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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 Decemberhttp://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the…

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero

“I only see god through the actions of men. Your savagery today uncover the true color of your belief.”

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015) - IMDb

Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2015) – IMDbhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt3576728/Directed by Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal. With Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain, Thomas Ian Nicholas. A thousand years ago, one boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a land far away from home. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice and make a change. Inspired by true events, this is a story of a real hero who earned his remembrance in time and history.

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A. - The New York Times

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A. – The New York Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/opinion/social-media-dumber-steven-pinker.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&_r=1Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right. It’s actually a worthwhile episode to unpack, because it highlights a disturbing, worsening tendency in social media in which tribal allegiances are replacing shared empirical understandings of the world. Or maybe “subtribal” is the more precise, fitting term to use here. It’s one thing to say that left and right disagree on simple facts about the world — this sort of informational Balkanization has been going on for a while and long predates Twitter. What social media is doing is slicing the salami thinner and thinner, as it were, making it harder even for people who are otherwise in general ideological agreement to agree on basic facts about news events.

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The top 10 architecture and design events of 2017

The top 10 architecture and design events of 2017 | Art and design | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/dec/13/the-top-10-architecture-and-design-events-of-2017?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=256508&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2It was a year that celebrated new dawns. From plywood to postmodernism, from the return of council housing to a Cornish art gallery, our critic picks his highlights

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WordCamp Manila 2017

WordCamp Manila 2017 - Manila WordPress Meetup (Manila) | Meetup

WordCamp Manila 2017 – Manila WordPress Meetup (Manila) | Meetuphttps://www.meetup.com/Manila-WordPress-Meetup/events/243149401/?_cookie-check=wV7NWwLefqeoGiQOTickets are NOW ON SALE and are selling fast! Get your tickets here: https://2017.manila.wordcamp.org/ WordCamp Manila is a community-organised WordPress gathering that brings together bloggers, web developers, designers, artists, small business owners, entrepreneurs, educators and new WP users from the Philippines as well as WP enthusiast all across the Globe.

Date: November 11, 2017
Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Place: iACADEMY Plaza
324 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Brgy. Bel-air, Makati City 1209
Get your tickets here:
https://2017.manila.wordcamp.org/

360 Camera System Lets You Capture It All, Frame It Later

360 Camera System Lets You Capture It All, Frame It Later | Creative Planet Network

360 Camera System Lets You Capture It All, Frame It Later | Creative Planet Networkhttp://www.creativeplanetnetwork.com/news/shoot/360-camera-system-lets-you-capture-it-all-frame-it-later/618322A new multi-angle and live 360 camera system from AZilPix made its debut at NAB. Studio.One was developed by a team of European academics in partnership with national broadcasters and manufacturers.Studio.One uses up to six 12-megapixel cameras with wide angle lenses to capture footage of a live event from multiple angles. The system integrates into a traditional or IP broadcast environment and can be used for remote internet or broadcast live productions such as concerts, sporting events, church services and conferences.

Why La La Land should win the best picture Oscar

by Peter Bradshaw @ theguardian.com

The four seasons of their love affair are played out with such tenderness, extravagance and style. References to YouTube and the ubiquity of the Toyota Prius site it in the 21st century; otherwise this love story could be set in almost any of the last five or six decades. Yet this indeterminacy is cleverly managed and always works in its favour. And perhaps the killer punch is the film’s ending, with its alternative-reality reverie: heart-wrenching, romantic, unbearably sad, yet in such a way that a retrospective glow of something like joy and hopefulness is projected on to the events that led up to it. What a great film La La Land is. Surely the best picture winner.

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel to open Sundance in acutely political year

Politics looks set to overshadow Utah film festival’s 2017 edition, with a march by women film-makers, a documentary on Donald Trump’s presidential victory, and a slew of films on climate change. Then there’s Jack Black’s skit on polka

by Andrew Pulver @ theguardian.com

The first film on the screening schedule for the 2017 edition of the Sundance film festival is Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, a follow-up to his 2006 Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Truth to Power is Gore’s second blast of righteous rhetoric in the cause of climate activism, but the screening has taken on a new urgency as the festival, which starts on 19 January in Park City, Utah will be preoccupied by events 3,000 miles away. The presidential inauguration of Donald Trump takes place in Washington DC on Friday, the festival’s second day, and is likely to cast its shadow over the entire event.