Fewer than 9% of eligible voters who belong to the Gen Y demographic chose to vote on November 2. This is an extraordinarily low turnout for a generation poised to replace the dominant Boomers in size and social clout. Increasingly, Gen Y is shaping Americas cultural and economic future. But will it also shape the country's politics? Which is the anomaly: the very large Gen Y turnout for Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election or the tiny turnout in the 2010 mid-term elections for Congress?
Lima, Peru, totally has the year's best Christmas display. Spread over a vast public square, DJ Light is a freshly built art installation that lets visitors conduct their own tripped-out, mind-screwy light and sound shows with nothing more than a wave of the hand. Candy ravers everywhere just swallowed their pacifiers.
For some reason, human beings can't get enough of imagining our own destruction.
Print isn't dead, Designing Media, a fascinating new doorstop of a book by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum chief Bill Moggridge, seems to say. It's just waiting for design to save it.
What follows just might be the most succinct, elegant summary of global warming's impacts ever created.