September202012
Waterless Dishwasher From Turkey Cleans up After Every Meal || Green Prophet
Turkish designers who anticipate severe water shortages in the next few decades have designed the dualWash – a waterless dish washer that cleans single dishes after every single use. Mitigating huge stacks of dirty dishes and waste water resources, the dual dishwasher and cabinet uses carbon dioxide to rid dishes of crumbs and sauce and other things that insects and rodents love to eat.

As part of a collaborative project that was recognized recently at the Munich Creative Business Week, the dualWash dishwasher was designed by Gökçe Altun, Nagihan Tuna, Pınar Şimşek, and Halit Sancar.
Although we’re not so well-versed on the efficacy of using CO2 to wash dishes, its low surface tension is said to facilitate an even spread over dirty dishes. And for super-soiled plates and solid particles, a charged gas phase is used and particles are captured in a nifty filter.
When full and disgusting, preferably before either, the filter is easily removed and cleaned.
Best of all, apart from the fact that this design was born in Turkey, after every bowl of cereal or plate of hummus, users can put their plate on the dishwasher cabinet and whoosh, it will be clean in an instant.
Hopefully it will perform as well as it sounds, because if it does, this could revolutionize life for all the women in the MENA region who labor over their family’s dishes – especially on big holidays like Eid and Rosh Hashanah.

Waterless Dishwasher From Turkey Cleans up After Every Meal || Green Prophet

Turkish designers who anticipate severe water shortages in the next few decades have designed the dualWash – a waterless dish washer that cleans single dishes after every single use. Mitigating huge stacks of dirty dishes and waste water resources, the dual dishwasher and cabinet uses carbon dioxide to rid dishes of crumbs and sauce and other things that insects and rodents love to eat.

As part of a collaborative project that was recognized recently at the Munich Creative Business Week, the dualWash dishwasher was designed by Gökçe Altun, Nagihan Tuna, Pınar Şimşek, and Halit Sancar.

Although we’re not so well-versed on the efficacy of using CO2 to wash dishes, its low surface tension is said to facilitate an even spread over dirty dishes. And for super-soiled plates and solid particles, a charged gas phase is used and particles are captured in a nifty filter.

When full and disgusting, preferably before either, the filter is easily removed and cleaned.

Best of all, apart from the fact that this design was born in Turkey, after every bowl of cereal or plate of hummus, users can put their plate on the dishwasher cabinet and whoosh, it will be clean in an instant.

Hopefully it will perform as well as it sounds, because if it does, this could revolutionize life for all the women in the MENA region who labor over their family’s dishes – especially on big holidays like Eid and Rosh Hashanah.

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February152012

Niyaz - Beni Beni!

Track “Beni Beni” - Turkish poetry by Asik Dertli (18th century).
This is a traditional melody from the Maras region in Turkey set to the sacred poetry of Ashik Dertli who was an Alevi-Bektashi folk minstrel. Alevism.Bektashism is a Sufi tradition which is based on the reality is to be one with God. In this poem Ashik Dertli is conversing with about his existence in this world. He speaks of how all creation has emerged from him yet much turmoil has been created for his soul. He questions why he has been placed here and ask for assistance to fulfill his greatest desire which in union with the divine.

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August162011

The Syrian Website of the Ministry of Information got hacked

verbalresistance:

dreamerwithtailwind:

If you stay on this website for a while, a black screen will appear:

“Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
If a man kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): And the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.
                                                                  Nisa/93 


hacked by 0ssi3 // turkish hacker

how can a President kill his people ?

it is not Islamic, what you do.
stop to kill your people,
tomorrow can be too late. ”

http://www.moi.gov.sy

Murky English aside, this is truly awesome.

Seems to have been taken down now, but nonetheless the gesture was made

Although I do suspect the alawite minority leadership won’t care much for the fundamentals of the Muslim faith given the brutal onslaught, and their own cultist off-shoot of mainstream Shia’ism, that sees them exempt from fundamentals such as fasting and praying…

Turkey has been particularly vociferous in it’s condemnation towards Syria in the past few days, culminating in Davutoğlu giving Assad an ultimatum just yesterday; little things like these (and the anonymous hack a few days back) just show Syrians that the people of Turkey stand by them, that Muslims/Islam stands by them, that we, the global community as a whole, feel their pain as they’re being massacred - as well as sending a message of defiance to the government itself.

June102011
May232011
In 1924, French writer and poet André Breton wrote in his Le Manifeste du Surréalisme, Manifesto of Surrealism,  that “We are still living under the reign of logic: this, of course, is   what I have been driving at. But in this day and age logical methods   are applicable only to solving problems of secondary interest.” What   Breton refers to is that there are problems in life that do not have   rational and logical solutions.
This theme is explored in Destruction 2011, a current art installation in Istanbul which aims to deconstruct conventional ways of dealing with global problems. Instead, Destruction 2011 takes a new artistic approach and opens for alternative dimensions.
For many people, the exhibition may be a  unexpected experience. At  the opening party, the Istanbul audience was  not only stunned by the  poetic energy of the surrealist works  displayed but also by the novelty  of the live and improvisational  performances.
The exhibition is hosted with pride in a  building on Beyoğlu’s Akarsu  Street which used to be a well-known spot  for transgender prostitution  For many Istanbul inhabitants, this was  the only thing they associated  the building with. Now, Destruction 2011 coordinators Rafet Arslan and Alper T. İnce have transformed the building and this “memory” into a venue for artistic endeavor.
The opening of Destruction 2011 on  May 12th was full of  performances. Each room in the building showcased  different artworks  exploring the theme of destruction. On the second  floor, a live sex talk  was held, on another an improvisational  performance by well-known  Turkish artist Komet who started screaming “I  am not an artist!” into  the crowd during a visit. “One of the best  moments of this project,”  says Arslan.
The exhibition and exclusive events aim  at discovering a new sort of  “solution”: not through logic but instead  through surrealism. Arsalan:  “We want to raise an awareness of all  kinds of destruction in society.”
via MashaAllah News

In 1924, French writer and poet André Breton wrote in his Le Manifeste du Surréalisme, Manifesto of Surrealism, that “We are still living under the reign of logic: this, of course, is what I have been driving at. But in this day and age logical methods are applicable only to solving problems of secondary interest.” What Breton refers to is that there are problems in life that do not have rational and logical solutions.

This theme is explored in Destruction 2011, a current art installation in Istanbul which aims to deconstruct conventional ways of dealing with global problems. Instead, Destruction 2011 takes a new artistic approach and opens for alternative dimensions.

For many people, the exhibition may be a unexpected experience. At the opening party, the Istanbul audience was not only stunned by the poetic energy of the surrealist works displayed but also by the novelty of the live and improvisational performances.

The exhibition is hosted with pride in a building on Beyoğlu’s Akarsu Street which used to be a well-known spot for transgender prostitution For many Istanbul inhabitants, this was the only thing they associated the building with. Now, Destruction 2011 coordinators Rafet Arslan and Alper T. İnce have transformed the building and this “memory” into a venue for artistic endeavor.

The opening of Destruction 2011 on May 12th was full of performances. Each room in the building showcased different artworks exploring the theme of destruction. On the second floor, a live sex talk was held, on another an improvisational performance by well-known Turkish artist Komet who started screaming “I am not an artist!” into the crowd during a visit. “One of the best moments of this project,” says Arslan.

The exhibition and exclusive events aim at discovering a new sort of “solution”: not through logic but instead through surrealism. Arsalan: “We want to raise an awareness of all kinds of destruction in society.”

via MashaAllah News

Turkey art 

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