PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Cancun Mural Recap!During the last weeks…

PangeaSeed Sea Walls: Cancun Mural Recap!

During the last weeks of July 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, the PangeaSeed Foundation, in collaboration with Proyecto Panorama, and CIMUC, Cancun’s urban image commission, presented Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Cancunan initiative aimed to generate awareness and explore creative solutions surrounding the region’s marine environmental issues. 

Nine renowned artists from around the world, including 6 from Mexico, collaborated to create nine large-scale public murals inspired by the aquatic history of the state, in-water interactions with endangered marine life such as whale sharks and highlighting some of the issues affecting the region as well as solutions. Some of the issues addressed included whale shark conservation, ocean acidification, plastic and pollution, overfishing, coral restoration and sustainable seafood.

Artists included: 
CreaCuriotFrase HonghikuriIt’s a LivingLauren YSMateus BailonNychosPoket and Saul Torbe.

Continue below to see a multitude of in progress, behind the scenes photographs of the artists at work on their murals (Photographs by Tre’ Packard):

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About PangeaSeed Foundation

PangeaSeed Foundation is an international non-profit organization acting at the intersection of culture and environmentalism to further the conservation of our oceans. PangeaSeed Foundation aims to empower individuals and communities to create meaningful environmental change for oceans through ARTivism, education, and science. PangeaSeed Foundation is a 501©(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. PangeaSeed.foundation

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PangeaSeed/

About Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans

Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans is a groundbreaking public art project created by PangeaSeed Foundation and supporting artists to help bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans to streets around the world. Collaborating with internationally renowned artists, large-scale murals, and sculpture focus on pressing issues such as overfishing, plastics, pollution, global climate change and habitat loss. PangeaSeed.foundation/Sea-Walls 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seawalls_/

About Proyetco Panorama

Proyecto Panorama is a new non-profit initiative led by a group of young creatives from Cancun who felt the need to create a more culturally complete city by means of projects that integrate and strengthen the community through art. Established in 2016, Proyecto Panorama has been partnering with and beautifying low-income housing projects and public schools. https://www.facebook.com/proyectopanorama/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proyectopanorama/

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Jim Mora’s Josh Rosen response is way more tempered than it’s been in the past

UCLA’s coach was a lot harder on Rosen last year.

College football’s most outspoken quarterback made news again this week. And again, his head coach was asked to talk about it. He just did it a little differently this time.

UCLA’s Josh Rosen has a growing history of wave-making quotes. His latest came this week, when he used Alabama to illustrate the conflict between football and academics:

“Look, football and school don’t go together,” Rosen told Bleacher Report. “They just don’t. Trying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs. There are guys who have no business being in school, but they’re here because this is the path to the NFL. There’s no other way. Then there’s the other side that says raise the SAT eligibility requirements. OK, raise the SAT requirement at Alabama and see what kind of team they have. You lose athletes and then the product on the field suffers.”

In context, Rosen’s comments shouldn’t be controversial. He takes issue with how much the NCAA asks of its players on the field and in the classroom. But some read the Alabama line out of context, and Rosen’s been accused of taking a shot at the Tide. It’s become a full-on thing across the college football world.

Naturally, Rosen’s coach, Jim Mora, was asked about the comment on Tuesday.

Dan Patrick brought it up on his radio show.

“The message to Josh is it’s OK to have opinions. And as a 20-year-old you’re going to have opinions now that maybe you don’t have when you’re 22, 23, 30, 50, 60 that are maybe different from when you were 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. But when you express those opinions in a public forum — part of the learning process is saying things that come back to bite you a little bit. That doesn’t mean you can’t have opinions.”

Mora called Rosen an “empathetic young man” and said he looks out for others. But he said Rosen’s words could sometimes be “twisted,” a risk that comes with offering opinions in public forums.

“He’s said some things in the past, but I think he’s matured to the point where everything he says comes from a very, very good place,” Mora said.

When Rosen’s spoken up before, Mora’s sometimes been harder on him.

Last year, Rosen posted shared a picture of himself playing golf at one of Donald Trump’s courses. He was wearing a hat with “FUCK TRUMP” strewn across it.

F&%k Trump

A post shared by Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) on Apr 10, 2016 at 3:01pm PDT

Mora did not like it. He told Rich Eisen afterward:

I’ve asked him this: I’ve said, ‘Who do you want to be? Do you want to be Johnny Manziel, or do you want to be Tom Brady? And you need to make that decision right now, and you need to start working in the direction that you want to work in. So, if you’re going to go out on Donald Trump’s golf course and wear a hat that says ‘F Trump,’ I said, ‘You’re heading towards Johnny Manziel.’ So, let’s head toward Peyton Manning. Let’s head towards Tom Brady. Let’s head towards Troy Aikman.’

Mora still doesn’t sound thrilled that his quarterback’s in the news for things other than being a quarterback. But his response this time around has been a lot softer.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Creator Talks About The Game He Wants To Make Next

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games right now, but what might Playerunknown himself, Brendan Greene, make next? It’s too soon to say for sure. But he said in a new interview that after taking on the battle royale genre with his Arma 2 mod, which was later licensed for H1Z1‘s King of the Kill, leading up to Battlegrounds itself, he is setting his sights on the survival game genre.

“I’ve wanted to make a survival game. I mean, I love DayZ and I love DayZ standalone, but I have my own idea for a survival game, and I just want to make a game I want to play,” Greene told Game Informer in the September issue. “It’s why I started with battle royale. I’m hoping my next is a game that other people will want to play as well. You know, because of the success for this one, no pressure for it to be a success or anything.”

Also in the interview, Greene said he sees Battlegrounds as more of a platform/service than a one-off release. You can expect developer Bluehole to support the game for many more years to come, Greene said.

“We’re not making a game, we’re creating this as a service, so this is something we hope to improve upon and keep building upon over the next five, ten years,” Greene explained. “This game to us is not just a game that we’re going to push out a full launch and stop working on. We want to go back to it in maybe a year’s time and look at doing like Erangel 2.0 with everything we’ve learned over the past year and just redoing the whole island to make it that little bit better and more polished.”

Bluehole is currently working on two new maps to add to the game, but given this size and complexity, they’re still several months from release.

Battlegrounds is massively popular. It recently passed CS:GO to become the second most-popular game on Steam in term of peak concurrent players, only behind Dota 2. An in-development version of the game is currently available on Steam through Early Access. An Xbox One edition is coming later this year, but no plans have been announced for PS4.

Game Informer‘s September issue is available right now.

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