People On The Grid Interview with Ana Manzanedo

People On The Grid with Ana Manzanedo

In this “People on the Grid,” we chatted with Ana Manzanedo, Bridge Builder and Barcelona Connecter for Ouishare. She explained to us how Ouishare connects people and accelerates projects for systemic change. We also learned about Ouishare’s missions to build and nurture a collaborative society by connecting people, organizations and ideas around openness, fairness, and trust.  (more…)

How to Reach Snake Island Using 3 Apps

Just off the coast of Brazil, you’ll find Snake Island. A region which is aptly named considering that it’s filled with – you guessed it – snakes. Hundreds of thousands of them. (By some estimates, 4 snakes per square meter).

As such, planning a vacation here may be a bit difficult (considering also that it’s illegal under Brazilian law to go there.) But in any circumstance, if only to quench a curiosity, let’s see if a handful of smartphone apps can take us from central Barcelona to Snake Island.


Where to Get Some Fresh Air in Barcelona

Fresh Air; our parents forced it on us as kids saying it was “good for us”. Turns out our parents were right. It is. A widely cited study from the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that individuals living within 1 kilometre of green space are less likely to experience depression. Other studies have found links between spending time in nature and improved immune system, better sleep and heightened memory function.


Tech Innovations You Should Be Excited About

The 1990’s animated comedy Futurama points out some pretty interesting things about our current world. This not-for-children cartoon was set in the year 3000, including robots, aliens, and the whole deal. Technology… here are some tech innovations you should be excited about.

It also involved floppy discs. Remember? Those really big chunks of plastic that could store a text document or two.


People On The Grid Interview with Jenna Mann

People On The Grid with Jenna Mann

In this People On The Grid, we met with Jenna Mann, who chatted with us about Art Therapy, a therapeutic process that uses art as a tool for a means of expression. She discussed the stigmatization surrounding mental illness, and how making alternative therapies, such as art therapy, more accessible to a broad range of people helps in breaking stigmas world wide.