Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Vollmann seeks to understand how “we could not only sustain, but accelerate the rise of atmospheric carbon levels, all the while expressing confusion, powerlessness and resentment.” Similar lists of companies that don’t test on animals or use animal products are provided by PETA.

2018 76

Lessons on learning analytics from a taxi driver

Joitske Hulsebosch

The wonderful taxi system The fantastic system of our taxi driver consists of a point system (it is called cicada) adopted by his taxi company. It comes down to riding evenly, not accelerate or brake suddenly, but also keep your hands on the wheel for example.

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Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

As part of Apple’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products through innovation, the company helped accelerate the development of this technology. And Apple has partnered with both aluminum companies, and the Governments of Canada and Quebec, to collectively invest a combined $144 million to future research and development.

2018 89

Collapse Watch

How to Save the World

Since it began, every bit, 100%, of our global industrial culture’s “growth” is attributable to ever-accelerating use of cheap, readily available energy. And they’ll become more and more plentiful as climate change accelerates.

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