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We have abandoned our children to the internet

A year ago I walked into my kitchen to find half a dozen teenagers there, each one engrossed with their own private screen in silence. I realised it had been months since I'd seen a teenager without a computer or smartphone in their hand. I decided there and then to make a film on the subject, the …

The Invention of ISOTYPE: How a Vintage Visual Language Paved the Way for the Infographics Age

In the 1930s, Austrian sociologist, philosopher, and curator <b>Otto Neurath</b> (December 10, 1882–December 22, 1945) and his wife Marie pioneered ISOTYPE — the International System Of TYpographic Picture Education, a new visual language for capturing quantitative information in pictograms, sparking the …

learning to live with my son's autism

So. The child psychologist across the desk has just told you that your three-year-old is "presenting behaviour consistent with that of an individual …

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<i>The Clockmakers /Les horlogers by National Film Board of Canada</i><p>The Clockmakers is a wonderfully surreal and hypnotic look at the innerworkings of a timepiece.

The Thin Red Line

Inside the White House debate over Syria.<p>Just after midnight on April 25th, a Syrian medical technician who calls himself Majid Daraya was sitting at home, in the city of Daraya, five miles from the outskirts of Damascus, when he heard an explosion. He ran outside, and, on the southern horizon, he …

“Sun Ship: The Complete Session”: John Coltrane’s Musical Documentary

The release of alternate takes has special significance in jazz, for obvious reasons. Even though no performance of composed music is precisely repeatable—and loving classical music implies being keenly sensitive to the shuddering sublimity of the moment’s unique inspiration—the variety in …

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The Crumbling Case for Austerity Economics

The gods have a dark sense of humor, it would seem. Just as Mrs. Thatcher, the great hero of conservative economics is being laid to rest, the arguments for the austerity policies that she championed are crumbling before our eyes.<p>Back in 1979, Mrs. Thatcher resurrected the dogma of budget cutting …

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