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Month: February, 2012

Aware: A Rollercoaster Ride Through the Wonderful World of Statistics

“Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power they have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstar boffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.”

Aware: Be a Whistleblower for Peace

“Falling Whistles gives a small window into our world’s largest war. Originally just a journal written about boys sent to the frontlines of war armed with only a whistle, readers forwarded it with the same kind of urgency in which it was written and demanded to know – what can we do?

The Falling Whistles campaign launched with a simple response – make their weapon your voice and be a whistleblower for peace in Congo. Read the story and buy the whistle. Proceeds will help restore the lives of war-affected kids. Share their story and speak up for them.

Together, we’ll become the voice of a growing coalition for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo.” – Falling Whistles

Aware: Video: 50 Cent In Somalia With FN

See the video here.

Aware: Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

  • All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats
  • Registration is not required
  • No course credit, degree, or certificate is available

Aware: BBC KNOWLEDGE 60

“The BBC came to Weare17 with a brief full of interesting facts and circles, for a series of brand vignettes for BBC Knowledge.

I was really pleased to be involved from the start right through to final delivery, illustrating and designing motifs and concepts about the earths history and how far we have come as inventors and as the human race in general.”

Aware: Margaret Thatcher – The Iron Lady

“Margaret Thatcher was elected the first woman prime minister of England in1979. She led England out of a recession, led a war in defense of the British Falkland Islands, confronted unions and the influence of the then Soviet Union which earned her the nickname of “Iron Lady”. Her stance on European Union led to her eventual lack of party support and her resignation as prime minister in 1990.

Early Life

Politician, former British prime minister. Born Margaret Roberts on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England. Nicknamed the “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher served as the prime minister of England from 1979 to 1990. The daughter of a local businessman, she was educated at the local grammar school. Her family operated a grocery store and they all lived in an apartment above the store. In her early years, Thatcher was introduced to conservative politics by her father who was a member of the town’s council.

A good student, Thatcher was accepted to Oxford University, where she studied chemistry at Somerville College. One of her instructors was the Dorothy Hodgkin, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Politically active, Thatcher served as president of the Conservative Association at the university. She earned a degree in chemistry in 1947 and went to work as a research chemist in Colchester and later in Dartford.”

Read the Full biography here.

Culture: Leonardo Da Vinci: The Man Who Wanted To Know Everything

Da Vinci was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance. He was hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer,scientist and inventor. Documentary: Part 1/10.

Travel: Apolis Film: Vietnam Expedition Film

 

“INFLUENCERS In-depth Series features Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation, a brand management firm that arranges strategic partnerships between Pop Culture icons (Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, Lebron James, Justin Timberlake, etc.) and Fortune 500 companies.

In this episode, Steve Stoute discusses the concept of cool, how new cultural codes are redefining traditional corporation communication. He also talks about creating successful collaborations between Artists and Brands.

Named one of the Fortune’s 40 under 40 list and inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Achievement (2009), Steve Stoute is one of today’s most influential forces in entertainment marketing.
His client roster includes companies such as Samsung, State Farm, Mc Donald’s, Target, Wrigley’s, HP, P&G and artists such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna (management).”

Style: The Pursuit Of (Cool): COLTRANE CURTIS

“Miles & Duke & Wynton & Mos”

Coltrane Curtis talks about the influence of Jazz musicians on his personal style.