Africa Straight Up

Filmmakers focus on rewriting the story of Africa through technology and education

No longer considered “Africa, the unknown,” the continent is presented to the world through a pair of fresh eyes in Africa Straight Up,” a documentary released in conjunction with the relaunch of Africa.com that seeks to counter the often tragic story of a region which many still fail to understand. Written and produced by the site’s founder and editor Teresa Clarke and narrated by New …

Photography: The Whole Story

The cultural significance of this widespread medium condensed in a fascinating new book

Since its genesis in 1839, photography itself has evolved tremendously as a medium, with the very essence of its output forging culturally significant technological, social and artistic movements. In Prestel‘s new visually compelling tome, “Photography: The Whole Story,” editor Juliet Hackering and her team tackle the daunting task of mapping photography’s extensive scope and its dynamic historical impact. Organized chronologically in easily navigable, color-coded sections, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Skateboarding Afghanistan, a bird's 3D-printed beak, Bill Moggride's legacy and more in our look at the web this week

This Week’s LAB is Sponsored by Dos Equis 1. Bill Moggridge Dies at 69 Celebrated industrial designer and technology pioneer, professor, creator of the interaction design discipline, founding partner of IDEO, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt, author and digital illuminati Bill Moggridge passed away this week. Among his legacies are the invention of the laptop’s now ubiquitous clamshell format; his 1979 design for Grid’s Compass computer …