Cool Spaces is a new show that features some of the 21st century's most provocative and innovative public space architecture in North America. Included in this list are two spaces in Kansas City: the Bloch building and the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. Local photographer Kim Horgan has been capturing the changing moods of these two buildings, usually from the vantage point of her bicycle. She was recently appointed "Instagram Photographer-in-Residence" for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. kim-horgan.squarespace.com http://instagram.com/kim_horgan https://twitter.com/kimridesabikekc
A $25 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation has generated the funds needed by the University of Kansas to move forward with a critical building project on its medical center campus. The gift, announced Tuesday at the KU Med Center, gives the university most of the $75 million needed to construct a new medical education building. The new facility will replace an aging building that doesn’t meet modern classroom standards and needs more than $5 million in repairs. “We’ve been limited by the size and capabilities of our current health education facility. Well, that’s about to change,” said KU…
FRONTLINE explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency’s dragnet. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
Brad Farnesley is home from war, but stuck in a Warrior Transition Unit in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where the army sends soldiers deemed medically or psychologically unready for either duty or discharge. He is able to visit his family on weekends, but having to return every Sunday night is a struggle.
"Snow Monkeys" producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo sought to capture the life of Japanese Macaques deep within the snow-covered mountains of Northern Japan, in a valley named Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley”. Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida Pontevorco followed a snow monkey troop, 160 members in all, for nearly two years to truly get to know these fascinating creatures.
What’s the view from inside Google when it comes to your privacy? Consider the hypothetical scenario that Liz Figueroa, a former California state senator, was offered in a meeting with the company’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page.