How I Reassured Myself I Would Be Okay After My Cancer Diagnosis

In late 2006, I underwent a clean, routine mammogram. Six weeks later, I found a small lump in my left breast. Two weeks and two surgeries after that, on January 23, 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 2-3 breast cancer. It was the lobular type that doesn’t show up on mammograms…


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How I Reassured Myself I Would Be Okay After My Cancer Diagnosis

In late 2006, I underwent a clean, routine mammogram. Six weeks later, I found a small lump in my left breast. Two weeks and two surgeries after that, on January 23, 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 2-3 breast cancer. It was the lobular type that doesn’t show up on mammograms…

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Some fun type and lettering from one of our favorite illustrators and good members, Matt Chase.
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Some fun type and lettering from one of our favorite illustrators and good members, Matt Chase.

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Cities don’t always respond effectively to the needs of their communities. Frequently, those needs get encumbered by red tape. As a result, technology is evolving to create more fluid communication between the people and the polity, and IBM is betting that it won’t be long before you’ll notice it. By 2017, there’s expected to be more than three billion smart phones in the world, opening up cities to people like never before. Check out the video here. 
Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

Cities don’t always respond effectively to the needs of their communities. Frequently, those needs get encumbered by red tape. As a result, technology is evolving to create more fluid communication between the people and the polity, and IBM is betting that it won’t be long before you’ll notice it. By 2017, there’s expected to be more than three billion smart phones in the world, opening up cities to people like never before. Check out the video here. 

Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

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Christopher Clark, “Web Typography for the Lonely: Cluster,” poster, Courtesy the artist. Copyright: Christopher Clark
Graphic Design-Now In Production, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Graphic Design-Now in Production, a major international exhibition that explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced since 2000, including posters, books, magazines, identity and branding, information graphics, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics. The exhibition is organized around eight themes: Posters, Magazines, Books, Information Design, Branding, Typography, Storefront, and Film and Television Titles. Graphic Design-Now in Production is co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York.


Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, institutions, and subcultures; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.
On view until September 29, 2013. More info here: http://camh.org/exhibitions/graphic-design—now-production#.UgG8AKXfb0d


This exhibit was curated by
Ellen Lupton, who spoke at CreativeMornings/Baltimore. Check out her talk. →

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Christopher Clark, “Web Typography for the Lonely: Cluster,” poster, Courtesy the artist. Copyright: Christopher Clark

Graphic Design-Now In Production, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Graphic Design-Now in Production, a major international exhibition that explores some of the most vibrant graphic design work produced since 2000, including posters, books, magazines, identity and branding, information graphics, typography and typefaces, and film and television title graphics. The exhibition is organized around eight themes: Posters, Magazines, Books, Information Design, Branding, Typography, Storefront, and Film and Television Titles. Graphic Design-Now in Production is co-organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York.

Graphic Design explores the worlds of design-driven magazines, newspapers, books, and posters; the expansion of branding programs for corporations, institutions, and subcultures; the entrepreneurial spirit of designer-produced goods; the renaissance in digital typeface design; the storytelling potential of film and television titling sequences; and the transformation of raw data into compelling information narratives.

On view until September 29, 2013. More info here: http://camh.org/exhibitions/graphic-design—now-production#.UgG8AKXfb0d

This exhibit was curated by
Ellen Lupton, who spoke at CreativeMornings/Baltimore. Check out her talk. →
Though you can’t deny the convenience of online shopping, there’s something nice about shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. There’s the face-to-face access to customer service, the tactile experience of merchandise, not to mention, the occasion to get out of your home and encounter other consumers like you. What we really need is the best of both worlds, and IBM researchers are already working on it. IBM Research Lead for Retail predicts that in the next five years, buying local will beat online. Check out the video here.
Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

Though you can’t deny the convenience of online shopping, there’s something nice about shopping at brick-and-mortar shops. There’s the face-to-face access to customer service, the tactile experience of merchandise, not to mention, the occasion to get out of your home and encounter other consumers like you. What we really need is the best of both worlds, and IBM researchers are already working on it. IBM Research Lead for Retail predicts that in the next five years, buying local will beat online. Check out the video here.

Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

It’s seductive. Jagged, vertiginous peaks nestle arced beaches that wash up at the feet of bronzed deities. Electric percussion vibrates the balmy night air, rippling in your cachaça, lime, and sugar cocktail. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized when I first visited Rio de Janeiro. No city landscape is so dramatic, no culture so effervescent…
Read the full article Conscious Traveling: Connecting Tourists to the True Culture of Rio Slums here on good.is
Posted by GOOD community member, Elliot Rosenberg.

It’s seductive. Jagged, vertiginous peaks nestle arced beaches that wash up at the feet of bronzed deities. Electric percussion vibrates the balmy night air, rippling in your cachaça, lime, and sugar cocktail. I couldn’t help but be mesmerized when I first visited Rio de Janeiro. No city landscape is so dramatic, no culture so effervescent…

Read the full article Conscious Traveling: Connecting Tourists to the True Culture of Rio Slums here on good.is

Posted by GOOD community member, Elliot Rosenberg.

‘WarkaWater’ is a 9 m tall structure (30 foot) bamboo framework. Inside the hanging fabric and spanned in tension inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants without the aid of special machinery.
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Posted by GOOD Community member Murtaza Baker.

‘WarkaWater’ is a 9 m tall structure (30 foot) bamboo framework. Inside the hanging fabric and spanned in tension inside capable to collect potable water from the air by condensation. The lightweight structure is designed with parametric computing, but can be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants without the aid of special machinery.

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Posted by GOOD Community member Murtaza Baker.

Your behavior is packed with data that can be utilized to maximize your digital security. IBM researchers are looking at the unique behaviors of individuals to develop the next generation of privacy and protection. They predict that in five years, a “digital guardian” will protect you online. As a result, security will no longer be dependent on vulnerable modes of protection like passwords, but will be automatic and made stronger through us just being us. Check out the video here.
Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

Your behavior is packed with data that can be utilized to maximize your digital security. IBM researchers are looking at the unique behaviors of individuals to develop the next generation of privacy and protection. They predict that in five years, a “digital guardian” will protect you online. As a result, security will no longer be dependent on vulnerable modes of protection like passwords, but will be automatic and made stronger through us just being us. Check out the video here.

Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse.

With national leaders up for election for nearly half of the world’s population this year, 2014 will be a telling time for democracy. Of 50 democratic nations voting, 25 will be voting for a president, including the European Union. For Fiji, this year marks the country’s first democratic elections since its president approved the new constitution last year. But some countries’ political instability will make election seasons volatile. Turkey’s incumbent prime minister faces corruption allegations, with elections coming up in August. And already, Bangladesh’s election season provoked protests against the government, which led up to polling day on January 5. 
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With national leaders up for election for nearly half of the world’s population this year, 2014 will be a telling time for democracy. Of 50 democratic nations voting, 25 will be voting for a president, including the European Union. For Fiji, this year marks the country’s first democratic elections since its president approved the new constitution last year. But some countries’ political instability will make election seasons volatile. Turkey’s incumbent prime minister faces corruption allegations, with elections coming up in August. And already, Bangladesh’s election season provoked protests against the government, which led up to polling day on January 5. 

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Imagine if your doctor could personalize your care. IBM researchers predicts that in five years, doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well. Cancer could then be treated on a DNA level in both the patient and tumor, at a scale and speed never before possible. Check out the video here.
Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse

Imagine if your doctor could personalize your care. IBM researchers predicts that in five years, doctors will routinely use your DNA to keep you well. Cancer could then be treated on a DNA level in both the patient and tumor, at a scale and speed never before possible. Check out the video here.

Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse

It is common knowledge that every person has an optimal way of learning. By analyzing a range of data sets that include curricula, student attendance records, and students’ behavior on e-learning platforms, IBM aims to turn big data into usable information for education systems on all levels. Want to see how syllabus can turn into syllabi? Check out the video here.
Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse

It is common knowledge that every person has an optimal way of learning. By analyzing a range of data sets that include curricula, student attendance records, and students’ behavior on e-learning platforms, IBM aims to turn big data into usable information for education systems on all levels. Want to see how syllabus can turn into syllabi? Check out the video here.

Illustration and animation by Brent Clouse

GOOD Magazine Issue 031: Human PossibilityThe Making of a Magazine, The Re-imagining and Re-building of Cities
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Cover illustration by Ping Zhu

GOOD Magazine Issue 031: Human Possibility
The Making of a Magazine, The Re-imagining and Re-building of Cities

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Cover illustration by Ping Zhu

Celebrating Nelson Mandela: Master of South Africa’s Fate

My first image of Nelson Mandela took the shape of an illegal portrait, spray-painted on a concrete wall surrounding a rugby field in George, South Africa.
The year was 1984, I was eight years old and South Africa was the pariah of the world. State President PW Botha was a year away from delivering the infamous “Rubicon” address, and Nelson Mandela faced another six years as prisoner of the South African government…
It’s quite extraordinary to reflect on that moment now, as the South Africa that I was born in has changed beyond recognition…
…Madiba, as he if affectionately known, has been an absolute inspiration to all South Africans. From the moment of his release, he demonstrated no obvious bitterness and has shown a willingness to forgive that is simply extraordinary. He undoubtedly helped to defuse or avert a civil war and channeled his energies towards reconciliation and building a better future for the country of his birth. South Africa now boasts arguably the most liberal and forward-thinking constitution on the planet. This is largely thanks to Madiba.
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GOOD community member, Bruce Good, wrote in Global Development and Global Citizenship
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Celebrating Nelson Mandela: Master of South Africa’s Fate

My first image of Nelson Mandela took the shape of an illegal portrait, spray-painted on a concrete wall surrounding a rugby field in George, South Africa.

The year was 1984, I was eight years old and South Africa was the pariah of the world. State President PW Botha was a year away from delivering the infamous “Rubicon” address, and Nelson Mandela faced another six years as prisoner of the South African government…

It’s quite extraordinary to reflect on that moment now, as the South Africa that I was born in has changed beyond recognition…

…Madiba, as he if affectionately known, has been an absolute inspiration to all South Africans. From the moment of his release, he demonstrated no obvious bitterness and has shown a willingness to forgive that is simply extraordinary. He undoubtedly helped to defuse or avert a civil war and channeled his energies towards reconciliation and building a better future for the country of his birth. South Africa now boasts arguably the most liberal and forward-thinking constitution on the planet. This is largely thanks to Madiba.

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GOOD community member, Bruce Good, wrote in Global Development and Global Citizenship

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It’s Not Rocket Science: Students Need Clean Drinking Water

Studies have shown more than 40 percent of children and adolescents are drinking at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day.  With increasingly high rates of childhood obesity in the U.S., experts are pointing to sugary beverages as the primary driver. So, it’s no wonder the rocket scientist in the video above feels compelled to invent a portable filtration system to put in children’s lunch bags as a safe alternative to soda.

Health happens in schools through a number of ways and it doesn’t take rocket science to find simple, creative solutions to improve the health of our schools

Together we can start with a simple task like making water more available in schools

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GOOD Community member Jackie Ramirez wrote in Health, Culture and Education