Știm ce faceți weekendul ăsta: într-un fel sau altul sigur apărați democrația. Și dacă asta devine complicat în teatrul absurdului România, există un fel de evadare pe terenul de la Roland Garros, unde Simona Halep joacă sămbătă finala. Avem un documentar despre drumul ei de până acum la acest Grand Slam și o explicație științifică a loviturilor, de la Eurosport.
Și dacă extazul și agonia sunt simple în sport și țin de reguli stricte, cu democrația e mai complicat. Aici regulile se schimbă continuu, se pare, iar învinșii încearcă să țină pasul cu ea. Avem câteva explicații despre arta protestului și de ce funcționează mișcările sociale (ca o dedicație pentru cei care au obosit) și o întoarcere istorică spre Protestul care a schimbat o generație. De aici până la De ce eșuează națiunile nu e decât un click.
Tot în lista pregătită pentru acest weekend, câteva sfaturi de la bătrâni, cum se răspândesc religiile și poluarea cu zgomot.
Simona Halep Documentary - The Road To Roland Garros
Zoom cu Simona Halep
Forehand-ul - exemplificat de Simona Halep pentru Eurosport
The Art of Protest. | De Nichols | TEDxGatewayArch
Community collaboration in the face of injustice. Using art to voice dissent to systemic issues in our communities. The path to creating a piece of protest art destined for the Smithsonian. Through a multi-disciplinary design practice, De Andrea Nichols helps change makers nationwide address social, civic, and racial equity challenges within their communities. De serves as Director & Principal Designer of Civic Creatives, a social design organization that produces interactive events, tools, and services that foster the discovery, ideation, prototyping, and actualization of community-driven civic solutions. As an arts-based activist, Nichols organizes communities to develop creative calls-to-action for social justice issues through her leadership with the Artivists STL collective, Citizen Artists STL, and FoodSpark.
From Protest to Power: Why movements matter and how they work
Can social movements make lasting change without just fading away? A series of thought provoking presentations from young organizers and activists show us how. Hosted by the Ford Foundation and Solidaire, the talk includes talks from Leah Hunt-Hendrix, Taj James, Jackie Mahendra, Thenjiwe McHarris, Carlos Saavadra, and Tamara Shapiro.
All Power to the Imagination: Paris, May 1968: The Student Revolt
This excerpt from Stephen Talbot's PBS documentary "1968: The Year that Shaped a Generation" recalls the May '68 student-led uprisings in Paris. The famous slogan of the protesters was "All Power to the Imagination." The revolt against the antiquated French educational system turned into a general youth rebellion, joined by workers in a number of factories, that rocked Paris and nearly toppled the French government. This excerpt includes commentary from author/activist Barbara Ehrenreich and novelist/diplomat Carlos Fuentes, who took part in the uprising as a young man then living in Paris.
Why nations fail | James Robinson | TEDxAcademy
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Why do some states enjoy wealth, security, health and nutrition while others face poverty, unemployment, lack of health care and safety? James Robinson is a political scientist and economist. Professor Robinson teaches Economics, History and Government at Harvard University. His main research interests lie in the study of the economies of developing countries.
Is an Ice Age Coming? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios
Is winter coming? Find out in this episode of Space Time.
Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds
We asked three centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets. The conversations that followed were remarkable. They talked about the importance of family, people, relationships and love. Their view on life, as an elderly citizen with a lot of experience is truly an inspiration and motivation.
Animated map shows how religion spread around the world
Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race. Through countless conflicts, conquests, missions abroad, and simple word of mouth, these religions spread around the globe and forever molded the huge geographic regions in their paths.
10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet
Think you know the English language? Here are 10 letters folks used to use, but didn't quite stand the test of time.
How audiobooks are recorded
To investigate how audiobooks are made, we sat down with a professional audiobook narrator, Suzy Jackson, to break down her work. And to make the audiobook recording process even more apparent, Vox's Phil Edwards wrote one for her. According to Suzy Jackson, the hardest part of recording an audiobook isn't acting as different characters, it's the long hours. And random esophageal noises.
How noise pollution is ruining your hearing
Our ears are exposed to dangerous levels of noise every single day.
Health organizations warn that continual exposure to noise levels above 70 decibels can potentially damage your ears. And yet we are routinely exposed to noise much louder than that in everyday situations.