Dear friends, Wired offers us how to be culturally literate in 2016… Meanwhile, “UC Berkeley issues first-ever university transparency report- Literati roundup…

What You Need to Know to Be Culturally Literate in 2016

Here’s a cheat sheet of everything you need to know to understand what’s happening in science, culture, security, business, and design. Feel free to take notes.

UC Berkeley issues first-ever university transparency report


April writes, “The University of California-Berkeley has become the first university in the United States to publish a set of transparency reports that detail government requests for student, faculty, and staff data.”

Drones, pirates, everyday racism. An interview with graphic designer Ruben Pater


Pater is a graphic designer who gave himself the mission to create visual narratives about complex political issues. He is not only interested in flying machines of death but also in disaster floods caused by global warming, Dutch sweets that evoke everyday racism, fishermen vs oil tankers, citizen journalism in countries with censorship, digital surveillance, etc continue

Two American Authors Make Shortlist for 2015 Man Booker Prize

American authors Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara have made the shortlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, which carries a $80,000 cash award.

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