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June 22 at 7:27am

A Bad Economy Is A Good Opportunity For A More Beautiful World

No Longer Empty is a non-profit organization that turns vacated storefronts into public art exhibitions (that Gothamist tipped me off to).  Good idea!

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June 17 at 7:57am

On Line Video Curating

In Media Res is:

dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship.

Each day, a different scholar will curate a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response.


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June 16 at 8:39am

More Public Art: Freeway Theater For Traffic Jams

Dan McGuire tipped me to Superclogger.  It almost makes me want to get stuck bumper to bumper.  If you want to go drive on the 405 and find them, follow them on Twitter here.

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June 15 at 8:04am

Student Microloans

The LA Times recently ran this story on Vittana

“a nonprofit tapping the microcredit market to fund loans for low-income college students in developing nations — a need that has been largely unmet by traditional banks.

Vittana, named after a Telugu word for “seed,” pools funds from Internet users all over the world and then partners with local microfinance banks in countries such as Nicaragua and Vietnam to provide loans to students when typical banks won’t.

Vittana is started by 27-year-old Southern California native Kushal Chakrabarti.  They are “building a world where everyone can go to college”.

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