Above is a great series of videos from the YouTube GOOD channel. This one was taped last year, and is quite timely for starting this year’s holiday season.
I love data visualisation blogs. There are so many infographics published every day, and these data scientists critique the transparency and fairness of the data, as well as the presentation of the message. One of the blogs I came across is GOOD, which is a quarterly US general-interest magazine founded in 2006 with a focus on social issues, politics, and sustainable living. Check out their website. It’s chock full of questions and features to stimulate dialogue and collaboration for solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
Billed in its first release as a “free press for the critical idealist”, it was launched in 2006 by Ben Goldhirsh, son of the creator of Inc. Magazine. Departing from the normative industry strategy, Good’s subscription fees go entirely to charity, and their marketing budget go to throwing block parties in large cities rather than to direct mail. While critics charge that this model is not viable– it has yet to break even after two years– the magazine has attracted a lot of attention and press, particularly from NPR, Foreign Policy, Washington Post and NYTimes. It’s also been nominated for several national magazine awards.
I’ll be giving a subscription to some friends this Christmas, before I leave again for Cambodia.