Kyle Witmer

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INFOGRAPHIC: Make Fresh Food Last Longer

Wasted food is more than just wasted money. Every time you toss uneaten produce in the compost, it causes unnecessary environmental damage and wastes …

Infographics

What can architects learn from No Man’s Sky?

Three years after it was initially announced at E3 2013, <i>No Man’s Sky</i> has officially gone gold. Few games in recent memory have created so much buzz. …

How the Police See Us, and How They Train Us to See Them

<b>The first image</b> you see when you play the video is the face of a black woman. She is sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Then the camera turns to a black male in the driver’s seat, leaned over, eyes half-closed, T-shirt slick with blood.<p>The woman, Diamond (Lavish) Reynolds, is narrating the …

The digital media age is all about the past: “The Internet is not an extension of television”

<b>Boris Johnson; Donald Trump (AP/Alastair Grant/Reuters/Carlo Allegri/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Salon talks to media critic Douglas Rushkoff about how memory-based technology gave rise to Brexit and Donald Trump<p>Scott Timberg<p>July 7, 2016 9:58pm (UTC)<p>Over the last few weeks, numerous pundits have tried …

Ground-breaking 'net zero' buildings project launched by WorldGBC

All of the world's buildings will be 'net zero' emissions by 2050, under a bold, pioneering plan unveiled today (28 June) by the World Green Building …

Green Buildings

Neoliberalism gave us Trump: A dying America is raging against the capitalist machine

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Richard Drew)</b><p>The U.S. economy has left millions on the outside looking in. Some have turned to socialism, others to a demagogue<p>Steve Fraser<p>June 3, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Arising from the shadows of the American repressed, Bernie Sanders and …

Political Science

What can we learn from the Greek defeat? The global struggle against austerity reaches the screen

<b>(Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)</b><p>Angela Merkel and the bankers crushed Syriza and drove Portugal into poverty — but the fight is far from over<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>During last summer’s anti-austerity protests in Athens, a Greek TV reporter doing a live stand-up observes the …

'Policing The Police': How The Black Panthers Got Their Start

Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, a group of six black men in Oakland, Calif., came together in an effort to curb police brutality against African-Americans in the city. Because of a quirk in California law, the men were able to carry loaded weapons openly. The Black Panthers, as they became known, …

Black History

Living Apart

<b>Update, July 8, 2015:</b> It’s long been something of a slogan for President Obama and his administration: one’s ZIP code should not determine one’s …

Housing

Personal tales of Chinese urbanism in Africa

China’s influence in Africa is growing rapidly on many levels: politically, economically and even military. This increasing Chinese sway has an urban …

Architizer

Articles about japanese home among trees uses bookshelves and glass walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

An established Japanese architecture firm with a yen for porous, indoor-outdoor living spaces crafts a hilltop perch for a young...<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, …

Articles about most popular homes 2014 green on Dwell.com - Dwell

In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics...<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an …

Articles about students dream grid prefab housing on Dwell.com - Dwell

How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.<p>Airlifted into …

Prefab Homes

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

Copper-covered house by Sanaksenaho Architects accompanies Holl's Sifang Art Museum

This lagoon-side residence featuring a green copper exterior and a warm cherry-wood interior is part of a series of architect-designed houses built …

Boating

Solder a “Draailampje” Mini Flip Light

Turn them upside down, and they’re off. Turn them back up, and they’re on.<p>This cute little self-contained lamp works like a charm — set it right side up to turn the light on, flip it upside down to turn it off again. I call it the draailampje — that’s Dutch for “flip light.”<p>While most jars will …

Arduino

“Have we forgotten how beautiful it is to be on fire for justice?”

No matter the country, our foreign policy seems to make the same mistake over and over. What’s behind this pattern?<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>October 31, 2014 5:43pm (UTC)<p>"Novelists write the secret histories of nations.” I am not sure who made this bull’s eye remark. But I cite it even without attribution …

BeagleBone Audio Looper

A simple three-switch effects looper for the BeagleBone Black built with open source software.<p>Many artists will use looping stations to slowly build up an entire song in real-time as they play, recording one track at a time. There are plenty of great examples of this on YouTube. This project will …

Raspberry Pi

Why Americans love to hate the train — and always have

<i>Earlier this month, I moved cross-country using Amtrak. This is part two of the story I began here.</i><p>After boarding the train in Boston, I found a good …