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Tourism’s Impact on Indigenous Tribes

How does an indigenous culture sustain, extend, and evolve nowadays? Probably, it mainly depends on the preferences of the tourism industry. Here is an example from the Mursi, one of the most famous tribes from Omo Valley in Southern Ethiopia. In recent years the Mursi Tribe has became a major tourist attraction in East Africa, especially for Mursi women, known for placing large plates in their lower lips and wearing enormous, richly decorated earrings.

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Feeding the World with Insects

As the human population rises, the world is running out of resources to feed the animals we raise for food. Should we make a next step in what we serve at the table? What about insects? Would you give them a try?

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Holiday in a Bird’s Nest

Located in Harads, Sweden, the Treehotel shows how modern design can interact beautifully with its natural surroundings. This hotel offers six environmentally friendly unique guestrooms built into the woods and suspended above the ground. One of them is the Bird’s Nest room, designed to mimic a bird’s nest indeed.

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FB Graffiti: Reviving Ancient impulses

Modern technologies can revive ancient impulses. The Chrome plug-in FB Graffity, by programmer Joel Simon, adapts the graffiti mentality to the virtual world, urns photo albums and Facebook posts into a digital cave.
Turning the original metaphor of Facebook – the wall – into a digital cave, the extension lets anyone “vandalize” the pictures shared by other users on the social media. As prehistoric cave paintings, all drawings are public, anonymous and permanent, without undo or erase options.
Modernity has tried to whitewash our tribal spirit, but our inner caveman is irrepressible!

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Drinking Water From the Air

The Warka Water tower, a project developed by Arturo Vittori and his team at Architecture and Vision, has the aim of contributing to solve the drinking water shortage in developing countries.The tower is a spiral construction of bamboo and polyester mesh, able to collect the water carried through air so that it can be used as potable water.

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Google Street View Camel

Usually the images for Google Street View are collected with a car, but for the first time, the task has been given to an animal: a camel.
The Google Camel carries the camera on top of its hump to capture panoramic views through the desert around Liwa Oasis. The use of the animal was meant to avoid having any kind of impact on the surrounding environment.
Combining high-tech imagery equipment with an ancient mode of transport: sometimes modern technologies can revive ancient impulses.

Source: Techcrunch