Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

18 ottobre 2007

Solar powered immigrant shelter provides Internet access
Robert Ransick has completed a 6 month Residency at Eyebeam developing Casa Segura (Safe House). Casa Segura proposes private property owners on the border to create a life-saving beacon in the desert, a platform for engaging with the anonymous individuals crossing their land in search of a better life, and a non-aggressive means of protecting their homes.

Lithuania's Devil Museum
Fortean Times visits the MK Ciurlionis Velniu Muziejus, aka the Devil Museum of Kaunas, Lithuania. The institution celebrates devil imagery in art and culture around the world. Visitors are invited to donate their own pieces to the collection too.

For early humans, a beach party and clam bake
For early humans, one of the first displays of modern behavior was a sort of beach party and clam bake along the coast of South Africa. Artifacts found in a cave on coastal cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean showed that these people 164,000 years ago cooked mussels and other shellfish, used red pigment perhaps as body paint and made small stone blades that could be used at the tip of a spear -- all far earlier than previously thought.

Trees + Community = Tree-nation
If you can’t get enough of your online social networks like Facebook or Linkedin and you’d also like to see more trees on this planet, then it’s time for you to join Tree-nation. The goal of this ecological project is to plant 8 million trees in the Sahara to fight climate change, desertification and poverty. With their project, they support UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign.

ENVIRONMENT: Indigenous People Make Best Forest Custodians
CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Oct 18 (IPS) - The millions of indigenous people living across Asia and the Pacific are finally gaining recognition for the key role the play in forest conservation.

Parents use religion to avoid vaccines
Sabrina Rahim doesn't practice any particular faith,
but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that
because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her
4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations
required to enter preschool.

Media Democracy Day
October 18th is the 7th Annual Media Democracy Day

Welcome to the school run by teens
What happens when teenagers are given a chance to set
up and run their own school - will it be academic
excellence or anarchy all round?