Brazil

Brazilian band given a high dose of X-ray for the sake of art (Special Sociological Song)

The best illustration of occupational hazard? Maybe this impressive video of the song Anormal by the Brazilian band Pato Fu: just a few musicians  playing in a studio – only they are given X-ray all throughout the recording session!

Ok, ok, I’ve been cheating a bit. Actually only their instruments have been scanned in a X-ray machine. The humans were just rendered with CGI. But, hey, I’m trying to make a point here, and maybe suggest this issue of the Health Sociology Review focussing on the impact of neo-liberal policies on workplace health

Anyhow, enjoy the song, and practice your portuguese with the lyrics.

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Links for Education and Social Media (eng, fr, pt)

A Study on the Effective Use of Social Software by Further and Higher Education in the UK to Support Student Learning and Engagement (by Shailey Minocha, Department of Computing, The Open University, UK)
http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid=14866

Manifesto sobre as Mídias Locativas (by André Lemos, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
http://andrelemos.info/404nOtF0und/404_71.htm

L’Observatoire des Mondes Numériques en Sciences Humaines (OMNSH)
http://www.omnsh.org/