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I love the idea of HourSchool. It seems strange that we live in these massive cities, with so many people, with such a great array of skills, and we are not taking more advantage of it. HourSchool’s got it right!

Find out what you could be learning next at HourSchool HERE!

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Found over at swissmiss this morning and am in love with this idea. SwissMiss describes the service perfectly so read a quote below. How great would it be if the community can decide where to make improvements that work for them?

“Brand new Lucky Ant is the Kickstarter for your community. Instead of funding short films and art projects, you help support improvements to your favorite neighborhood hot spots. Whether it’s sponsoring an outdoor patio for the cafe around the corner or even helping a local high school build a student-run restaurant, this is your chance to help build the community of your dreams.

Check them out HERE!

Brain Pickings describes Mood Collection as such:
It “isn’t a documentary, nor is it fictional film. Rather, it’s part photographic research project, part cultural anthropology of urban tenderness.
The brainchild of French director Paul Mignot, the project captures rare, vulnerable moments in the lives of four global cities. From dawn in New York to a baptism in Johannesburg to the near-ghost of a Czech metal factory, Mood Collection steals an unexpected glimpse of the raw, private humanity of cities through breathtaking cinematography and thoughtful direction.”

Paul Mignot, creator of the Mood Collection describes it as such:
“This collection was born from the need to get carried away by the coincidences and the follies of life, or simply to see the other with sincerity and honesty, in a moment without promise, without lies, just picking up a message as silent as it is.” ~ Paul Mignot (translated from French)

Read the whole post over at Brain Pickings HERE!

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Sub City Paris – It’s a short film – a visual poem – about that moment when you emerge from the subway and find yourself in a new and sometimes unexpected world.

September 25, 2011 //

Hauntingly beautiful….

“Three years ago in Paris I got out of a “metro” train at La Concorde, and saw suddenly a beautiful face… I could not find any words that seemed to me worthy, or as lovely as that sudden emotion.” – Ezra Pound

This film film by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason is the continuation of a series that explores that moment of uncertainty and magic that happens when you emerge from the depths of the subway system.

See Sub City New York HERE!

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Urbanized: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit

September 22, 2011 //

via urbanizedfilm.com

Looking forward to Urbanized hitting the theaters! New trailer has just been released, check it out HERE!

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DV01 by DAVID QVICK – finally a bike for the contemporary city dweller!

August 13, 2011 //
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America According to Twitter

June 23, 2011 //

What Twitter users are writing down under “location” instead of the actual city name. First seen over at Quipsologies.

Check it out HERE!

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