The University of Momboy in Venezuela has started a project using mules to spread the advantages of reading to remote villages. The mobile libraries take books into isolated communities and have helped encourage people to read. James Ingham shows in his BBC article the great success of this community-based initiative.
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.