The Summer Party of our non-profit social enterprise Kolours took place last Saturday July 5th.
If you missed the pool party and eth[n]ic market, you can find Kolours products and future events on our website www.kolours.org
On Wednesday June 4th I will be giving a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) at the Executive Post Graduate Program in Management on the topic of “Visual Communication for Managers”.
The presentation can be viewed at this link:
This is the link to the presentation on “Doing business in India” which I’m giving at the Universidad del Pacifico, in Lima (Peru), on Tuesday August 20th.
The observatory of Economic complexity is a website created by MIT Media lab to display visually the economic complexity of countries.
You can compare infovis of exports of different countries to grasp the differences: my favourite is the treemap, a powerful information visualization technique invented by Ben Schneiderman and refined by his collaborators through the years.
Let’s see Switzerland:
Quite surprisingly the major export of Switzerland is gold! Followed by chemicals, medicaments and “human and animal blood”! Who would have guessed so?
And now let’s compare it to India:
India is also exporting precious jewellery. with a qucick look you can compare colours and the size of the rectangles to have an overview of the differnt sectors the two coutries specialize in. See the interactive version on the MIT website, and you can also trace change in time of coutries’ economic complexity.
My Indian trip ended with a stay at Osmania university, a very lange university in Hyderabad. In the photo you can see the beautifula nd immense building of the Arts college. The campus is so large that a major road, connecting two parts of the city, is crossing the campus.
A very big thank you to Pavitra Arora for organizing my visit!
The importance of education is a relevant topic, especially for the joungest. I’ve been lecturing on the topic at St. John’s school, near Vizag (India) and had a great time interacting with the students. Together we have seen examples of Indian thought leaders and famouse personalities, and have drawn a personal map to success. I was really amazed by the knowledge of English of the students, and even more by their enthusiastic particiaption to the class. Together we have celebrated Pongal, a major Indian festival: the students have performed by dancing and singing, as you can see in the photo.Thanks to the Principal, Mrs Anu and her husban Isaac Bathulla, and to fr. John for the invitation.
Al convegno “Comunicazione e formazione per il progresso della società contemporanea”, che si terrà l’11 maggio 2012 a Gravedona ed Uniti (Como), organizzato da “Quaderni” (programma del convegno), presenterò alcune riflessioni sul tema”Comunicazione e formazione in altre realtà culturali”.