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A Bot to Watch Over Me

By 2025, Japan will face a shortage of 37,700 care workers. Robots are starting to find their way to households and nursing homes to fill the gap.

'Virtually Able'

Japan’s average life expectancy was the highest in the world, at 83.7 years in 2015. But what’s the point of living longer if you are not happy? Can seniors find happiness in a virtual journey?

Can Tech Sustain a Super-Aged Japan?

Japan has the largest percentage of older people in the world, with 27.3 percent of their citizens 65 and older. It has turned to technologies from VR to robotics to solve challenges of super-aging.

The Karachi Circular Railway

Ivan Sigal’s multi-channel installation KCR explores the Karachi Circular Railway, a now-defunct commuter train that once connected the disparate neighborhoods of Pakistan’s largest metropolis.

Lines and Lineage

2017 CatchLight Fellow Tomas van Houtryve explores the history of the U.S.-Mexico border through period-accurate photography in this photo essay for Harper's.

Kingdom of Women

In southwestern China, the Mosuo uphold one of the world’s last matrilineal societies. As tourists flock to the region, bringing money and clashing values, can female-first traditions endure?

Hope on Ice: Support Needed for Travel to Guinea

In November Artcirq will travel to Guinea to collaborate with acrobats from the circus troupe, Kalabante. The film crew is requesting donations to document this trip.

On November 14th, Linda Matchan and Michele McDonald will follow Artcirq as the troupe travels to Guinea to partner with acrobats from the group Kalabante in Conakry, which supports basic education in Guinea, in a joint humanitarian mission.

Conversations with alumnus Kwame Dawes

Annie Paul, The Pelican

Just back from writing poems in India, internationally acclaimed poet and UWI alumnus Kwame Dawes sat down with Annie Paul for an engaging discussion about his life, his alma mater's role in shaping him as an artist and the Emmy Award-winning LiveHopeLove project.

Uganda: Response to Critics

Merco Vernaschi, for the Pulitzer Center

(Editor's note at end of post)

During the past week a few blogs have unleashed a wave of criticism on my work about child sacrifice in Uganda, questioning my ethics and values and the Pulitzer Center's guidelines. Much of the criticism has focused on the picture of Margaret Babirye Nankya, a child who was killed during a ritual sacrifice, and whose body was exhumed to be photographed.

HOPE featured on Nieman Storyboard

Jacqueline Marino

Nieman Storyboard

Writing is part of the digital story: examples of powerful multimedia presentations that incorporate (not just link to) good nonfiction writing.

Writer Kwame Dawes Discusses the Intersection of Poetry and Journalism

Ghanaian-Jamaican writer and poet Kwame Dawes is the author of over a dozen collections of verse, including the critically-acclaimed "Wisteria: Poems From the Swamp Country." He has worked on the Emmy Award-winning Pulitzer Center reporting project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and is currently working on Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Haiti, After the Earthquake.

In this interview, Dawes discusses his work in Jamaica and Haiti and his use of poetry in journalism projects.

Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Journalists Report on Haiti

Pulitzer Center-supported journalists Lisa Armstrong and Andre Lambertson present portraits of of hope and resilience as Haitian communities rebuild in the wake of catastrophe. Joining them are Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Project for Under-Told Stories at Saint John's University and a veteran journalist whose coverage includes developments in Haiti through the years, and Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer.

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Rehm Library, March 29, 2010, 7:00 pm