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.” The Indigenous Origins of Sign Language: A fascinating history of the uses of sign languages.

2018 76

Cultural Acedia: When We Can No Longer Care

How to Save the World

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.

2018 74

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.

2018 51

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

Making CommunitySense

CIDES focuses on (1) collecting and analyzing practical social innovation lessons learnt by public libraries across the country, (2) refining and extending the most promising of those lessons through a range of incubators and accelerators – and (3) disseminating these lessons nation-wide.

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