Posts Tagged ‘Sociology’

The Mark Of Cain

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The Mark of Cain documents the fading art form and language of Russian criminal tattoos, formerly a forbidden topic in Russia. The now vanishing practice is seen as reflecting the transition of the broader Russian society. Filmed in some of Russia;s most notorious prisons, including the fabled White Swan, the interviews with prisoners, guards, and criminologists reveal the secret language of The Zone and The Code of Thieves. Found at YouTube from rosaryfilms via Library Ben.

Sociological Experiment: Piano Stairs Are More Fun

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

What a great idea! Make walking stairs fun and get people a little exercise they wouldn’t otherwise have had. I suspect this idea is less energy-intensive than an escalator as well. Two-thirds more people chose the stairs over the escalator. Found at CollegeHumor.