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What mindset are you wearing?

I saw an amazing movie, but found no reviews that saw it my way… The movie in question is Avatar. If you haven’t seen the movie and want to see it, stop here. Keep your mind open and free of any influence to make your movie experience your own. That’s how I like my movies! After watching the movie, I read the reviews in The New York Times, the Marginal Utility’s blog on PopMatters called “Avatar and Invisible Republic”, and Jan Karlsbjerg’s blog. These reviews surprised me because I had not seen the movie from their point of view. For example, I rarely think about the practical side of science fiction movies anymore. I go in to be entertained, and I park any remnants of logic I may have in my brain outside the door. I was aware of gender issues and stereotypes, but I didn’t think about “white man’s…


Waste not, want not

Have any old electronic equipment cluttering up the house? People in North America can use Goodwill to recycle “e-waste” responsibly. It looks like there is something similar in the UK. What’s a person in Denmark to do? In Denmark, waste is handled in each municipality. The explanation of what you can and cannot do is too text-heavy as illustrated by this one example. Who wants to wade through piles of words like that? With the sensitivity of getting rid of waste in a responsible fashion, you must have clear explanations. You are presenting important information to people who have different approaches to reading. Don’t scare them off, and in this case, dump toxic material in their ordinary household trash. If recycling is the way to go, it must be explained in terms that everyone can understand. It must also be made easy to do. Reading long lists of what-not-to-do is…

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