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Designing Media - Alexandra Juhasz


Alexandra Juhasz is a professor of media studies at Pitzer College in California, where she teaches video production, film and video theory. She has given a lot of thought to the social impact of YouTube.
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The Tangible Earth Project - Professor Shinichi Takemura


I first met Shinichi at the Indaba design conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where his presentation captivated everyone in the audience. I immediately asked him if he would like to be interviewed for Designing Media and he enthusiastically accepted.  
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Designing Media - Jorge Just


While studying history and political science, Jorge fell in love with the public radio program This American Life, so he taught himself to edit audio, moved to Chicago, and applied for an internship with the program. Ira Glass gave him the opportunity and helped him learn the art of storytelling.
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Designing Media - Paul Saffo


I put the interview with Paul Saffo at the beginning of the book because he gives such an erudite overview of the changes in media and the challenges faced by the people involved its creation and design.
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Designing Sustainably Is About to Become Easier


  Two significant tools for American designers seeking to make their design process more sustainable have recently been announced. The first tool, which hopefully will have broad and positive implications for manufacturers of outdoor industry goods, is Eco-Index.  
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On Transparency


What does it mean to want everyone to have access to knowledge about everything businesses and government are doing? Is the act of living with transparent things merely a tugging at the will to become invisible, to have less impact on the environment? 
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Mobilizing Resources


The majority of India’s poor still live in rural villages, while the many living in the urban areas have increasing purchasing power.
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Doing more with less


The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced an annual award named in honor of the innovator has been described as a “philosopher of shelter”.
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Light Filters Water


A low cost UV water filter is making an impact in the field. Mexican non-profit Niparaja teamed with AquaStar and the local Technological Institute on the design of the low cost UV Bucket water filter.
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