The Places We Live is an utterly riveting narrated Flash slideshow of the world's slums. It takes the form of a series of panoramic photos of slums around the world, with voice-over from people who live there (in translation). I'm currently watching the segments on Dharavi, in Mumbai, said by some to be the largest slum in the world. I visited Dharavi with an NGO last September while researching a book and it made quite an impression on me as a place of immense self-reliance and industry, but also bitter poverty. I'm working on a scene set there now, so this could not have come at a more opportune moment for me.
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There’s overwhelming support for clean energy, and the planet is giving us more reasons to invest in renewable power sources with every passing year. Even in the most inhospitable areas, wind and solar can provide a good chunk of our power, if not all of it. So why aren’t we all taking advantage of it? […]
Hey, we love Netflix and Hulu, but let’s face it: The whole setup doesn’t exactly encourage active viewing. For all the binge-watching we’ve done, it’s tough to expand our horizons or learn anything new – except for how many episodes of “The Office” it takes to make us fall asleep. It was only a matter […]