Weekly Filet #45: Arab Thinkers On Top. And more.
This week’s top recommendation
The year’s end is approaching and so is listomania time in media. Foreign Policy’s list of the top 100 global thinkers is worth your time. Lots of interesting people, debatable choices, but all carefully explained. All the ingredients you need for a good list.
- Africa Unleashed (Foreign Affairs)
- The Politics of Economics in the Age of Shouting (New York Times)
- Giant Smiley Feel-o-Meter Reflects the Mood of the City (Jess3)
- Google Street View Cinemascapes (Aaron Hobson)
Interesting piece on how Africa is doing better than most Westerners realise. I’m not an expert on Africa. I know some of you are: What’s your opinion on this?
The former editor-in-chief of the NY Times, Bill Keller, on the public debate about economics that is increasingly ignorant of accepted science.
Nice installation in Lindau, Germany. A camera interprets the mood of pedestrians, a giant smiley reflects the average.
Wonderful photography. Images from Google Street View, edited for an added wow-effect.