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Children around the world dressed up as their dream profession – by Sofie Knijff

Journalist, Mali

Journalist, Mali

Marabout, Mali

Marabout, Mali

Hunter, Greenland

Hunter, Greenland

Actress, South Africa

Actress, South Africa

Doctor, Mali

Doctor, Mali

Goal Keeper, South Africa

Goal Keeper, South Africa

Harry Potter, India

Harry Potter, India

Businessman, India

Businessman, India

Policeman, India

Policeman, India

Singer, South Africa

Singer, South Africa

Engineer and Architect, India

Engineer and Architect, India

This series is called “Translations”. It’s made by Belgian-born photographer Sofie Knijff, who has spent the last three years traveling the world making portraits of children and asking them one question: what do you want to be when you grow up? With limitless imagination the children answer, dressing up as their future selves.

Knijff captures her young subjects in countries like South Africa, India, Mali, and Greenland, and notes that the different environments naturally influenced a child’s dream job. Among the places she visited, an interesting comparison fell between Kulusuk, a village in Greenland that is currently in the midst of rapid climate change, and the desert lands of the African country Mali, where she focused on Touareg children. Both are remote areas with their own set of socio-economic hardships and extreme environmental conditions – and in both places, life is truly about surviving. In Greenland, children dressed up as hunters. In Mali, children dressed up as a marabout or a doctor – which is especially interesting considering that Mali has one of the largest infant death rates in the world. Whatever the place or dream, what draws the children together is the hope they all feel for their future.

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When I Grow Up

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“When I Grow Up” follows the imagination of a young boy’s dreams for his future.

Direction, Animation, and Story: Colin Hesterly
Score: Cyrille Marchesseau
Sound Design: Brendan J. Hogan at Pico Sound

 

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It’s not the future

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The Future by Alex Goddard

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“The Future” is created by the London-based filmmaker and animator, Alex Goddard.

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Internet Explorer: Child of the 90s – Generation Y

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If you grew up in the nineties as a kid, you will love this video. It is nostalgic and shows every trend you had as a kid back then. The commercial ends with “Your future was bright, you grew up. So did we”.

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Futuristic highways in the Netherlands glow in the dark

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A futuristic highway that can save energy and improve road safety is set to be installed in the Netherlands by mid-2013. The highway includes: glow-in-the-dark road markings painted with photo-luminescent paint which are charged during the day and light up during the night; temperature-responsive paint which indicates slippery roads when temperatures fall below zero; and interactive lights along the highway that light up as cars approach.

Wind lights that light up using the draft produced by cars and priority induction lanes that can recharge electric cars as they run along them also feature. The luminous road markings and weather indicating roads will debut in the Dutch province of Brabant.

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The best way to predict your future – by Abraham Lincoln

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TED Talk: Johanna Blakley – Social Media and the End of Gender

I love the TED app. I’m not really good at reading books. I’m not fond of the format. But I love watching talks. I learn something. And in a form, that suits me.

Before going on vacation, I went to my TED app, and downloaded a bunch of talks to my device for offline view. Such an awesome feature!

During my vacation, this was one of the talks that I watched.

“Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they’re becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.”

These a a couple of interesting quotes from her talk:
- “When you look online on the way that people aggregate, they don’t aggregate around age, gender and income. They aggregate about the things they love and like. Shared interests and values are a far more powerful aggregator of human beings than demographic categories. I’d much rather know if you like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, than how old you are. That will tell me something more substantial about you.”

- “Entertainment and play have a huge impact on people’s lives. On their political beliefs and their health. If you have any interest in understanding the world, looking at how people amuse themselves is a really good way to start.”

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The Gift

Directed by Carl E. Rinsch, The Gift Belongs to the Philips Parallel Lines Cinema campaning. Placed in Russia, The Gift is a Sci-Fi short with a savage Chase sequence on it.

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Being naked

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Kinect Effect

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See the future possibilities of Kinect that go beyond the expected, into truly amazing things that people around the world are beginning to imagine.

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A Day Made of Glass by Corning

An interesting look in to the future. A Day Made of Glass – according to Corning.

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