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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.” If not, what conclusions must we draw about our lives and our futures?

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Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

the need to be optimistic about the future for oneself and loved ones. It’s going to be a rough ride, and I was hoping it wouldn’t be accelerating as soon or as quickly as it now appears to be. Photo: Luke MacGregor for Bloomberg.

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Fragments

How to Save the World

At an ever-accelerating rate, we are starting to appreciate that none of these beliefs is true — that we have been lying to ourselves and to each other since our species first developed the capacity to lie and the language and other tools to do it convincingly.

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

Making CommunitySense

The Tilburg Public Library is known for its groundbreaking library innovations, such as the recently opened LocHal , which is truly a “ world-class urban living room for Tilburg in an iconic former locomotive shed of the Dutch National Railways” More about that in a future post.

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