hunter and gatherer 250 watts, great article in the times via @r.otten love thinking about the city’s infrastructure and an urban metabolism..
a topic dear to my heart, by maria popova on brainpicker, link here
great group of articles on treehugger on surpassing the oil use in our lives, we eat it, ride it, wear it, it is indeed everywhere..
the infoladies ride by bike from village to village, bringing with them a netbook & mobile phone, they set up info booths in the village helping people find answers to their questions, from crop problems to health questions to hygiene issues… brilliant! article on boingboing
by slowing down. by cutting their top cruising speed in half and not pandering to the rush, rush, rush of the world’s market. also mentioned in the nytimes article is the ability for planes to do the same, cut could back their speed by 10% to reduce emissions which would only add five or so minutes on a flight from nyc to boston…perhaps all of the world’s rushing will help to highlight the need to slow, just as bush’s time in office helped show the importance of not destroying the environment
industrial designer’s manifesto by Ken Fry: The Experience Imperative on core 77
in a competition sponored by volkswagen, the funtheory.com, a group in odenplan, stockholm turned the subway stairs next to an escalator into working piano keys, in turn 66% more people used the stairs, link on youtube. i like this because it plays with our everyday environment, by adding a fun surprise to the typically robot-like motion of subway time. i wonder what people thought about after they left the stairs.
wishing i’d known about the competition! bottle arcade & bottomless trashcan are great too.
studying the impact of oil on countries around the world, either those that possess it or purchase it, link to peter maass’ site
link to yakkay cycle helmet site, thankyou!!
treehugger post on ways to transport you and your junks on a trusty bike! the best way to travel :]