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The tragedy of land mines: A Q&A with TED ebook author Brett Van OrtThe tragedy of land mines: A Q&A with TED ebook author Brett Van Ort

Posted By Michelle Quint

How would it feel to walk across a sunny meadow, through a quiet forest, or up a beautiful ridge, knowing all the while there might be active land mines just beneath your feet? In Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines, Brett Van Ort—artist and photojournalist—shares photographs that document just this experience. Through his pastoral, haunting […]

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A look at the new TED Book, “Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines”A look at the new TED Book, “Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines”

Posted By Michelle Quint

Long after a war is over, land mines continue to maim and kill. In Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines, artist and photojournalist Brett Van Ort shares a collection of photographs documenting the tragic and unforeseen consequences of leftover land mines from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through unsettling photographs of deceptively innocent landscapes, descriptions […]

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A wind-powered toy to clear land mines? A fascinating TEDx talkA wind-powered toy to clear land mines? A fascinating TEDx talk

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Massoud Hassani is the creator is the Mine Kafon, a tumbleweed-like apparatus that uses wind gusts to roam through land mine-filled areas and detonate hidden mines as it goes. Born from the designs of the wind-powered toys that Hassani and his brother sent tumbling in the desert outside of Kabul as children, the Mine Kafon […]