1. Bucket List Uptill Now

    1. New Learning

    • Designing a new subset of the curriculum - (a new subject) which builds and enhances creative thinking, thinking by doing (skill based), becoming change makers, entrepreneurs, proactive and positive influence to their community. 
    • Technological tools for learning - reducing teachers burden or learning in the absence of teachers
    • How might we build curiosity among the children through play? 
    • How can technologically backward schools have good facilities, like microscopes, measuring instruments?
    • Building easy English learning tools - through various digital, analog, interactive, group / individual activities. 

    2. Teachers 

    • Motivating teachers - to gather more knowledge and be more inspirational 
    • Design thinking for Teachers - how to bring about innovation in learning with simplicity
    • Designing tools and methodologies for teachers to recognize children with special needs, especially dyslexia and how to help them cope up?
    • Why are teachers absent? What can motivate them to come to schools? What can government do to increase attendance?

    3. Social Inclusion
    4. Taking a topic like “AIDS” and creating channels/platforms/resources for disseminating knowledge effectively
    5. Dropouts, 90% enrolled but what happens on the way?

     
  2. Artists Spent Two Years Carving Intricate Woodcut of Stunning Landscape
    Jenny Zhang, mymodernmet.com

    After nearly two years of meticulous work, Pittsburgh-based artists Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth—known collectively as Tugboat Printshop—have unveiled Overlook, a stunningly intricate woodcut that will be used to make limited edition color…

    Patience. Passion.

     
  3. Gorgeous Woven Portraits By David Samuel Stern
    Jeffery Saddoris, fadedandblurred.com

    While completing a residency in Vermont in 2011, photographer David Samuel Stern began experimenting with literally weaving two different photographs of the same location taken at different times of day into one analog composite. Unhappy with the…

    Very cool!

     
  4. Mirrored Suitcase Reflects Captivating City Scenes
    katie hosmer, mymodernmet.com

    Photographer Rui Calçada Bastos used a mirrored suitcase as the main focus to develop this engaging series, entitled The Mirror Suitcase Man, where images overlap in complex arrangements. Using light and reflections, Calçada Bastos captured…

    This is so artistic.

     
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  6. Andrew Liszewski, gizmodo.com

    If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we’re going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply stockpiling enough vital supplies isn’t going to cut it, which is what led Julian Melchiorri, a…

    Its ingenious but noble? Nah. Using silk fibers isn’t a sustainable intervention.

     
  7. Jerry House by Onion is built around an indoor playground
    Alyn Griffiths, dezeen.com

    Layers of springy nets stretched across an atrium at the centre of this beach house in Thailand by Bangkok studio Onion create a vertical playground that can be used to travel from the top floor to the bottom (+ slideshow).Onion designed the inter…

    Ohhh just amazing!!!

     
  8. Australian Inventors Create ‘Hydrophobic’ T-SHirt That Repels Water and Dirt
    Sumitra, odditycentral.com

    Threadsmiths, a Melbourne-based clothing and technology company, has created a special t-shirt that could very well revolutionize the garment industry. Their new line of 100 percent cotton t-shirts , called ‘The Cavalier’, are made of a material t…

    Shower in them and wear them to work

     
  9. Alzheimer-Suffering Artist Drew His Self-Portrait for Five Years until He Forgot How to Draw
    Sumitra, odditycentral.com

    When American artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1995, he decided to make the best use of his limited time and memory. He began to use his art to understand himself better – for five years, he drew portraits of himself bef…

    Very interesting!

     

  10. Otus - A Great Online Learning Environment