Jan. 14th, 2016

birdwatcher: (Mr. Twister)
dnainfo.com -- Flanked by relatives of police shooting victims, leaders of the Coalition for a New Chicago called on protesters to crowd the Chicago Board of Trade and other stock exchanges around 6 a.m. Friday to prevent employees there from entering the buildings.

Фотография по теме: Неандертальцы Обвиняют Уолл Стрит в Эволюционном Преимуществе
birdwatcher: (Ю.М.Фельтен: Спартак)
Nature -- One way to create a particular mood, used for decades in psychology, is to show people a video clip. There are scientifically validated videos for inducing happiness, sadness, anger, empathy and many other emotions. So when she was working on her dissertation at Waterloo in 2014, Colleen Merrifield decided to make a video that would bore most people to tears.

In Merrifield's video, two men stand in a white, windowless room. Silently, they take clothes from a pile between them and hang them on a white rack — a camisole, a shirt, a sweater, a sock. The seconds tick by: 15, 20, 45, 60. The men keep hanging laundry. Eighty seconds. One of the men asks the other for a clothes peg. One hundred seconds. They keep hanging laundry. Two hundred seconds. They keep hanging laundry. Three hundred seconds. They keep hanging laundry. Shown on a loop, the video can last for as long as five and a half minutes.

Звучит как прекрасный фильм, я бы хотел посмотреть. Надеюсь, это фон Триер и Йорген Лес, как в Five Obstructions.
birdwatcher: (belgium fries)
В Чикаго дети, которые ходят в школу по микрорайону, составляют теперь меньшинство (upd. пока только 9-12 классы). Большинство ходит в чартерные или магнитные, или вообще не. Чем хуже микрорайонная школа, тем меньший процент жителей микрорайона в нее ходит. От уровня бедности этот факт не зависит.
Все это, разумеется, прекрасные новости.
А теперь послушайте плохую новость:
"The thing that's become clear is allowing schools to die through starvation or negligence over a long period of time is really one of the most malignant things you can do to a neighborhood school," Eve Ewing, a Chicago native and sociologist at Harvard University who studies racism and inequality, said.
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кстати, по ссылке люди с прозрачными рюкзаками. Это не мода, а иначе в некоторые школы не пустят, небезопасно.