In a world of often despairing news, independent, nonprofit YES! Magazine offers a different view – a view of what’s working.
YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. Online and in print, we outline a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world.
Today’s world is not the one we want—climate change, financial collapse, poverty, and war leave many feeling overwhelmed and hopeless.
YES! Magazine empowers people with the vision and tools to create a healthy planet and vibrant communities. We do this by:
Reframing issues and outlining a path forward
Giving a voice to the people who are making change
We’re part of a global movement of scientists, technologists, hackers and creatives that think there are new and better ways of doing things in the 21st century.
Incredible things are happening on our planet. Diseases are being eradicated, millions are being lifted out of poverty, billions of people are gaining access to the greatest information resource humanity has ever known. We can use open source code to print prosthetic limbs, we can cut and paste our own DNA, and we’re taking bold new steps into space. But we’re not hearing a lot about it.
At Future Crunch, we believe that disruptive technologies are bringing about a world that is more peaceful, transparent and abundant. We’re determined to share that story. Our expertise ranges from politics, economics, coding and bioinformatics to design, art and music. We use our diverse knowledge to provide unexpected perspectives on what the future looks like, through the lenses of science, technology and social theory.
Our mission is to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future, and to empower people to contribute to it…
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Your intuition tells you there’s more to our story, something you’re not finding in your current paradigm. You can feel it in your bones. We are all connected, we’re part of something greater, and there is something more meaningful in this life that’s not present in our daily routines.
Your intuition is right.
Gaia is here with some new ideas and the world’s largest resource of conscious media to – well – empower the evolution of consciousness. That’s a rather massive vision, but truthfully, it’s why we do what we do at Gaia. We want to create a new reality, one of mindful people living in harmony with our environment and each other.
And with you, we can do it. Thank you for being here.
We promise to light the fire if you will carry the torch.
We are providing quality reporting that focuses on progress and possibility. Owned by our readers and journalists worldwide, Positive News is also the first global media cooperative financed through crowdfunding. As a magazine and a movement, we are changing the news for good.
Media has a powerful influence on our world. We believe excessive negativity in the press is destructive for society, so instead we are working to create a more constructive and compassionate media.
The news can only ever capture a tiny fragment of reality, and it tends to focus on humanity at its worse. Positive News helps you see the bigger picture, keeping you informed without leaving you feeling cynical and hopeless. Be informed, be inspired.
Drama, blame and conflict-focused news stories can often divide us, but positive news stories can foster a sense of community.
Research has shown that negative news can lead to mental health problems, while positive news can boost your wellbeing.
A landmark building in Bergen, and a world class hub for innovation and science for the media industry and the University of Bergen.
In September 2017 TV2, NRK, Vizrt, The University of Bergen (Dept. of Information Science and Media Studies), Bergens Tidende and Bergensavisen will co-locate under the same roof in Lars Hillesgt in the city centre of Bergen. Media City Bergen™, encompassing more than 45,000 square meters, will be the workplace for 1200 people within the media industry.
MCB will launch the world’s most exciting media lab for cutting edge innovation and research, with a special focus on media technology. MCB will host as well a greenhouse for entrepreneurship and business development. Also several other media technology companies working in a variety of fields – from 3D, animation, games, film and music, to mobile, app development, drones and sensor technology – will call MCB home. The effect? A hub for launching new worldclass media companies and driving job creation throughout the region.
Media City Bergen™ will not be a traditional office building. With a massive digital screen on the wall outside, and the open and welcoming atrium inside, this will be a vibrant meeting place – not only for the industry but for the people of Bergen. A variety of events will be held here – from live broadcasts, debates and interviews to student pitches. The building will also house restaurants and coffee bars, also open to all visitors.
Entra, one of Norway’s leading real estate companies and an Industry leader in developing and managing energy efficient buildings, is building Media City Bergen™. The architects are MAD arkitekter. Together they are creating a landmark building that stands out as an icon in the city as well as in the global media landscape.
Media City Bergen™ will be a resource not just for those who work inside its walls but MCB will also serve as a science park for the media cluster at large – at last count, consisting of over 80 members. Together MCB and the cluster will serve as a leading international hub for media and technology innovation.
This information comes from the website of Bergen Media City.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.
TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.
Our Mission: Spread ideas
TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.
In fact, everything we do — from our Conferences to our TED Talks to the projects sparked by the TED Prize, from the global TEDx community to the TED-Ed lesson series — is driven by this goal: How can we best spread great ideas?
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Our agenda is to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.