If you're interested in pictograms I think this book is a must:
a collection of the works of Gerd Arntz: "As a politically engaged graphic artist and designer Gerd Arntz (1900-1988) portrayed the world in wood and linoleum cuts. During the 1920s, he conveyed his vision on social wrongs and the rise of Nazism in Germany in his prints. He did this in such a simple, direct style that anyone - regardless of their education and nationality - was able to understand his images." (from the editor's website)
How a daily routine can kickstart a social movement
"The Uniform Project™ started in 2009 when a young woman realized she was drowning in the doldrums of an advertising career. To counter the uninspired demands of the corporate world, she came up with an unusual creative challenge; to wear the same dress for an entire year – but, and this is where the real challenge came in, she'd have to make it look unique every single day and do so without buying anything new. The challenge was also designed to be an online fundraiser, raising money to send underprivileged kids to school."
"Revolutionize the way people perceive ethical fashion and place social responsibility at the center of consumer culture. Use fashion as a vehicle to make acts of charity more inspired and playful, enabling individuals to rise as role models of style, sustainability and social consciousness."
"The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it's also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today. "
"The Digital Age offers all sorts of opportunities for learners ranging from the formal to the informal, from the Web to the classroom and the studio. Why do educational institutions continue to rely on traditional models of learning? Why have schedules, disciplines and departments remained the same as in the 20th Century? Why has the architecture of schools changed so little? How have learners changed?"
The Flaming Lips released their new single divided into 12 tracks to be played simultaneously, and the 12 tracks are into 12 different videos uploaded on the band's youtube channel www.youtube.com/flaminglipsfree so if you want to play the song you have to form a group of 12 people with a web connected device and play simultaneosly the different tracks that form the song.
The Flaming Lips are not attheirfirst trial in this experimental field, in 1997 they released
"Zaireeka" the album consists of four compact discs and "was designed so that when played simultaneously on four separate audio systems, the four CDs would produce a harmonic or juxtaposed sound. The discs can also be played in different combinations, omitting one, two or three discs".
"We’re bringing together hardware hackers, artists, garage biologists, forward-thinking researchers, and other makers together for an amazingly productive weekend. It's not a conference - it is a hackathon, with an emphasis on producing useful output."