH FOR THE LONELIEST WHALE, the documentary, is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz......read more

Pop Up Inflatable Planetarium in London

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From Loop.pH a silver mylar pneumatically inflated cocoon of the cosmos

We just learned today of this pop up, and can only hope there's a plan to travel this incredible installation. Last November, nestled under London’s A13 highway, was a mysterious glowing orb that invited visitors to crawl inside and look at the cosmos. They call it Osmo and it was designed by the London studio Loop.pH for the city’s annual Light Night Canning Town. The......read more

Just Discovered: 31 Rolls Of Film From WWII

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Shot by unknown (super talented) soldier

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his biggest finds yet: 31 rolls of film shot by an unknown soldier during World War II. Labeled with......read more

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