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  • Al Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize!

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.

    "I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize,” Gore said in a statement. “We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity.”

    Gore won an Academy Award this year for his film An Inconvenient Truth a documentary on global warming, and had been widely expected to win the prize. Climate change campaigner Al Gore and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    "His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the Nobel citation said. "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."

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  • Jacques Cousteau

    Education, Communication Design

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    Jacques Cousteau via Youtube

    Remember when science was exciting and beautiful? Sometimes I wonder if Jacques Cousteau's wonderfully genuine love of science and nature were still around, would the future look a little less...bleak? Old issues of National Geographic are so much more seductive than the new ones...the new ones are just too glossy and pristine-looking. While we're at it, why are textbooks so unprovoking and aesthetically hideous?

    Just thinking...

  • Eco-Vis Challenge

    Environment, Communication Design

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    A new competition that challenges designers to improve the visual representation of eco-statistics. Check out Eyebeam’s sponsorship of the Eco-Vis Challenge - you can submit an eco-icon or a graphic representation of a set of important environmental data.

    Deadlines are November 5th and December 8th.

    The Challenge

    1. Eco Icons

    Create one or many information graphics that could be used to make visible environmental / ecological concerns

    Thematically, these are icons that engage the politics of information and the persuasion of graphics. Examples of icons could include logos for web sites, stickers to place on objects or buildings, drawings/patterns to draw or stencil on to streets and buildings, stickers/tags that could be shopdropped in stores with information about the environmental impact of a product. You can invent a whole range of icons and their uses.

    The Eco Icons Challenge will end on Monday, November 5, 2007.

    1. Eco-Vis

    Create an eco-visualization based on at least one set of ecological impact data

    Your job as an “eco-visualizer” is to reveal hidden ways of thinking and to suggest alternative frameworks to a theme or various themes, and at least one data set. This could take the form of dynamic data visualization, a print graphic, a real-world intervention, or some other inventive form. The key is to create a greater understanding of the theme or data through clear and inventive design.

    The Eco-Vis Challenge will end on Saturday, December 8, 2007.

    Poss...

  • Green Museum Calendar 2008

    Environment, Audio/Visual Design

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    Corte Madera, California- Through a unique collaboration with Amber Lotus Publishers, greenmuseum.org, an online museum of environmental art, is proud to announce its first Calendar: "Environmental Art 2008: Contemporary art in the Natural World". "To our knowledge, this is the first wall calendar to address the global environmental art movement and Amber Lotus is the first major calendar company to print the pages of all its wall calendars with 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper," says Sam Bower, Executive Director of greenmuseum.org. "In terms of the medium and the message, it's a great partnership."

    The artworks featured in the Environmental Art 2008 wall calendar were drawn from the global archives of greenmuseum.org, a not-for-profit online museum of environmental art. The calendar provides a sampling of some of the latest developments in this field to stimulate the imagination and promote the role of art in the creation of a more sustainable world culture. "By calling attention to this work in a popular medium such as a calendar we hope to show more people what's possible and inspire the creation of new work," says Bower. A portion of the Calendar sales will go to support the work of greenmuseum.org.

    Please visit www.greenmuseum.org to learn more about this movement and join us in the global effort to make what's good for our communities and ecosystems even better. The Environmental Art 2008 calendar is available for sale o...

  • My profile

    Education, Communication Design

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    do you ever wonder why I want to write poems?. Well, my mother read me poetry books that made me keen to them. I found that poetry is fun and it’s an inspiration in my life. It makes me feel its way and think that I am in the poem. I wrote a poem to my mother called “When I am Happy” . She loved it a lot so that she started to show her friends and her staff at her office. She still keeps it though now days. From that day on, I continued writing poems and finally started to show them to everyone. Hope all the poems and stories i write i nice.

    Helena

  • ROGER No. 5 calls for entries: Design is invisible

    Community, Communication Design

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    ROGER, the young designmagazine is preparing its next issue. The title is »Hidden and Sought« and deals with the invisibility of design.

    You'll probably know the book of Lucius Burckhardt where he explains his idea of the invisible structures that influence people and are so a kind of design. Also Burckhardt used the term »Design for Conviviality« - design that allows and advances community.

    Our non-profit ROGER (I am one of the people behind it) is looking for projects that work with the invisibilty of design - wether it's surveillance cameras, service designs, nanotechnology design... the possibilities are broad! As the seperation of design into disciplines like graphic, industrial or whatever design, action from all fields is welcome!

  • barbara cappochin foundation award

    Environment, Environmental Design

    zlgdesign is proud to receive the 2007 International Barbara Cappochin Foundation Special Prize Award for their BOH Cameron Highlands Visitor Centre. The building is located in the Highlands Tea Estate of Malaysia.

    The International Biennial “Barbara Cappochin” Prize for Architecture is launched in Paris. The purpose of the Foundation is to remember Barbara, a young student of the Faculty of Architecture I.U.A.V of Venice by promoting high quality architecture. This quality can only be obtained if the three essential figures, the Contractor, the Designer and the Constructor, work together to identify that thin line that connects life and architecture, by focusing on choices, ideas and materials in order to attain high quality results. This is the objective of the Foundation.

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  • The Design of You

    Well-being

    I believe that we are defined by our design. Our design consists of our culture, education, sense of place, family, environment, spirituality, work, leisure and history.

    We could either be the product of our own design intent or someone else's. I prefer being my own designer. So as we look at our design categories, we must look at them as the shaper and not the shapee.

  • PRIME CONCERN

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Prime Concern is dedicated to raising awareness to the Endangerment of Primate Species. The weblog profiles the founding and project development of an awareness campaign and research initiative which intends to gather collective interest from a global audience of scientists, animal behavioural experts, zoologists, researchers and socially conscious designers and creatives.

    Prime Concern is a non-profit initiative, set up to raise awareness, share information and ultimately encourage feedback, participation and collaboration. Prime Concern was founded in September 2007, by MSc and PGD Student Julia Quick, currently studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Belfast’s Queen’s University and Socially Conscious Communications Designer Kate Andrews. The diverse collaboration between scientist and designer gives Prime Concern two platforms of expertise and experience: a body of knowledge focused toward the endangerment of Primate Species, and understanding of how Communication Design can assist in raising the awareness of global, environmental and social issues.

    The endangerment of Primate Animals is an ever increasing problem, and I wholeheartedly support Julia's ambitious intentions for the project. Please do visit the new blog and if you are interested in further details email Julia at julesq82@googlemail.com

    Prime Concern

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  • Say Hello!

    Communication, Fashion Design

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    Hi

    I am interested in working with others that want to contribute into making a difference. Many times, I have created pieces that have been apart of a charitable effort. Not only do I encourage you to visit my site at http://www.shopkittencouture.com. In addition, I love to showcase people's efforts through the blogs I run and also my websites as well. I have a variety of hits on these sites which would be beneficial to you. Please contact me if you have an event that you would like me to contribute to whether it's a fashion show, a run or anything in between.

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