Friday, February 24, 2012

56 Days... and Ant Farms

Some interesting forward-thinking playgrounds

I love it when people experiment with play and play spaces.  It's such a necessary piece of society.  But is it just me, or do some of these look like those kid-toy plastic ant farms?

I mean... just for the sake of comparison:

"Classic" Ant Farm

"Playground of Tomorrow"

And, moving on - the Event of the Day!

The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge

In his newest book, The Race for What's Left, Hampshire College’s Michael Klare describes a world facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion— from oil to coal and natural gas, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. Klare explains how the frenzy of extreme exploration and acquisition carries grave consequences – of which the Deepwater Horizon disaster is only the beginning. The only way out, he argues, will be to alter our consumption patterns altogether.

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