Human ecology

Get Your Drums Right | Beat Making Lab

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A crash course in mixing tracks, recording sounds, and expressing your creativity through electronic music with the PBS Beat Making Lab DJs. Using local sounds from Senegalese musicians and sampling real Sabar drummer recordings, watch as these professional DJs transform a bland track into a colorful and exciting new beat. It's Mixing 101!

Architecture 2030

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Learn about efforts to protect the environment by changing the way buildings are planned, designed and constructed.

MN Original | Painter Dan Bruggeman

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Learn about how painter Dan Bruggeman is interested in the places between urban and suburban; landscapes which are uniquely American. His paintings portray vignettes where humans have altered the natural environment for entertainment purposes.

As a senior lecturer of studio art at at Carleton College, Dan Bruggeman’s work bridges together concepts of art, science and history.

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Gelila: Ethiopian Beatmaker (Part 1) | Beat Making Lab

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The Beat Making Lab travels to Ethiopia in search of new artists and beat-makers to bring awareness to health issues through music. There, we meet Gelila, a student and aspiring musician, who takes us to her home in Addis Ababa in this in-depth look at the Ethiopian lifestyle.

Uganda: Sustainable Tourism | Ruhija Orphans Group

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Learn about Ruhija Orphans group in Uganda. Children show up at the tourist camp and provide entertainament and tourists will provide money to support initiative.

Bogota: Building a Sustainable City

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In this video, students examine efforts to make one of the most chaotic cities in the world more sustainable.

A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Nyholl and Dettifoss

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Photographer Wayne Gudmundson and his daughter Liv visit their ancestral home and the spectacular falls of Dettifoss and discuss the family’s emigration from Iceland. Travel to Iceland where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

Super Use

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View examples of buildings that are designed with reusable locally-obtained materials in mind.

MN Original | Photographer David Bowman

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Watch how in a search for the headwaters of Lake Superior for his narrative landscape project, LAKEHEAD, photographer David Bowman further connects with his family roots.

In addition to fine art photography, Bowman works editorially and commercially. His work can be seen in Vanity Fair, TIME, Glamour, Target, National Geographic, ESPN and Dwell. In 2013, Bowman became an independent member of National Geographic Creative, and in 2014 he was named Best Of ASMP by the American Society of Media Photographers.

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The Druk White Lotus School: Ladakh

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See how local cultures can sustain their way of life while also utilizing technologically advanced methods.

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