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Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico

Aerial housing photographs show stark division between rich and poor in Mexico | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
A new advertising campaign is seeking to draw attention to the gap between the wealthy and the poverty-stricken in Mexico by showing how they co-exist in disturbingly close proximity.

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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, June 17, 2014 8:35 AM

And again in Brazil

http://civitasinclusive.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/paraisopolis-brazil-by-tuca-vieira-2004/

Alec Castagno's curator insight, October 3, 2014 1:21 PM

The pictures show the deep divide between rich and poor in Mexico. These settlements are built to the point where luxurious condos share a wall with decaying slum housing. The roads do not connect the areas, showing how these places were constructed separately by to distinctly different communities. While the proximity between sections shows that sights, sounds, and smells most likely carry across the two sections, the rich area looks as if it has no idea what lies directly beyond their walls. The fact that the rich areas are literally walled off from the rest of the surrounding area says a lot about the deep economic divides found around the world today.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 16, 2014 9:02 AM

Right away from looking at this picture, you can tell which side is which. I didn't even have to read the article yet to find out where the wealthier people lived and where the not so wealthy lived. The colors stood out the most to me. In the picture on the left, it is clear that this is the not so wealthy part in Mexico. The color is just filled with dark and gloominess, mostly shown in gray. The houses are also pushed very closely together. On the right side, it appears that this is the richer side of Mexico. Although the houses are closer together like the picture on the left, they are colorful. They have firm built roofs and appear to be built and taken care of much better. Something else that gives you the sense of which community is more rich is the cars. There is a whole line of cars in the right picture while in the left picture we see a few here and there. The right picture also illustrates lawns. We slightly see some grass in the left, but it is clearly not as well taken care of as the lawns in the right picture. This picture was done as an advertisement to draw attention to the gap between the two different communities. The campaign goes by the name "Erase the Differences" and hopes to get people to realize the differences in poverty that are right in front of them.

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Escritura a mano expande más zonas del cerebro que el uso de aparatos electrónicos

Escritura a mano expande más zonas del cerebro que el uso de aparatos electrónicos | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
Un reciente estudio de la Universidad de Indiana de Estados Unidos destaca la importancia de la escritura tradicional: al hacer trazos secuenciales con la mano para formar letras, se activan regiones del cerebro asociadas al pensamiento, al lenguaje y a la memoria.

El análisis revela también que experiencias desarrolladas con preescolares, demuestran que mientras éstos observaron imágenes de letras hechas o dibujadas por sí mismos frente a otras que eran impresas, se activaron zonas asociadas a la lectura y a la escritura sólo al mirar las primeras.
Carlos Fosca's insight:

Completamente de acuerdo!, por eso no le veo ningún futuro a algún dispositivo móvil que no incorpore en él la posibilidad de escritura a mano.

 

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5D Printing?

5D Printing? | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
So we’re all used to printing our objects from a build plate upwards, but what about printing from 5 different axes? This method of Additive Manufacturing is proving to have some pretty useful strengths, including strength in the literal sense.

William Yerazunis, Ph.D., Senior Principal Research Scientist of Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) has been experimenting with this technology to look at making 3D printed parts stronger. The aim for this project was to make printed parts strong in the areas where they need strength.

Conventional 3D printing creates objects in horizontal layers, and these layer create weak points. if there is a force pushing in the opposite direction of the direction these layers have been printed, such as up and through a part, it forces these layers apar
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Interesante desarrollo de la manufactura digital que evoluciona de una impresión sobre tres ejes a una que permite el movimiento del componente a imprimir sobre cinco ejes haciendo que el material depositado tenga un mejor ordenamiento macromolecular sobre sus zonas que serán más solicitadas mecánicamente.

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