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Reading: In Praise of Idleness by Bertrand Russell

This piece from 1932 argues that we should not invest our improvement in productivity into producing more and more goods with the same long work hours but should change work life so people have more free time.
Russell states that this lesson became very clear in WWI, where workers were able to easily enjoy a good living standard and produce a big surplus for the war.
So what has happened since then?

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Travel posts & stuff

Reading: 28 things I wish I knew before I started traveling at The Art of Nonconformity

Some tips on travelling. Also check out my post at Into the Wild!

also: Unconventional Ideas and A brief guide to World Domination on the same blog.


Looking at: Pixar Online Library

Tons of Ressouces on rendering etc.

Reading: Before I die

Interesting Art project with participation from the general public – want this in my city!

Reading: This Place is Not a Place of Honour, about how to create a message to future generations about toxic waste.
It’s kinda similar to the problem with communication with alien civilisations, really.

Reading: How deaf people think

About the developement of speech and it’s importance for thinking

reading: The difference between your eyes and your camera

Reading: How I Screwed Yasser Arafat out of $2mm (and lost $100mm in the process)

Holy sh*t! o.O

In Spanish, It’s Not Your Fault

Ashes and Snow

Interview with Gregory Colbert on Al Jazeera about the exhibition Ashes and Snow.