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.” Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago.

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

Its effects are not limited to humans; they affect all mammals and other “social” creatures whose core sense of identity is connected to their culture. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

A Czech connection: the CIDES project. As we are using the same mapping language for all library maps, it also becomes easier to do cross-case analysis, integrate maps, and even see connections at the national level. Another experiment took place in Brno in October 2018.

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

I think it’s a very, very interesting question whether the cosmological growth of space is connected to the growth of some kind of complexity. And whether the cosmic clock, the evolution of the universe, is connected with the evolution of complexity.

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The Death of Truth: A World Where Lying Pays

How to Save the World

But our brains are constantly looking for patterns and connections, and reasons, when there are none. T he character that is not me lies in the sun on the warm tropical beach, listening to the roar of the surf.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

There is no me, beyond the fantasies of the brain trying desperately to draw equivalence and connection between things that are just, apparently, happening. W hat we think of as our ‘life’ is actually just an infinite series of fragments.

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