This year, Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the greatest and most popular modern American architect, would’ve turned 150 years old. To help commemorate the milestone, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy–a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving Wright’s buildings–is publishing a new edition of its Wright Sites guidebook. In addition to showcasing dozens of beautiful FLW projects, it’s also a testament to the power of historic preservation. advertisement advertisement “People who look at pictures of architecture are experiencing it in one way, but when you stand inside and confront one of these buildings in person, the value presents itself in a way you can’t put in words,” Hoglund says. Wright Sites has changed since the previous edition published 15 years ago. Some projects are no longer accessible–like the Ennis House, which was sold to a private owner in 2011–and have been removed. Sixteen sites … [Read more...] about There’s A New Must-Read Book For Frank Lloyd Wright Fans
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While the buzz around 5G is often focused on smartphones (and the technology’s promise of lag-free gaming and streaming), the cellular technology stands to hypercharge industries far beyond entertainment. With its high bandwidth, low latency (i.e., the ability to transfer lots of data with minimal delay), and high reliability, 5G is faster and more dependable than 4G, and so robust that it can replace wired connections—bringing everything from factory robots to fleets of autonomous vehicles online. advertisement advertisement Also poised for big change is agriculture. Sensors and artificial intelligence could take some of the guesswork out of nature’s cycles, allowing farmers to remotely monitor weather patterns, livestock wellness, and soil nutrients, while autonomous driving and cloud computing could make equipment more efficient. “Our ability to have machines sending data in both directions is really important,” says Lane Arthur, John … [Read more...] about The next generation of the internet is almost here—and it could even transform our farms
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be taking a leaf out of the recent marketing and promotional campaigns trending on social media.Remember the PadMan challenge? Makers of the Akshay Kumar-starrer film posted a picture of them holding a sanitary pad, and further nominated at least three actors from the Hindi film industry to take up the challenge. The campaign not only helped in promoting the film, but also helped raise awareness and alleviate taboos associated with menstruation.This strategy was actually inspired by the ice bucket challenge, which was a campaign to raise awareness on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig's disease — and encourage donations for research.Close The ice bucket challenge involved dumping a bucket full of water and ice over a person’s head and filming the event to be posted on social media. The person then nominates other people to take up the challenge and donate towards the cause. The ice-bucket … [Read more...] about BJP ups their social media game with #ModiOnceMore and Narendra Modi merchandise
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is on a two-day visit to India and was welcomed by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with an embrace of course.The reason for his visit is the strengthening of bilateral ties in various sectors, including energy and defence. If it’s a run-of-the-mill visit by a foreign dignitary, then what makes it controversial, you ask? Well, like in a David Fincher film, the timing.Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s (popularly known as MBS) visit to India comes within five days of the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, which killed 40 jawans and infuriated the entire nation. After the attack, PM Modi had vowed to hunt down the perpetrators and avenge each drop of the martyrs' blood.Close The responsibility of the attack was claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a banned terrorist organization which reportedly operates from Pakistani soil. JeM chief Masood Azhar, one of the most notorious terrorists in … [Read more...] about Should India really embrace Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit?
Who would have thought that a 25-minute documentary shot in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district, based on the stigmas around menstruation, will make India proud and pin us back on the wall of Academy Award winners?Well, Period. End of Sentence has achieved this feat by winning the Oscar for the Best Documentary in the Short Subject Category at the 91st Academy Awards on February 25.Directed by 25-year-old Iranian-American director Rayka Zehtabchi, the film is a take on the taboos around menstruation that still exist in India’s hinterlands. It portrays the sheer obliviousness of the women about sanitary hygiene during menstruation, leading to their reluctance to use products such as sanitary pads.Close Shot mostly on hand-held cameras and adopting a conversational narrative, the film juxtaposes people’s ignorance of the biological phenomena and the women’s drive to alleviate the stigma, even though hesitantly, when a … [Read more...] about Period. End of Sentence | India-based documentary film on menstruation wins Oscar