Go Team USA!
Just in time for the World Cup, the UK-based artist has transformed this waste into an eye-catching photo series, called Penalty, which aims to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Arranged against black, the colorful, sea-gnarled balls resemble galaxies of waste. Viewed abstractly, the images are simply beautiful. But they take on a more sinister aspect when you realize they represent just a tiny fraction of the pollution clogging our oceans.
The 2014 World Cup is a petri dish for larger changes to the personal assistant—changes that will stick around when the games are over.
Quite handy for those of us in the U.S. without access behind the scammy paywall known as cable television. My personal favorite method: just watch Univision.
Marketers are on the pitch and ready to go. Here are our picks for early winners.
Wasteful, or criminally wasteful? We rank the World Cup stadiums from worst to tolerable.
Twitter crashed repeatedly during the 2010 World Cup. Here’s how the company’s engineers are preparing for the 2014 games.
“I’ve been here just shy of five years, and I still have PTSD from the last World Cup at Twitter,” Twitter engineer Raffi Krikorian told Fast Company. “When you come to my floor at Twitter headquarters, we have signs all over the floor with a countdown to the World Cup. Reliability is at the top of our minds, and reliability first is the mantra. Somewhere in the world, there is a sporting event, an election, or an earthquake.”
”How do you do that—innovate in soccer?”
This is the Brazuca, Adidas’ new World Cup match ball for 2014. In 30 minutes, we’re talking to the man behind it, Adidas director of soccer innovation, Antonio Zea.