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Dhakai Markets’ View

A photographic video presentation covering 81 markets visual of Dhaka . The live bits events were held as 80+1 tour around the Dhakai markets by Siraj and his team.

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ULAB Hosts 80+1: Dhaka Journey Ender

The Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ) Department of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB, http://www.ulab.edu.bd ) hosted the Bangladesh component of the 80plus1 “A Journey Around the World” on September 7, 2009, between 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the…

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Rifle Square Shopping Mall

Rifle Square is a modern shopping center situated in Dhanmondi next to the BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) cantonement. The name Rifle Square is derived from this proximity to the BDR Camp. This modern shopping center is also located opposite Dhanmondi Lake.…

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Entertainment Market

Jatiyo Shangshad Bhaban is the national Assembly Building of Bangladesh. It is the political centre of the country. Construction of this building started in 1961 and finished in 1982. This building was first used in 15th February 1982. Before this…

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BCS Computer City

BCS Computer City is the biggest computer market in Bangladesh. The mall opened in 1999 with 100000 square feet of space, situated at Agargaon, She-e-Bangla Nagoor district of Dhaka City. There are 322 modern computer and accessories shops located in…

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Jatrabari Street Market

The previous name of Jatrabari was Brammonchiron when the best way of reaching this place was a water vessel. In the past, when there was no TV, cinema and electronic entertainment media, the Jatrapala (local Bangla form of drama) was…

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Panthapath Furniture Market

Apartment, schools, colleges, offices and institutions in Dhaka are increasing to meet the needs of the rapidly the population of Dhaka City. To fulfill the need for house and interior decoration many furniture markets have been built in different parts…

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Kawran Bazaar - the Biggest Wholesales Market in Dhaka

Kawran Bazaar is the biggest and most famous wholesale general market in Dhaka City. All kinds of vegetables, fish, rice and other commodities are supplied to the small markets from here. At the end of eighteenth century Kawran Singh, a…

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Mohammadpur Krishi Market

The Krishi Market is situated in the under developed suburb of Mohammadpur in Dhaka City. The Krishi Market is famous for rice wholesaling. Once the area was considered as a crime zone but now through a government initiative the situation…

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Town Hall Market

Mohammadpur and Lalmatia are closed to the developed area of Dhanmondi but they have some way to go before they rival this major suburb. The area is still largely underdeveloped although most of the local people are middle or lower…

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Dhanmondi-27

Dhanmondi road no 27 expressed the aristocrat, liking and consumerism of Dhanmondi, a very important place and first growing developed by the building developers. Along with series of apartments huge number business and shopping centers has been established which distorted…

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Bashundhara Mega Mall

Bashundhara Mega Mall is the biggest shopping market in South Asia. It is regarded in Dhaka as an ultra modern shopping centre, situated on Panthapath, a major thoroughfare of Dhaka City. This modern shopping mall emerged from a project to…

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Rajdhani Super Market

Rajdhani Super Market is the best-known market for women fashion products of the Dhaka City. Mostly middle and lower middle class woman frequent it as all type products; household commodities and cooking utensils are available in the market.

Covering a huge…

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Hazaribag Bazaar

Hazaribag in old Dhaka is famous for the tannery industry, although the tannery industry is facing a struggle to survive nowadays but until recently it was a good business for foreign currency earnings. The Leather Technology College of Bangladesh is…

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Subhanbag

The area is a part of Dhanmondi close to the Mirpur Road. It is the business area and includes a number of shopping malls and centers but there is only one proper market close to Subhanbag mosque. However, within the…

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Rayer Bazaar

Rayer Bazaar City Corporation Market was built in 1965. It’s a historical and traditional market of Dhaka City. This area is named Rayer Bazaar following the name of the bazaar although the location has another name, Sultan Ganj, which is…

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Shankar Plaza

Nijam’s Shankar Plaza is situated opposite side of the famous Chayanot Cultural Building, beside Satmasjid Road. This seven storied commercial building was built in 2003.

A small shopping market can be found on the first two floor of Nijam’s Shankar Plaza.…

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Rickshaw Tour, Road View

Dhanmondi to Mohammadpur

The Satmasjid Road links Dhanmondi and Mohammadpur directly, from Rifle Square to the Mohammadpur bus stand. The road not only links two areas but also in reality two distinct lifestyles. The inhabitants of Dhanmondi are comparatively rich, well-educated…

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Geneva Camp Bazaar

Bangladesh became independent in 1971 after vicious civil war in which millions of lives were lost. During the Pakistani period, Bangladeshi people were persecuted and exploited in all aspects of life and politics. After the liberation of Bangladesh, a huge…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 8th 2009 (Tue) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Seoul Station})

On September 8th 2009 (Tue) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Seoul Station

Seoul Station is a major railway station in Seoul, South Korea. The station is served by the Gyeongbu Line, its high-speed counterpart and…

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Pictures Starry, Starry Night

Since June 17, 2009, Linz’s Main Square has served as the Base Camp of 80+1 A JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD, a project sponsored jointly by Ars Electronica, voestalpine and Linz09. Ars Electronica 2009—Human Nature—and 80+1 will encounter one another for…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 7th 2009 (Mon) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Sangsang Madang & neighborhood of Hongik Univ.})

On September 7th 2009 (Mon) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Sangsang Madang & neighborhood of Hongik Univ.

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 6th 2009 (Sun) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Sangsang Madang & neighborhood of Hongik Univ.})

On September 6th 2009 (Sun) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Sangsang Madang & neighborhood of Hongik Univ.

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 5th 2009 (Sat) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Sangsang Madang & neighborhood of Hongik Univ.})

On September 5th 2009 (Sat) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Sangsang Madang & neighborhood of Hongik Univ.

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Europe plans to accept more refugees

Although Europe has imposed a much stricter refugee policy in recent months, the European Commission revealed new plans this week to resettle more refugees than ever before.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, in 2010, out of…

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(Deutsch) Party für Augen und Ohren

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 4th 2009 (Fri) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Sangsang Madang + media art exhibition opening})

On September 4th 2009 (Fri) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Sangsang Madang + media art exhibition <Laboratory2> opening

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(Deutsch) Die Zukunft wird wild

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Dubai Metro to open next week

After the emirate expected tons of tourists to flock to its outrageously insane buildings and shopping districts, Dubai undertook construction of an automated metro line. The first leg will open next week, on September 9, 2009.

However, when it opens, it…

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Starry, Starry Night; The Opening Event of the 2009 Ars Electronica Festival

Starry, Starry Night/The Opening Event of the 2009 Ars Electronica Festival
September 3, 2009, beginning at 10 AM on Hauptplatz / beginning at 7 PM on the Maindeck of the Ars Electronica Center

Since June 17, 2009, Linz’s Main Square has served…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 3rd 2009 (Thu) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Myeon-dong})

On September 3rd 2009 (Thu) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Myeon-dong

Myeong-dong or Myong-dong is a dong in Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea and is located between Chungmu-ro, Eulji-ro, and Namdaemun-ro. It covers 0.91 km² with…

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Shishumela

In 1994 the children’s recreational park named Shishumela (Children’s Park) was established opposite the ASHA Tower in Shamoli. This park opens every day at 11:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. Entry fee to the park Tk.20 per head. There…

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Mobile phone service comes to Nauru

It’s hard to believe that even in late 2009, there are still countries, full-fledged independent countries, that do not have mobile phone service.

That list got smaller this week as the Pacific island nation of Nauru finally got access to…

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(Deutsch) EXPEDITION ZUKUNFT rollt durch Deutschland

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 2nd 2009 (Wen) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Deoksugung Palace + Seoul Square})

On September 2nd 2009 (Wed)at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: Deoksugung Palace + Seoul Square

Deoksugung, also known as Gyeongun-gung, Deoksugung Palace, or Deoksu Palace, is a walled compound of palaces that was inhabited by various…

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(Deutsch) Möbel aus Ölpalmen-Abfall?

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30.08.2009: Cosplay Party

Tonight we had a grand gathering with many Cosplayers from all over Austria…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On September 1st 2009 (Tue) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & seoul {New Gwanghwamun Square})

On September 1st 2009 (MOn) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Time: 10:00~14:00
Place: New Gwanghwamun Square

The new Gwanghwamun Square at the heart of Seoul opens today(Aug 1) with a variety of exhibits and monuments showcasing the capital`s…

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Car Market

The number of cars and motorized vehicles is increasing rapidly in Bangladesh despite the lack of infrastructure. Car retailing has become an important sector in marketing. Kuril Bishwa Road, Gulshan, Kakrial and Dhanmondi, these four places are famous for car…

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Shamoli Bazaar

The Shamoli general market is very new and has grown dramatically since it was established three years ago on the east side of Shamoli Club Field. Three years before it was built the local people were dependent on the street…

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Mohakhali Market

Mohakhali is an important and busy area in Dhaka city. Many important offices and institutions are located here. Mohakhali Bus terminal is one of the important terminals of Dhaka city. Every day thousands of people, particularly from greater Mymensingh region,…

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Sukrabad Bazaar

Sukrabad Bazaar is adjacent to the historical Road 32, Dhanmondi where the residence of the founder of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujiba Rahman, is located. Bangabandhu (Father of Nation) was murdered here, together his family members, on 15 August 1975. The house…

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Chandrima Uddan/ Zia Uddan

Chandrima Uddan is situated beside the National Parliament of Bangladesh. The park has always been popular but it became more so after it was decided to bury Ziaur Rahman the late Bangladesh president here. The former BNP government built a…

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Framgate Street Market

Farmgate is a busy focal point in Dhaka City. It has been an important market area since Dhaka began to modernise. Bus, CNGs and rickshaws connect Farmgate to all important places in Dhaka City. It is, in short, a major…

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Indian scientists laud mission after losing contact with lunar satellite

At a news conference in western India, G. Madhavan Nair, the head of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), pronounced the mission of India’s first satellite to be a “success,” even though his agency lost contact with the Chandrayaan-I late last week.…

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(Deutsch) Der Agrar-Rebell

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {N Seoul Tower Observatory})

On August 31st 2009 (Mon) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: N Seoul Tower Observatory
Time: 10:00~14:00

“N Seoul Tower”, a center of Seoul, a symbol of Seoul, and the highest place where you can see all the…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 31th 2009 (Mon) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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28.08.09 Live Bit Presentation: Microbloggingsuit for an industrial worker

Flaviu Moldovan brought us to his microblogging world through his art project; Microbloggingsuit for an industrial worker. The repetitive actions from three workers in Romania were verbalized into live twitters. They were not known, but now are connected to the…

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28.08.09-30.08.09 Second Life Weekend Trip

In the virtual world we visited the key places of 80+1: a journey around the world. The difference between the the reality and second life is sometimes hard to be seen. Beijing, Dubai, Okinawa and many more were in our…

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28.08.2009 Web 2.0 Concert

DJ Bernhard Pusch defined IDENTITY in his unique way. How people talked about, sing about , discuss about identity and Internet was remixed into the beats of the music, which served as the battery for the whole concert. Different identities…

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(Deutsch) Eine andere Welt ist möglich

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26.08.2009 Web love and thriller story reading session

On August 26th we read the two stories created online. The whole session was flavored up by the guitar music that brought everybody into the scenes. We were curious about how the stories we wrote ended…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Dongdaemun Market})

On August 30th (Son) 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Dongdaemun Market
Time: 10:00~14:00

Dongdaemun Market or Tongdaemun is a market and shopping center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest shopping center in South Korea[1]. It opened in July, 1905 and was originally located in Yeji-dong whose name literally means “a neighborhood for learning politeness”, so the market was first called Baeugaejang (market for learning).
Dongdaemun Market is located near Dongdaemun of which it takes its name. In total the market has 26 shopping malls situated over 10 blocks, 30,000 speciality shops, and 50,000 manufacturers [3]. The market sells goods ranging from just about everything but notably silks, clothes, shoes and leather goods, sporting goods, plumbing and electronics, office supplies, fortune tellers, toys and food areas specialising in Korean cuisine.
The market was traditionally a night market and wholesalers once operated from 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Now, the area is open for 18 ½ hours a day from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., with some stores open 24 hours a day, although most stores close on Mondays and holidays.
From: Dongdaemun Market, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dongdaemun_M6arket&oldid=29282128

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 30th 2009 (Sun) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Dongdaemun Market})

On August 29th (Sat) 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Dongdaemun Market
Time: 10:00~14:00

Dongdaemun Market or Tongdaemun is a market and shopping center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest shopping center in South…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 29th 2009 (Sat) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Solar panels prices drop globally

As Chinese production of solar panel equipment has ramped up, the price has precipitously dropped. According to yesterday’s New York Times, panel prices have fallen about 40 percent since last summer, according to analysts at the investment bank Piper Jaffray.

At…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 28th 2009 (Fri) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Total Museum of Contemporary Art + OSSI Launching party })

On August 28th 2009 (Fri) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Total Museum of Contemporary Art + OSSI Launching party
Time: 10:00~14:00

Total Museum:
In April, 1992, on a site nestled alongside the Pukhan Mountain in the Pyungchangdong quarter…

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Russia, Mongolia celebrate 1939 defeat of Japan

Before leaving Mongolia yesterday, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (pictured) and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj memorialized fallen soldiers who defeated the Japanese imperial forces at Khalkhyn Gol in 1939. This was the final battle between Soviet and Mongolian forces and Japan…

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(Deutsch) Die Burgerbewegung

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 27th 2009 (Thu) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Itaewon})

On August 27th 2009 (Wed) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Itaewon

Time: 10:00~14:00

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Construction on Dubailand stalls due to economic crisis

While Dubai has been associated with astonishing growth over the last decade, the economic crisis has hit the city-state hard.

In the last few months alone, most of its prisoners have been incarcerated for bounced checks, its lost the QE2, and…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 26th 2009 (Wen) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:00-10:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Ewha Womans University})

On August 26th 2009 (Thu) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Ewha Womans University
Time: 10:00~14:00

This past April, Dominique Perrault completed the campus center for Ewha University in Seoul, Korea.  The new ‘campus valley’ provides both Ewhaians…

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Ulan Bator forges ahead with Russian investment

Today, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with new Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj to discuss his country’s uranium fields and the possibility of upgrading the country’s rail networks.

Russia, which has had longstanding ties to Mongolia, had been concerned the the election…

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(Deutsch) Highspeed-Fingerübung für Roboter

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 25th 2009 (Tue) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:010:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box (Linz/Taipei/Karachi)

Conversations, Gestures and Laughters with the new friends…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Chunggaecheon})

On August 25th 2009 (Tue) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Chunggaecheon

Time: 10:00~14:00
Cheonggyecheon is a nearly 6 km long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the…

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China takes larger steps to combat climate change

Following a meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chinese officials in Beijing, China is expected to begin its next five-year development plan in 2011 with stricter measures to halt carbon dioxide emissions.

According to a report by Reuters: “I…

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(Deutsch) Damit Strom für alle fließt

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Tokyo (IID)

On August 24th 2009 (Mon) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: IKEJIRI INSTITUTE OF DESIGN (IID)

Time: 09:010:00

The building occupied by the former Ikejiri Junior High School, which closed in March 2004, has been given a new…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Seoul {Chunggaecheon})

On August 24th 2009 (Mon) at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Place: Chunggaecheon

Time: 10:00~14:00
Cheonggyecheon is a nearly 6 km long, modern public recreation space in downtown Seoul, South Korea. The massive urban renewal project is on the…

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(Deutsch) Die Zukunft 6 Wochen lang vordenken

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Starry, Starry Night - 3. September 2009

Ars Electronica 2009—“Human Nature”—and “80+1 A Journey around the World” will encounter one another for the first time on September 3, 2009 at the opening of this year’s 30th anniversary festival in what promises to be a very fortuitous convergence!
Every…

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Internet addiction center opens in a Seattle (USA) suburb

After Internet addiction centers have opened up in South Korea, China, and Japan, now the United States has just opened its first facility in Fall City, Washington, in Pacific Northwest region of the country.

The institution, formally called reSTART Internet Addiction Recovery…

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(Deutsch) Was kostet Glück?

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07.07.2009: Qigong in Linz09 Kinderpunkt

OnJuly 7th we practiced the ways to breathe properly and discover our potential following the instruction from a Qigong Master. Although it was raining heavily outside, we learned more about ourselves…

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Roman edifice found in Jerusalem

Earlier this week, Israeli authorities announced the discovery of an ancient Roman mansion dating back to the year 300 CE. It was found in the City of David, south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Other artifacts that scientists uncovered were…

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(Deutsch) Leergefischt

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New round of migrants arrive in Malta

While Lampedusa often gets a lot of attention for its having to deal with migrants, its neighbor, Malta, often has to bear a similar brunt as well. Malta, a small EU nation of 400,000 people about 90 kilometers south of Sicily.…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Karachi (Independence Day)

On August 14th we reached near the Arts Council at around 6 to find all the roads blocked as they were expecting the president in the area. So we got off and carried the pinhole box till we reached inside the…

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Shah Ali Majar & Market

Islam expanded in Bangladesh with the mission of mystical the spiritual leaders Pir Murshid and Pir Aulia, who came from Paroshoo (Iran and Iraq regions) in the Middle East particularly from They were enlightened and devoted Sufis.

Although they was Muslims…

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Muktijuddha Market

After independence the first government of Bangladesh gave priority to the objectives of the independence war and tried to create an environment that recognized the millions gave their lives in patriotic sacrifice. Today the Bangladesh government still gives a monthly…

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Banarashi Polli

Banarashi and Jamdani are examples of the world finest Muslin cloth, which are of the proud of Bangladeshi heritage of weaving. Banarashi is an artistic, immaculately hand made sari cloth which is generally used for creating Bengali women’s wedding dresses,…

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Mirpur Street Market

Most streets of Dhaka, except some areas of the new Dhaka, have a street market operating to meet the daily needs of the nearby inhabitants. Although the markets are officially illegal they provide an important service as well as a…

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Mirpur-10

Mirpur-10 is not officially market but an avenue with four roads connecting it to the major suburbs of Dhaka that is densely packed with shops, plaza, hawker stalls and street food vendors. The area is generally known as Mirpur Gulchokkor…

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(Deutsch) Der Heimatplanet

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Blasorchester PingPOng

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Over 1,200 new cars hit Beijing streets every day

According to the Agence France Presse, quoting Chinese state media agency Xinhua this past weekend, more than 1,200 new cars every single day. According to the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau, there were 261,000 new vehicles registered in the first half…

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A journey into the world of chess

Eine Reise in die Schachwelt.

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Pin Hole: live out of hte box (Linz & Taipei {National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall})

On August 16th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂)
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is built in memory of Chiang Kai-Sheck, the first Present of the Republic of China. In 1976, a year after President Chiang passed away, the government began to work on this building. Memorial Hall surrounded by a part, and stands at the east end of the Gate of Great Centrality and Perfect Uprightness. National Theater and National Concert Hall framed on the north and south side. Blue roof and White body hall represent the dominant colors in the ROC flag and emblem of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) adorns the vaulted ceiling. In the Memorial Hall, visitors can see a bronze statue of President Chiang, another important symbolic site in the hall. In recent years, more and more assemblies, various activities, outdoor drama, art, and music performance will be hold in the plaza for enriching cultural images of this historical site.

More information here.

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Pin Hole: live out of hte box (Linz & Taipei {MOCA@ Market, Gleaning activity &Taiwanese Hand Puppet Drama})

MOCA@ Market

MOCA Taipei will hold MOCA@Market on August 8th, and today is also the Father’s Day in Taiwan. MOCA@Market will be included three elements, movie, music, and market. With music performance, MOCA Taipei invites all the people participating the topical market which sells different handicraft made by creative designers and artist. Watching movies at the outdoor square is another new experience for the city Residents; furthermore, this gain a lot of great feedback from the audiences. More information here.

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Rainbows at the former Iron Curtain

Regenbogen entlang des ehemaligen Eisernen Vorhangs

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Before the press-conference

Vor der Pressekonferenz

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Beautiful Voices - das BORG Honauerstraße

Beautiful Voices - das BORG Honauerstraße

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Mr. Hauptplatz

Mr. Hauptplatz

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Kalle Laar, changing the climate the DJ-way

DJ Kalle Laar presented music and visuals creating a climate, the way we like it.

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Different countries, different BBQ

The keyplace of the topic “Climate Change” of 80+1 is Finland. People there eat reindeer. Since one should at least try, we tried! And the guests aof 80+1 liked it!

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Formula E - A Treasure hunt on the frontier of technical knowledge

The vehicle is special, the way the questions are displayed are special: what is it? It is the first Formula E, a treasure hunt on the frontier of technical knowledge!

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Karachi (Independence Day)

Theme for this weekend Independence Day (August 14th, 15th and 16th)

This is a special weekend, the grand finale, its Independence day weekend. Pakistan will be celebrating its 63rd birthday on 14th August and we will be located at a Youth Festival at the Arts Council of Karachi. The festival will feature theatre, poetry, films, art and of course the pinhole!

We hope to talk to people from all walks of life about what message they want to give from Pakistan. So join us on our green and white weekend.

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei (Xiahai City God Temple)

On August 14th (Fri) 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Xiahai City God Temple (霞海城煌廟)
Xiahai Chenghuang Temple has the highest statue density in Taiwan. The host god of this temple is the City God, and his wife, the Chinese Cupid. There are also 600deities. The statue of Chinese cupid is eager to find a good marriage for people. Therefore, this temple attracts thousands of singles for their future marriage or wishes for their love affairs with a smooth going.

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Zukunftsgespräche zum Thema “Aging”

Sonja Bettel from Radio Ö1 invited Austrians legendary TV-Woman Chris Lohner, Szilard Zimanyi, staff manager of the Wels AG and via Skype age-expert Ursula Staudinger to talk about the their views on the topic.

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Verbunden mit der Galery Mintama in Okinawa

On the 8th of August 80+1 was connected to Mintama Gallery in Okinawa. Visitors of the 80+1 Basecamp were invited to meet members from the gallery in Nago/Okinawa and ask them questions on the Global Window. One of the interesting…

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(Deutsch) Diese Taschen sind reiner Müll

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23.07.2009-25.07.2009: Lullaby singing in Linz

On July 22nd people in Linz took part singing lullabies, children songs and melodies from their cultures and childhood with us. Those songs were later on shared internationaly with Buenos Aires, Argentina during the presentation of Live Bit Arrorró. Althoug we speak different languages, songs are without barriers and able to touch people’s heart deeply.

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03.07.2009: Live connection to the Three Gorges Dam, China

Talking face to face with people from Three Gorges region in China.

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27.06.2009: Hot Pot cooking event LIVE with Beijing

Tastes of traditional delicacy in China.
In the Chinese cultural, hot pot is a type of foods that represents a sense of group activity. Family members and friends gather together not only to eat hot pot but also to enjoy the quality time with each other. People would sit around a round table and have a pot of boiling soup in the center. Everybody has the access to each ingredient and is free to cook whatever he/she desires any time and simply dip it into the pot and wait till it’s done. As a result hot pot has already become one of the delicacies people must have in special occasions as well as in ordinary meet ups.

Besides the cities in China, 80+1 also wishes to show Linzers one of the most representative eating cultures of Chinese people. Consequently to cook Chinese hot pot along with Austrian fondue, which shares similarities with the Chinese chafing, for people in Linz can provide them a more complete picture of what China is like.

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27.06.2009: Live Bit presentation Blowing – blow the air from Beijing to Linz

We will see how the smell of Chinese Hot Pot is blown from Beijing to Linz.

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The first Kajimaya in Linz

On Saturday, the 8th of August, the first Kajimaya Party took place in Linz. The weather was great and all guests have been in real good mood. Martin Honzik was the charming moderator and the 97 years old ladies and…

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26.06.2009: LIVE karaoke singing with Beijing

Let’s sing Karaoke tonight in the main square of Linz!

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25.06.2009: Tea ceremony at the Global Window

Discovering the fun in Chinese tea making.

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Blasorchester PingPong Live with Costa Rica!

The voestalpine Blasorchester will perform a Brass Band PingPong live with the National Band of Limon from Costa Rica on the 14th of August, starting 7pm.

80+1 is very proud to  have the National Band of Limon as the partner of…

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World Wildlife Federation announces discovery of 21 new species in Bhutan

Earlier this week, the World Wildlife Federation published a new book, “The Eastern Himalayas: Where the World Collides.”

In it, the conservancy organization touted the discovery of over 350 new species in Bhutan and parts of India and Nepal over the last…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Taipei {Youji Mingcha-Tea House})

On August 13th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Youji Mingcha(有記名茶)
Tea is one of the representative features in Taiwan. Various tea with different the places of production and fragrance are all attractive to Taiwanese people and foreigners. Youji Tea Shop is a great learning center that educates visitors about the classification, production, and history of tea. Illustrated guides and staff members help make the tea shop and excellent place to learn more about tea. Level 2 of the tea shop frequently hosts cultural events relating to tea. A tour in Youji Mingcha will make visitors deeply realize “tea”.

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“The Voice” - Ty Tender, “Don`t say Goodbye, Elvis”

On the 16th of August, 32 years ago, Elvis Presley died. On the 16th of August 2009 “The Voice”- Ty Tender will present “Don`t say good-bye, Elvis”, the tribute-song he created together with Tom H. Miller at the Global Window…

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(Deutsch) Fliegen mit Muskelkraft

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Haji Camp Bazaar

The Bangladesh government established the Haji Camp in1998 to accommodate the large number of Muslim pilgrims traveling between Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia for the Hajj. Haji Camp Bazaar was established just opposite the Haji camp at the same time as…

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Mascot Plaza

Within one decade Uttara has become as busy as the main city, Dhaka. A large number of modern shopping centers and high-rise buildings have been established in the downtown area. Mascot Plaza is one of the better-known modern shopping centers…

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Swamp holds up African Parliament construction

Over five years ago, the Pan-African Parliament — an offshoot of the African Union — was created in Ethiopia. Since then, the parliament has been moved to Midrand, South Africa, a town about halfway between Johannesburg, and that country’s capital, Pretoria.…

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Johnannesburg airport hit by fuel shortage

Apparently due to an interruption in rail service from South Africa’s coast, Johannesburg’s Tambo airport has recently been running short on jet fuel, reports the Agence France Presse.

As Africa’s busiest airport, and a key hub for next year’s World Cup…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei (Red Play House & Ximending)

On August 12th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Red Play House & Ximending (紅樓劇場&西門町)

The Red House Theater is a historic theater in the Ximending area of Taipei. This hundred-year building was built in 1908 as a market originally during Japanese colonial period. It was used as a theater from 1945 onwards. Watching movies in the Red House Theater becomes the most important activities for the students during 1960s. However, running the business around the red house became more and more difficult due to the city development toward to the east area of Taipei. The worst situation happened in 2000, the terrible fire burn the part building of the theater. For Keeping this unique memory and historical site, it needs an extensive renovation. Now Red House Theater turns as a nest for developing and promoting the art and culture to the public. Various art activities, music performance, creative industries all gather here. Furthermore, Ximending area is also become the most popular spot in teenagers. There are a lot of fashion, unique and the newest products and entertainment for youths.

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North Tower

North tower is the most up market shopping mall of Uttara. This is a twelve-storied tower with the first six floors used as shopping mall and the rest used as offices for a variety of companies. This is the biggest…

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Raj laxmi Complex

The modernization of Uttara began about twenty years ago with the establishment of a few modern shopping centers. The Raj Laxmi complex, owned by the famous Bangladeshi film star Nayok Raj Razzique was one of the first modern shopping centers…

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Khilkhet Bazaar

Dhaka city is expanding in all directions due to its ever-increasing population through migration from the country-side. Most people don’t have the ability to buy land in main city but have a desire to live in the capital. As a…

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(Deutsch) Klima-Reise um die Welt

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Taipei {MOGU & Lovely Taiwan Foundation})


On August 11th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

MOGU
Booday produces “just-right” designs on t-shirts, bags and notebooks, and independently publishes the quarterly magazine of the same name. We appreciate the support of our friends and…

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(Deutsch) Wasser für alle

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Gulshan Market

Gulshan is the center of upper class Dhaka city as well being the main expatriate area, housing most of the embassies. Consequently Gulshan Market caters for this clientele with lots of foreign product on sale.

Generally the market sells high quality…

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Maddha Badda Bazaar

Although Badda stands just besides the aristocratic Gulshan area it is not fully developed and remains an old-fashioned Dhaka market where life style, culture and infrastructure are distinctly old. Moreover the bazaar seems to have been by-passed by modern communication…

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Rampura Bazaar

Rampura is famous for housing the BTV (Bangladesh Television), the national broadcasting television’s head office, which is a major landmark in Dhaka. Rampura has become an important business and residential area. Although the roadsides area are decorated with different shops…

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Banani Bazaar

Banani is an elite area of Dhaka city where marketing, life style and shop contents parallel the developed world. This area is based on luxury consumption and is full the head offices of global companies, private universities and school as…

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Austrian, Mongolian partner to unearth buried Buddhist artifacts

Last weekend, Austrian online media producer and amateur archeologist Michael Eisenriegler (above) and his Mongolian colleague, Zundoi Altangerel, uncovered two crates worth of irreplaceable artifacts, including manuscripts, Buddhist statues and clothing.

It was shown live and online last weekend at the Hauptplatz in…

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Pin Hole: live out of the box (Linz & Taipei {NTU:Cosplay})


On August 9th you can meet face to face with..

National Taiwan University: Cosplay Activity

Affecting by the various Japanese and East Asian media, including manga, anime, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies, more and more teenagers…

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Gaelic translations outsourced to India. Sort of.

So back in 2005, the Scottish Parliament passed the Gaelic Language Act, promoting the use of Scottish Gaelic throughout the Highlands. Presumably that means that all kinds of public documents have to be translated from English into Gaelic, including the…

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(Deutsch) 25 Badewannen täglich

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Three Gorges Dam closed in preparation for oncoming flood crest

The Chinese news service Xinhua is reporting that the ship locks at the Three Gorges Dam has been closed since Monday and has no immediate plans to reopen.

The region has been pounded by a massive rainstorm on the upper part of…

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(Deutsch) Grüne Kreditkarte

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Karachi (Diversity)

On Fri Aug 7 we will be streaming in front a street café near the beach. We will be outside the “railroad café” speaking to waiters, customers, street vendors and other passing bys.

Karachi has beautiful beaches. One…

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North African migrants stopped near Lampedusa, returned to Tripoli

Last week, 14 North African migrants were picked up by an Italian boat 30 miles off the coast of Lampedusa and 90 miles off the coast of Malta. Initially the Italian authorities refused to send any officers to the location…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei (MOCA creative market+ Gleaning Activity)

On August 8th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

1.MOCA@Market- Movie, Music, Market

MOCA Taipei will hold MOCA@Market on August 8th, and today is also the Father’s Day in Taiwan. MOCA@Market will be included three elements,…

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(Deutsch) Die Übermorgenstadt

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Tsonjin Boldog boasts huge Genghis Khan statue

The New York Times has a new feature on the new statue of Mongolia’s most well-known historical figure, Genghis Khan. The 13th century emperor and conqueror of much of Asia and the Middle East has become a contemporary icon — Mongolians have…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei (Ningxia Rd. Night Market)


On August 6th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…
Ningxia Rd. Night Market(寧夏路夜市)
Night markets are the most popular tourist spot in the Taiwan life. With theirs’ unique culture and various snacks, visitors and foreign tourist are…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei (Traditional Taiwanese breakfast Store)

On August5th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Traditional Taiwanese breakfast Store (中式早餐店)
The store offers different breakfast options for Taiwanese people. Hot and prepared freshly breakfast is the great choice for people before school day or…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei (Dihua Street)

On August 4th 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Dihua Street (迪化街)
Dihua Street is the most representative and historical street of the Dadaocheng district in Taipei. This street will convey the memorial feel of Taipei city’s…

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Malibag Bazaar

Nawab, Subadar, Amir, Umara, Jaigirdar created many gardens (bagan) in Dhaka city in the Mughal period. They appointed many mali (gardens) to take care of these gardens and to make flower garlands. The mali lived in together in this area,…

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Mouchak Market

Mouchak Market is one of the favorite markets for the middle class women of Dhaka Metropolitan city. This market was established just after Independence for Bangladesh on 1972. At that time it was considered the most modern market in Dhaka.…

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Khilgaon Bazaar

The down town “Khilgaon” area was just like the countryside until the establishment of the biggest flyover bridge in the country, which changed the appearance of the area dramatically. Khilgaon Bazaar is situated just near the Khilgaon Rail crossing, which is always fearfully crowded as many hawkers open their stalls along the railway.

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Metro Shopping Mall

Globalization and modernization, have had an impact on Dhaka city architecture. This can be seen in the design of markets and the market motif, manifested in consumerism as a life style and a culture. Within the past few years many shopping malls have been established and global brand products have become widely available, which in turn has an impact on the quality of local products. The modern markets and the products they sell are the most obvious examples of the influence of the West on contemporary urban Bangladesh.

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Uttor Badda Bazaar

With the change of time and the increasing population more markets are required in Dhaka city. The northern part of Dhaka except the Gulsan and Banani has not yet developed the necessary infrastructure to create a modern market culture and…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Karachi

The theme for this weekend is Inside Outside.

Karachi is a very large city with more than 20 million people. It is often referred to as the “concrete jungle”. There are people living here from all parts of Pakistan, some who…

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(Deutsch) Grüne Welle statt schneller Kreisverkehr

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Embracing in Okinawa

Okinawa is Japan`s southermost island blessed with white sand beaches and blue oceans that hosts the world`s highest ratio of cenetarians. As of 2008, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, there are approxoantely 61 such persons out of 100…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei

On August 2nd 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

Taipei Easy Mall- The Square of Hip Hop Dance

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei

On August 1st 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

MOCA Studio- Old, Yes!
MOCA Studio is another exhibition room for contemporary artworks. MOCA Taipei cooperates with Taipei Mass Rapid Transit Company for promoting contemporary art to the…

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PIN HOLE - live out of the box: Linz & Taipei

On July 31st 2009 at Base Camp you can meet face to face with…

The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (台北當代藝術館MOCA Taipei)
The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is located in a historic Japanese-era building once used as Chenggong Elementary School. After…

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Cisco to build 61,000 square meter facility in Bangalore

The Economic Times is reporting that the American tech giant Cisco is going to be developing a new 61,000 square meter (6.6 lakh square feet) facility in Bangalore.

This new facility makes it the largest development plan by a major IT…

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Die Sektion Schach des SK Voest lädt zum Schachspielen im 80+1 Basecamp

On August 15th, from 10am to 6pm, the Chess Club of SK Voest will present the world of Chess in the framework of Linz09 and 80+1, a Journey around the World, on the main square, inside the Basecamp of 80+1.…

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Videoworkshop for the topic Coexistence

The VSG Produktionsschule organizes  a videoworkshop on the topic of “Coexistence”. Teenagers are welcome to participate in this workshop. They should be more than 14 years old. The participants will spread out with videocameras to take videos of expressions describing…

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Verein Miteinander - enjoy the variety!

On the 3rd and 4th of August, from 2pm to 6pm,  Verein Miteinander invits us to feel variety and experience differences. In front of the Basecamp of 80+1 there is a snake finding its way. Its a snake made out…

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Burj Dubai to open December 2, 2009

The Burj Dubai, soon to be the world’s tallest tower at 818 m, is set to open on December 2, 2009, according to Arabian Buiness.

The magazine’s source was a “senior architect working on the project, who said: “This will be…

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The first Kajimaya in Linz on August 8th 2009, 12:00-14:00

Kajimaya means wind wheel. Children play with wind wheels. In the year of their 97th birthday, people in Okinawa are returning to be a child and this is celebrated intensively in their communities. The costum goes back to a folktale:…

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Chobir Hat, Flower Market and Shishu Park

In the Mughal period the name of Shahbag was Bag-E-Shahenshah. It was hard to pronounce. In the British period the name was changed into Shahbag for easier recall.

This area is famous for many important institutes. Bangabondhu Medical College Hospital, BIRDEM,…

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Mongolian Neo-Nazis rise against China

Time magazine reports on the disturbing rise of nationalistic neo-Nazi groups in Mongolia, many of whom are vehemently anti-Chinese.

Mongolia, which just played host to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, may need to do something about this problem as it wants…

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Many of Dubai’s prisoners incarcerated for bounced checks

While Dubai has been known for a massive boom in recent years, since the global economic crisis, Icarus may just have flown too high on borrowed wings.

In addition to not getting the QE2, a delay on the Burj Dubai, and…

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Eastern Plaza

‘Eastern Plaza’ was established in 1990 on the famous ‘Shunargoan ’ road. This is the first multi stored ultra modern shopping center built in Dhaka city. However, there are now many attractive shopping malls competing with Eastern Plaza for customers,…

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Hatirpul Bazaar

Hatirpul Bazaar is situated on the northern border of Dhanmondi thana. Although this is a small Bazaar it has historical significance. People say that in British period ( until 1947) local landlords used this place as an elephant farm, hence…

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Elephant Road

Elephant Road is situated on the north side of National Science lab. The middle point of Elephant Road is known as Bata Signal because a big Bata show room is the landmark for this part of Dhaka. There are also…

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Bhutan opens first private college

While Bhutan is well-known for its commitment to happiness (and in recent months, an uptick in suicide), hopefully things will turn around with the new private college, the Royal Thimphu College.

According to a recent article in The Hindu, classes began…

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Divorce rates on the rise in Bangalore

The southern metropolis, sometimes referred to as India’s Silicon Valley, is one of the country’s fastest growing cities. Its urbanization continues to rise at a breakneck pace — a controversial metro project in the city has had extensive environmental concerns as…

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(Deutsch) Die Formel E - eine Schnitzljagd mit modernster Technik

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Teacher Student Center (TSC)/Dhaka University

Dhaka University is the biggest and oldest University of Bangladesh. It was established in 1921. This is called ‘Oxford of the East’. It covered a big area of Dhaka city with a number of important institutes. However there are many…

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Israeli Foreign Minister wants 1941 Hitler photo circulated to counter world pressure

Jews and Palestinians in Israel have been at each others’ throats basically since the British showed up and screwed everything up. It’s been an intractable struggle that’s been going on for the better part of a century.

The latest episode…

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China government audit: Xiluodu dam project overbudget

These days, it seems like China is just tackling one massive energy project after another. Of course, there’s the Three Gorges Dam, the South-North Water Diversion Project, and now, also, the Jinsha River dam. This is a $10 billion project that…

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Aziz Super Market

Aziz Super Market of Shahabag is situated nearby the National Museum. It is an apartment cum commercial complex and having 14th floored building. First three floor and under ground uses as commercial place and the upper rest part is apartment…

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Presentation of the Arrorró Live Bit

Presentation of the Arrorró Live Bit: Pflasterspektakel artists give live renditions of lullabies together with singers in Argentina.

See you then!

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EU wants Turkey, Libya to help with illegal immigration

In a recent meeting of EU justice ministers in Stockholm, the European Justice Commissioner, Jacques Barrot (pictured), said that the EU is seeking new negotiations with Turkey and Libya to try to curb illegal immigration into Europe.

The commissioner told…

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Rickshaw Market

Dhaka is the city of Rickshaw. Dhaka can not be imagined without Rickshaw, is the part of Dhaka life. But the recommendations of World Bank, IMF and donor agencies it evicting from the so called VIP road to stop traffic-jam.…

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Nayapolton – Polowel Market, Road Show

Nayapolton is one of the important business area in Dhaka city. There are lots of shopping markets, shops, showrooms, banks, political party office, cinema halls, media centre, community centers hotel and high-rise apartment building.

Polowel market is the most famous market…

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(Deutsch) Tauernroggen, Abgereifter & Sulmtaler Huhn: die Arche des Geschmacks

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(Deutsch) Die Kraft der Utopien

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Baitul Mukarram Gold & Street Market

Baitul Mukarram gold and watch market is the biggest jewelry market of the country. The part of ground floor and first floor of the market is jewelry and watch market. All famous gold importers and ornament makers of the country have show-room in this market. Since Pakistan period this market started and is becoming.

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Stadium Market

Dhaka stadium market refers to the Banga Bondhu National Stadium Market, Maolana Vashani Stadium Market and Swimming Pull Market. These three markets are much closed. Vashani stadium market & Swimming pull market are two stored and Banga Bondhu stadium market is three stored. Stadium market is mainly famous for electronics products.

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Experts Debate Energy Usage of the Lesser Evil: Nuclear vs. Coal

Earlier this month, the American science magazine Seed conducted an online panel discussion on which energy source is the least evil.

In the United States, unlike Europe, there are only 104 nuclear reactors — representing about 20 percent of all domestic energy…

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Reminder: Participate in Online Storytelling!

In the online world, where our identities are mostly unknown, people don’t always have a chance to meet each other in person. However, we can still create something together.

So, let’s write two stories together in English!

Whether it’s a love story…

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UNHCR, Italy in tit-for-tat spat over migrants

According to The Associated Press, the UN High Commission for Refugees said yesterday that Eritrean refugees were “mistreated by the Italian navy when it intercepted them in the Mediterranean,” off the coast of Lampedusa.

Ron Redmond, the UNHCR’s spokesman, said that…

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Baitul Mukarram Prayer Products Market

Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque of Bangladesh. It is situated beside General Post Office of Bangladesh. (GPO). The architecture of Baitul Mukarram is very modern resemble to Mecca. It is an eight stored building. It is a center of…

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Al Razzaque Restaurant

Al Razzaque Restaurant is a famous restaurant in Bangshal, old Dhaka as well as in Dhaka city. It is luxurious hotel and restaurant in old Dhaka. The restaurant is very familiar for the delicious Bangla taste and local traditional foods. Every day lots of people come to eat, particularly the businessmen who come in old Dhaka for their business purposes.

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Kamalapur (Motijheel View 3)

Kamalapur Railway Station is the central railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the largest railway station of the country, however the most important terminal for communication between Dhaka and whole Bangladesh. It is also one of the most modern…

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Dilkusha, Motijheel View-2

Nowab Sir Soiod Solimullah’s brother-in-law Nowab Mr. Azim built a luxurious palace for recreation and gave name Dilkusha. Although everything of that palace has been perished but a beautiful old mosque and shrine of Nowab family’s members still remain. After…

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Motijheel: View 1

Motijheel ( Commercial Area ) is situated at the heart of the Dhaka city. Motijheel thana was established in 1976. The General Post Office of Motijheel is considered the zero point of Dhaka. Motijheel is close to the Kamalapur railway…

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Gulistan Street Market

Gulistan is very familiar and busiest street in Dhaka city. Gulistan means garden of flowers. Although there is no any flower garden but have Gulap Shah’s Shrine ( majar ). From street to multistoried build every place of Gulistan is market. The road always busy with street selling, continuous moving of rickshaw, bus, bike however moving of restless men and women.

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Siddique Bazaar

Siddique Bazaar is famous for whole sale shoe and seeds sale market. There are more than 2000 shoe shops. Ladies, genes, kids all kind of shoe and sandal sale here both with retail and whole sales price. This is one of the biggest shoe and sandal whole sale market of Bangladesh.

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QE2 to move from Dubai to Cape Town?

Yet another one of Dubai’s major developers, Nakheel, is feeling the crunch.

The owner of the famed Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner paid nearly 60 million € in 2007 for the iconic vessel and had been hoping to turn it…

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(Deutsch) Gebrauchsanweisung für den Planeten Erde

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Emaar Properties says Burj Dubai to open later this year

In what is surely the greatest example of Dubai’s ostentatiousness, the Burj Dubai’s (Dubai Tower) developers say that it will be open for business later this year. The tower, at 818 meters high, already is the world’s tallest human-made structure.

This building,…

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(Deutsch) Das Hirn richtig füttern

Wir füllen ja tagtäglich nicht nur unseren Magen, sondern auch unser Gehirn. Und wie wir – gottseidank – mehr und mehr drauf schauen, dass wir und primär gesunde, nachhaltige, ökologisch erzeugte Lebensmittel einverleiben, stellt sich jetzt die Frage: Wie halten…

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(Deutsch) Pflanzen statt reden: Plant for the planet

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(Deutsch) “Bade mit jemandem, den Du liebst”, oder: Einfach die Welt verändern

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Chocolate-scented stamps arrive in France

Last month, the French postal service, known simply as La Poste, released a limited-edition set of stamps that yes, smell like chocolate.

They cost the same price of a normal 0,56€ French stamp, or you can get a sheet of…

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(Deutsch) Der nächste Schritt: Unmögliches wird möglich

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Kaptan Bazaar

Kaptan Bazaar stands beside Gulistan in old Dhaka. This is very old market in Dhaka city. In 1940 this Bazaar was firstly established and named was Thatari Bazaar. In next in Pakistan period many captains of ship from Sadarghat came…

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St. Gotthard Tunnel completes boring process on eastern side

I don’t know about you, but I find tunnel boring actually to be pretty exciting! I mean, you have to dig through massive amounts of rock in one of the best examples of human engineering and construction! What could be…

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Banga Bazaar

Banga Bazaar was established firstly in 1976 into Fulbaria of Dhaka in which present name, “Dhaka Trade Center ”. In 1990 the bazaar has been transferred in front of “Bangladesh Fire Service Office”. Banga bazaar is named by the ancient…

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Live Presentation from Dhaka

The live presentation is by the livebits artist Shahjahan Siraj over skype. He talks with the audience via the MC at Linz Avenue’s screening session. The presenters asked questions on the objective, research finding, present trend and traditions of Dhaka…

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Roy Shahab Bazaar

Roy Shahab Bazaar is mainly famous for vegetable and hardware shops. This is the one market between two whole sale hardware markets of the country. There are about 70 whole sale hardware shops and huge number of vegetable, fish, chicken and general shops in this market. Nat-boltu, chatki, zinari, pipe, haturi and other many iron things are sale here.

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Tati Bazaar (Gold Market)

Tati bazaar is famous for gold and silver market, is one of the biggest gold markets in Bangladesh. Ornament mortgagee, remakingn and jewelry are main commerce of this market. There are 1200 jewelers are available here. Beside this there are almost 3000 ornament making factories. Beside ornament shop there are some grocery, stationary, pharmacy are also seen here.

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Happy Learning: Day 1 and 2

In this situation “NABO JIBON KENDRO” is running a school only for the slum children. They provide good education and food for neutrition. The aim of the school is to bring the slum children in mainsteam peoples participation that they can contribute in the development process. The school was established at 1995 and support from the donors from Austria. The children are happy to learn and get the opportunity to be a good citizen.

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American power company plans 51-megawatt wind farm in Colorado

Fresh off the heels of China’s wind announcement, an American power company has just announced that it will be building a 51-megawatt wind farm in eastern Colorado — east of the famed Rockies.

The plant will be built by Duke…

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Bhutan’s suicide rate jumps

The BBC reports in a surprising drop in the country’s overall level of happiness — because after all, three suicides in the last week alone aren’t exactly a great indicator of things.

The news service adds: “The country’s main newspaper, Kuensel, says…

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Islampur Clothes Market

The biggest cloth market of Bangladesh is Islampur Cloth Market. This market started from British period with few shops. In Pakistan period this market expended step by step. After independence of Bangladesh this cloth market fully established as the biggest cloth market of the country.

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Bangshal Market

Bangshal is famous for bicycle. From here Bicycle supplied all over the countr. Bicycle spare parts shop also available here. Bike shops especially spare parts of bike shops are available here. This is another famous this of Bangshal. Retail and hole sellers of the country collect bicycle, bicycle spare parts, bikes spare parts from Bangshal Market. There are many importers and some famous electronics brand company’s show-room. Beside these stationary, grocery, vegetable, meat, steel shop, building materials shops are available here.

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China working on the ‘Three Gorges Dam’ of wind power

China’s not quite done with its massive energy building. Beyond the famed Three Gorges Dam and the North-South Water Diversion Scheme, the Middle Kingdom apparently is also working on a ginormous wind farm.

According to an account this past week in…

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Water remains key for African development

It’s no secret that we all need water to drink. It’s also no secret that every country needs water to do business at the most fundamental level.

In fact, a recent piece in Reuters says that agricultural and development-oriented investors could…

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Najira Bazaar

Najira bazaar is located nearby Dhaka medical college, Gulistan and Bango Bazaar in old Dhaka. There are restaurant, stationary, groceries, confectionary, vegetable- fish –meat &fruits shops, and other many shops are available beside the road of Najira bazaar.

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March 18 Movement Fights for Bloggers’ Rights

On March 18, 2009, Iran gained the dubious honor of becoming the first nation in the world to have a blogger die while in custody.

That first victim was Omid Reza Mirsayafi, a 29-year-old Iranian blogger and journalist who wrote largely…

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Tom Tom Tour

Tom-Tom (horse cart) is the historical vehicle of Dhaka city. It’s linked with the immerge of Dhaka city. Since Mughol this is popular vehicle but was only limited to the elite class as was the rickshaw. Nowadays it has been generalized. In modern Dhaka with the dominancy of taxi, CNG, auto rickshaw covered the crowded Dhaka city; day by day Tom-Tom has been reducing. But the value of Tom Tom still now high. Present general road of Tom Tom is Gulistan to Sadarghat.

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Thatari Bazaar

Thatari Bazaar is situated in old Dhaka beside Gulistan. This is the oldest market of Dhaka city. This bazaar established about 150 years ago. Once here lived Kashari (maker of metallic pots and pitchers). When they made metallic pots and pitchers it makes high sound (thas thas) and that is why this bazaar named Thatari bazaar. In past this place was residence of Hindu people.

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Greenland to become the Dubai of the North?

So while the world was watching Iran’s chaos this weekend, there was a new state in the process of being born: Greenland.

Yes, that massive ice sheet that takes up an unfathomable part of your world map is well on…

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Sadarghat Market

Sadarghat is stands In the bank of Burigonga River. It is only one report of Dhaka Metropolitan, however the busiest river port of Bangladesh. From here the stemmer and river vehicle runs around the country, particularly linked with Barisal, Vula, Shariatpur, Khulna, Patuakhali etc Southern coastal districts of Bangladesh.

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Babu Bazaar and Naya Bazaar

Babu bazaar is the most famous whole sales rice market of Dhaka city. The new extension of Babu Bazar known as ‘Naya Bazaar’ ( new bazaar). It is situated in the old Dhaka in the bank of the Burigonga River. This is the main rice source market of Dhaka city. There is no retail selling shop; only wholesales buyers can buy rice. There are more than 300 rice shops.

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Lampedusa migration holding site now empty

Since earlier this month, the migration holding site at Lampedusa has been entirely emptied. Yes, astonishingly, the same location that once held 1,800 migrants has been entirely devoid of anyone being held at the center.

According to an account earlier this month…

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Bangla Bazaar

The name “Bangla Bazaar” itself having the name of Bangla Language name and spirit. Bangla bazaar is one of the most famous book market of Dhaka city. It is situated in old zone. Maximum books of Bangladesh has been published from Bangla bazaar.

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South Africa’s MTN says it will not lose revenue in Iran

Since late 2006, Johannesburg-based mobile provider, MTN, has owned and operated 49 percent of MTN Irancell, one of the major mobile operators in Iran.

However, with recent turmoil in Iran, including limits and blockage of mobile service by the Iranian…

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President Elbegdorj could open Mongolia’s mines

New Mongolian president Tsakhia Elbegdorj was elected last month largely to help improve Mongolia’s economic problems.

One way that he might go about doing that, a recent UPI report suggests, is by opening up the countries vast mining reserves.

Mongolia has many…

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Shankhari Bazaar

Shankhari Bazaar, the name itself is inheriting glory of shankha art. Once the Shankhari Bazar was famous as the place of art. The traditional Shankha industry is now struggling for survival. Fighting with Indian products, excessive prices of raw materials;…

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Laxmi Bazaar

Laxmi Bazaar cover the area of Bahadur Sha Park. It is famous for rickshaw art, repairing, street market and gathering of rickshaw puller of old Dhaka. In the street restaurant the rickshaw puller takes food with low priced food however…

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Chak Bazaar

Chak bazaar is one of a famous market of old Dhaka. As a whole sales market people knows it’s by name. It was established on 1947 under the private ownership. All owners of shops make Bazer shomitee in together. Total…

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Nilkhat Book Market

The name Nilkhat comes from the “Nil” cultivation of English colonial period. Here may once was cultivated Nil and named of the place Nilkhat ( Nil + Field ).

However in the modern Dhaka Nilkhat is famous as booking and printing…

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New Orleans is attracting new entrepreneurs

According to the local newspaper the Times-Picayune, New Orleans is attracting young entrepreneurs who are eager to help the city get back on its feet. In fact, the article notes that the American business magazine Forbes listed NOLA as eighth (of ten)…

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Gaosia and Chadni Chak

Gaosia is one of the famous & oldest private markets of Dhaka city. This market is especially for woman. All kind of ladies’ fashion and dressing products are available here. Late Aber Hasan established it in 1979. It has five…

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New Market, Dhaka, Bangladesh

New market is one of the famous & old markets in Dhaka city. It was established in 1958 by Dhaka City Corporation. It has two stored building with in triangular shaped. There are about 480 stores in this market. In the center of new market has a beautiful mosque. Home & family products, shari, cloths, shoes, books, stationary, jewelers, fast food, electronic products, kitchen products are available here.

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Israeli newspaper uses poets, novelists to cover news

Journalists are notorious for seeing the world through concise, tight, punchy language. This is part of a centuries-old tradition of how people can process information more quickly. However, one of the problems with this tradition — however well-intentioned — is…

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Small-time bike sharing hits Collingswood, New Jersey (USA)

While bike sharing began in Europe and has recently spread to North America, its largely only exists in big cities like Lyon or Montreal.

However, a Philadelphia suburb, Collingswood, is now well into its first year of a small bike-sharing program…

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Estonian entrepreneurs create ‘Bank of Happiness’

As a way to combat the global economic crisis, a few young Estonians have created the Õnnepank, or “Bank of Happiness,” a new way to get people to help one another out through an online, free bartering system.

The Times…

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California taco trucks a source of deliciousness, tension

Since their humble beginnings in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s, taco trucks have long become a culinary staple of California and increasingly of the entire United States. They offer up cheap food (almost always selling nothing that costs more…

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A railway line, now an elevated park

This week Highline Park opened in New York City’s west side, spanning the section from Gansevort Street to West 20th Street.

The Highline is an elevated railway line built in the 1930’s, abandoned in the 1980’s, and was stated to be demolished. Nature…

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No Impact Man speaks in New York

On Sunday afternoon I attended a volunteer organized event titled “Evolver Town Hall”. Gathering in the St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery in New York City, the event spilled out into the adjoining courtyards with workshops, panel discussions, art and…

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Protests move into new phase 20 years after Tiananmen

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the June 4 culmination of a weeks-long protest in Beijing to commemorate the April 15, 1989 death of Hu Yaobang, a prominent reformer within the Chinese government. On June…

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Interview with Pakistani photographer Ameer Hamza

After poking around the Internet for information about Gadani, I came across a striking set of photos from Karachi-based photographer Ameer Hamza.

I decided to contact Mr. Hamza to learn more about Gadani. Here’s our email interview:

Why did you go to…

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Day 81: Ars Electronica Symposium Examines Cloud Intelligence

This September’s Ars Electronica Symposium will differ a bit from past years. For, in addition to serving as the intellectual anchor to the five-day digital arts festival, the symposium also marks the 81st and final day of 80+1: A Journey Around…

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Dubai to reduce taxes to bring back investment

For the last few years, Dubai has undergone astounding growth. The city-state boasts that it holds the world’s only “seven-star” hotel. However as part of the global economic crisis, Dubai has had to make some tough choices about what to do…

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China planning to raze oldest part of Kashgar

I’ve always had a strange fascination with Xinjiang, the westernmost province of China. It seems an entire world away from the bustle of the east with its megapolises of Beijing and Shanghai, not to mention all the other industrial monstrosities.…

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Mongolia elects Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj as its new president

Earlier this week, voters from all over Mongolia turned out to elected their new president. The winner was the US-educated Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, who is poised to become the country’s first president who has never been a member of the Mongolian People’s…

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North Korea as Revealed by Google Earth, Citizen Activists

For many years, citizen activists have been pooling information about North Korea in order to reveal the locations of hidden prisons and other sites of interest in the humanitarian effort to effect greater transparency on the isolated regime.

However, according to…

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Facebook Creates Online Civil Society Clashes in Iran

There’s been lots of online activity in the run-up to the Iranian presidential election, which is coming up on June 12.

There’s a four-way election currently going on between the two main conservative candidates, including incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mohsen Rezaei,…

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Arrorró: The Global Flow of Lullabies

Arrorró is one of 20 “Live Bits” art projects that will exhibit on Linz’s main square this summer as part of 80+1: A Journey Around the World. Gabriela Golder, an art professor at Argentina’s Maimónides University and Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, describes…

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Gross National Happiness moves from idea to theory

In a recent trip to Thimphu, New York Times reporter Seth Mydans spent some time with Kinley Dorji, Bhutan’s secretary of information and communications.

Bhutan, of course, is known around the world for its king’s suggestion in the 1970s to pursue “gross…

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International Space Station astronauts embrace urine recycled as water

Yesterday, astronauts aboard the ISS took, what The Associated Press called: “one small sip for man and a giant gulp of recycled urine for mankind.”

Yep, scientists have now perfected recycling drinking water from human urine. Until now, Russian scientists get their…

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Dhaka Police Deploy ‘Burka Squad’ to Nab Pickpockets

Leave it to the (presumably male) Dhaka police force to come up with a novel way to counter the rise of theft in their city: cross-dress.

According to a report from the Agence France Presse, Dhaka police officers have recently been…

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The Guardian (UK) Visits the South-North Water Diversion Scheme in China

For years, China has been undertaking a little-reported engineering project, the South-North Water Diversion Scheme.

The idea is to bring massive amounts of water from the water-rich south to Beijing and other parts of the drought-ridden north.

This half-century old project…

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Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Hotel Not Discounting Rooms

Despite all the economic doom and gloom everywhere, Dubai’s “seven-star” hotel, the Burj Al Arab, will not be discounting its room prices, said the CEO of the parent company, Jumeirah, Gerald Lawless.

In an interview with the Agence France Presse Saturday, Lawless…

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New Ship Recycling Treaty Signed in Hong Kong

After a week-long conference in Hong Kong, this week saw the signing of a new, extensive international treaty on ship recycling.

After five years of negotiations by 64 countries, the new regulations, known as the International Convention for the Safe and…

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Local Economies and the Church of Life After Shopping

The New York-based activist, Reverend Billy is an Elvis-inspired, white-suit-clad iconoclast and self-ordained minister of his own Church, the Church of Life After Shopping. As reverend, he preaches the evils of consumerism.

But with a 40 member choir and a feature…

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Italy Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration

Yesterday, Italy’s lower parliamentary chamber, the Camera dei Deputati passed a bill that made it a crime to enter or stay in Italy illegally. (Isn’t the entire definition of illegal immigration that it’s, erm, illegal?)

In any case, Premier Silvio Berlusconi and…

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Direct Action and the Legacy of the Bhopal Disaster

Activist organizations Students for Bhopal and Bhopal Survivors were in Brooklyn yesterday at the Change You Want to See gallery to speak about their cause.

The groups showed excerpts of the new film by the Yes Men in which the activists pulled a hoax on…

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Growth of Open-Source City Government

In an effort to actively affect urban life citizen activists have been pushing for the development of open source / open data projects in government. As noted in a recent O’Reilly article it follows that “the conversation about the future of…

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US-France Roquefort dispute ends

Telegraph cheese beat writer Henry Samuel brings us the delicious news that the US has finally agreed to drop its 300 percent tariff on the traditional French blue cheese.

For those who hadn’t been following this story as closely as Mr. Samuel, shortly…

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New Scientist: Eight things you didn’t know about the internet

The internet is a tool that we all use every day. It’s arguably one of the greatest inventions of the last half century. But it’s had a profound impact on the way that we interact with each other and with society…

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Reclaiming Urban Public Space in New York

New York City has recently began to more actively shape public spaces in the city, implement bike lanes and explore alternatives for dealing with traffic issues.

Various initiatives are in place for the reclamation of urban street space in an attempt…

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Gadani ship-breaking site booming, dangerous

If you’ve read our page on Gadani, Pakistan, then you’ll know that this town on the outskirts of Karachi is one of the world’s foremost sites for ship-breaking — that is, dismantling it for scrap when it outlives its usefulness.…

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More bandwidth coming to Africa

There’s been much discussion lately about how Africa’s bandwidth is too little, and too expensive. I’d argue, in fact, that this bandwidth problem, coupled with insane bureaucracy and corruption have kept prices in Africa largely artificially high.

OLPC News makes the…

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Bhutan’s Burgeoning Fourth Estate

Bhutan’s isolation from the rest of the world and its focus on “Gross National Happiness” rather than Gross National Product have always appealed to Westerners burned out on hyper-connectivity and accelerated technological change. Until the eve of the new millenium…

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IBM designing supercomputer that can play (and win?) Jeopardy

We all know that computers can beat humans at checkers, chess and they’re working on go. But what about Jeopardy!, the classic American trivia game show?

For a computer, playing a game like chess is relatively easy compared with a game like…

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Qatar’s Farm in Kenya

Sure, Twitter will let you know when your chocolate croissant is ready, but do you know where your food came from? “In response to the global food crisis, wealthy countries  — mostly in the Middle East and North Africa, but also…

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BakerTweet alerts bakery customers to fresh bread

In what just might be the most clever use of Twitter that I’ve ever seen, a London outfit has just come up with a small little hardware device that can combine one of the oldest of traditions — bread-making —…

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Bubisher: Bringing Books to Refugee Camps in Western Sahara

Bubisher is an initiative of Spanish journalist and blogger Gonzalo Moure that brings a mobile library full of books to children based in refugee camps in Western Sahara.

The Sahrawi people have been searching for their independence in Western Sahara since 1973 - first…

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Traffic: The Photo Exhibit

From May 31 to September 20 at the Pasadena Museum of California Art photographer Benny Chan will exhibit his stunning photographs of Los Angeles’ freeways during rush hour.

Benny Chan has worked diligently over the past few years to photograph overhead views of…

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Google starts to make U.S. public data available, searchable, comparable

Yesterday, Google announced that it would be making a certain piece of data from the American Bureau of Labor Statistics available via its search engine — that is, the unemployment rate in America from 1990 to the present.

Previously, if you’d…

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Cornell researchers use geotagged Flickr photos to create maps

Occasionally when I upload a photo to Flickr, I’ll add some geotagging information if I have it readily available. Geotagging, for the uninitiated, is way to to tell Flickr where (down to the intersection) you took a particular photo. Basically,…

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Air France flight from France to Mexico not allowed to fly over US airspace

While Traffic is a theme here at 80+1, we tend to focus on automobile traffic, and lose sight of air traffic. In the air, as on the ground, airplanes have very complex procedures and processes that they must follow. These include…

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Europe’s Immigrants Start Returning Home

Just as we discussed earlier in the week, with Japan sending Peruvians and Brazilians home, so too are many immigrants in Western Europe heading back to their points of origin.

The New York Times reports that many Eastern Europeans who had come…

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Malawian Windmill Maker to Publish Book

Malawian inventor, blogger, and now author William Kamkwamba is set to publish his first book, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind in September of this year.

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Networked Urban Imagination

Unortkataster Köln is a project of Köln 2020 which allows users to document and map what they refer to as “architectural or social deficiencies” around the German city. This could range from potholes to graffiti to sound pollution.

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Cambridge University Releases Photos from Polar Expeditions 1845-1982

Back before no one even knew about massive global climate change, there were many generations of British, European and American explorers that covered the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Starting way back in 1845, with the ill-fated expedition of Sir John Franklin,…

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Japan Pays Its Foreign Labor to Leave

Back in 2003, The New York Times reported that Japan needs more immigrants, as its society was rapidly aging and not producing enough children. The newspaper reported that demographers say that by 2050, the population of Japan will be cut by…

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Making Our Literary and Historical Heritage Available Online

One item that caught my eye in the news today was that UNESCO has just opened the World Digital Library, the first online, international, book depository.

The project, which launched today in Paris, “draws material from more than 30 national libraries and…

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But What About Shrinking Cities?

While global population growth has been continuous since 400 AD, it has been far from consistent in terms of where population expands and where it contracts. Growth rates in Latin America, Asia, and Africa continue to climb, whereas Europe has…

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New Scientist: Where’s the remotest place on Earth?

As the Internet binds more and more people together, it’s also important to remember that there are many more physical, tangible infrastructures that are connecting the global human race on a scale never seen before.

But while new products reach our…

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Ulan Bator Through the Eyes of Its Bloggers

With just over one million residents Ulan Bator is the largest city of the most sparsely populated country in the world, Mongolia. The city was founded in 1639 as a Buddhist monastic center, but turned into an important trading and manufacturing hub…

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