Links for 2/25/15

Conservation, Education and Research in French Polynesia

Reef Oasis Found in Depths of Murky Iraqi Waters

Googie Architecture in Los Angeles Part 2

Googie Architecture in Los Angeles Part 1

Daily chart

10 Reasons Surfing Improves Humanity

How Las Vegas Went From Classy To Trashy

26 Beatnik Slang Words and Phrases We Should All Start Using

Watch 77 People Surf The Same River Wave In France

Book: ‘Rock & Roll’s Hidden Giant,’ by Charlie Gracie (with John A. Jackson)

How to Build an Amazing Surfboard for $75

Architektur nach der Kolonialzeit: Als die Ufos in Afrika landeten

Fish with two mouths caught in Australia

‘Fifty miles out we could smell the pollution’: sailing amid the ocean litter

Keep our oceans healthy!

The Arctic Ocean

Inside the Garbage of the World HD (Theatrical Version)

The Global Ocean Commission’s final report is now available!

Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

Great British Oceans

Indonesia’s Coral Reefs are under Climate Change Threat

The ocean is filling up with plastic, 8 million metric tons per year

How we ruined the oceans

Links for 2/13/15

12 Amazing Vintage Photographs of New Zealand Landscapes in the 1880s

Kowloon Walled City was the densest—and most interesting?—place on Earth

Solar-charging battery for USB devices with massive 20000mAh

Australia Failing to Protect Great Barrier Reef, Report Says

Fiddling with global warming conspiracy theories while Rome burns

NASA Wallops concerned with potential offshore drilling

NOAA Survey Reveals Scarred Seafloor of Gulf of Maine

Surfrider Réunion

Can Coral Reefs Make a Comeback?…Only With Our Help

Has California’s Fracking Boom Already Gone Bust?

Keynes Era Twitter

The Purple Pit

Yesterday I had the idea to create a twitter account posting links that document life (mostly images) under Keynesian Economics.

I had realized it’s not so much the artist, designer or architect that decides the style of an era, but the conditions, the societies that these creatives are working in.

Some person may be a natural born architect. But what the buildings actually look like is much more dictated by the times than by the individual. The same guy working under Louis XIV would build different things than, say, in the mid-century-modern era – which I call the Keynes-Era.

Style is of course just one aspect of life. But it’s the first thing you realize that is changing between eras. And we see much more than skirt lengths in fashion photos. We see if women wore veils or burkas in the mid-east in 1958.

Photos transport moods, especially in everyday, real life scenes – by professional photographers as well as hobbyists. And the attention which hobbies themselves do get in the media, does also say something about a culture.

A picture says more than a thousand words. Many of these words are about the life, the people, the conditions, few about the creators. The director who understands that, like Jean-Luc Godard, has a greater chance to shape an era than the one with a more individualistic theme, say, Woody Allen.