Introducing #WeTalk, New Series About Women Shaping Our Culture

first_imgThe following is a guest post from Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Dell Precision influencer, Ondi Timoner. Powered by Dell, Ondi’s new series #WeTalk is about women shaping our culture. My name is Ondi Timoner, I’m a filmmaker and excited to be a guest blogger on Direct2Dell to tell you about my new show that I produce and host, WeTalk. The inspiration for WeTalk came to me, as I was sitting on a Women in Film panel at Sundance this past January. I thought ‘What can I do to contribute to the change we need to see in our culture? How can we build upon the momentum and move the conversation from #MeToo to #WeDo – to demonstrate that women are not just victims, but an equally driving force in all aspects of our culture?”I thought I can create a traveling talk show that is also a live event, which brings together some of the incredible women who are transforming how we live. By bringing them together, we can accelerate the changes they are making in the world, and discuss topics ranging from technology to social justice, from media to business and then distribute our panels across the web. So far, it’s been an absolutely transformative experience for all involved!The show launched at SXSW in March, yielding six episodes with a diverse group of guests ranging from Editor and Chief of Latina Magazine, Robyn Moreno to former CTO of the Obama administration, Megan Smith and rave reviews from the live audience.Watch the first the three episodes now and check to watch the other episodes that will be released throughout April:Seattle Storytellers with Lynn Shelton & Megan GriffithsLatinas En Media with Robyn Moreno & Cristina CostantiniStartup Sparks Teamwork Makes the Dream Work with Arlan Hamilton, Emily Best & Jen ConsalvoDirect Democracy & Our DYI Future with Megan Smith, Neha Narula & Samantha SnabesVoice to Power: Films for Social Justice with Alexandria Bombach & Hayley PappasWe will continue in TriBeCa, NY on April 24th at the Roxy Hotel, where every panel will be anchored by a film that premieres at TriBeCa Film Festival. Learn more about panels and guest here.Over the next year, we will bring the show to a variety of cities and WeTalk SXSW will mark our one-year anniversary.Ondi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice – for her 2004 documentary, DIG!, about the collision of art & commerce through the star-crossed rivalry between two bands, and her 2009 top prize-winner, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, about Internet visionary Josh Harris. See full bio on IMDBlast_img read more

Zagreb took sixth place in the ranking of ‘bike friendly’ capitals of Europe

first_imgOne of the European trends that is rapidly spreading in European cities is the use of public bicycle systems, all under the motto of healthy living and raising environmental awareness of citizens. Ecological public transport is becoming more and more a reality, and not just an upcoming trend, and citizens are increasingly thinking green, and thus choosing tourist destinations for their vacation that are environmentally conscious.This is also shown by the data of the European Cycling Federation ( ECF ) how in European cities bicycles are becoming one of the main means of transport day by day. According to writing Euronews, Zagreb ranked sixth on the ‘bike friendly’ list of European capitals, thanks to 10,1 percent of residents who use a bicycle as their main means of transport every day.The absolute winners are Copenhagen and Amsterdam with 35 and 32 percent of citizens who use this vehicle every day, respectively. Berlin, Ljubljana and Helsinki are still ahead of Zagreb, but their 13, 12 and 11 percent.London is planning to build ‘bike highways’, and in the Netherlands there are plans to build fast lanes for cyclists. The European Cycling Federation, in cooperation with public authorities, the business community and non-governmental organizations, has developed an EU cycling strategy, which aims to increase the share of bicycles in transport from eight to 12 percent.Bicycle highway in GermanyLast year, Germany began construction of a 100-kilometer-long motorway intended exclusively for cyclists, on the route of abandoned railway tracks. The modern “Cyclo – Bahn” should connect ten cities in the west of the country, and the first five kilometers connecting the cities of Duisburg, Bochum and Hamm have already been completed and are put into operation these days. The project was launched because there are 70 million cyclists in Germany, and according to the German Cycling Club, as many as 60 million people ride bicycles regularly. The newly built route should allow the number of cars on the roads to be reduced by 50.000.Zagreb is the first city in Croatia with a system of public bicyclesCertainly, as this is the story, it should be added that Zagreb is the first city in Croatia to introduce a system of public bicycles, and for which the NextBike system of public bicycles is responsible. Popular Nextbike form of transport is available in 15 Croatian cities and municipalities: Zagreb, Karlovac, Gospić, Brinje, Slavonski Brod, Ivanić Grad, Velika Gorica, Sisak, Zadar, Šibenik, Makarska, Metković and even on the island of Lastovo. The Nextbike system of public bicycles in Croatia already has 20.000 registered users who have recognized it as the most affordable, fastest, healthiest and most fun transport in the city.Also, Zagreb, apart from Sljeme as an interesting bike route with a phenomenal view of the entire city, certainly has the untapped potential of connecting with the embankment of the Sava River, which also extends all the way to Sisak, Sl.Brod and Županja. If we look at the bigger picture, even the Sava River almost connects Ljubljana and Zagreb, so we can talk about a large bike path from Ljubljana through Zagreb all the way to Belgrade.The advantages of cycling as a means of transport should not be particularly emphasized, it includes low costs, a positive effect on health and the environment. Also, integrated public transport is the future that is already arriving in Croatia, and visitors and tourists can use the bus, train, car and public bicycle system as the charms of combined transport.last_img read more