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Mensenrechtenadvocate Kati Verstrepen: 'Mensenrechten kunnen de wereld redden'

Kati Verstrepen is sinds november van vorig de nieuwe voorzitter van de Liga voor Mensenrechten. De stemlozen een stem geven, dat is haar drijfveer. …

Enquête over diversiteit op de werkvloer: "Veel theorie, (te) weinig praktijk"

Negen op de tien Belgen vinden niet dat er bij de aanwerving voor een job rekening gehouden mag worden met de origine van de sollicitant, maar toch …

Facebook personal data use and privacy settings ruled illegal by German court

Firm to appeal decision by Berlin regional court which upholds complaints that users not given informed consent<p>Facebook’s default privacy settings and use of personal data are against German consumer law, according to a judgement handed down by a Berlin regional court.<p>The court found that Facebook …

Privacy

Land Artist Arranges Stones and Leaves Into Mesmerizing Mandalas and Spirals

Yorkshire-based artist James Brunt employs sticks, stones, and other ephemeral materials to create elaborate ephemeral art. Featuring intricate mandalas, infinite spirals, and one-of-a-kind sculptures, his series of outdoor installations continues contemporary art‘s tradition of creatively using …

Art

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Art

Justice in the factory: how Black Lives Matter breathed new life into unions

As Black Lives Matter and other social justice campaigns focus more on economic inequality, unions see an opportunity<p>After decades of decline unions have found a new champion in efforts to organize workers: the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Unions have suffered as manufacturing has moved south away …

Middle-class

21+ Gravity-Defying Sculptures That Will Make You Look Twice

Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible.<p>Sculptures are a great …

Sculpture

“Incomplete” Sculptures Capture the Playful and Timid Personalities of Children

Norwegian artist Lene Kilda creates figurative sculptures inspired by the emotions and personalities of children. Believing that body language is “their purest form of communication,” Kilda visualizes each childlike pose with cement-sculpted hands and feet, and fragments of textured clothing made …

Landscaping

Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements

Bracelet, which can vibrate to point an employee’s hand in the right direction, would further increase surveillance of work environment<p>Amazon has patented designs for a wristband that can precisely track where warehouse employees are placing their hands and use vibrations to nudge them in a …

Automation

The dark side of Buster Keaton's innovative comedy

<b>What Are You Watching?</b> <i>is a weekly space for</i> The A.V Club<i>’s staff and readers to share their thoughts, observations, and opinions on movies new and</i> …

Charlie Chaplin

Trump asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting for the White House. He was offered a golden toilet instead.

The emailed response from the Guggenheim's chief curator to the White House was polite but firm: the museum could not accommodate a request to "borrow" a painting by Vincent Van Gogh for President Donald and Melania Trump's private living quarters.<p>Instead, wrote the curator, Nancy Spector, another …

Art

A comprehensive guide to corporate online surveillance in everyday life

Cracked Labs' massive report on online surveillance by corporations dissects all the different ways in which our digital lives are tracked, from the …

23 Photos That Are Frustrating To Look At

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Families van Sudanese migranten worden afgeperst met martelvideo's: "EU is medeplichtig aan folteringen"

"De Europese Unie is medeplichtig aan het folteren van Sudanese migranten in Libië." Dat zegt Eva Berghmans, beleidscoördinator van Amnesty …

Prisoners are being left to rot – and the public doesn’t seem to care

Conditions uncovered at Liverpool show a system buckling under budget cuts. We need to ask what we want prisons to do<p>As I drove home recently, my ear suddenly tuned into the car radio and, as I listened to the details of an inspection report, I found myself trying to work out which prison it was …

Prison

Morality algorithm lets machines cooperate and compromise better than humans

Over the past year, it's become pretty clear that machines can now beat us in many straightforward zero-sum games. A new study from an international …

Artificial Intelligence

This chat app only works when your phone battery is low

We spend a lot of time trying to eke out a few more minutes from our smart phones. Apple is offering cheap battery replacements and apologizing for iPhone slowdowns, while Android may update to show you which apps drain your battery the most. It's not too surprising, then, that a developer might …

Bekende merken zoals Adidas en H&M zetten in op een circulair modesysteem

Vorige lente waren de vierenzestig modebedrijven al overeengekomen op de Copenhagen Fashion Summit om meer in te zetten op een snellere transitie …

Ryanair biedt piloten loonsverhoging, maar erkent vakbonden nog niet

De top van de Ierse lagekostenmaatschappij Ryanair heeft vrijdag een loonsverhoging van ongeveer veertien procent voorgesteld voor hun piloten in …

Omoshiroi Blocks: Japanese Memo Pads Reveal Intricate Buildings As The Pages Get Used

We've all had the experience, growing up, of using notepads for something other than their intended purpose: running our thumbs down their stacked-up …

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Agatha Christie Books

Agatha Christie is not just a famous mystery writer, she’s the best selling novelist of all time with a massive fandom that continues long after her …

Books

Un cliente de un Burger King pregunta si hay un médico en la sala y levantan la mano todos los camareros

Una mujer de Coslada asistió aterrada ayer al repentino desmayo de su marido en un local de Burger King y, desesperada, preguntó si había algún …

Hear Glenn Gould Channel Marshall McLuhan and Create an Experimental Radio Documentary Analyzing the Pop Music of Petula Clark (1967)

Glenn Gould, that intellectually intense, aesthetically austere interpreter of Johann Sebastian Bach, had little time for pop music. He had …

Introducing the Librarian Action Figure: The Caped Crusader Who Fights Against Anti-Intellectualism, Ignorance & Censorship Everywhere

We've featured action figures that pay tribute to some cultural icons like Edvard Munch, Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo. But now comes a new action …

Incredibly Lifelike Papercraft Bird Models by Johan Scherft

Dutch artist Johan Scherft creates wonderfully lifelike papercraft models of birds. To make each model, he first makes a paper template on a …

The top US tech stories of 2017: the utopian dream comes to an end

Scandal at Uber, the backlash against Facebook, smartphone addiction: west coast editor Merope Mills shares the Guardian stories that captured the mood<p>The utopian dream of Silicon Valley is no more – 2017 made sure of that. Every month has brought fresh scandal to the titans of the industry, from …

Virtual snowman created by cyclist using app on London streets

<b>A cyclist has "drawn" an 88-mile (141km) virtual snowman across London.</b><p>Anthony Hoyte, from Cheltenham, spent 10 hours cycling the streets of the city, using the exercise and route sharing app Strava to "draw" the giant festive artwork.<p>The cyclist has created several virtual doodles including Fowl …

Powerful Bronze Sculptures Tell the Story of European Migrants in Search of Utopia

Oslo-based Norwegian artist Fredrik Raddum is known for his imaginative figurative sculptures and installation art, which often explore political themes. His previous work mixes tragedy with humor, depicting surreal, dystopian cartoon figures that encourage the viewer to “think beyond the initial …

« La hausse des inégalités n’est pas une fatalité, c’est le résultat de choix politiques »

Les économistes Lucas Chancel et Gabriel Zucman, coauteurs du « Rapport sur les inégalités mondiales 2018 », publié jeudi, ont répondu aux …

États-Unis