Today is International Women’s Day 2k17. The theme for this year is #BEBOLDFORCHANGE. So far according to the Official IWD website, the stats show that 14,685 people have signed up – let’s get those numbers way up! The main idea of this global campaign is to “help forge a better working world” that is “a more inclusive, gender equal world.” While browsing on the International Women’s Day website (link found below), I saw some interesting information. According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap will not close completely until 2186. This Is Not Soon Enough. Continue reading “International Women’s Day & Women 4 Tech”
We’ve said it before, and we will say it again. 2017 is the year of technology, or so it seems. Technology is rapidly expanding and is found everywhere, in every sector. Today, we are looking into things happening around the world that have ultimately been a result of technological advancement and innovative mindsets. Continue reading “Technology and Things Happening Around The World”
“I’ve read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only 6 other people – six degrees of separation. How everyone is a new door, opening into other worlds”
The quote above is from the movie Six Degrees of Separation (1993). What is pretty neat is that I can be connected to Leonardo DiCaprio – it’s just a matter of finding those right 6 connections. With technology, those connections are easier to find and create. But, technology has also caused face-to-face interactions to be replaced with face-to-screen interactions. Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation and Virtual Communities”
This week on People On The Grid by Katrina Logie, we chat about a Food Tourism App. We met with the Co-Founder of Bitemojo, Michael Weiss and the Co-Founder of Barcelona Eat Local, Marina Manasyan. In our interview, we talked about both Michael and Marina’s respective companies and then what lead them to collaborate on a project that involves two of my favourite things: food and tourism. Food-urism. Continue reading “People On The Grid with Food Tourism App”
One month into 2017 and we have already seen so much happen in the global social world. In just one month we have been apart of, heard of, supported or rejected laws, actions and human rights. Is 2017 the year of the protest? What is the purpose of marches, rallies, and protests? We want to know how do we try and create change in the world?
The countdown is on. In just one month, thousands of people will be coming to Barcelona to attend the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry – The Mobile World Congress, hosted by GSMA. The event is four days long February 27th to March 2nd. This conference is to help businesses and individuals become familiar with new technology withing the mobile industry.
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching; will you celebrate it in a tiny city or another fantastic place? Some people like to stay in the same place to celebrate New Years every year. But some of us like to travel the world and find some great places to celebrate another year. For those people, I have made the top 5 where you definitely should spend New Years once in your life.
Continue reading “The Top 5 Places in the World to Spend New Year’s”
When it comes to Christmas dinner it isn’t normal for us to have the same kind of dinner like every year. But aren’t we a bit curious about what other cultures eat during the most wonderful time of the year? Here we share some Christmas food traditions from around the world.
In May 2016, a young man placed a pair of glasses on the ground of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Instead of walking by, dozens of people gathered around the irrelevant object to take photos and converse about its meaning.
Though comedic, this experiment shows just how much the definition of art has changed throughout recent years. While art has historically been characterized by its aesthetic qualities, the movement towards postmodernism has put the focus directly on a work’s ideological implications. Art doesn’t need to be beautiful in the traditional sense; it needs to elicit an emotional or mental response.
To get your dose of modern art, here’s our list of the coolest museums to find thought-provoking pieces:
This week, people all around the world will be celebrating one of the most anticipated events of the year–the summer solstice. The sun is at its highest point, resulting in the longest time between sunrise and sunset of all the other days of the year.
In most cultures throughout the world, the summer solstice is much more than just observing the tilt of the Earth in relation to the sun. It is celebrated with many festivals, rituals, and celebrations to recognize this unique day of light. Let’s go on a journey around the world to discover these diverse traditions.